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The Foyer 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. 

Aberdeen Foyer offers an exciting, innovative environment to work in. There is a strong #TeamFoyer approach to finding solutions that work for the young people and adults who use our services.  For any position you need to be flexible, compassionate, tenacious and driven by the belief that everyone matters. 

We offer an agile working environment and work to ensure that all staff feel supported and have the opportunity to learn and grow in any role they take on. 

We are proud to be a Living Wage employer and uphold Fair Work practices including being family friendly.  

We are a Disability Confident employer and also hold the Healthy Working Lives silver award.

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

Job Application Form in Word format  

 Positions available - click job title for details  



Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Salary: £20,661 to £22,658 per annum

Location: Based in Fraserburgh

Closing date: Friday 6 March 2020 

You could be the person in the very privileged position to see the life changes which occur in young people as they progress through the Team programme. If you are our Team Leader in Fraserburgh, be prepared to be amazed! 

As Team Leader you will plan, recruit and directly manage a cycle of structured 12-week personal development programmes for a team of young people aged 16-25, some of whom may exhibit challenging behaviour. 

The programme is delivered by Aberdeen Foyer in partnership with Prince’s Trust Scotland and North East Scotland College. The Team programme includes a 5-day residential, team projects in the community, 2-week work experience placements and completion of PTQ (Prince’s Trust Qualification) & SQA units at National 4. 

An SVQ Level 3 or equivalent in training development, community learning or a related field is required, together with at least 2 years’ experience of working in a leadership role with young people. National 5 or equivalent in English is also essential for the post. 

You should possess excellent skills to motivate and inspire disaffected young people to achieve their potential. 

A willingness to work out with normal hours is essential.  

Please click here to read the Job Description.

To apply for this post please contact and for any further information please email 

Please note the successful candidate would be expected to attend residential training, prior to commencing their role.


Casual Worker (Housing Support)

Hours: As required, flexible basis

Location: Fraserburgh & Peterhead

Closing Date: Noon Wednesday 4 March 2020

The Foyer is looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide additional support to the Aberdeenshire Housing Support Team as a Casual Worker. You will be working alongside 16-25-year-old to identify and build upon their individual skills and talents, empowering them to realise their potential with the aim to move forward towards living happy and independent lives. The post entails continuous monitoring and review of a young person’s progress towards achieving goals which are relevant, realistic and achievable through a person centred, solution focused action planning process.  

You will provide additional support to staff who are expected to coordinate appropriate internal and external support opportunities that help build on strengths while growing tenants’ self-confidence and self-belief.  

You should have experience in social work, youth work, community learning and development, health or housing services. You must hold, or be working towards, a qualification in Health and Social Care that meets the SSSC registration. Satisfactory references and successful completion of a PVG check with Disclosure Scotland is a requirement for this post.

The successful applicant will have proven ability in developing effective relationships with young people. This post requires a solution focused, adaptable & motivational individual.

For this post, the Foyer has complete discretion whether to offer work. You may refuse an offer of work by the Foyer. The Foyer offers no guarantee of any work at any time, or any minimum amount of work.

Please click here to read the job description.

If you are interested in this post, please fill in the forms on this page and email

Volunteer Skills Coach

Location:  Peterhead

Hours:      Flexible on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Foyer Families is a family learning and employability programme looking to help parents with children aged 0-12 years old with any of the following:

• Develop personal confidence

• Have a meaningful team experience

• Learn how to further support your child’s learning & play

• Obtain accredited qualifications

• Consider your future

It will be delivered 3 days a week 9.30 am – 2.30 pm for 16 weeks from 18 March to 3 July.

We are looking for a volunteer who will be part of the Aberdeen Foyer team;

  • Assist in the creation of engaging lesson plans in partnership with the team leader 
  • Support Foyer Staff with training delivery (with both adults and children) 
  • Support course participants with their learning, including those who face literacy issues to complete workbooks 
  • Interact with parents and children in order to support their child’s learning 
  • Provide support with administrative tasks e.g letters to participants and employers 
  • Assist with the collection of evidence i.e. photographs, participant quotes and help prepare reports 
  • Help with organisational tasks like shopping for cooking ingredients and planning sessions with other organisations 
  • Get involved in a range of activities with the group including things to promote physical and mental health and children’s learning 
  • Carry out any other administrative / support duties as required

If this volunteering opportunity is of interest, please complete our Volunteer application form and send to

Please click here to read the full role description.

Volunteer Skills Coach

 Hours: Flexible, Programme times Mon – Thurs 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Peterhead

Foyer REACH provides a 12-week recovery programme based on community involvement, personal development, wellbeing and employability skills. REACH is open to people of all ages who have experienced health related issues which are barriers to employment, training or learning.

We are looking for a volunteer who is to work as part of the Aberdeen foyer team;

  • Support Foyer Staff with training delivery 
  • Support training participants/general public with computer use, CV preparation, job search skills, job applications 
  • Support clients who face literacy issues to complete workbooks 
  • Provide support with administrative tasks e.g letters to clients and employers 
  • Input to client database 
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and statistical analyses 
  • Respond to telephone enquiries 
  • On a regular basis conduct telephone follow up calls to previous training participants  
  • Perform reception duties as required 
  • Maintain accurate records including training, travel 
  • Carry out any other administrative / support duties as required 

Please click here to read the job description.

If this volunteering opportunity is of interest, please complete our Volunteer application form and send to


Board Membership

The Foyer Board currently has vacancies for new Members. Board Membership is voluntary. The Board meets 4 times a year usually during the evening. In addition the Board operates a Staff Consultative Committee which is chaired by a Board member. The Committee also meets 4 times a year.

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 Leona McDermid, 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.