"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 forms below and email to: 

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


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 Positions available - click job title for details 



Development Coach - Foyer Futures (Aberdeen)

Providing opportunities for achieving potential

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Location: Marywell Centre, Aberdeen

Salary: £20,661 - £22,658.00 (salary is dependent on qualifications, experience and breadth of role)

Closing Date:  Friday 3 August 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 9 August 2018

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 read Job Description.

To apply for the post please submit your CV or fill in an Application form and email

Development Coach - IMPACT (Part-time)

(fixed term to March 2019 – although this may be extended to March 2021 if funding is available)

Hours: 25 hours per week
Location: North Aberdeenshire
Salary: £14,248.97 to £15,626.21 (Depending on experience and qualifications)
Closing date: Friday 20 July 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 1 August 2018

Aberdeen Foyer’s Impact Project – “A Time to Flourish”

Are you passionate about enabling others to find their voice and take the lead in exploring ways to manage their long term mental health condition on their own terms? Do you understand the vital importance of sustainable community connections to health and wellbeing?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Aberdeen Foyer’s Impact project. The Impact project provides a comprehensive programme of support for adults living with long term mental health conditions - to move them from a state of dependence and isolation to one of effective self-management of their condition.

The programme aims to aid recovery and wellbeing and enhance the ability to cope with everyday life – thus enabling the fulfilment of aspirations and potential.

We seek a well organised, calm, solution focussed person who believes in self-management and who will bring out the best qualities in all who get involved. The ability to welcome, encourage and motivate people is essential. This role requires the ability to promote self-management to all key stakeholders across North Aberdeenshire, welcome and encourage new referrals to engage with the project, enable group participants to identify their dreams, hopes and aspirations and go on to develop the skills required to turn these into a reality. The successful applicant will have a clear understanding of the benefits to health and wellbeing of well established, sustainable, community-based connections. They will be a good communicator with the knowledge and ability to source community activities, further education opportunities and volunteering/ employment possibilities and the skills and enthusiasm required to support group members in their onward journey. A well organised approach to data collection and reporting is essential.

Our perfect development coach:
· Has relevant work experience supporting individuals with long term mental health conditions
· Has a sunny disposition, welcoming and friendly
· Is non-judgmental, accepting, open minded and flexible
· Is a good communicator
· Can enable others to identify, set and achieve their goals
· Is good at dealing with difficult situations whilst ensuring that everyone feels safe
· Has a good understanding of boundaries
· Is genuine and empathic

If you would like further information or an informal chat, please contact: -

Brenda McGinlay
Tel: 01224 259910
Mob: 07944057437

Please click here to read the Job Description.

Applications should be sent to HR@aberdeenfoyer.comDevelopment Coach

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


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.

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