Scottish Refugee Council
Scottish Refugee Council

Charity registered in Scotland SC008639

Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity based in Glasgow. We provide help and advice services to refugees and people seeking asylum in Scotland and advocate on refugee issues. The organisation plays a leading role in Scotland and the UK in the development of policy, strategy and services to refugees.


Current vacancies

Programme Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,457 pro-rata
  • Remote and office based
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

We are looking for a creative and highly organised Programme Coordinator to work closely with our Arts and Cultural Development Officer in all aspects of planning, scheduling and delivering an ambitious range of events and projects. Supported by Comic Relief Change Makers, Cross Borders is a new three-year programme of arts and cultural activism, thematic events, mentoring, funding and collaborations for and with artists, activists and cultural practitioners from refugee and other migrant backgrounds. The programme aims to facilitate a peer solidarity network of practitioners, influence long term social change, increase professional and social connections, increase public awareness of refugee rights, and counter negative narratives around refugees and other migrants.

Through our arts and culture work, we advocate for the cultural rights of refugees and asylum seekers, where the right to creative expression, the right to participate in cultural life and the right to earn a living from artistic and cultural pursuits is widely recognised and supported across society. We work to support activists, artists and cultural practitioners with lived experience of seeking refugee protection, and who explore narratives of refugee-hood, migration and identity. We do this through listening, nurturing development, visibility and representation and collaborating and facilitating connections across the arts and culture sector in Scotland.

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Peer Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • Glasgow (temporarily remote working)
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

The project will build on previous social connections and integration research and link to the Scottish Refugee Council Integration Service. The project outcomes will focus on selecting, training and supporting volunteer peer to increase knowledge of and access to services with the aim to improve refugees’ access to services and knowledge of rights and entitlements.

In this role, you will be a vital member of the team working directly with peer volunteers on a one-to-one to support the delivery of a peer to peer project. You will provide support, information and guidance to peer volunteers to ensure delivery of an effective peer to peer project.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience of working with vulnerable groups and working with people whose first language is not English, as well as having knowledge of the peer to peer methods of learning and development. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills combined with an ability to work in a high-pressure situation in a rapidly changing environment. In addition, you will have to be able to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of IT systems.

You will be working with peers with lived experience of the asylum system, and working closely with the Housing Development Officer, other colleagues and partners to provide a peer to peer project, which complements our holistic service.

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Community Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,457 pro-rata
  • Perth (primarily working from home)
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

We are currently recruiting a part time Community Development Officer to join our Communities Team who work across Scotland. This role, based in Perth city will specifically, support the delivery of the Afghan Locally Employed Staff (LES) Relocation Scheme service for Perth and Kinross Council. The service will complement the work of the Local Authority and the Home Office and will ensure that people resettling in Perth & Kinross have the best possible introduction to life in this area.

We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills both face to face and electronic, be flexible and adaptable to meet evolving needs and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Bilingual in Dari and/or Pashto is desirable.

Working in the evening and weekends is occasionally required for this role.

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Humanitarian Integration Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,457 pro-rata
  • Dundee (primarily working from home)
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Scottish Refugee Council is an independent human rights charity that has been working with and supporting refugees, advocating for the rights since 1985.

We are looking for an experienced enthusiastic individual to support longer term integration of refugees settled in Dundee through providing one to one support to newly arrived refugee families. The post holder will report to the Senior Humanitarian Integration Support worker and work with the other support workers in providing welcome and orientation support and work with refugees to develop and co-produce person centred Integration plans capturing refugees’ goals and identify clear pathways to achieve these goals.

Your role in supporting the integration of new refugee families will include working directly with refugees, assessing needs, providing advice and advocacy, facilitating group work and support the learning of the service. You will work with a range of partners and organisations. In particular you will be working with Dundee partnership

You will be degree qualified or able to demonstrate relevant advice experience, understand issues affecting asylum seekers/refugees and it is essential that you are able to work with vulnerable groups in a sensitive manner. You will have a good command of English, the ability to write clear and concise case management notes, draft correspondence and reports, good ICT skills and have experience of working with groups. You will be able to work in high pressure situations and have effective interpersonal skills including an understanding of cultural differences.

This post will be subject to a PVG Registration and you will be working towards OISC registration.

You will be working from home initially, but face to face support in Dundee will be required.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,669 pro-rata
  • Home working
  • Closing 28th March 2021

Scottish Refugee Council Humanitarian Integration Services in Dundee is looking to recruit for an experienced Administrator.

Overall Job Purpose

To provide administrative support for the team based in Dundee and support project development to increase the efficiency of administrative systems and processes.

Key duties will include providing secretarial and administrative support for the team, undertaking and co-ordinating projects, events and providing effective database management.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Finance and Resources

  • Full time
  • £42,762 – £47,917
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th April 2021

Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity. We provide advice and support to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland and campaign for a fair and humane asylum system.

As a senior manager reporting to the Chief Executive, you will manage and oversee the delivery of effective and efficient internal financial and corporate services to support the activities of the organisation. The role is responsible for managing budgets, statutory accounts and reporting. The post holder is also responsible for the management and development of staff within the Finance, Corporate Service and Human Resources department.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA) with at least 3 years qualified experience of producing annual financial accounts and be able to present complex financial information clearly.

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