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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

  • Advertised from 11th January 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week . Permanent.


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.

Application notes

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Closing date for all applications: 5pm on Monday 24th January 2022

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd & Friday 4th February 2022

Please note we do not accept CVs