Work with us

Why work for Volunteer Midlothian?

As an employer we believe in harnessing the skills and talents of our staff and volunteers, recognizing the contribution that they make to the organisation. We value all our employees and volunteers by practicing and promoting:

 • Fairness and respect

 • Honesty, integrity 

• Consideration and mutual trust 

• Personal development 

• Recognition of merit and commitment

 • Co-operative and inclusive working

 

Investing in Young People                                             

Earlier this year Volunteer Midlothian achieved the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation. We were the first employer in Midlothian to achieve IIYP. The award represents real commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Volunteer Midlothian as an employer of choice for young people. 

Investors in Young People works with organisations across the private, public and third sector to help them become more effective in their recruitment, retention and development of Young People. These organisations realise that Young People are integral to their long term economic strategies. 

Volunteer Midlothian is a strong advocate of the benefits of employing young staff and is delighted to have received the accreditation. We greatly value our staff and volunteers and strive to make sure that everyone feels supported in their roles. Our young employees are a valuable asset to our organisation as they bring new energy and ideas to the workplace.

In addition to project staff we have also recruited a number of young people under the Community Jobs Scotland scheme. Why not read about the experience of two young people who came to work with us for a few months? Working for Volunteer Midlothian made a real difference to Ross and Jenni!