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Why work for us?

We are Scotland’s national charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection. We work with people at a difficult time in their lives where they find themselves in a new environment and facing an uncertain future.

We listen to people and make sure they get the help they need and want.

We are proud of our work. We’re proud that Scotland provides sanctuary to people in need of protection and we’re proud of the many ways refugee communities have enriched Scottish culture and society.

We are a team of around fifty based in Glasgow with a further ten staff based in Dundee. We are supported by a large team of committed and talented volunteers.

All of our work is guided by our values of respect, equality, empowerment and protection.

We offer challenging and rewarding roles across casework, policy and campaigns and corporate services teams. Employee benefits include competitive salaries, flexible working policies and free employee counselling services.

We are a living wage employer.

Current vacancies. 

Participation Officer

Fixed Term (30 June 2021)

Ref: PO1119

Salary: £23,977

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 1st December 23:59 p.m.


Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity. We provide advice and support to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland and campaign for a fair and humane asylum system. We are currently recruiting a Participation Officer to join our Community Development team.

The overall goal of the project is to ensure Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) across Scotland are effectively integrated into Scottish Society and are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met. As such you will be working closely with our partner organisation (Aberlour) as well as refugee-led organisations, other 3rd Sector and Private Sector organisations, to deliver UASC integration activities (e.g. youth conferences, inclusive democratic activities, volunteering opportunities etc.).

We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with children and young people.

Since you will be working with vulnerable children and young people, PVG registration is essential.

Closing Date: Sunday 1st December 23:59 p.m.

Expected Interview Date: 13th December 2019.

Apply today

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

Download the Application Form.

Download the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.

Completed applications should be emailed to by the closing date of Sunday 1st December 23:59 p.m.


Please Note: This post will be subject to a PVG check.


It is the policy of Scottish Refugee Council to start new employees on the lower end of the specified salary scale.


Feedback can only be provided to applicants who reach the interview stage

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