Aberdeen Foyer
Aberdeen Foyer

Charity registered in Scotland SC023655

The Foyer is a charitable organisation supporting people in the North East of Scotland towards independent living, learning and work.

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Foyer Impact and Evaluation Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,211 – £30,455
  • Home based and in Foyer locations in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions
  • Closing 12th April 2021

Aberdeen Foyer is looking for an innovative and perceptive individual to join our team as Impact and Evaluation Manager. Initially, this role will be home-based however it is envisaged you will work from our Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire offices when able.

As the Impact and Evaluation Manager, you will be tasked with ensuring that we can articulate and evaluate our impact, demonstrating the social value of our work. This role is key to shaping the future of The Foyer and will see you working with colleagues across the organisation to roll out the Foyer’s impact recording system making sure the impact and evaluation insight is used to drive service improvement and innovation.

You will help to create an evidence-based culture, embedding evaluation into service development and delivery. Combining social impact measurements, you will help us to balance strategic needs with real-world frontline work and will ensure that we have robust data to support our message and drive data-driven decision making.

If you have impact and evaluation experience and a range of skills to ensure you can hit the ground running and make a real difference to our organisation, this is the ideal role in which to advance your career and we would love to hear from you.

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Learning, Insights and Communications Lead

  • Part time
  • £29,323 pro-rata
  • Role can be carried out remotely and in Aberdeen in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Established in 1995, the Foyer is a charitable organisation supporting people in the North East of Scotland towards independent living, learning and work. The Foyer supports young people and adults to deal with, and move on from, tough situations including homelessness, unemployment, mental illness and poverty. We start with people’s strengths, supporting them to build their confidence, develop their talents and make real and lasting change in their lives by:

  • providing young people who are homeless or at risk a safe place to stay
  • supporting people who are unemployed to learn new skills and move into work
  • engaging people through education and learning opportunities
  • supporting positive mental health and wellbeing

We deliver joined up services offering supported housing, learning, training, counselling, employment support and health improvement initiatives for young people and adults.

About Reboot Programme

Reboot uses a collective impact approach to improving outcomes with vulnerable learners in secondary education. It’s a four-year initiative which kicked off in March 2019, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Through this initiative Aberdeen Foyer is one of a number of agencies working collaboratively to improve and better enable young people who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging from secondary education. The purpose of Reboot is to improve attainment levels and transition to sustained, positive destinations for more young people. We are in Year 2 of the initiative and have a good level of engagement from key stakeholders. The project is at a critical stage of development and requires focused capacity to support its full impact.

Why we need this role?

We are looking for a multi-talented, multi-skilled individual with an inquisitive mindset who enjoys using creative and innovative solutions. The Reboot programme uses a collective impact approach underpinned by systems thinking. A key part of this is empowering communities and sharing narratives and perspectives. We are looking for someone to collate people’s stories, draw insights from them and share learning to inform systems change.

Reboot is at a pivotal moment; we are half-way through our four-year project. It is an exciting time to get involved and we are open to new ideas. The pandemic has increased opportunities for change and increased the momentum around improving outcomes for young people. As part of this we need to build our ‘brand identity’ to increase awareness of our programme and build on that momentum. Alongside sharing stories from key stakeholders with decision makers, we also need someone who can celebrate Reboot’s story and share successes and learning to inspire and motivate change.

About You

You’ll be a natural storyteller and enjoy using a wide range of platforms to share stories, including but not limited to websites, newsletters and social media platforms. You’ll have creative and digital skills that enable you to explore a wide range of communication methods such as visual methods (posters, videos), verbal (presentation, podcasts) and written (newsletters, social media platforms). Please note we have support from Foyer Graphics. We are looking for imagination and creativity with our communication, we can meet the technical skills elsewhere if needed. Experience supporting others to create communications content is desirable.

Core Attributes and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

Learning

  • Working with our Youth and Engagement Lead to gain the narratives from young people and communities to understand how they experience policies on the ground.
  • Supporting working groups to gain insights and learning which they can act on.
  • Identifying ways to promote a culture of learning within our partner organisations and internally.
  • Participating in reflective team sessions to promote internal learning.
  • Supporting the design and delivery of research projects.

Insights

  • Drawing insights from meetings with stakeholders, young people and decision makers and presenting these in a creative and accessible way.
  • Working with the Reboot team to use qualitative analysis techniques to draw insights from people’s stories.

Communications

  • Sharing narratives in a way that draws insights and highlights key concerns for young people and communities.
  • Working with our Youth and Engagement leader to support communication between young people, communities and working groups.
  • Identifying ways to continuously improve communications between Reboot’s partners to
  • promote collective impact.
  • Creating content for and managing Reboot website and social media platforms.
  • Create engaging and innovative ways to share narratives and perspectives between partner organisations.
  • Building the project’s ‘brand-identity’ and promoting the programme to build momentum.

