Project Trust
Project Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC025668

Project Trust empowers young people to be confident, effective, creative, independent and resilient through a challenging volunteering experience overseas. Acting as responsible global citizens Volunteers make a positive difference to their overseas host communities and share their learning and understanding when they return home. Our volunteering experience is open to all young people with the desire, motivation and aptitudes required to succeed.

Current vacancies

Country Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Isle of Coll
  • Closing 12th December 2021

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Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. We have over fifty years’ experience in international volunteering for young people, organising challenging, long-term placements with partnership organisations in Africa, Asia and the Americas. We annually select around 260 young people from across the UK for eight to 12-month teaching and youth development projects around the world. Our Volunteers are provided with training and support before, during and after their international placements, and return home with broadened horizons and an impressive range of transferrable skills, true Global Citizens.

Our International Programmes have recently re-opened and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Country Co-ordinator to join our team on the Isle of Coll. The Country Co-ordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of a number of international country programmes and is the first point of contact in the UK for Volunteers and their parents. The role involves supporting our Volunteers on their international placements from the UK and undertaking visits to projects abroad, as well as participating in the selection and training of our Volunteers. The successful applicant will have a flair for customer service, the ability to work autonomously, and excellent organisational skills.

Main areas of responsibility include:

• Providing support and guidance to a cohort of Volunteers, pre-departure and during their international placements

• Developing and maintaining strong relationships with Volunteers, their families, international representatives and project hosts

• Visiting Volunteers abroad and assisting with sourcing potential new projects

• Responding to urgent situations occurring abroad, with support of senior staff

• Administration of international placements, including visa applications

• Participating in Selection, Training and Debriefing of Volunteers

Essential skills & experience include:

• Excellent customer service skills, with a commitment to providing an outstanding service to Volunteers and third parties

• Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to work on own initiative

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

A recognised qualification or equivalent experience in mental health/counselling or education is desirable, as is experience of living or working in an international environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the international programme strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50-year history.

The role is based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Volunteer & Schools Engagement Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,000 – £23,000
  • Home-based, locations throughout the UK, with some travel to the Isle of Coll
  • Closing 17th November 2021

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. We have over fifty years’ experience in international volunteering for young people, organising challenging, long-term placements with partnership organisations in Africa, Asia and the Americas. We annually select around 260 young people from across the UK for eight to 12 month teaching and youth development projects around the world. Our Volunteers are provided with training and support before, during and after their international placements, and return home with broadened horizons and an impressive range of transferrable skills, true Global Citizens.

Our international programme has recently re-opened and a number of exciting opportunities have arisen across the UK for talented, motivated and versatile Volunteer & Schools Engagement Coordinators. We are looking for highly-organised, inspiring public speakers, with the ability to engage with and motivate young people and support our recruitment of future Volunteers.

These flexible roles will be home-based and will involve travel within a UK region, plus regular visits to our headquarters on the Isle of Coll.

Main areas of responsibility include:

• Recruit Volunteer candidates through delivery of inspiring presentations within schools, youth organisations and careers fairs

• Develop relationships with partner organisations within the education and youth sectors

• Support and co-ordinate Returned Volunteers in the delivery of school talks

• Contribute to the development and implementation of Project Trust’s digital engagement and recruitment strategy

If you are passionate about youth development and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world, please see the recruitment pack for further information and apply now.

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