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Befriending Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,274
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 13th September 2019

  • Advertised from 27th August 2019
  • (inclusive of a 5% allowance)


Aberlour Befriending Service – Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

Aberlour, in partnership with the University of Stirling and with funding from the Social Innovation Fund which is supported by the European Social Fund and Scottish Government, are developing a new innovative befriending pilot service for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Scotland.

Unaccompanied children have a range of social needs including: social isolation, loneliness, poor mental health and integration. These are made more acute due to their separation from family, friends and communities. Befrienders can support the integration and interaction of these children with others in their new communities. They can help with language skills, build resilience through accessing social activities and provide consistent emotional support.

To help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for these vulnerable children we are looking for an experienced and dedicated worker to join the team on a short-term contract.

You will have demonstrable experience of supporting volunteers. You will have a good understanding of the issues facing children within the asylum-seeking process along with experience of developing and delivering training.

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8 and be driven to succeed.

Our 5% allowance recognises that the post holders may work out-of-hours, evenings and weekends to induct, train and support volunteers.

The contract is offered initially for 3 months to help backfill for another member of the team. We are hopeful that the successful applicant will have opportunities to remain with Aberlour due to further expansion work within the Glasgow area, details of which will be discussed at interview. Candidates may wish to consider a secondment arrangement.

Interviews are expected to be held 27th September 2019.

Application notes

If this sounds like a challenge you want to be part of then, please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on Friday 13th September 2019

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991