Person Specification

Qualifications

  • Degree educated or significant professional experience.

Essential Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Creative, organized, enthusiastic individual.
  • Understand the importance of narratives and why storytelling matters.
  • Experience carrying out life history or chronology work.
  • Able to translate complex and sensitive narratives into easily accessible stories.
  • Analytical mindset.
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident adapting communication style to suit a range of communication needs.
  • Confident working with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience using a wide range of communication tools aimed at a range of audiences.
  • A natural team worker.
  • Competent IT skills and digital awareness.
  • Compassionate and able to empathize with people’s life experiences.

Desirable Experience, Skills and Attributes

  • Experience in coproduction and codesign with community groups.
  • Using creative ways to work remotely in an engaging manner.
  • An understanding of qualitative research methods and analysis.

Reporting to: Programme Lead

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Foyer Futures Youth Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,632 – £27,090
  • Home based and in Foyer locations in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Aberdeen Foyer has a great opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career, possibly take a step up into management whilst retaining frontline delivery. As part of the Foyer Futures team, the role requires someone who loves to build relationships based on honesty, compassion and trust. We are seeking an excellent communicator, someone who is comfortable in multi-agency settings, able to communicate with young people and their families, as well as providing clarity for their own team through great line management. Collaboration and a flexible mindset is essential to this role, supporting partnership working and the Team Leader to nurture positive teamwork across the wider Foyer Futures team.

We are looking for someone who is motivated, organised and comfortable working autonomously and being part of the wider team. You will be solutions focused and most of all, you will be passionate about believing in young people, seeing their potential and investing in them to achieve their goals.

As coordinator at Foyer Futures, you will work alongside the Team Leader providing a vital role in supporting and line managing a small number of Development Coaches working across a variety of contracts plus managing a caseload working directly with young people and making a difference to their lives. You will support the Team Leader in day-to-day operations including contract management, ensuring resources are in place and young people have what they need to succeed. You will support the collection of data, recording and reporting for funders and partner agencies and represent the Foyer as appropriate.

A key aspect of the role will be working in partnership with the Fitlike Hubs service across Aberdeen, collaborating with partners from a variety of public and third sector services to provide support for family wellbeing. You will be responsible for line managing a small team, receive and assess referrals and manage your team’s caseload.

If you have the experience and range of skills mentioned, to ensure you can hit the ground running and make a real difference to our organisation, this is the ideal role in which to advance your career and we would love to hear from you.

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Foyer REACH Development Coach

  • Full time
  • £22,182 – £24,416
  • Banff
  • Closing 17th February 2022

Aberdeen Foyer is on a mission to end poverty and prevent youth homelessness in North East Scotland – can you help?

We believe no young person should experience unemployment and if they do, it is rare, brief, and non-recurrent. We are looking for people who bring compassion, energy, who go the extra mile and believe in young people and their amazing potential.

As Development Coach you will engage flexibly with young people to build trusting and respectful relationships with them, understand their strengths and challenges and how the whole team can support them most effectively.

You’ll be an empathic person, able to understand and respond to the needs of young people as they navigate through a challenging time in their lives. You will support them through one-to-one sessions and a variety of other ways to develop their confidence and resilience as individuals and help them move to a positive independent future. You will be solutions focused and able to remain calm and show initiative when faced with challenging situations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and organised individual who can hit the ground running to join our expanding Foyer team supporting young people to thrive in their local community.

If you have the experience and skills mentioned and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and our organisation, this is the ideal role, and we would love to hear from you.

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Foyer Housing Development Coach

  • Full time
  • £22,182 – £24,416
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th February 2022

Aberdeen Foyer is on a mission to end poverty and prevent youth homelessness in North East Scotland – can you help?

We believe no young person should experience homelessness and if they do, it is rare, brief, and non-recurrent. We are looking for people who bring compassion, energy, who go the extra mile and believe in young people and their amazing potential.

As Development Coach you will engage flexibly with young people to build trusting and respectful relationships with them, understand their strengths and challenges and how the whole team can support them most effectively.

You’ll be an empathic person, able to understand and respond to the needs of young people as they navigate through a challenging time in their lives. You will support them through one-to-one sessions and a variety of other ways to develop their confidence and resilience as individuals and help them move to a positive independent future. You will be solutions focused and able to remain calm and show initiative when faced with challenging situations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and organised individual who can hit the ground running to join our expanding Foyer team supporting young people to thrive in their local community.

If you have the experience and skills mentioned and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and our organisation, this is the ideal role, and we would love to hear from you.

