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Join our team, and help transform the lives of those in need

Venture Trust is a dynamic, exciting organisation, where you’ll have a real opportunity to transform the lives of people who are struggling with difficult circumstances. Whether you are working with our clients in the community or field, or providing support services in one of our offices, we’ll give you the support you need to grow and develop, and to help you make the most of your skills and experience.

The people we help come from many different backgrounds, and we believe Venture Trust can only benefit from having an equally diverse staff team. We are committed to equality of opportunity in employment; whatever your background, we treat all applications fairly – all you need to do is show us why you’d be a great addition to our team.

All jobs are advertised on this page, so check back regularly for details of our latest vacancies. In the meantime, find out more about our people and why you should work with us (below).

We look forward to meeting you...


Current vacancies:

Employability Worker (East)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £22,250 gross per annum
Contract type: Permanent full-time
Hours: 37.5 per week
Responsible to: Employability Co-ordinator
Responsible for: N/A

Employability Worker (West)

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £22,250 gross per annum
Contract type: Permanent full-time
Hours: 37.5 per week
Responsible to: Employability Co-ordinator
Responsible for: N/A

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.

These are rare and exciting opportunities for skilled trainers and employability workers with experience of working with disadvantaged groups within a welfare-to-work and employability focussed environment, to join our team in the role of Employability Worker. As such, you will be responsible for developing and managing external referral networks in your area to ensure that recruitment for Venture Trust employability programmes and services runs efficiently. You will support the planning of and lead on the delivery of employability programmes for participants in the third stage of a Venture Trust programme and for participants referred directly to our employability services. Session content will vary depending on specific programmes and client groups, but will have a practical focus on group work, job search, skills acquisition e.g. health and safety and other entry level qualifications. The role will also involve ongoing pastoral support to identify and remove barriers to employment and broker employability opportunities with external stakeholders where possible.

Key to success in this role will be strong communication and relationship building skills, not only to deliver client work, but to liaise effectively with Outreach Worker colleagues to tailor session content to client need and seek and provide updates on progress. Strong organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to ensure thorough and accurate records are kept, while experience of development training and/or informal education and a degree in an appropriate field would also be advantageous. Please note, UK driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for this role.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.

Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.

Download application documents for both roles here:

Job description - Employability Worker East

Job description - Employability Worker West

Application form

Equal Opportunities Form

Dates:

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Thursday, 26th November 2020.

Candidates who have been successful in gaining an interview will be notified by: 9th December 2020.

Interviews will be held on: 15th December 2020 (Edinburgh) and 16th December 2020 (Glasgow)

*Please note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. Access to a computer and good internet connection will be necessary.

Please e-mail your application form and equal opportunities form to:

hrteam@venturetrust.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs.


Why work for us?

At Venture Trust we value our employees. As our greatest asset, it is important to ensure we support staff in achieving job satisfaction as well as an effective work-life balance. Read on to discover the range of benefits we offer our employees...

Holidays

At Venture Trust we offer a generous holiday allowance of 28 days, plus 9 bank and public holiday days per year. Staff with three years’ service or more also benefit from accruing additional long-service annual leave.

Pension

We offer all employees the opportunity to join our workplace pension scheme – 5% contribution made by the individual and 3% contribution made by Venture Trust.

Flexible working and time off

We recognise the growing need for people today to be able to work flexibly. That’s why we’ve developed a number of flexible working opportunities for our staff.

We provide support for time off when you need it most. We provide more generous maternity provisions than required by law, but we’ve not forgotten about dad’s either – we provide the statutory two weeks’ paid paternity leave with the option to take further paid leave where mum returns to work before her maternity pay period ends. We also offer eighteen weeks’ parental leave, and flexible dependent care leave, and are keen to support time off for career or personal development breaks where possible.

Learning and development

Venture Trust recognises that it is essential to support and encourage staff to develop their skills so we can consistently provide a high quality service to the people we work with, and increase individual job satisfaction. That’s why our annual appraisal process provides a formal setting to focus on development needs and why we offer up to 10 days a year for staff training and development.

We’re committed to continuing professional development and if you want to work towards professional qualifications, or where membership of a professional body is an integral part of your role, we’ll support you here too.

From your first day with Venture Trust, where you will be provided with a structured induction plan, your learning and development will be a priority.

Salary

Venture Trust works hard to provide competitive salaries to all staff, ensuring that they reflect skills, experiences and comparable market rates. Venture Trust is accredited as a Living Wage employer.


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