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The Welcoming Befriending Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,578
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th August 2019

  • Advertised from 23rd July 2019
  • (SJC Salary Scale SP28) Salary under review. 36 hours (Post funded for three years until 31 July 2022)


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 the Welcoming Friendship befriending programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. This programme aims to help newcomers to Edinburgh 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 at The Welcoming Association. All successful candidates must be a member or have Protecting Vulnerable Groups Certificate before the job can be offered.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role please contact our Director Tesfu Gessesse on 0131 346 8577 or by emailing

Closing date Friday 9th August 2019.

An application pack is available for download below.

All applications should be sent to