"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 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 


Development Coach - Employability & Learning Team (Inverurie & surrounding area)

Salary: £10,259.25 to £11,250.87 pa (depending on experience and qualifications) 

Hours: 18 per week (over 3 days) 

Location: Inverurie and surrounding areas 

Closing Date: Friday 28 June

The Foyer is looking for a new member of the team who will motivate and proactively engage with clients in central Aberdeenshire.  Through the provision of information, advice and support this role supports clients to access employment, training and education opportunities. 

Using a person centred approach you will undertake strength based employability assessments with clients, to co-determine the necessary support and development opportunities with each client and in particular support towards accredited learning.  You will support clients to build on their strengths and enable them to progress towards employment.  You will work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders including other services and agencies in Aberdeenshire to support positive outcomes. 

The Foyer believes that every person has a unique set of strengths and capabilities and the potential for growth, change and success.  We see the person not the problem and over the past 24 years have worked with thousands of people making remarkable changes.  

Please click here to read the Job Description. 

To apply for this post or to request further information please email

Development Coach - Housing (Aberdeen)

Salary:           £20,661 to £22,658 per annum. (Dependent upon experience & qualifications.)

Location:      Trinity Court, Crown Street, Aberdeen

Hours:           36.25 working 5 days over a 7-day rota. With a rotating 5 week shift pattern that includes evening and          occasional weekends with additional paid on call responsibilities.

Closing Date: Friday 5 July 2019 

Working alongside 16-25 year olds to motivate, encourage and inspire tenants to become confident, aware of their aspirations and to develop Personal Action Plans which will enable them to achieve social and economic independence. A key part to this role will be the maintenance of accurate tenant records. 

This post includes continuously monitoring and reviewing progress of young people towards achieving goals. Empowering tenants to achieve independent living skills and to recognise their ambitions in relation to future housing options. 

Working closely to ensure a joined up effective housing service requiring good knowledge of the benefit and housing benefits system, coordinating appropriate external support and opportunities and liaising with other organisations to provide co-ordinated services to tenants. 

The successful applicant must hold, or be working towards, a qualification that meets the SSSC registration requirement.  Membership of the PVG scheme for adults is also required. 

This post requires a solution focused, adaptable & motivational individual. They must also show a willingness to be flexible and communicate and contribute to strong team working.

Please click here to read the job description.

Skills Coach (Housing Support)

 Salary: £17,072 to £17,772 (Depending on qualifications and experience) 

Hours: 36.25 working 5 days over a 7-day rota. With a rotating 5-week shift pattern that includes evening and occasional weekends with additional paid on call responsibilities. 

Location: Trinity Court, 82a Crown Street, Aberdeen 

Closing Date: Friday 5 July 2019  

The Foyer is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Aberdeen City Housing Support Team as a Skills Coach. You will be working alongside 16-25 year olds to identify and build upon their individual skills and talents, empowering them to release 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 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.   

The successful applicant will have proven ability in developing effective relationships with young people. This post requires a solution focused, adaptable & motivational individual. The applicant will also show a willingness to be flexible and contribute to a committed, dynamic staff team.

Please click here to read the job description. 


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.

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