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Foyer Housing Skills Coach

  • Part time
  • £19,191 – £22,182 pro-rata
  • Banff and surrounding areas
  • Closing 2nd March 2022

Aberdeen Foyer is on a mission to end poverty and prevent youth homelessness in North East Scotland – can you help?

We believe no young person should experience homelessness and if they do, it is rare, brief, and non-recurring. We are looking for people who bring compassion, energy, who go the extra mile and believe in young people and their amazing potential.

As Youth Skills Coach you will engage flexibly with young people building trusted relationships, understand their strengths and challenges and how the whole team can support them most effectively.

You will be able to respond to the needs of young people as they navigate through a challenging time in their lives. You will support to develop their confidence and resilience as individuals and help them move to a positive independent future. You will be solutions focused and able to work under pressure, managing multiple tasks whilst remaining positive and focussed.

This is an excellent opportunity for a compassionate individual to join our expanding Foyer team. We recognise you may not have all the skills and experience needed and we offer training to support you learn and develop what is required.

If you want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and our organisation, we would love to hear from you.

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Foyer Communities Development Coach

  • Full time
  • £22,182
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 8th March 2022

Aberdeen Foyer is on a mission to end poverty and prevent youth homelessness in North East Scotland – can you help?

We believe no young person should experience unemployment and if they do, it is rare, brief, and non-recurrent. We are looking for people who bring compassion, energy, who go the extra mile and believe in young people and their amazing potential.

As Development Coach you will engage flexibly with young people to build trusting and respectful relationships with them, understand their strengths and challenges and how the whole team can support them most effectively.

You’ll be an empathic person, able to understand and respond to the needs of young people as they navigate through a challenging time in their lives. You will support them through one-to-one sessions and a variety of other ways to develop their confidence and resilience as individuals and help them move to a positive independent future. You will be solutions focused and able to remain calm and show initiative when faced with challenging situations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and organised individual who can hit the ground running to join our expanding Foyer team supporting young people to thrive in their local community.

If you have the experience and skills mentioned and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and our organisation, this is the ideal role, and we would love to hear from you.

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Foyer Nightstop Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,632 – £27,090
  • Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, involves outreach support across local communities requiring clean driving license & access to vehicle.
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Aberdeen Foyer is on a mission to end poverty and prevent youth homelessness in North East Scotland – can you help?

We believe no young person should experience homelessness and if they do, it is rare, brief, and non-recurring. We offer an exciting opportunity to join #Teamfoyer and lead a strategic new initiative.

Foyer Nightstop service provides young people with emergency and/or respite accommodation in volunteers’ own homes for short periods of time giving young people a safe place to regroup and plan their housing options.

As Foyer Nightstop Coordinator you will be involved in the set-up, implementation, and promotion of this brand-new service across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, engaging flexibly and enthusiastically with young people, recruiting, and supporting community hosts and building trusted relationships across Foyer Youth Housing Services. Overall, you will be a Nightstop advocate; persistent, persuasive and committed to seeking out new opportunities to promote the service and its benefits.

This is an excellent opportunity for a compassionate, enthusiastic, and tenacious individual who will go the extra mile and believe in young people and their amazing potential. Training and ongoing support will be available.

If you want to make a real difference to the lives of young people in the North East of Scotland, we would love to hear from you.

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Roadwise Business Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,343 – £26,735
  • Remote and/or Hybrid, with office space available in Aberdeen
  • Closing 12th May 2022

We are looking for an organised, excellent communicator with a track record in collaborating with multiple stakeholders to join Roadwise as our new Business Coordinator.

About us

At Roadwise Driver Training, we support improved road safety skills of all who learn and train with Roadwise. Roadwise Driver Training is a social enterprise providing driver development training and coaching throughout the UK through a network of franchised and contracted Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs).

We provide a range of driver development training for people wanting to learn to drive and for company employees and individuals who want to improve their driving safety levels. We also deliver training and support for those who have, or wish to have, a career as a driving instructor. We are committed to improving the driving skills, behaviours, and road safety awareness of all who train with us, supporting our clients to develop attitudes that improve their own safety and that of other road users. To find out more about Roadwise and the services we offer, please click here.

Roadwise Driver Training CIC is a social enterprise and is wholly owned by Aberdeen Foyer. As a Community Interest Company, profits generated by Roadwise are used to support the work of Aberdeen Foyer in ending the cycle of poverty and prevention of youth homelessness.

The Foyer has always taken an entrepreneurial approach and operates social enterprises as a way of generating income, raising awareness of what we do and creating work and training opportunities for people who need our services. At the Foyer we value seeing the person and their potential, building trusting relationships based on honesty, compassion, and respect. We value curiosity and a drive to learn as well as commitment to go the extra mile and never give up. To find out more about the Foyer, please click here.

