Venture Trust
Venture Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC038932

We believe in the potential of people. We want everyone to succeed and to continue to do so throughout their lives. At any stage in life, people can struggle, and it becomes about surviving not thriving. We support those struggling with issues such as long term unemployment, recovery from addiction, homelessness, isolation, involvement in the criminal justice system in Scotland, and a history of trauma or harm.

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Outreach Co-ordinator (East Hub)

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Edinburgh (with some travel across organisational bases across Scotland)
  • Closing 27th January 2020

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 are recruiting for a new Outreach Co-ordinator to join our team in the East Hub. Our Outreach Co-ordinators lead our Outreach Workers to deliver high quality personal development work with our participants and are responsible for developing strong and effective partnership relationships across local authorities.

The successful candidate will plan and align staff deployment, undertake initial programme eligibility checks, carry out weekly caseload management assessments and oversee a range of personal development provision. Key to the role is developing strong networking and partnership links, to ensure appropriate referrals, Venture Trust delivery which meets the expectations of clients and referrers, and quality employability opportunities in the third phase of the programme. The Outreach Co-ordinator will also be responsible for supporting and line managing Outreach Workers across the East Hub regions and will work closely with wilderness journey teams to ensure effective co-ordination, delivery and review of all programmes.

Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community education or similar, or equivalent proven experience of guiding and supporting vulnerable and disaffected people. Knowledge and experience of delivering personal development work underpinned by approaches and techniques such as Experiential Learning, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and Pro-Social Modelling is also essential, as is knowledge of the voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. Ideal candidates will have strong planning, co-ordination and time management skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and contribute to strategic planning, along with experience of line management, motivating and supporting a staff team to deliver results. Please note that a driving license and 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.

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Outreach Worker (West Hub)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2020

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 exciting opportunity for a new Outreach Worker to join our team in our West hub. You will primarily work in Glasgow but may be required to work in surrounding areas as needed. Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.

The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (Phase 1), preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (Phase 2), including induction to their SQA Personal Development Award where relevant. Upon return to their community (Phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. You will also help to collate SQA portfolios from Phase 2, delivering and assessing final bodies of work. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships.

Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals. You will also ideally be qualified as an SQA Assessor and have a strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels, and strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload. An ability to work effectively under your own initiative is crucial. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and 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.

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Administrative Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,679
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th February 2020

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 exciting opportunity for a new Administrative and Finance Assistant to join our Corporate Services team. The successful candidate will co-ordinate and carry out day-to-day administrative duties within the Edinburgh office including, but not limited to, answering calls and welcoming visitors, managing meeting rooms, co-ordinating incoming and outgoing mail, arranging stationery orders and assisting with photocopying, filing and archiving. Working alongside our Senior Finance Officer, you will provide crucial support to the Finance team, including checking and processing staff expenses, inputting Sage 50 transactions, reconciling petty cash, and the preparing all staff and supplier payments. You will also be responsible for processing staff expenses and purchase ledger transactions for our social enterprise Venture Mòr Ltd and will support the Senior Finance Officer in the preparations of quarterly VAT returns.

Ideal candidate will have experience in a similar finance role, including maintaining a purchase ledger, preparing payments and having responsibility for petty cash. Some experience of using Sage 50 and/or Sage Payroll would be desirable.

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.

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Development Trainer

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • National Participant Centre (Stirling)
  • Closing 16th March 2020

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

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Development Trainer, with a passion for delivering tailored personal development programmes to disadvantaged individuals who are committed to making positive change in their lives. As a Development Trainer, you will be required to lead and support participants on their journey. You will deliver one-to-one and group work sessions focusing on areas such as goal setting, consequential thinking and identifying effective behaviours. Development Trainers support our clients to develop transferable skills and positive action plans for their return to their community. You will also be responsible for ensuring programmes are equipped effectively and operated safely in line with our Operational Guidelines, risk assessments and health and safety legislation, as well as for the production of plans and reports, and ensuring the maintenance, upkeep and storage of all equipment.

We’re looking for a highly qualified and experienced individual to join our team, as such ideal candidates will have a wide selection of the ‘desirable’ qualifications as well as the ‘essential’ ones as outlined in the attached job description. At the very least applicants must hold a minimum of two of the following qualifications; Summer Mountain Leader certificate, Rock Climbing Instructor, Moderate Water Leader or equivalent (canoe), including a recognised First Aid Certificate.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave (fixed into periods of downtime), learning and development opportunities including two dedicated training weeks throughout the year and a workplace pension with 3% employer contributions.

Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

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Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Based in the National Participant Centre (Stirling), primarily working in the Forth Valley Region.
  • Closing 6th April 2020

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.

Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.

The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.

Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, with the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and 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.

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Outreach Coordinator (East Hub)

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Edinburgh (with some travel across organisational bases across Scotland)
  • Closing 13th July 2020

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 are recruiting for a new Outreach Coordinator to join our team in the East Hub on temporary basis. Our Outreach Coordinators lead our Outreach Workers to deliver high quality personal development work with our participants and are responsible for developing strong and effective partnership relationships across local authorities.

The successful candidate will support the Operations Manager to plan and align staff deployment, will monitor and manage referrals into the Hub, initiating client eligibility checks for our suite of programmes and allocating to the relevant Outreach Worker. The successful candidate will also carry out weekly caseload management assessments and oversee a range of personal development provision. Key to the role is developing strong networking and partnership links, to ensure appropriate referrals, Venture Trust delivery which meets the expectations of clients and referrers, and quality employability opportunities in the third phase of the programme. The Outreach Coordinator will also be responsible for supporting and line managing Outreach Workers across the East Hub regions and will work closely with wilderness journey teams to ensure effective co-ordination, delivery and review of all programmes.

Ideal candidates will have qualifications in youth work, community education or similar, or equivalent proven experience of guiding and supporting vulnerable and disaffected people. Knowledge and experience of delivering personal development work underpinned by approaches and techniques such as Experiential Learning, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy and Pro-Social Modelling is also essential, as is knowledge of the voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland. Ideal candidates will also have strong planning, coordination and time management skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and contribute to strategic planning, along with experience of line management, motivating and supporting a staff team to deliver results. Please note that a driving license and 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.

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Outreach Worker (Forth Valley Region)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Based in the National Participant Centre (Stirling), primarily working in the Forth Valley Region.
  • Closing 13th July 2020

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.

Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.

The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will generate new referrals and help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.

Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, work effectively as part of a wider team as well as have the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role, as is attendance at monthly team meetings at our Edinburgh office.

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.

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