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

Positions available - click job title for details 

Skills Coach (Housing Support) - Aberdeen

Salary: Up to £17,072 (Depending on qualifications and experience) 

Hours: 36.25 over 5 days. Rotating six week shift pattern that includes evening and occasional weekends with additional paid on call responsibilities. 

Location: Trinity Court, 82A Crown Street Aberdeen 

Closing Date: 14 July 2017 

The Foyer is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Aberdeen City Housing Support Team as a Skills Coach. You will be working alongside 16-25 year olds to identify and build upon their individual skills and talents, empowering them to release their potential with the aim to move forward towards living happy and independent lives. The post entails continuous monitoring and review of a young person’s progress towards achieving goals which are relevant, realistic and achievable through a person centred, solution focussed action planning process.  

You will coordinate appropriate internal and external support opportunities that help build on strengths while growing tenants’ self-confidence and self-belief.   

You should have experience in social work, youth work, community learning and development, health or housing services. You must hold, or be working towards, a qualification in Health and Social Care that meets the SSSC registration.  

The successful applicant will have proven ability in developing effective relationships with young people. This post requires a solution focussed, adaptable & motivational individual. The applicant will also show a willingness to be flexible and contribute to a committed, dynamic staff team.

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 (Maternity Cover) - Foyer REACH Peterhead (Ellon)

Development Coach (Maternity Cover) – Foyer REACH (Recovery, Employability, Achievement, Challenge, Hope) Secondments welcome

Salary: Up to £22,658 pa (Depending on qualifications and experience)

Hours: Full-time 36.25 hours

Location: Peterhead with occasional programme delivery in Ellon

Closing date: Friday 7 July 2017

Foyer REACH provides a 12 week recovery programme based on community involvement, personal development, wellbeing and employability skills.  REACH is open to people of all ages who have experienced health related issues which are barriers to employment, training or learning.

Working in partnership with North East Scotland College, Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership and other partners, the course builds confidence, enhances community links and accredits learning.  Participants leave with Extended Level 1 City and Guilds Employability award, Emergency First Aid, Elementary Food Hygiene, with new relationships and improved self-esteem.

The post holder will have skills, knowledge and experience which enable them to support participants to achieve their individual and group aspirations.

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 (Fixed Term - 18 months) - Peterhead

Salary: Up to £22,658 (Depending on experience and qualifications)

Hours: 36.25 per week

Location: Compass Point, 30 Back Street Peterhead

Closing Date: 30June 2017, 5 pm

Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership has an exciting new ESF project based in Peterhead.

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Working for Aberdeen Foyer in the Aberdeenshire Employability Team as a Development Coach, you will be required to deliver employability skills support to individuals and group programmes that enable people to move towards and into employment, training or education.

The role will require good IT skills, some knowledge of job search, CV development and employability skills.  The right person for this post will be reliable, have good communication skills, the ability to engage and motivate people, be willing to be flexible to meet the needs of customers and be willing to learn.  A driving license would be desirable.

Our Development Coaches deliver a range of activities including assessment, developing and supporting individuals with their personal learning plans, delivering accredited and informal learning, employer engagement and support, arranging work placements and work tasters to a wide range of people.

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.  

Please click here to read the Job Description.

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

Administrator (Fixed Term - 18 months) - Peterhead

Salary: Up to £18,070 pro rata (Depending on qualifications and experience)  Hours: 25 per week 

Location: Compass Point, 30 Back Street, Peterhead 

Closing Date: 30 June 2017, 5 pm 

The Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership (AEP) has an exciting new ESF project based in Peterhead. 

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As part of the AEP, the Foyer has a new part-time post for a reliable, friendly administrator who will present a welcoming, professional service to all who contact the Foyer.  You will provide administrative and clerical support to the ESF team and ensure that all ESF paperwork is completed correctly and record appropriate information on to a database.  You will manage telephone calls on behalf of the team to arrange appointments, ensuring accurate messages are relayed on time to the relevant team member.  A calm and efficient approach is desirable. 

Successful applicants will have administrative experience, be proficient at organising their work load and have good IT skills including excel, word, outlook, database experience. 

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.  

