PROJECT TRUST by HC12100313314


									                                PROJECT TRUST

                                 Job Description

Job Title:                 Senior Desk Officer

Location:                  The Hebridean Centre – Isle of Coll

Responsible to:            Overseas Director

Number of hours per week:         35 hours per week

Salary:                       £24,500

Purpose of job

To be responsible for the day to day running of a given country
programme/programmes. To be responsible for the direct liaison with the
nominated Overseas Representative and to act as the first point of contact on Coll
for the volunteers and their parents. To provide mentoring support for Desk
Officers and to provide the Overseas Director with full and comprehensive
information relevant to the overseas programme.

Summary of main responsibilities

   To assist the Overseas Director with the development and implementation of
    an overseas strategy for Project Trust.

   To take on Desk Officer responsibility for Uganda, Rwanda (subject to change)

   To develop strong links with volunteers and their parents.

   To assist with the selection of volunteers and to contribute to the decision
    making process with regard to the placing and pairing of volunteers.

   To develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Overseas
    Representatives and hosts in each country of responsibility.

   Working with the Education and Development Officer to deliver the
    Accredited Overseas Education Programme.
   Liaise and build partnerships with relevant external bodies ( eg. FCO, Scottish
    Malawi Partnership, British Council)

   To produce accurate and confidential volunteer profiles and host information
    as and when required.

   To assist with the Training of volunteers prior to their departure overseas.

   To maintain regular email, telephone or letter contact with your country
    volunteers whilst they are overseas with Project Trust.

   To undertake at least one visit to each country of responsibility in any one

   Mentor and support of Desk Officers in their specific role and responsibility
    and to accompany Desk Officers on overseas visits if appropriate.

   To assist with the induction and training of new Desk Officers

   To respond to any overseas emergency or other problems as and when they
    may arise and to liaise with the Overseas Director and Director whilst doing

   To assist the Director and Overseas Director with the sourcing and visiting of
    potential new country programmes.

   To supervise Desk Officers as and when appropriate in conjunction with
    senior management;

   To assist the Overseas Director with annual Appraisals for all Desk Officers.

   Within the job holders skills and abilities, support the Director and Overseas
    Director as required in other tasks or activities which contribute to the
    achievement of Project Trust’s objectives and its development.

Other duties

   Other reasonable duties as may be requested by the Director or Overseas

Conditions of Service

The appointment will be made subject to Project Trust’s detailed terms and
conditions of employment. Candidates should be aware that:
a) The offer of appointment will be made subject to the receipt of satisfactory

b) This position is subject to the Disclosure Scotland check and a Medical

c) This post is permanent subject to continued funding of Project Trust.

d) The person appointed will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months,
   with an interim review at 3 months and a final review at 6 months.

e) The post holder will be required to give 2 months notice to terminate the

f) The working week is 35 hours and flexibility is required where some of these
   may be outside the normal working day i.e.: at evenings or weekends.

g) The holiday entitlement will be 30 days per annum.

h) A full driving licence is essential and the post holder will be required to
   provide a vehicle for use in connection with his/her work from time to time.

i) Project Trust operates a no smoking policy within its premises.

j) Accommodation will be provided subject to a rental contribution.

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