VAO - Vacancies

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


Operations and Development Manager

35 Hours

Based in Kirkwall

Pro Rata £31,253 (including DIA and pension contribution)

 The Operations and Development Manager is a new role and will support the Chief Executive, playing a vital part in shaping and implementing our strategic plan as well as delivering a wide range of operational functions to maintain and develop our services. This is an exciting, hands-on role where you will direct and manage services and operations across the organisation.

You must be flexible, motivated and have the ability to work effectively within a small staff team and with a wide range of partners. If you have experience managing staff and have extensive knowledge of issues affecting the third sector then this is an exciting opportunity to join our team.


Community Development Worker

35 Hours

Based in Kirkwall

Pro Rata £27,620 (including DIA and pension contribution)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised person to join our team to work with the Third Sector and communities across Orkney.

You will work closely with voluntary organisations, communities, and partner organisations in Orkney to identify needs and develop and deliver appropriate support services. These can range from advice on legal structures to governance and funding sources.

Although you should ideally have a background in community development, business or a related discipline - full training will be provided. The ability to demonstrate an innovative and proactive approach is desirable.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st October 2019

Interviews are being held Tuesday 12th November 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: (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

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