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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).

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Current vacancies:

Venture Trust are recruiting!

We have two exciting new opportunities in Applecross to support our Youth Hostel Hartfield House – this is a social business part of our social enterprise Venture Mòr, which aims to generate investment back into Venture Trust. If you’d like to be part of something exciting and ultimately help to improve the lives of others, please read on below…

Hostel Assistant
Fixed Term to 30 September 2015 initially
Part-Time up to 30 hours a week negotiable
Accommodation available subject to negotiation
£15,407 - £17,273 gross pro rata per annum
Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join us as Hostel Assistant, helping to ensure a high standard of guest care is provided at all times, including reception and customer liaison services. High quality housekeeping and domestic services are also required, including cleaning private rooms and public areas. There will also be opportunity to provide additional support to the Hostel Manager updating social media channels and pulling together information for mail-outs.

We’re looking for someone with experience of providing high quality customer services, who has strengths in co-ordination and working under their own initiative, with a good eye for detail. If this sounds like you, download an application form at the link below.

Fixed Term to 30 September 2015 initially
Part-Time 12 hours per week
£15,407 - £17,273 gross pro rata per annum
Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

If you have high attention to detail, strong organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team then we’d love to hear from you. Our cleaner will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of cleanliness throughout Hartfield House, including public areas, bedrooms, bathrooms and the kitchen, working to a rota to compete daily and weekly cleaning tasks. There will also be the opportunity to support Hostel Workers with customer service and front-of-house duties on occasion.

To download job descriptions for the above roles, please click the links at the job titles. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Please send completed application forms to:
Nicola Clark
Venture Trust
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street


Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Wednesday 15 July 2015, and we cannot accept CVs.

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

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...


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.


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


Venture Trust works hard to provide competitive salaries to all staff, ensuring that they reflect skills, experiences and comparable market rates.

Additional benefits

We offer all staff two free nights’ accommodation in a twin room with breakfast and packed lunch for two each year (subject to availability) at our Youth Hostel Hartfield House in Applecross.

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