Community Links Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,928 – £24,584
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2019


  • Advertised from 17th April 2019
  • Temporary for 2 years initially – 37.5 hours per week. Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

Role

2 roles available, one based within our East Hub office (Edinburgh) and one in our West Hub office (Glasgow).

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 team delivers 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 work with local and national support organisations to raise awareness and knowledge of Venture Trust’s programmes for ex Armed Forces Personnel particularly those with a history of offending behaviours or those reluctant to self-identify as veterans or engage with support. You will offer advice and training to a network of existing and new referral partners on recognising and identifying ex Armed Forces Personnel, particularly those who may not describe themselves as veterans, and specific barriers faced by this cohort and the support options available to them. A particular focus will be on bridging the gap between veteran and civilian organisations, promoting a shared language and understanding of support.

Ideal candidates will have spent time serving in the Armed Forces or will have experience of working with the Armed Forces. Candidates must also display excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels and should be comfortable delivering formal and informal presentations. 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 be open-minded and understanding with a willingness to work with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, recognising the issues that affect them and ways to guide, encourage and support them. 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.

Application notes

To download an application form and for more information, please visit our website at venturetrust.org.uk/recruitment

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Tuesday 28th May

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 4th June (Glasgow) and Thursday 6th June (Edinburgh)

Please send completed application forms to hrteam@venturetrust.org.uk or mail to:

HR Team

Venture Trust

Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street

Edinburgh

EH3 9DR

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Our programmes are part-funded by the European Social Fund