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Wellbeing Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,840 – £23,660 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th August 2021

  • Advertised from 28th July 2021
  • 18 hrs per week


Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) was established to bring asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and the settled inhabitants of Glasgow together. Since 2001, we have been developing projects which support positive social change by investing in communities and providing a welcoming - and much-needed - safe and inclusive space with opportunities for collaboration and connection. Our main services include a user-led weekly programme of activities, which runs alongside regular learning opportunities, community events, advice clinics and outreach partnership projects coordinated across the city.

About the role:

The role will predominantly feed into the Human Rights & Wellbeing themes within our strategy, with the strategic goals to:

  • Provide advice, support and advocacy for asylum seekers and refugees, and promote empowerment through confidence building, learning, skills development, and voluntary opportunities, and to;
  • Take measures to combat racism and discrimination regarding race, religion, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in order to promote feelings of safety and belonging.

Additional strategic objectives include:

  • Providing opportunities for community participation and active citizenship
  • Placing service users’ needs at the heart of project development and implementation
  • Create an environment in which asylum seekers and refugees feel safe and supported
  • Awareness of the pre-migration trauma and poor mental wellbeing associated within the asylum process, when developing projects and activities
  • Build capacity in service users to address recovery from poor mental wellbeing
  • Encourage wellbeing through the provision of regular access to activities and opportunities in the outdoors
  • Maintain and develop strong community partnerships offering referrals and signposting to appropriate agencies to promote better community wellbeing
  • Raise awareness on the impact of multiple discriminations, and provide tailored spaces and activities for service users affected by them.

The postholder will be contributing positively to cross-team working within our vibrant organisation, where all ideas are valued, and innovation is encouraged. We are looking for someone with the interest to develop their skills as we take on new opportunities in fulfilling our strategic plan. The role represents an exciting opportunity for people with a real enthusiasm and commitment to improving wellbeing outcomes for communities in Glasgow.

Application notes

Please see the application pack below for further details about the role and how to apply.

The deadline for applying for this post is Friday 6th August at midday. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please note, CVs are not accepted.