"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: 

• 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.

Development Coach - Foyer Futures (Fixed Term until 31 March 2018)

Development Coach - Foyer Futures

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

Full time: 36.25 hours

Based in: Aberdeen with occasional Aberdeenshire visits 

Providing opportunities for achieving potential

Foyer Futures works with young people of secondary school age who are facing difficulties in their lives and have become disengaged from education (or perhaps statutory services). 

Our service is guided by the absolute belief that it is a person’s unique strengths and capabilities that will determine their journey as well as define who they are – not their limitations.

The young people participating in Foyer Futures will rediscover lost aspirations and develop new ones. They will be able to decide the changes they want to make in their lives to reach their goals.  They will decide what support they require and which activities will help them achieve this. 

We offer young people the Skills, Resources and Opportunities to take the next steps in their learning journey. As a result they often return to formal education or improve their current attainment level, achieving more formal qualifications. 

Our approach is needs-led, building a bespoke and individual service around the needs and aspirations of each individual in a safe and welcoming environment.  We use practical engagement tools; working one to one with young people, collaborating with families and schools, taking time to listen, building relationships, encouraging re-engagement, increasing attendance and maximising training opportunities.   

Are you a person who can commit to working with young people to achieve this?  If yes you could be the person we are looking for?  Training and support will be offered to enhance and develop skills if needed.

Please click here to see the Job Description

Closing date for applications: 23 May 2017

Interview date: Monday 29 May 2017

Development Coach - Foyer REACH (fixed term) based in Peterhead

Development Coach – Foyer REACH (Recovery, Employability, Achievement, Challenge, Hope)

Salary £22,287.07 pa  Full-time: 36.25 hours

Based in Peterhead with occasional programme delivery in Ellon

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 see the Job Description.

Closing date: Friday 19 May

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 the Foyer would be delighted to hear from you. (

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.