Please click here to read the Job Description.

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

Digital Skills Coach (Fixed Term - 18 months) - Peterhead

Salary: Up to £17,072 (Depending on qualifications and experience)

Hours: 36.25 per week

Location: Compass Point, 30 Back Street Peterhead

Closing Date: 30 June 2017, 5 pm

Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership (AEP) has an exciting new ESF project based in Peterhead. 

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Working for the Foyer, as part of the Aberdeenshire Employability Team, we are looking for a Digital Skills Coach who will assist the Development Coach in the delivery of training.  

You will offer support to those who require Digital Skills Training to enable clients to become socially and economically independent by supporting them to develop the skills to access in work/out of work benefits. 

You will help clients to access opportunities to make best use of online services such as financial savings or cheaper products. 

The role will require excellent IT skills, knowledge of job search, CV development and employability skills.  The right person for this post will be reliable, have good communication skills, the ability to engage and motivate people, be willing to be flexible to meet the needs of clients and be willing to learn.  A driving license would be desirable.

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.

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 - Priority Families

Salary: up to £22,658 
Full-time: 36.25 hours - Secondments welcomed
Location: Aberdeen City

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 June.
This post is funded through Aberdeen City Council’s Priority Families service and is operated in partnership with Action for Children

We are seeking an experienced Employability Coach who will motivate and engage proactively with individuals facing significant and complex challenges in their lives who are currently supported through Aberdeen City Council’s Priority Families Initiative.   Through the provision of information, advice and support this new role will support participants to access employment, training and education opportunities.

Using a person centred approach you will undertake strengths based employability assessments with participants to determine the necessary support and development opportunities with each client including accredited learning.  You will support participants to identify and build on their strengths and enable them to progress towards and into employment, training and/or education.  You will work cooperatively with a variety of agencies including other services, agencies and employers to support positive outcomes.

You will require good IT skills, knowledge of job search, CV development and employability skills.  You will need to be able to demonstrate flexibility and resilience when faced with challenging situations plus the ability and desire to keep clients at the centre of decision making, demonstrating a solutions focused attitude.   A driving license would be desirable.

At the Foyer we believe 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.  

Please click here to read the job description.

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Loraine Stephen on 01224 252362 or 07876860562 

Development Coach - ARC

Salary: up to £22,658  

Hours: 21.75 hours (fixed term till end October 2017) - Secondments welcomed

Location: Aberdeen City Centre

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 June.

Do you have a passion to help people succeed?  Can you inspire, motivate and challenge people helping to open doors into learning training and work?

The Foyer’s Aberdeen Recovery Community (ARC) team is looking for a positive experienced individual who can motivate and engage people in recovery from drug or alcohol use to gain employability skills and develop attributes and behaviours which enable them to progress towards education, training and employment and self managed recovery.  Coordinating and delivering a range of bespoke learning opportunities, you will be responsible for ensuring that participants achieve maximum benefit from their time at the Foyer.  

You will have good IT skills, knowledge of job search, CV development and employability skills and experience in delivering accredited learning, e.g. City & Guilds.    You will be able to demonstrate flexibility and resilience when faced with challenging situations plus the ability and desire to keep clients at the centre of decision making, demonstrating and promoting a solutions focused attitude.  You will engage and work with a range of local employers, training providers and education providers to create and access opportunities for people.  We are also interested in other skills or interests that you can bring to the role.  

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.   

Please click here to read the job description. 

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Loraine Stephen on 01224 252362 or 07876860562  

Development Coach - Outreach (Central Aberdeenshire)

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

Hours: 36.25 per week 

Location: Central Aberdeenshire 

Closing Date: 23 June 2017

We are looking for a new member of the team who will motivate and engage proactively 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 strengths based employability assessments with clients as well as ensure 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 cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders including other services and agencies in Aberdeenshire to support positive outcomes. 

At the Foyer we believe 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.   

Please click here to see the Job Description.

To apply for this post or to request further information please email HR@aberdeenfoyer.comoach - Foyer Futures (Fixed Term until 31 March 2018)

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

Periodically we are looking for new Board members.  We currently have no vacancies on the Board but please do check for future opportunities.