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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:

Outreach Worker (Connect 2 delivery)

Glasgow/West hub
Full-Time – 12 month contract initially
£21,711 – £24,341 gross per annum
Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

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.

We’re currently looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and organised individual to join our Outreach team in Glasgow to work specifically on the Connect 2 programme, a consortium project with Glasgow City Council and five Inspiring Scotland Ventures.

The successful candidate will work with 15-19 year olds who have reached statutory school leaving age but have not yet secured a job, training or college place, and who may be at risk of missing out on opportunities. You will deliver a proactive and responsive personal development and employability focused service, designed to support participants to make informed decisions about their onward learning and career paths. You will work as part of the delivery team to ensure every individual is supported onto the most suitable next step towards training, continued learning or employment. As Outreach Worker, you may also be required to work across the range of Venture Trust programmes to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.

Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or equivalent experience working with vulnerable and disaffected young people. The ability to build strong trusting relationships and to communicate effectively with young people and other stakeholders is essential, as is knowledge of the voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. Ability to work effectively on your own initiative, manage your time and work to deadlines is also essential. Qualifications as an SQA Assessor or in outdoor activity delivery such as a Summer ML, Single Pitch Award, Level 2 Canoe Coach and/or First Aid certificate, would also be advantageous. Please note that a driving license and consistent access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of 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.

For more information please download the job description which includes a person specification. To download an application form, please click here.

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Tuesday 12 July 2016
Interviews will be held on Thursday 21 July in Glasgow

Please send completed application forms to:
Allan Millan
Venture Trust
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

Or e-mail your application to:
allan@venturetrust.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs.


Head of Operations

Stirling – Permanent – Full-Time
£43,117 - £51,185 gross per annum
Please note that appointments will usually be made at starting point of the scale.

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of community and 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.

Our Head of Operations plays a vital role in ensuring high quality, safe and effective wilderness-based personal development provision across our programmes, ensuring a commitment to continuous improvement, balancing risk and reward and identifying innovative new provision. With extensive NGB qualifications and experience of ensuring effective delivery of adventurous activities and learning in the outdoors, our Head of Operations also drives the development of our social enterprise Venture Mòr; an adventure tourism and youth hostel business.

If you have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, establishing and developing strategic partnerships and shaping programmes to meet the needs of people facing multiple barriers to employment and progression, please download a job description to find out more. To apply, please download our application form. Please note that a driving licence and access to a vehicle, along with a relevant and current first aid qualification, are essential requirements of 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.

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Thursday 21st July 2016.
Interviews will be held during week commencing 8th of August 2016.

Please send completed application forms to:
Nicola Clark
Venture Trust
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

Or e-mail your application to:
Nicola@venturetrust.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Our programmes are part-funded by the European Social Fund


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 – 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.

Salary

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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