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.

Current vacancies

Outreach Workers

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • West Lothian/Forth Valley - Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker in our East Hub covering West Lothian and Falkirk area.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

  • work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds
  • deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes
  • engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

For further details about the role, please download the job description here.

What we offer:

  • Annual starting salary of £23,000 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Joint contributory pension scheme
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Senior Development Trainer

  • Full time
  • £26,500 – £30,720
  • National Participant Centre, Stirling
  • Closing 4th May 2021

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 currently have an exciting and rare vacancy for a Senior Development Trainer (SDT) to lead one of our wilderness journey teams, based in Stirling and delivering progressive personal development journeys for participants from across Scotland.

The SDT is responsible to the Operations Resource Manager for ensuring the safe and effective planning and delivery of personal development wilderness experiences, including review and quality assurance of all activities, projects and expeditions in accordance with our Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs), risk assessments and health and safety legislation. The successful candidate will be required to lead a team of Development Trainers to supervise participants throughout their wilderness journey, delivering one-to-one and group work sessions focusing on areas such as wellbeing, personal development, consequential thinking and goal setting. The successful candidate will also lead on the maintenance, checking and monitoring of kit and equipment relevant to all operations.

Applicants must hold a minimum of four valid and relevant qualifications of recognised unit status, such as Summer ML, Rock Climbing Instructor and BC Moderate Water Coach or Moderate Water Leader (Canoe), plus a recognised First Aid Certificate. Knowledge of current Health & Safety law, outdoor activity licensing best practice, and procedures relevant to wilderness outdoor work. Experience of working with disadvantaged people in a wilderness, urban or residential setting, is also essential. In addition, applicants must have the ability to lead a team effectively, setting appropriate professional standards for others and to deliver personal development programmes confidently and safely. Undertaking operation of recording systems, checking vehicles and outdoor equipment, and a driving licence (D1+E) are also essential requirements of this role.

Ideal candidates will have aa Winter ML have or be working towards their Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor or equivalent. They will be an APIOL holder or working towards this. A degree in a relevant subject is considered desirable, as is formal training or certification in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy or another theory of psychological growth and development.

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 in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.

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Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Based within our West Hub
  • Closing 16th June 2021

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provisionof 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 be covering local authorities across the west. 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). 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 experience of working in the community and/or qualifications in community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals. You will 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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Communications and Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2021

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 currently have an exciting and rare vacancy for a new Communications and Marketing Manager to join our team at Venture Trust. You will be responsible for shaping and leading our communications and marketing strategy and plans with support from the Communications Officer. You will manage our communications plan utilising a range of channels including social media, new website, news and blogs, email marketing and other digital media. You will be integral to our aspirations as an organisation to showcase our impact, engage with new partners and funders and to develop our public affairs and advocacy interests. The post-holder will lead on promoting Venture Trust positively to external audiences, including building relationships with sectoral and mainstream press to influence and raise awareness. You will work closely with Impact, Delivery and Funding colleagues to showcase the impact of our work and to engage with potential supporters in the work of Venture Trust. As part of this role, you will also support our delivery teams to implement a referral marketing strategy across our programmes.

The successful candidate will have experience of implementing communication and marketing strategies, demonstratable experience in delivering or overseeing media communications and excellent knowledge of developing campaigns, messaging and maintaining websites and social media channels. Additionally, the successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent working knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload, working under pressure to tight deadlines, and manage projects. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of UK online, print and broadcast media and experience of common graphic and design software packages e.g. Canva, Adobe Indesign. Staff line management or supervisory experience would be an advantage. Ideally you will have experience delivering email marketing campaigns using mailchimp or similar platform, knowledge of issues facing people struggling with severe and multiple disadvantage and the ability to produce and edit high quality videos showcasing the work of Venture Trust.

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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Funding and Partnerships Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality, or vulnerability. That is why we are supporting people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential – through intensive personal development in Scotland’s communities and outdoors.

The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the gap between those in the most and least deprived areas of Scotland. Unfortunately, Venture Trust’s work is never more needed to tackle inequality, reduce the harm of crime, improve people’s health, and help people reach their potential.

The Funding and Partnerships Officer is part of our wider Funding and Partnerships Team, which plays a key part in ensuring we can continue providing life-changing opportunities for people.

This is a great opportunity to join a highly collaborative and supportive team. You'll have a unique opportunity to advance your career developing new partnerships, inputting into programme design, and helping an ambitious team deliver Venture Trust’s new strategy for 2022-2025.