About the Role

As Business Coordinator, you will manage and coordinate all aspects of sales, delivery logistics and marketing of driver training services. You will target corporate and learner markets and coordinate all queries and will work in close collaboration with Roadwise driving instructors across Northeast Scotland to ensure healthy pipeline and effective allocation of pupils.

You will respond to UK wide corporate enquiries identifying solutions to client’s driver training needs, issuing sales proposals and quotations in a timely and professional manner. You will maintain and improve administrative systems driving operational efficiency. You will be able to nurture good communication with all Roadwise franchised driving instructors and coordinate monthly meetings. You will lliaise with Aberdeen Foyer’s Finance team to ensure smooth financial administration, and with Aberdeen Foyer’s Communications Manager to coordinate digital marketing plus content creation and management of Roadwise social media platforms and website.

About You

The successful candidate will be proactive and highly organised, resourceful, and self-motivated. You will be skilled at prioritising and managing competing demands; retaining great attention to detail. You will be committed to ‘getting things done’ and will be results orientated. and you will enjoy and take pride in delivering a great customer experience. You will be a confident communicator in both verbal and written form and most of all, will be solutions focussed.

The role will suit candidates who have a Business Administration or relevant qualification and/or customer service/commercial experience, and who can communicate with all levels of company representatives and stakeholders.

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Team Leader - Foyer Futures

  • Full time
  • £28,618 – £32,211
  • Marywell Centre, Marywell Street, Aberdeen with opportunity for remote and/or flexible working
  • Closing 15th July 2022

We believe every young person has hidden talents, skills, interests, hopes and aspirations for the future. At Foyer Futures we help young people to think creatively about the lives they want for themselves, removing barriers to progress and developing the skills they need for creating their own positive future. We engage and support young people, using practical youth centered approaches and tools, working one-to-one, taking time to listen, build relationships and encourage and motivate their aspirations and engagement with training and learning opportunities.

We are seeking a passionate and driven individual to join us as Team Leader of Foyer Futures, supporting our Foyer Futures Service Manager.

As Team Leader, you will have operational oversight of our service contracts and will actively work to promote the highest standards and quality in Foyer services. You will ensure that young people’s views are incorporated into all aspects of service development and delivery, and ensure services are client focused in their approach. You will work in partnership and collaborate with colleagues and partners to maximise outcomes for young people, the team, and Aberdeen Foyer. You will be responsible for the line management and support of a team of Development Coaches, nurturing talent, and monitoring and evaluating their performance.

This role requires someone with great organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a wide-ranging workload with competing priorities. We are seeking an excellent communicator, someone who is comfortable in multi-agency settings. Collaboration and a flexible mindset are essential to this role, supporting partnership working to ensure positive teamwork across the Foyer Futures team.

You will be proactive, driven, and comfortable working both autonomously and part of the wider team. You will be experienced in leading, motivating and developing a team and will have a passion for supporting young people and providing an excellent service. You will be solutions focused and most of all, you will believe in young people, see their potential, and invest in them to achieve the very best for their futures.

The role will involve being present in the local area of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, however we trust our staff to do the best job possible and so the role offers autonomy and an opportunity to be flexible.

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Fundraising Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,904 – £28,618
  • Able to work from home and across various locations in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 10th August 2022

Aberdeen Foyer’s vision is for everyone to have a safe place to call home and what they need to thrive. We are on a mission to end poverty and prevent youth homelessness. We do this by supporting young people and adults across Northeast Scotland discover their potential, transform their lives, and shape their own positive futures.

Aberdeen Foyer is looking for a passionate, driven and creative individual to join us as a Fundraising Co-ordinator, supporting our Funding Manager. Working with colleagues across the Foyer you will engage, inspire, and collaborate with individuals, communities, and businesses to deliver fundraising initiatives and events to support achieving key fundraising targets.

You will be able to build positive relationships locally with individuals, businesses, groups, and associations and maintain these with thank you letters, updates, and invitations to events. You will be a compelling storyteller, able to motivate and influence others through presentations, conversations, and formal and informal written formats. You will understand the needs and motivations of fundraising volunteers and oversee volunteering opportunities for fundraising, and you will be able to track and report income for all fundraising activities. You will help us to increase our online presence and expand on our use of social media platforms to raise our profile within the community and meet our fundraising targets.

Fundraising allows us to add the sparkle to our services, to innovate and be agile in creating opportunities that meet people’s needs and aspirations. We are seeking someone who is passionate about the work of Aberdeen Foyer, our mission and our values and takes pride in delivering a great experience.

We would love if you can bring fundraising experience to the role, however we appreciate the role also may suit someone who is starting out in their career or wants to use their existing skills in a different way. The role will involve being present in the local area of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. We trust our staff to do the best job possible and so the role offers autonomy and an opportunity to be creative.

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