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Participation Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £24,457
  • throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th October 2020

  • Advertised from 14th October 2020
  • Fixed term until 31 August 2021. Full-time – 36 hours
  • Ref: PO1020


We are currently recruiting a Participation Office to provide maternity cover for nine months. This is a full time (36 hours per week) role to support the delivery of a new project under the European Union’s Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF).

The overall goal of the project is to ensure Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) across Scotland are effectively integrated into Scottish Society and are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met. As such you will be working closely with our partner organisation (Aberlour) as well as refugee-led organisations, other 3rd Sector and Private Sector organisations, to deliver UASC integration activities (e.g. youth conferences, inclusive democratic activities, volunteering opportunities etc.).

We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with children and young people.

Since you will be working with vulnerable children and young people, PVG registration is essential.

In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills both face to face and electronic, flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Good team working skills are essential as you will be often operating remotely from the project, your manager and your colleagues.

The contracted hours of work are to be worked over seven days and may involve evening and weekend work. You will, however, be expected to work such hours as are required for the efficient and conscientious discharge of your duties and responsibilities for which a system of flexi-time applies to this role.

The role is a national role requiring travel to designated areas throughout Scotland for which travel expenses will be paid. A valid driving license and a car are therefore essential.

Application notes

Closing Date: 28 October 2020 at 23.59

Interviews: expected to be 11th November 2020.

Application packs are available on our website:

Completed applications should be emailed to by the closing date of 28 October 2020

Please note that feedback can only be provided to applicants who reach the interview stage.

This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.

Scottish Refugee Council is working towards being an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex and sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership status.

Scottish Refugee Council is a Registered Charity. Charity Number: SC008639

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