HR and Governance Officer

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st March 2021

  • Advertised from 16th February 2021
  • Starting Salary: £20,000 gross per annum (Band C). Contract type: Permanent full-time. Hours: 37.5 per week. Responsible to: Head of Finance. Responsible for: Admin Assistant.


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 currently looking for an HR and Governance Officer to join the team in this full-time permanent post. The successful candidate will provide a quality HR support to the organisation, in a generalist HR role. The role offers scope to develop and grow as an HR practitioner and enhance the work of Venture Trust across Scotland. You will help shape Venture Trust’s HR policies and procedures including developing employee engagement initiatives, performance management, and reward and recognition. You will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of our HR information system and associated electronic and paper records. You will also collaborate with colleagues to help implement our Developing People Strategy and support learning and development across the organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will also provide high quality administration support to the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees. You will be responsible for organising diaries and meetings and associated travel for the Senior Leadership Team, co-ordinating Venture Trust events, supporting the preparation and distribution of Board papers, and taking minutes at meetings.

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

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Monday, 1st March 2021.

Candidates who have been successful in gaining an interview will be notified by: 3rd March 2021.

Interviews will be held on: 9 th March 2021.

*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.