Training and Employability Lead

  • Part time
  • £32,445 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 30th May 2024

  • Advertised from 16th May 2024
  • Actual salary is £25,235 for 28 hours per week. Fixed term to March 2027.


Background information

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees and migrants) in Edinburgh. We won the 2021 Ashden Award for Greener Communities, and three of our volunteers also won prestigious prizes at the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021. At the five-year strategic review in February 2024, the staff acknowledged some of the organisation’s many strengths, such as being cooperative, close-knit, flexible, and dedicated to its employees. Therefore, our future fundraiser will join a supportive and high-performing team.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and have overall responsibility for the quality of our training and employability provision. These programmes aim to support The Welcoming Association's New Scot service users in accessing work, volunteering, and training opportunities that match their skills, qualifications, and interests. The post holder will provide individual coaching and guidance for The Welcoming Association’s service users and manage three project coordinators. They will also assist with the planning, delivery, and evaluation processes of the programmes they manage and other activities the organisation provides.

Additional information

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.

The post holder will work from The Welcoming’s office on 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of The Welcoming. We welcome applications from BAME people, applicants with lived experience as refugees, or working with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable adults.

Application notes

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Welcoming Association’s Director, Tesfu Gessesse, to discuss the role informally. (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday on 07595 345 722, or by emailing:

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Thursday 30th May 2024.

An application form is available for download below.

Please send applications for the attention of Sophie Revesz, Admin and HR Manager, to