The Welcoming Association
The Welcoming Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC041952

The Welcoming Association exists to welcome, orientate and assist migrant and refugee communities in Edinburgh. We currently provide English language classes, employability workshops and social and cultural integration opportunities on a free of charge, immediate start basis to over 1000 migrants and refugees from 60 different countries each year.


Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

The Welcoming Association is a Charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.

We are seeking three new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive city of Edinburgh. The current Board and staff are a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to open up the opportunity for several new Board Members.

People from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and refugee and immigrant communities are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those with private sector/social enterprise/social research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board.

The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and once a year has a stand-alone retreat to reflect on our work and set strategy and plans for the coming year. Additional opportunities to support the Welcoming’s staff and community on specific areas of interest and priority are also available depending on the Board Member’s interests and experience.

We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:

Experience

  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation and exercising strong people management skills
  • Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
  • Migrant and refugee issues and experience
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • National and local voluntary sector, government and statutory bodies
  • Human resource management
  • Communications and marketing
  • Quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation
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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Part time Finance and HR Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,371 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th May 2020

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of The Welcoming Association and provide support for migrants and refugees in Edinburgh. The Finance and HR Manager will work closely with the Director, Befriending and Greener Future Project Managers. The role holder will also provide The Welcoming staff with efficient finance and human resources support and will manage the part-time receptionist/administrator on a day-to-day basis.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.

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This vacancy has now closed

Communications Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2020

Reporting directly to the Director of the Association, this role is responsible for maintaining, developing and delivering the Association’s, communications and social media strategies and activities.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.

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This vacancy has now closed

Part-time Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th July 2020

Reporting directly to the Befriending Programme Manager, the part-time Volunteer Coordinator will be working closely with the ESOL Coordinator, 'Welcoming a Greener Future' (WAGF)team, and other Project Coordinators to ensure best volunteer management practices across the association.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.

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