Recruitment

"Everyone needs a home, support and a springboard into independent living, learning and work. Some don’t have it. Aberdeen Foyer helps fill the gap."

The Foyer works to prevent and alleviate homelessness and unemployment in the North East of Scotland.

The Foyer makes a notable impact working to support and strengthen communities, addressing  the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality.  In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire people have improved education, health, skills and quality of life.  The Foyer has enabled people to work and realise their potential. The Foyer makes a difference.

The successful candidates will be passionate about contributing to their areas of involvement.

To apply for any of the vacancies 
please complete the three forms below and email to:
HR@aberdeenfoyer.com 

• Job Application Form in Word format
• Ethnic Monitoring Form in Word format
• Conviction Declaration Form in Word format      

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Positions available - click job title for details

TEAM LEADER - PRINCE'S TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME (PETERHEAD)

Team Leader: The Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Salary: Up to £22,658 per annum

Location: Based in Peterhead

Closing date: 9 February 2018

Interviews to be held on the 16 February 2018 

As Team Leader you will plan, recruit and directly manage a cycle of structured 12-week personal development programmes for a team of young people aged 16-25, some of whom exhibit challenging behaviour. The programme is delivered by Aberdeen Foyer in partnership with Prince’s Trust Scotland and North East Scotland College. The Team programme includes a 5-day residential, team projects in the community and completion of SQA Core Skills units. 

An SVQ Level 3 or equivalent in training development, community learning or a related field is required, together with at least 2 years’ experience of working in a leadership role with young people. National 5 or equivalent in English is essential for the post. You should possess excellent motivational skills to motivate and inspire disaffected young people to achieve their potential.

A willingness to work outwith normal hours is essential. 

Please click here to read the Job Description. 

To apply for this post or to request further information please email HR@aberdeenfoyer.com 

DEVELOPMENT COACH - OUTREACH (Central Aberdeenshire)

Salary: up to £22,658 pa depending on experience and qualifications

Hours: 36.25 per week 

Location: Central Aberdeenshire 

Closing date: 19 January 2018  

The Foyer is looking for a new member of the team who will motivate and proactively engage with clients in central Aberdeenshire.  Through the provision of information, advice and support this role supports clients to access employment, training and education opportunities. 

Using a person centred approach you will undertake strength based employability assessments with clients as well as ensuring eligibility for the ESF provision, to co-determine the necessary support and development opportunities with each client and in particular support towards accredited learning.  You will support clients to build on their strengths and enable them to progress towards employment.  You will work co-operatively with a variety of stakeholders including other services and agencies in Aberdeenshire to support positive outcomes. 

The Foyer believes that every person has a unique set of strengths and capabilities and the potential for growth, change and success.  We see the person not the problem and over the past 21 years have worked with thousands of people making remarkable changes in their lives.   

Please click here to read the Job Description.

To apply for this post or to request further information please email HR@aberdeenfoyer.com

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DEVELOPMENT COACH (MONEY ADVICE) - FRASERBURGH 

Salary: up to £22,658 per annum

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Location: Fraserburgh and Surrounding Areas

Closing Date: 19 January 2018 

We require an experienced individual who can deliver a money advice service for people affected by poverty in the Peterhead and surrounding areas. You will support people to overcome any debt issues and improve each individual’s ability to manage their own finances effectively. 

Successful applicants will have a sound working knowledge of welfare benefits and an understanding of the legal rights of debtors and creditors as well as a knowledge of developing and implementing effective individual money advice strategies. Recent money advice or debt/counselling experience would be an advantage as would a recent knowledge of the benefits system.   

You will work in co-operation with Money Advisers in other agencies within the local area, in the production of reports and strategies to improve the provision of money advice, including the provision of training and support to other team members dealing with money advice enquiries. 

You will provide regular project reports in accordance with ESF requirements and maintain records of benefit income raised, levels of debt and other statistics for project reporting. 

The Foyer believes that every person has a unique set of strengths and capabilities and the potential for growth, change and success.  We see the person not the problem and over the past 21 years have worked with thousands of people making remarkable changes in their lives.   

Please click here to read the Job Description. 

To apply for this post or to request further information please email HR@aberdeenfoyer.com

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Volunteer Minibus Drivers

Are you a qualified minibus driver? Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you committed to supporting services that benefit the community? Would you like to be part of a successful charitable organisation?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

As a volunteer minibus driver you will transport groups of young people to activities that support their personal and social development. A member of staff would accompany participants.

Many of our projects are of benefit to the community and assist participants to enhance their skills to progress to further education, other training or employment and to develop a sense of citizenship.

We have projects running throughout the year and would welcome applications from qualified minibus drivers who are able to give a few hours of their time each week or month or at specific times of the year.

Opportunities are available in Aberdeen City and North Aberdeenshire.

To apply, please complete the volunteer application form.

n.b. successful applicants will require to be disclosure checked

Volunteers needed

Do you have any time to give?

We all have skills, talents and experience which we could use to benefit others. There are lots of ways that you could get involved as a volunteer providing a vital contribution at the Foyer. 

If you are interested we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email hr@aberdeenfoyer.com

BOARD MEMBERS

Board Membership

The Foyer Board currently has vacancies for new Members. Board Membership is voluntary. The Board meets 6 times a year usually during the evening. In addition the Board operates a Service Review Committee which Members are invited to join that meets 6 times a year. The Board also established a Staff Consultative Committee.

The Board reviews the skills and experience of Board Membership from time to time and seeks to recruit new members who will complement the existing skill sets of the Membership. At this time the Board is particularly interested in individuals who have legal, accountancy, public sector/service, publicity/marketing experience.

For further information and informal discussion please contact Ken Milroy, Chief Executive and Company Secretary, to whom applications may be submitted for consideration by the Board’s Membership Committee.

Contact through: enquiries@aberdeenfoyer.com

The Membership Committee considers any applications received and makes recommendations to the full Board on the appointment of any individuals.