Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers
Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

Charity registered in Scotland SC047169

Glasgow Night Shelter exists to protect people who are not only street homeless but who have no support network in the form of friends or relatives and are without recourse to public funds. Since 2011, the charity has provided somewhere safe and warm for destitute asylum seekers to stay overnight, 365 nights a year. The shelter is staffed by experienced support workers who help signpost the guests to health and legal services. The staff team are in turn supported by a large and committed pool of volunteers, who also stay overnight.

Current vacancies

Service Transformation Lead

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £36,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th February 2020

Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for a dynamic SERVICE TRANSFORMATION LEAD who is excited by the idea of a big challenge!

We’ve been running an emergency shelter for asylum seekers 365 nights a year, since 2011. The staff and volunteers are skilled and dedicated and we’ve been successfully funded to pilot new types of emergency accommodation. This is where you come in! We need you to get us from where we are now to where we need to be. Can you help us transform our service and project manage a move?

· You’ll be up for and experienced in leading an operational team through change – and you’ll be comfortable with change yourself

· You’ll have experience in a social care setting – perhaps managing a registered service

· You’ll have experience of line management and building the capacity and confidence of your team – and you’ll be great at knowing if recruitment is required to make a service really shine

· You’ll be hands on in just getting stuff done, as well as an inspirational leader and motivator

· You’ll have really strong project planning and budgeting skills – we need you to lead, plan and deliver a big move from one venue to a new home for the service

· You’ll be knowledgeable about policies and procedures that will need to be developed and implemented to transform the service

· You’ll know how to identify training needs and implement a plan that ensures everyone in the team is ready to deliver an excellent service

· You’ll be committed to a values-based approach to service design and delivery, ideally in the field of homelessness

We need someone who can commit to an initial full time nine month fixed term post or secondment with us, planning and delivering the transformation of the service and project managing the service. You’ll be at the forefront of a multi-agency project spanning local and national government, homelessness services in Glasgow and the expert asylum and refugee sector – this hasn’t been done before, so it’s hard to overestimate what an incredible opportunity this is for the right person.

You’ll receive support and supervision from the Project Director and you’ll work with them to plan for the sustainability of the service beyond Year 1.

For an informal conversation about the role please email to arrange a chat with the Project Director.


Glasgow Night Shelter needs an experienced Admin and Finance Officer to set up and coordinate the smooth running of the charity’s systems and processes. This role will have a particular focus on finance and HR and will suit an experienced office professional who relishes a diverse workload and has a get stuck in attitude! You’ll have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people. You’ll care deeply about people – and you’ll know that good systems and processes make it possible to deliver really excellent services.


Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th March 2020

In partnership with other refugee, asylum and homelessness organisations, Glasgow Night Shelter received a generous National Lottery Community Fund grant to support the development and implementation of a new pilot accommodation pathway and a central one-stop hub for destitute asylum seekers to access information and advice. This new post is the key to ensuring that asylum seekers are at the heart of the delivery of this project.

We are looking for someone with experience of community development and coproduction to develop and lead our participatory approach. You’ll also have experience of line management and building the capacity and confidence of your team, including volunteers. And you’ll be hands on in just getting stuff done, as well as an inspirational leader and motivator!