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

Energy Advice Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,935 pro-rata
  • 20/1 Westfield Avenue, EH11 2TT
  • Closing 30th September 2022

Background information

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. We won the 2021 Ashden Award for Greener Communities, and three of our volunteers also won prestigious prizes at the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021.

Purpose of the role

The Energy Advice Coordinator will hold overall responsibility for The Welcoming’s Home Energy programme, funded through the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme. The two-year project aims to tackle and prevent fuel poverty and associated risks by providing free and impartial home energy advice and support to New Scots households in Edinburgh.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Additional information

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

The post holder’s base location will be The Welcoming’s office on 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT. The role will also involve visiting service users’ homes in the Edinburgh area to carry out home energy visits.

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Befriending Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,763
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

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 post holder will be responsible for managing the Welcoming Friendship befriending programme, which Henry Smith Improving Lives fund and Community Fund Scotland Improving Lives grants up until August 2022.

The Welcoming Friendship programme aims to help newcomers to Edinburgh make connections, develop friendships with local people, and assist with integrating into their new community.

The Befriending Manager will hold overall responsibility for the ‘Welcoming Friendship’ programme.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association. The successful candidate must either hold a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) certificate for adults or be willing to obtain this within three months after commencement of employment.

The programme is currently in its third year, and it is funded until August 2022. However, as the Befriending Programme is one of our primary services, there is a high possibility of continuing beyond August 2022. Staff reporting to this post: Two permanent and up to 4 sessional workers. Reports to: Director of The Welcoming Association.

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Part-time Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,535 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

Reporting to: The Welcoming Director or a senior member of staff.

Purpose of the role

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of The Welcoming Association and provide support for New Scots and refugees in Edinburgh. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the Welcoming Health and Well-being programme which is funded by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board Grant Programme until March 2022.

Reporting directly to the Director or a senior member of staff the part-time Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will be working closely to organise and deliver walking, jogging, cycling, swimming and other health-related physical activities to isolated New Scots and refugees in Edinburgh.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association. The successful candidate must either hold a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) certificate for adults, or must be willing to obtain this within three months after commencement of employment.

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Friendship Group Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £24,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2021

Are you an experienced and approachable group facilitator?

Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to improving the wellbeing of newcomers arriving in Edinburgh?

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of The Welcoming Association and provide support for New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants) who are making Edinburgh their home. The Friendship Group Facilitator will work within the ‘Welcoming Friendship’ programme, funded by Henry Smith and National Lottery Community Fund Scotland.

As a group facilitator, you will plan and deliver online and face-to-face group sessions that enable newcomers to make connections and develop friendships with local people, assisting with their integration to their new communities.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association. The successful candidate must either hold a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) certificate for adults or be willing to obtain this within three months after commencement of employment.

This post is only open to female applicants, as specified under Schedule 9 Part I of the Equality Act 2010.

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Part-time Admin and HR Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,700 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th January 2022

Reporting to: The Welcoming Director.

Responsible for:Part-time Handyman.

Staff reporting to this post:one part time handyman

The purpose of this post is to work very closely with the Director and provide support to The Welcoming staff by providing an efficient and effective administration, HR, and managing the part-time handyman.

The Welcoming is a charity dedicated to supporting New Scots (refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants) to feel at home in Edinburgh. We support New Scots to learn English, find jobs and access local services, offering opportunities for friendship, sustainable living, creativity, and health and wellbeing.

Additional information

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

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Part-time Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,353 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th February 2022

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of The Welcoming Association and provide support for New Scots and refugees in Edinburgh. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the Welcoming Health and Well-being programme which is funded by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board Grant Programme until March 2023.

Reporting directly to the Director or a senior member of staff the part-time Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will be working closely with the Welcoming a Greener Future and Befriending Programme Managers to organise and deliver walking, jogging, cycling, swimming and other health-related physical activities to isolated New Scots in Edinburgh.

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association. The successful candidate must either hold a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) certificate for adults, or must be willing to obtain this within three months after commencement of employment.

Reporting to: The Welcoming Director or a senior member of staff.

Staff reporting to this post: None

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th February 2022

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. We won the 2021 Ashden Award for Greener Communities, and three of our volunteers also won prestigious prizes at the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking several new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive City of Edinburgh. People with lived experience as asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also seeking individuals with private sector, social enterprise, and/or research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board, and would particularly welcome applications from people with experience and skills in media, communications and fundraising.

What are we offering?

You will have the opportunity to join a reputable organisation with a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If this is your first time becoming a Trustee, we have the system to bring you up to speed. For experienced Trustees, you have the opportunity to make Scotland a better country and improve the lives of New Scots in Edinburgh by contributing your innovative ideas for change and the growth of the organisation.

The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and additionally holds a stand-alone strategy meeting once a year 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.

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Community Capacity Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,141 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Reporting to: The Welcoming Director

Line Management Responsibilities: N/A

Duration of Project: 1st April 2022 - September 2024

Background information

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. We won the 2021 Ashden Award for Greener Communities, and three of our volunteers also won prestigious prizes at the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this post is to deliver the ‘Enhance New Scots’ project from April 2022 to September 2024. The project aims to help the Welcoming Association’s New Scot service users find employment or start businesses that match their skills and talents. The project also helps New Scots service users to build social networks and participate in their local communities. It will achieve this through a focussed programme of activities including workshops, coaching, language support, facilitated networking and relationship building.

Additional information

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

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Young New Scots Employment and Entrepreneurial Skills Advisor

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. We won the 2021 Ashden Award for Greener Communities, and three of our volunteers also won prestigious prizes at the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021.

Purpose of the role

This postholder will work in partnership with Project Scotland to deliver the ‘Inspire’ project from October 2022 to March 2024. The project aims to help Young New Scots (18-30 years old) by providing self-management and social intelligence classes, volunteering opportunities and mentoring. The project will support 100 individuals over 18 months.

Additional information

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

Although the project will work in partnership with Project Scotland, which has a base in Dundee, the post holder will work from The Welcoming’s office on 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT.

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