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Befriending Programme Manager

  • Part time
  • £35,044 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd February 2019

  • Advertised from 7th February 2019
  • Salary inclusive of a 5% allowance


Aberlour Befriending Service – Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking children

Aberlour, in partnership with the University of Stirling and with funding from the Social Innovation Fund which is supported by the European Social Fund and Scottish Government, are developing a new innovative befriending pilot service for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Scotland.

Unaccompanied children have a range of social needs including: social isolation, loneliness, poor mental health and integration. These are made more acute due to their separation from family, friends and communities.

Befrienders can support the integration and interaction of these children with others in their new communities. They can help with language skills, build resilience through accessing social activities and provide consistent emotional support.

To help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for these vulnerable children we are looking for an experienced manager.

You will have demonstrable experience in leading, supporting and managing both staff and volunteers. You will have delivered a successful befriending programme and have a good understanding of child and adult protection issues as well as knowledge of the asylum-seeking process.

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 and be driven to succeed.

Our 5% allowance recognises that the post holders may work out-of-hours, evenings and weekends to induct, train and support volunteers.

The service is a new pilot scheme being funded initially for 12 months. The post is for 22.5 hours per week (3 days) although hours can be worked flexibly.

Application notes

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 25th February 2019.

If this sounds like a challenge you want to be part of then, please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on Friday 22nd February 2019

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991