VAO’s Connect Project provides individually customised skills development, training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged between 15 and 24 who require more choices and more chances to support positive transitions from adolescence to adulthood. Young people are supported to build resilience, confidence and transferable skills through a range of one to one, group work, complementary activities and community participation.

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Connect Project Co-ordinator

35 Hours

Based in Kirkwall

£27,894 (including DIA and pension contribution)

The Project Co-ordinator will liaise with other agencies to assess, intervene and support young people in addressing the issues that may affect them. You will work closely with a small team of development workers to devise and deliver a range of individual development opportunities including volunteer placements for individuals.

You will contribute to the development and continuation of the Connect Project including budget monitoring and preparation and submission of funding applications.

You should have the ability to relate to young people and understand the issues that affect them and have a sensitive approach to dealing with individual needs.

You must be flexible, have experience of project management and have the ability to work collaboratively within a small staff team and a range of stakeholders. A current UK driving licence and transport is essential for this role. This role is fixed term until March 2020, however funding applications are pending.

    

Closing Date: Friday 5th July 2019

Interview Date: Monday 15th July 2019.

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Application packs available from Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Tel. 01856 872897; also available from below(CVs not accepted). For further information please contact Gail Anderson on 01856872897

Covering Letter

Job Description and Job Specification

Job Application Form

EO Monitoring Form 

Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No 143208. Registered Office: Anchor Buildings, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Registered Scottish Charity No SCO10691

VAO’s Connect Project provides individually customised skills development, training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged between 15 and 24 who require more choices and more chances to support positive transitions from adolescence to adulthood. Young people are supported to build resilience, confidence and transferable skills through a range of one to one, group work, complementary activities and community participation.      

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Connect Project Support Worker

35 Hours

Based in Kirkwall

£23,833 (including DIA and pension contribution)

The Project Support Worker will work closely with the Co-ordinator to devise and deliver a range of individual learning opportunities and volunteer placements. You should have the ability to relate to young people and understand the issues that affect them and a flexible and sensitive approach to dealing with individual needs. You must be flexible, motivated and have the ability to work collaboratively within a small staff team. A current UK driving licence and transport is essential for this role. This role is funded until March 2020, however funding applications are pending.

Closing Date: Friday 5th July 2019

Interview Date: Monday 15th July 2019

Community Fund

Application packs available from Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Tel. 01856 872897; also available bleow (CVs not accepted). For further information please contact Lindsey Johnson on 01856872897

Covering Letter

Job Description and Job Specification

Job Application Form

EO Monitioring Form 

Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No 143208. Registered Office: Anchor Buildings, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Registered Scottish Charity No SCO10691

Community Camps are residential experiences held at the Eden Project in Cornwall, offering a mixture of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunity.

The Camps are for people across the UK who want to start a community project or are already doing something and want to take the next step. They are suitable for people who are just starting out on their journey, or those who are more experienced but keen to learn from and share with others.

Camps are specifically for the benefit of community members, and unfortunately we're unable to allocate funded places to professionals, to people who are paid to support a community and its members. The cost of travel and accommodation is included for successful applicants.  

Full details available on the link below 

https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/community-camps

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Legislation aimed at strengthening the protection of children and other vulnerable people has been introduced at Holyrood:

 

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill will make it mandatory for anyone working with children or vulnerable adults to be checked under the PVG scheme.

Lifetime membership of the scheme will also end, with PVG certificates instead having to be renewed every five years, and the application process will be simplified.

Automatic disclosure of minor criminal offences, for example those committed as a young person, would also end with decisions taken on a case-by-case basis.

 

More information from here.

 

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