Our Work

Salaam

Supporting refugees & asylum seekers, through a family-focused Weekend Club, crafts course Peaced Together, English Conversation Classes, Christmas hampers and more.

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At the beginning of 2020, Edinburgh City Mission expanded its work among the most vulnerable in our city to encompass refugees and asylum seekers through our Salaam Ministry.

Salaam is Arabic for ‘hello,’ ‘welcome’ and ‘peace’. In the Bible the equivalent Hebrew word, Shalom, paints a picture of harmony, completion and wholeness; the state of the world as the loving Creator intended it.

Our prayer for our refugee friends and neighbours is that they find safety, peace, and the wholeness that comes from knowing that we are loved by our Heavenly Father.

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Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

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Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Below are some key ministries and courses within the Salaam network. Get in touch to find out more!

> The Salaam Weekend Club

The Salaam Weekend Club is a fun monthly activity hosted by churches throughout Edinburgh for New Scots. Our aim is to create a safe and relaxed atmosphere where friendships can begin and grow, and where New Scots and their host communities can learn from each other’s cultures.

It is a fantastic way for churches to get a taste of what is like to share God’s love and welcome with their New Scots neighbours.

To find out more, please email Rachel – rachel@edinburghcitymission.org.uk.

> Peaced Together

Peaced Together is a creative arts course for women, that encourages participants to reflect on their lives and set out on a personal journey to hope. Each craft encourages a discussion of topics such as beauty, thankfulness, peace with the past and positive choices.

The Creative English version is for women who don’t have English as a first language, incorporating English practice in a creative and fun way.

For more information about when and where the course is running, please email Lydia – lydia@edinburghcitymission.org.uk.

> English Conversation Class

During the summer, we offer a fun and friendly online English conversation group for New Scot women. The sessions use an embodied approach to language practice, incorporating games, drama, videos, and real-life scenarios to learn vocabulary in a fun and practical way.

Email Lydia to find out more – lydia@edinburghcitymission.org.uk.

Befriending Programme

As part of promoting integration and community-wide flourishing, our Befriending Programme connects New Scots with volunteers from different churches to facilitate friendship on an individual basis.

If you’d like to volunteer as a befriender, or to make a befriending referral, contact Lydia – lydia@edinburghcitymission.org.uk.

Newcomer Welcome

In Autumn 2021, Salaam and Christians from 8 partner churches organised and coordinated events and activities for Afghan families who arrived temporarily in Edinburgh. We hope to continue the welcome for new families and individuals who might be living in Edinburgh temporarily or in a more permanent basis.

New Scots Christmas Hampers

In 2021, Salaam, in partnership with Central Church and 40+ other churches in Edinburgh, coordinated the delivery of 232 Christmas hampers across Edinburgh to New Scots. Each hamper was delivered by church volunteers as a symbol of welcome, love and solidarity.

If you would like to contribute to this initiative or get involved, please email Lydia – lydia@edinburghcitymission.org.uk.

Refugee Prayer Meetings

Refugee Prayer Meetings are bi-monthly prayer gatherings in which we ask God for peace and protection for people who live in the midst of war, violence, poverty, climate change, etc. and for the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in Edinburgh, in the UK, and in the world.

To be included in our mailing list, please email Natalia – natalia@edinburghcitymission.org.uk.

 

Apply Now


Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Volunteer Now


Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Over and over again, the Bible commands us to love and care for all, in particular the widow, the orphan, and the immigrant. Salaam’s goal is to help Churches fulfill their calling of holy hospitality towards our refugee and asylum-seeking friends, and to share God’s love through all our words and deeds.

We continue to support some of our new neighbours through our Foodbanks+, Clothesbank+, and other Edinburgh City Mission ministries.

Apply Now


Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Volunteer Now


Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)