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


  • Advertised from 25th June 2020
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week.

Role

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.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications: Monday, 13th July 12pm.

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday, 22nd July.

*Please note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. Access to a computer and good internet connection will be necessary.

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 Fundly