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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:

Communications Systems Intern

Edinburgh
Fixed term for 10 weeks - 35 hours per week
Living Wage rate of £7.65 per hour

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 have an unique opportunity for a current student studying at a Scottish University to join our Funding and Contracts team to help lead on the research and development of a new communications system.

Reporting to the Funding Officer, you will have the task of researching, testing and creating a new internal management system to catalogue and manage our raw communications materials; primarily photos but also quotes and case studies. The role will involve identifying user needs, researching alternative systems/tools for cataloguing existing and new content, and working with the Funding Officer to identify the most appropriate system, whether a flat spreadsheet based system or more complex database. You will research and propose alternatives for its structure, search terms – such as date and key words – and definitions; ensuring these are specific and clear for easy and efficient use going forward.

You will also develop a user-guide to support staff in their use of the catalogue system, ensuring they are aware of how to define content and search for required items. You will also be required to help with uploading both our back catalogue and new content as it arrives, and support the Funding Officer with some social media/communications tasks.

For more detailed information on the post please click here to see a job description which includes a person specification. Please note that all applications must be submitted via Third Sector Internships Scotland - please visit www.3rdsectorintern.com/internships

Closing date for submission of all applications to Third Sector Internships Scotland is Friday 31st October.


Hostel Assistant

Applecross
Fixed term contract of 26 weeks – part-time 25 hours per week
£5.03/£6.31 per hour dependent on minimum wage bracket

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.

Venture Mhór was established in May 2010 as a social enterprise company wholly owned by Venture Trust. The company’s strategy is to further the innovative and transformational work of Venture Trust by generating new sources of income and employability opportunities for former participants.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Hostel Assistant to join our team in Applecross in Wester Ross. Working alongside our Hostel team, you will provide high quality customer liaison, housekeeping and domestic services, including covering reception, cleaning bedrooms, wash rooms and public areas and carrying out routine maintenance. You will also support the Hostel Workers with catering provision; helping to prepare and serve high quality meals for guests.

Training opportunities will be actively sought and identified, both through on-the-job and external courses, including support towards gaining first aid and health and safety qualifications to create a high quality and valuable employment opportunity.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days per annum (apportioned for part-time and fixed-term contracts), 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.

This vacancy is only available through Community Jobs Scotland. Applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria and apply via Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland. The job description however, can be found here for more information.

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

Please note we do not accept CVs.

This post is funded by Community Jobs Scotland, a partnership between the Scottish Government, SCVO and SES.


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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