You will grow and manage internal and external relationships to generate income, working across departments and key income streams to develop, prepare and manage funding applications and bids. Key income streams include statutory, trusts & foundations and corporate.

This role is ideally suited to someone who loves collaborating with others to achieve great results, who will contribute ideas whilst also being able to work on their own initiative. Although experience in a fundraising role is desirable, the key skills we’re looking for are a proven ability in account management, great interpersonal skills in building strong relationships and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Full induction and in-house training will be provided with ongoing training and networking opportunities.

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Top job! Director of Operations

  • Full time
  • £46,000
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:Operations Managers

Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind. We work with people struggling with adversity to help them gain the life skills, stability and confidence they need to reach their potential.

We are seeking a Director of Operations to lead the delivery of our outreach support interventions, personal development, adventure activities and groupwork in communities and in Scotland’s wilderness.

You will be educated to at least degree-level in an appropriate field (Outdoor Education, Community Learning and Development, Social Work etc) or equivalent experience e.g., several years of management level experience in outdoor based services or managing services for our client group. You will have experience of managing risk and programmes in outdoor environments and of working on personal development and/or therapeutic programmes with vulnerable/at risk groups.

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.

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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

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Outreach Worker x2

  • Full time
  • from £22,250
  • 2 roles available, one based within our East Hub office (Edinburgh/West Lothian) and one based in Aberdeen City and surrounding areas
  • Closing 24th January 2022

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 excited to have the opportunity to recruit for two new Outreach Workers; one to join our team and be based in Edinburgh and West Lothian and the other based in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas. 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 candidates 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, 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. You will also help to collate client SQA portfolios from phase 2, delivering the third and final unit of their Award 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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Communications and Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2022

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.

This is an exciting time to join Venture Trust’s Communications Team as we seek to build on our recently launched strategy, branding and website. We’re looking for someone passionate about our work, with a flare for creating engaging communications content across a range of channels that would enjoy developing their career in a friendly and fast paced team.

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)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd February 2022

Responsible to: Outreach Co-Ordinator

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 excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new outreach worker to join our team primarily covering the Glasgow area. Our outreach workers deliver a high-quality participant support across the range of venture trust programmes to engage participants in dynamic progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity, ideally someone who has experience working within community engagement and has a good knowledge of services across Glasgow, knowledge/understanding of criminal justice system (community disposal) homelessness & addictions and how this effects and impacts people’s lives.

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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Outdoor Therapist

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Edinburgh (various)
  • Closing 16th February 2022

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complex life circumstances. Through the provision of outdoor therapy, as well as, 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 Outdoor Therapy team focuses on the strategic imperative of “health and wellbeing” outlined in Venture Trust’s Strategic Framework.

The Outdoor Therapy Service is offered mostly outdoors in urban greenspaces, and on occasion online. It is initially aimed at clients aged 16-25 years old and ex-service personnel of any age, clients who may benefit from the kind of exploration and reflection gained through individual (and sometimes group) therapy

Successful candidates will be therapists registered with an appropriate professional body who can work thoughtfully and ethically with a client group that can have complex clinical presentations. They will be able to work individually to meet the specific needs of their clients whilst maintaining high professional standards. They will have personal experience of outdoor environments and will have the capacity to articulate the reasoning behind working therapeutically in natural environments. They will be able to work reflectively and effectively within a team and be committed to working towards the aims of the service and the organisation.

Ideal candidates will have experience of facilitating therapeutic groups and reflective spaces and experience of training other professionals, particularly mental health professionals. They will have specific experience of the client groups that Venture Trust engages with, for example, with hard-to-reach young people, homelessness, forensic clients, and have training and experience of working with complex trauma presentations. Ideal candidates will also have qualifications to support working in outdoor environments.

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.

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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

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Impact and Evaluation Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Edinburgh, Stirling or Glasgow with hybrid home working flexibility
  • Closing 28th March 2022

Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality or vulnerability. We offer a range of intensive personal development and employability programmes as well as an outdoor therapy service – all delivered in Scottish communities and the outdoors – to support people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential.

Can you help us develop an Impact and Data culture?

We are seeking an Impact and Evaluation Coordinator to work closely alongside colleagues across all our departments to measure and communicate the impact of the programmes we provide. This role is enormously important to our work and plays an integral part in supporting delivery staff, securing new funding and raising awareness of our impact to wider audiences.

