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Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Based within our West Hub
  • Closing 16th June 2021

  • Advertised from 24th May 2021
  • 37.5 hours a week. Permanent


Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provisionof 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 have an exciting opportunity for a new Outreach Worker to join our team in our West hub. You will be covering local authorities across the west. 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). 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 SQA portfolios from Phase 2, delivering 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 experience of working in the community and/or qualifications in community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals. You will 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

To download an application form and for more information, please visit our website at

Closing date for all applications: Wednesday 16th June 2021 5pm

Interviews are expected to be held on: Thursday 24th June

Please send completed application forms to or mail to:

HR Team

Venture Trust

Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street



Please note we do not accept CVs