Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a dynamic, high profile organisation that provides responsive and innovative support services and representation to the Third Sector in Orkney. The Third Sector comprises community organisations, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteers.

We have the following vacancies 

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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.

 

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.

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

 

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

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

Application packs available from Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Tel. 01856 872897; also available from Voluntary Action Orkney’s website: http://www.vaorkney.org.uk/ (CVs not accepted). For further information please contact Lindsey Johnson on 01856872897

Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a charitable company limited by guarantee.  Registered in Scotland No 143208.  

 

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