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Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,250
  • Based in the National Participant Centre (Stirling), primarily working in the Forth Valley Region.
  • Closing 6th April 2020

  • Advertised from 12th March 2020
  • 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.

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 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, with 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.

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: Monday, 6th April 2020.

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday, 15th April in Edinburgh.

Please send completed application forms to 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 Fund.