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Befriending Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,931
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2020


  • Advertised from 21st August 2020
  • £26,931 per annum (inclusive of a 5% unsocial hours allowance) Fixed term until 31 December 2022

Role

Aberlour Guardianship Service supports unaccompanied asylum seeking or trafficked children and young people to understand their progress through the asylum system, feel supported through the process, access the help they need and make informed decisions based on the available options. We help refugee children and young people, and victims of trafficking who arrive in Scotland without their parents.

The children and young people we help in the Scottish Guardianship Service have been through unimaginable traumas. Now they must they cope with being apart from their families in a strange, new country. They also face language and cultural barriers. In addition, the welfare and immigration system is very complicated and it can be difficult for them to understand.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our expanding team. This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union. We are looking to recruit a full time Befriending Coordinator (based in Glasgow), working 37.5 hours per week. You could be this person!

Working alongside our Guardians, you will recruit, train and match volunteers with our young people. 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 holder may work out-of-hours, evenings and weekends to induct, train and support volunteers.

Application notes

If this sounds like a challenge you want to be part of then please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/workwithus where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. 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.

“This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.”

Applications to be returned by: noon on Monday 7 September 2020.

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