The ideal candidate will be a people person with an interest and flare for working with and analysing data. You will be comfortable supporting colleagues across different delivery teams, as well as external stakeholders in how to use data, internal systems, and data insights to help progress our impact. You’ll be able to take responsibility, leading on streams of work to improve our monitoring and evaluation framework and understand the importance of visualising impact for different audiences.

Venture Trust offers a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity, and collaboration in all we do and are committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment. We also 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.

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Admin Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality or vulnerability. We offer a range of intensive personal development and employability programmes as well as an outdoor therapy service – all delivered in Scottish communities and the outdoors – to support people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential.

We are seeking an Admin Assistant based at our Stirling National Participant Centre, who will provide essential support to the Field and Operations Team in the smooth set-up and running of our Wilderness Journeys and will assist in the ongoing running of the Resource Base itself. The postholder will deal with a wide range of tasks, from external calls, handling petty cash, liaising with other departments as well as the day-to-day admin.

Successful applicants will have experience of working in a front facing administrative role, with an ability to prioritise tasks, excellent attention to detail and a good working knowledge of MS office, particularly, Outlook, Word and Excel.

Venture Trust offers a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity, and collaboration in all we do and are committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment. We also 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.

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Development Trainer (Female*)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,250
  • National Participant Centre (Stirling)
  • Closing 11th May 2022

Responsible to: Senior Development Trainer

Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality or vulnerability. We offer a range of intensive personal development and employability programmes as well as an outdoor therapy service – all delivered in Scottish communities and the outdoors – to support people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential

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 to join our field team in Stirling. 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 transferrable 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), as well as 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.

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Outreach Worker (Forth Valley)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Forth Valley region (Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling)
  • Closing 9th May 2022

Responsible to: Outreach Co-Ordinator

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 excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Forth Valley region. Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes and engage with them in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities.

The successful candidates 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, 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. You will also help to collate client SQA portfolios from phase 2, delivering the third and final unit of their Award and assessing final bodies of work. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, generating referrals for our core programmes and 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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Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,500
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

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.

This is a new role which will take on responsibility for all management and statutory accounting, funder reporting, payroll, internal controls, related systems and secretarial duties. You will also be responsible for supervision of finance and admin team members.

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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Funding and Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,500
  • Edinburgh based with hybrid working
  • Closing 3rd May 2022

Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind. We work with people struggling with adversity to help them gain the life skills, stability and confidence they need to reach their potential.

Do you have a flair for developing partnerships, telling stories and fundraising? We’d love to hear from you.

We are seeking a new Funding and Partnerships Manager to join our dedicated, friendly and hardworking fundraising team. This is an enormously varied and satisfying role which will see you developing and leading a portfolio of stakeholder relationships, developing complex funding applications, and working closely alongside internal colleagues across the Operations, Finance and Impact and Evaluation teams to successfully grow our income and impact.

The ideal candidate will have experience working across a range of funding streams within the statutory and private arenas, skilled at relationship development and application writing, thrive in fast paced environment, be willing to learn and contribute to a supportive and hardworking team.

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

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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

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Outreach Worker (Dundee/Tayside)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Dundee/Tayside
  • Closing 9th May 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Dundee and Tayside regions.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

• work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds

• deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes

• engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

For the full job description and person specification, please click here.

What we offer:

• Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum

• 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays

• Joint contributory pension scheme

• Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Outreach Worker (Edinburgh/Midlothian)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Edinburgh/Midlothian
  • Closing 9th May 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Edinburgh and Midlothian regions.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

• work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds

• deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes

• engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

For the full job description and person specification, please click here.

What we offer:

• Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum

• 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays

• Joint contributory pension scheme

• Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Glasgow Hub - Ladywell Business Centre, 94 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UW
  • Closing 20th May 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the North and South Lanarkshire regions.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers: work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness- based personal development opportunities

For the full job description and person specification, please click here.

What we offer:

  • Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays
  • Joint contributory pension scheme.
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Outreach Worker (Fife)

  • Full time
  • from £22,250
  • Edinburgh based covering Fife region
  • Closing 6th June 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Fife region.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

• work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds

• deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes

• engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

For the full job description and person specification, please click here

What we offer:

• Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum

• 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays

• Joint contributory pension scheme

• Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Outreach Worker (Edinburgh & East Lothian)

  • Full time
  • from £22,250
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Edinburgh & East Lothian regions.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

  • work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds
  • deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes
  • engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

For the full job description and person specification, please click here.

