Make a difference: Join the Venture Mor board
Could you help us achieve more? We are looking for individuals who are dynamic, with capacity to contribute, and willing to share their expertise. We are keen to attract influencers to our board, who are also able to engage their network to broaden and deepen support for Venture Mòr.
We would be particularly interested in hearing from people with experience and expertise in the following sectors:
- Outdoor learning
- Mental wellbeing and public health, resilience
- Corporate communications, marketing and PR
Please see here
for full details of our Venture Mòr Board Member specification.
In return, we offer a comprehensive induction programme, including support from the Head of Operations, and an opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, committed and impactful team working to support Venture Trust to help people transform their lives.
Location: Meetings usually held in Edinburgh
Closing date: Monday 25 September 2017, please provide a CV and short personal statement to Nicola Clark, Employability and HR Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: It is anticipated that informal discussions will be held on w/c 16 October 2017, followed by an opportunity to attend and observe a Board meeting in November.
Salary: The positions are voluntary, however reasonable travel expenses are met.
Venture Mor Blog:
Into the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for troubled teens
Venture Mor has launched an intensive wilderness therapy programme aimed at young adults from across the UK, struggling with challenges of transition to adulthood.
Venture Mor’s first Wilderness Therapy programme in March and the journey for both the young people and the organisation was a success. The participants worked through themes of attachment, resilience, dealing with challenge, preparing for transitions and independence.
After the successful launch of the inaugural journey, another group of teens is now out in the wilderness working with professional therapists and guides. Future programmes are already attracting interest from parents and family members of young adults who have tried traditional therapeutic support but have not been able to make the changes they were hoping for.
Read the full blog post about the Wilderness Therapy programme here.
The next programme is scheduled for 24 March – 14 April 2018. Talk to us about what Wilderness Therapy can do for your family.
Call on 0845 340 2059 or email email@example.com
For more information visit: http://venturemor.co.uk/wilderness-therapy-scotland-uk.php
Hartfield House, Applecross, IV54 8ND
Casual worker contract – £8.45 per hour, plus holiday pay
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.
Venture Trust’s social enterprise, Venture Mòr, operates an Affiliate Youth Hostel, Hartfield House on the Applecross peninsula and also offers adventure holidays and activities plus corporate team building and wilderness experiences across Scotland. Essential to the effective operation of our Hostel is a bank of experienced and hardworking casual worker staff, to who we can offer work to meet business requirements. As a casual worker with Venture Trust hours offered and worked may differ week to week, and particularly in response to high season; this is a great opportunity for you if you’re looking to work around existing commitments or bolster your current income levels.
We’re currently looking to increase our bank of casual workers at Hartfield House, in the Housekeeping Assistant role. Our Housekeeping Assistants are responsible for ensuring a high standard of cleanliness throughout the Hostel, including bedrooms, washrooms and public areas; as such, high attention to detail and previous experience of general domestic work are essential.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy. As such, you will be asked to complete an equal opportunities form.
If you would like to be considered as a casual worker at Hartfield House, please write to Henry Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org) outlining your previous experience, which role you’re interested in, and providing a note of two referees we can contact.
Get your boots on for Beacon!
Summer is finally here! With it comes the opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, and get outside in the fresh air. But what about when Autumn approaches? Do we layer on the warmer clothes and head inside? No! Now is the perfect time to beign planning for the Autumn and winter months. We have just the challenge to keep you active and inspired. On 16 September we will be heading down to the Lake District and tackling a 27-mile trek through the most spectacular scenery in order to raise much needed funds for Beacon charity.
The Beacon centre is dedicated to helping local people with sight loss to live a fuller, more independent life by providing the finest facilities and support.
This will be your chance to get off the beaten track and see some of the sights of the Lake District rarely spotted by tourists while tackling moor and mountain. Should you choose to accept this challenge, here are some of the finer details of the trip:
Lake District Trek Highlights:
- Day one of the trek covers Keswick to Langdale following the beautiful Cumbrian Way, a distance of around 17 miles.
- Day two of the trek covers Langdale to the stunning waters of Coniston, a distance of around 10 miles.
- The trip includes two nights of accommodation, the first in a trusted establishment the night before the trek gets underway and the second, a night camping with all equipment provided.
- All meals included from Friday night until Sunday lunch.
- The challenge will be led by our highly experienced team of outdoor guides, so you will be in safe hands!
The challenge has been created to be accessible for both sighted and people with sight loss, including those with guide dogs. What could be more inspiring than getting your boots on for Beacon?!
To book or for more information, please visit: Beacon Vision