"Everyone needs a home, support and a springboard into independent living, learning and work. Some don’t have it. Aberdeen Foyer helps fill the gap."

The Foyer works to prevent and alleviate homelessness and unemployment in the North East of Scotland.

The Foyer makes a notable impact working to support and strengthen communities, addressing  the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality.  In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire people have improved education, health, skills and quality of life.  The Foyer has enabled people to work and realise their potential. The Foyer makes a difference.

The successful candidates will be passionate about contributing to their areas of involvement.

To apply for any of the vacancies 
please complete the three forms below and email to: 

• Job Application Form in Word format
• Ethnic Monitoring Form in Word format
• Conviction Declaration Form in Word format      

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Positions available - click job title for details 

IMPACT Project - Development Coach (Aberdeen)

Impact Project – “A Time to Flourish” 

Full Time Development Coach (fixed term to March 2019 – although this may be extended to March 2021 if funding is available)

Hours: 36.25

Location: Aberdeen

Closing date for applications Wednesday 21 March 2018 

Interviews will be held on Friday 30 March 2018 

Are you passionate about enabling others to find their voice and take the lead in exploring ways to manage their long term mental health condition on their own terms?  Do you understand the vital importance of sustainable community connections to health and wellbeing? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Foyer’s Impact project.  The Impact project provides a comprehensive programme of support for adults living with long term mental health conditions - to move them from a state of dependence and isolation to one of effective self-management of their condition. 

The programme aims to aid recovery and wellbeing and enhance the ability to cope with everyday life – thus enabling the fulfilment of aspirations and potential. 

We seek a well organised, calm, solution focussed person who believes in self-management and who will bring out the best qualities in all who get involved.  The ability to welcome, encourage and motivate people is essential. This role requires the ability to promote self-management to all key stakeholders across Aberdeen City, welcome and encourage new referrals to engage with the project, enable group participants to identify their dreams, hopes and aspirations and go on to develop the skills required to turn these into a reality.  

The successful applicant will have a clear understanding of the benefits to health and wellbeing of well established, sustainable, community-based connections.  They will be a good communicator with the knowledge and ability to source community activities, further education opportunities and volunteering/ employment possibilities and the skills and enthusiasm required to support group members in their onward journey.  A well organised approach to data collection and reporting is essential. 

Our perfect Development Coach: 

  • Has relevant work experience supporting individuals with long term mental health conditions
  • Has a sunny disposition, welcoming and friendly
  • Is non-judgmental, accepting, open minded and flexible
  • Is a good communicator
  • Can enable others to identify, set and achieve their goals
  • Is good at dealing with difficult situations whilst ensuring that everyone feels safe
  • Has a good understanding of boundaries
  • Is genuine and empathic  

Please click here to read the job description.

If you would like further information or an informal chat, please contact 

Brenda McGinlay, Team Leader, Foyer Health Team 

Tel:  01224 259910 

Mob:  07944057437 


To apply for this post, please email (see above for application details) 

Volunteer Minibus Drivers

Are you a qualified minibus driver? Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you committed to supporting services that benefit the community? Would you like to be part of a successful charitable organisation?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

As a volunteer minibus driver you will transport groups of young people to activities that support their personal and social development. A member of staff would accompany participants.

Many of our projects are of benefit to the community and assist participants to enhance their skills to progress to further education, other training or employment and to develop a sense of citizenship.

We have projects running throughout the year and would welcome applications from qualified minibus drivers who are able to give a few hours of their time each week or month or at specific times of the year.

Opportunities are available in Aberdeen City and North Aberdeenshire.

To apply, please complete the volunteer application form.

n.b. successful applicants will require to be disclosure checked

Volunteers needed

Do you have any time to give?

We all have skills, talents and experience which we could use to benefit others. There are lots of ways that you could get involved as a volunteer providing a vital contribution at the Foyer. 

If you are interested we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email


Board Membership

The Foyer Board currently has vacancies for new Members. Board Membership is voluntary. The Board meets 6 times a year usually during the evening. In addition the Board operates a Service Review Committee which Members are invited to join that meets 6 times a year. The Board also established a Staff Consultative Committee.

The Board reviews the skills and experience of Board Membership from time to time and seeks to recruit new members who will complement the existing skill sets of the Membership. At this time the Board is particularly interested in individuals who have legal, accountancy, public sector/service, publicity/marketing experience.

For further information and informal discussion please contact Ken Milroy, Chief Executive and Company Secretary, to whom applications may be submitted for consideration by the Board’s Membership Committee.

Contact through:

The Membership Committee considers any applications received and makes recommendations to the full Board on the appointment of any individuals.