"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
• Conviction Declaration Form in Word format      


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Positions available - click job title for details 


Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 (plus 21.5% pension contribution)
Closing Date: 12 noon, Wednesday 13th June 2018

“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”.

Aberdeen Foyer is a successful social enterprise working to support individuals in communities in the North East of Scotland.

Established in Aberdeen in 1995 in response to concerns about youth homelessness and unemployment, the Foyer has reached beyond its early focus and provides various services across the region.

The Foyer helps people build confidence and develop their skills and talents to make major and lasting changes in their lives: providing accommodation with support to former homeless and at risk young people; deliver linked up services - education, training, mentoring, counselling, employment support and health improvement initiatives to people of all ages.

The Foyer’s founding Chief Executive, Ken Milroy, is retiring after 22 years and the Foyer Board is looking for a truly exceptional person to take his place.

If you think you have the knowledge, skills, drive and ambition to lead this widely respected social enterprise into the future, then we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Wednesday 13th June 2018

Interview Date: Monday 25th June 2018

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Aberdeen Foyer by Bruce Tait Associates. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.


Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Salary: £25,951 to £29,323 per annum

Location: Marywell Centre, Marywell Street, Aberdeen 

Closing date for applications Thursday 31 May  2018

Interview date: Wednesday 6 June 2018 (All day)

Providing opportunities for achieving potential, Foyer Futures works with young people of secondary school age who are facing difficulties in their lives and have become disengaged from education (or perhaps statutory services). 

Our service is guided by the absolute belief that it is a person’s unique strengths and capabilities that will determine their journey, as well as define who they are – not their limitations. The young people participating in Foyer Futures will rediscover lost aspirations and develop new ones. They will be able to decide the changes they want to make in their lives to reach their goals. They will decide what support they require and which activities will help them achieve this. We offer young people the Skills, Resources and Opportunities to take the next steps in their learning journey. As a result they often return to formal education or improve their current attainment level, achieving more formal qualifications.  

Our approach is needs-led, building a bespoke and individual service around the needs and aspirations of each individual in a safe and welcoming environment. We use practical engagement tools; working one to one with young people, collaborating with families and schools, taking time to listen, building relationships, encouraging re-engagement, increasing attendance and maximising training opportunities. 

Are you a person who can commit to leading a team working with young people to achieve this? If yes you could be the person we are looking for.

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

Kathleen Singer, Operations Manager

Tel:  01224 252367

Mob:  07815506524


Please click here to read the Job Description.

Or to apply for the post please submit your CV or fill in an Application form and email


Development Coach

Hours: 36.25 hours per week 

Location: Slains Court, Peterhead

Salary: £20,661 to £22,658 (Depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: Monday 2nd July 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 25th July 2018

A position has arisen in the Aberdeenshire Employability Team for a Development Coach who will be required to deliver employability skills support to individuals and group programmes which enable people to move towards and into employment, training or education. The role will require good IT skills, some knowledge of job search, CV development and employability skills. The right person for this post will be reliable, have good communication skills, the ability to engage and motivate people, be willing to be flexible to meet the needs of customers and be willing to learn. A driving license would be desirable. Our Development Coaches deliver a range of activities including assessment, developing and supporting individuals with their personal learning plans, delivering accredited and informal learning, employer engagement and support, arranging work placements and work tasters to a wide range of people.

Please click here to read the Job Description.

Or to apply for the post please submit your CV or fill in an Application form and email

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.