Employment and Entrepreneurial Skills Advisor

  • Part time
  • £27,141 pro-rata
  • 20 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT Hybrid Working: Minimum three days from the office and one day from home
  • Closing 31st March 2023

  • Advertised from 17th March 2023
  • 28 hours per week (Pro rata salary: £21,110.00) Duration of Project: April 2023 – 31st May 2024


Background information

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works specifically with New Scots (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 April 2023 to May 2024. The project aims to help Young New Scots (18-35 years old) by providing self-management and social intelligence classes, volunteering opportunities and mentoring.

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.

Application notes

We particularly like to hear from applicants with lived experience as refugees, or experience working with refugees, asylum seekers, BAME people and vulnerable adults.

For any informal enquiries, please contact The Welcoming Association’s Director, Tesfu Gessesse, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday on 07495 902 144, or by emailing: tesfu@thewelcoming.org.uk

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Friday 31st March 2023.

Interviews will be held in person, where possible, on Tuesday 11th April 2023.

An application form is available for download below.

Please send applications to sophie@thewelcoming.org