What we offer:

  • Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays
  • Joint contributory pension scheme
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Outreach Worker (Dundee/Tayside)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Dundee/Tayside with hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • Closing 20th June 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Dundee and Tayside regions.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

• work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds

• deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes

• engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

For the full job description and person specification, please click here.

What we offer:

• Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum

• 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays

• Joint contributory pension scheme

• Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Outreach Worker (Forth Valley)

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Forth Valley with hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • Closing 20th June 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Outreach Worker covering the Forth Valley regions.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Outreach Workers:

• work in the community with participants predominately aged 16-40 from various backgrounds

• deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes

• engage with participants in dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunities

What we offer:

• Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum

• 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays

• Joint contributory pension scheme

• Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Employability Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Edinburgh and West Lothian
  • Closing 8th August 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We’re excited to have the opportunity to recruit a new Employability Worker covering Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

Our Employability Workers:

  • are responsible or developing and managing external referral networks to recruit individuals onto our programmes
  • support the planning of and lead on the delivery of employability programmes for participants
  • provide ongoing pastoral support to identify and remove barriers to employment and broker employability opportunities where possible

For the full job description and person specification, please click here

What we offer:

  • Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays
  • Joint contributory pension scheme
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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Development Trainer

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Stirling
  • Closing 1st August 2022

Do you have a passion for enabling individuals to make a positive change in their lives? We'd love to hear from you.

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Development Trainer to join our field team in Stirling.

Who we are:

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.

The role:

As a Development Trainer, you will:

  • lead and support participants on their wilderness journey across remote parts of Scotland
  • run engaging community based outdoor activity days
  • deliver one-to-one and group work sessions focusing on areas such as goal setting, consequential thinking and identifying effective behaviours
  • support our clients to develop transferrable skills and positive action plans for their return to their community
  • 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
  • ensure the maintenance, upkeep and storage of all equipment
  • hold a minimum of two of the following qualifications; Summer Mountain Leader certificate, Rock Climbing Instructor, Moderate Water Leader or equivalent (canoe), as well as a recognised First Aid Certificate.

For the full job description and person specification, please click here.

What we offer:

  • Two-week on/off rota
  • Annual starting salary of £22,250 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave and 9 public holidays (fixed into period of downtime)
  • Joint contributory pension scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities including two dedicated training weeks throughout the year
  • We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.
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Board Chairperson

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th September 2022

Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome these barriers and realise their potential.

Our vision is that “Everyone, irrespective of their past, can achieve their potential for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. More people, who are ready for change, are able to build the foundations to thrive and succeed for the long term.” Together we can realise this vision by offering intensive learning and development in communities, greenspaces and the Scottish wilderness, which helps support people to gain life skills, stability and confidence.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Chair who can lead the Board’s contribution in the next phase of our journey and help create a positive legacy for the future. Specifically, someone who brings with them:

  • Passion for supporting people, aged 16 years and over, to overcome barriers and realise their full potential.
  • Experience at Board (or equivalent) level of leading strategy discussions and a focus on achieving the core charitable purpose.
  • Experience of the governance requirements of a charity board and an ability to scrutinise management and financial information to ensure decision-making is sound.
  • Effective advocacy skills which will help the charity maintain its stature within Scotland as a key delivery partner.
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic context that Venture Trust operates within.

This is a voluntary role in a national third sector organisation that has important stature in Scotland. Applications are welcome from all those who feel they meet the published essential criteria.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £56,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th October 2022

Do you care passionately about tackling inequalities and enabling those who experience the greatest adversity to realise their potential? Do you believe in the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We have a rare opportunity for a new Chief Executive Officer to join Venture Trust.

Who we are:

Venture Trust works with people experiencing challenging life circumstances.

Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, outdoor therapy and employability programmes, we equip people with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.

The role:

As a Chief Executive Officer, you will:

  • play a crucial role in nurturing strategic partnerships, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objectives
  • ensure that Venture Trust develops its position and reputation as the ‘go to’ partner for supporting our participants in realising their full potential
  • ensure that the charity is managed effectively, demonstrating sound governance, financial and HR leadership and compliance with relevant legislation

For more information on the role, please download our CEO recruitment pack

What we offer:

  • Annual starting salary of circa £56,000 gross per annum
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Joint contributory pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cyclescheme

We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

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