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Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,016 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th November 2019

  • Advertised from 21st October 2019
  • Hours per week – 15 per week Salary – £6864 Duration – 12 month contract with potential to be extended dependent on funding.


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and caring person to develop and run our Outreach work throughout Edinburgh. One element offers one to one person centred learning sessions for older people who are struggling with any digital equipment. The sessions are based in our office at Nicolson street. The second element is dealing with the ‘Moose in the Hoose’, a project that provides IT learning and support to residents currently in five care homes in Edinburgh while the third aspect is various outreach work in the community from scam workshops to our funded Work.Wise.Women courses. We already have dedicated enthusiastic trained volunteers to work with older people and care home residents, in the office and within other outreach projects.

Main Responsibilities:-

  • Support all volunteers who work within the care homes and other projects
  • Through creation and maintenance of a volunteer rota, ensure there is always two volunteers in attendance in the care homes
  • Work with the Development Co-ordinator to produce and update learning packs for all outreach services and provide the training and outreach sessions
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the three projects, to include;- compiling weekly reports from feedback forms on outreach activities, monitoring attendance and creating case studies to give an understanding of the impact our services are having on the learner and what lessons can be learned
  • Liaise with care home staff to optimise the number of learners using our service
  • Keep an inventory of all equipment and troubleshoot any equipment problems Person Specification


  • IT skills, including experience and knowledge of Windows, and Android systems
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Experience and understanding of older people’s needs, including those who have dementia and other vulnerabilities plus the importance of confidentiality and safe guarding
  • Experience of volunteer management and support
  • Reliable and well organised
  • Ability to travel around Edinburgh


  • Experience of the charitable sector
  • Experience of design packages
  • Full driving licence and own transport.

Application notes

To apply please send a cover letter stating why you think you are the right candidate for this role along with your CV to by 11th November 2019. If you would like to know more about the role please call 07980330348