Moray Reach Out recognises that its staff are fundamental to its success and needs to be able to attract and retain staff of the highest calibre and having a strategic, professional approach to recruitment is essential in order to achieve this.
Moray Reach Out is committed to equality of opportunity in employment, where all individuals are considered on the basis of their relevant merits, skills and abilities. We aim to ensure that recruitment processes are fair, equitable, respectful, transparent, consistent and confidential. Additionally, ensure that they are aligned with the goals, objectives and values of our organisation.
During the recruitment process Moray Reach Out will:
- Ensure that the recruitment and selection of staff is conducted in a professional, transparent, timely and responsive manner and is compliant with current relevant employment legislation and is underpinned by equal employment opportunity.
- Seek to recruit the best candidate for the job based on merit.
- Treat all candidates fairly, equitably and efficiently, with respect and courtesy, aiming to ensure that the candidate experience is positive, irrespective of the outcome.
- Provide appropriate training, development and support to those involved in recruitment and selection activities.
- Treat the recruitment process as a key public relations exercise and always focus on the enhancement of the process.
- Ensure that its recruitment and selection process is cost effective.
When recruiting staff it is important to ensure that the recruitment process is free from any bias and discriminatory practices. We will ensure that candidates are not discriminated against on any unfair or unlawful grounds as covered by the Equality Act 2010 (on the basis of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and religion or belief).
Part-time and fixed-term staff should similarly not be treated any less favourably than permanent staff.
The recruiting manager is responsible for ensuring that the correct procedures are followed and that all staff involved in the recruitment and selection process observe these procedures.
General and Business Development Manager
It’s just short of 8 years since I joined Moray Reach Out, as their General and Business Development Manager and I can honestly say there’s never been a dull moment!
I was so impressed with the organisation, the opportunities and support they were giving to adults with learning disabilities, the enthusiasm and commitment of the individuals within the 4 project teams and was immediately proud to have become part of it. The trainees (vulnerable adults) are amazing and without them, Moray Reach Out would not exist, quite literally.
I began working for Moray Reach Out in 2016. I had just moved to the Moray area and wanted to find a role that would help others and the community. When I saw the role advertised, I knew I had to apply as it not only combined my desire to put something back into the community, but MRO also embraced another great interest of mine, recycling.
At MRO, everyone is striving for the same goal which makes it a great environment to work in. The staff, volunteers, trainees, and our customers are all a pleasure to work with and they are the biggest reason that I enjoy coming into work. Look for the good in everyone!
Digital Training Support Worker - Megan Fairley
I am the new Digital Training Support Worker for MRO. My role encompasses everything online, from updating our website, marketing, photography, and everything in between. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when applying for the role, but I am so happy that I did. The best part about my time here so far, definitely has to be the people. Coming into MRO was like joining a wee family and they have all made me feel so welcome. Everyone has the same passion and drive and that is to empower others, the positivity is infectious.
I started with Moray Reach Out in August 2013 at the Lossiemouth recycling site was advertising for a relief training support worker which is what initially piqued my curiosity. Flash forward 8 years and I am now the operations manager for our Elgin and Buckie recycling sites.
I love working with the trainees and supporting them in developing their own skills and watching them move on to other opportunities! I absolutely love being a part of MRO and taking part in anything that Moray Reach Out is doing. I can't imagine not being part of the organisation!
Team Lead – David Sozzi
Training Support Staff – Karen McKilligan, Phill Laurie, Jack Johnston, Kearin Reid
Arts and Crafts Team Lead - Suzanne Gray
I am Suzanne the Yarn & Crafts Team Leader. I only started working for MRO 3 weeks before the initial Covid lockdown. So, my main focus has been getting to know the Trainees and restocking the shop with some of the new yarns and old favourites.
MRO is an amazing place for anyone to work in but especially for the Trainees, as by coming here it gives them a sense of purpose and pride in what they can do and achieve.
Art Yarn and Upcycling Project Team Lead - Jon Reeves
Due to successful lottery funding I joined MRO as a Project Team Lead to begin the first chapter of MRO Art Yarn and hopefully there will be many more to come.
Before joining MRO, I spent 40 years working in the agricultural sector, on a mixed dairy, arable farm, followed by agricultural contracting. The last 20 years were spent working for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) managing farming operations on nature reserves.
Thrift Team Lead
I am the team leader for MRO’s thrift store in Buckie, I began working here just last year (2020) and I started off as a volunteer and loved it so much that I applied for a permanent position. A particular interest of mine is Antiquates which is why I feel this role is perfect for me.
Out of everything, my favourite things about MRO has got to be working with the trainees and being around Antiquates. For me, it is the perfect balance. MRO is leading by example by giving vulnerable adults a safe, empowering, and productive environment which lets them all flourish. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect, staff, volunteers, and trainees alike.
Embroidery Project Co-ordinator
I have been with MRO for over 14 years, and I can honestly say that I still love my job and what we do as a charity. The fact that I know that I can make a positive impact on someone’s life by doing things that I love, arts and crafts, is genuinely such an amazing feeling.
I feel that MRO is such a unique charity with all our training projects in the Moray area for vulnerable adults. We do exactly what our mission statement says, we empower people’s life’s, not just the trainees but staff and volunteers too. I am so proud to be able to do my part for the community and be involved with MRO’s projects.
Embroidery Team Lead
I have a Master’s in Business Administration. I joined MRO in 2016 after changing my career path to focus more on social care. This line of work grabbed my attention because I believe it is important to help out and empower others where you can.
Retail Training Support Workers – Jackie Johnston, Ruth Foster
RELIEF STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
We have a number of volunteers and relief staff who we are very grateful to for their hard work and dedication. For reasons of Data Protection, names are not listed.If you would like to join our team of volunteers and relief staff, please contact us on email@example.com or phone 01542 834434