Vacancy at Highland One World, Inverness – Global Youth Officer

Are you passionate about promoting sustainability and social justice? Our friends and colleagues at Highland One World in Inverness are looking to recruit a Global Youth Officer to support young people to take action on global issues. 

As part of the HOW team, the Global Youth Officer will help to deliver the objectives of Start the Change! This is a European funded project which aims to empower young people aged 15-24 to have a voice and take action on issues related to migration, inequality and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

With a commitment to social justice and sustainability and the values of Highland One World, the post holder will have experience of working with young people and a passion for creative and innovative approaches to youth voice and action.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to youth engagement as a tool for positive change.

Hours: 2 days per week (0.4 fte)

Salary: £ 27,373 – £29,084 (pro rata) depending on experience+ 5% employer’s contribution to pension

Contract: The post is for one year with the possibility of extension subject to funding

Closing Date: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. Interviews will take place on Monday, December 17th, 2018 in Inverness.

How to apply: An application pack can be downloaded here. Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role

To arrange an informal conversation about the post, please contact

Appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and PVG clearance

Start the Change Teacher Training – More information confirmed!

Are you passionate about educating for a better world? Do you want to start the change?

We are delighted to announce more information about this exciting teacher training session!


We are looking for enthusiastic secondary teachers and youth workers to be part of an exciting new transformative EU global learning project on issues around inequality and migration – Start the Change.

Start the Change is a European-wide project, involving teachers and young people from 12 European countries. It aims to support Learning for Sustainability and active Global Citizenship in young people, with a focus on exploring issues around the Sustainable Development Goals and migration. It offers free training and individual support to develop a unit of work for learners on relevant themes, as well as funding to support youth-led action in schools or local communities.


Training in Aberdeen will be on Saturdays 12 and 26 January 2019, delivered by MDEC and Highland One World.

Contact Charlie Barrow, Global Learning Advisor at Montgomery DEC, Aberdeen: to sign up and for more information.

The two day practical course will cover learning for sustainability and global citizenship education, the UN Global Goals, links between migration and inequality. It will also explore different approaches to transformative education, such as storytelling and service learning. Find the agenda for the two days here.

Expert speakers include Colm Regan, author of 80:20 Development in an Unequal World. He’s been at the forefront of Development Education worldwide for decades!


Keith Turner (PT Geography at Speyside High School) said “I really loved the Start the Change course and it has made me deliver the population topic at Higher differently.  It’s also helped me to think about how much is changing globally – it’s too easy to keep teaching the same stuff in the same way each year.  But the world is a different place since 2003 when I first taught the subject. With the help of the Start the Change training, this year’s students are more aware of the reality of the topic and are engaging more fully as members of our global community.”

FREE CPD Session: Teaching Rights in Context – Miniature Earth Learning Project, Monday 26 November 2018, 4 – 6pm at MDEC in Aberdeen.

You are warmly invited to join us at Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) for this CPD session, which will focus on using the unique Miniature Earth Learning Project to explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals alongside Children’s Rights, whilst placing both in a local and global context.

The Miniature Earth Learning Project (MELP) is structured to enable active learning, independent and group-based research and critical thinking to produce an end presentation that can be celebrated at our annual event in May 2019. It is also clearly linked to many areas of the CfE, as mapped out in the resource handout, which will be available at the session.

If teachers wish to engage with this project, follow up support will be provided through mentoring sessions, team-teaching opportunities and a range of resources from our partner organisations.

When: Monday 26 November 2018, 4-6pm

Where:  Aberdeen for a Fairer World/Montgomery DEC, 45 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UX (Girlguiding Aberdeen building)

Booking via Eventbrite: 

Please share this around your staffroom and with your teacher friends and colleagues!

Is Aberdeen too far for you to travel to on a school day?

We are looking for schools in Moray, North Aberdeenshire, South Aberdeenshire and West Aberdeenshire to host one of these sessions. All you need to provide is a room with a laptop and screen, some refreshments and some willing teachers. We will then promote this around our network and invite teachers from local schools or who live in your area to come to the session.

It’s a great way to network and a lovely excuse to drink tea together while finding ways to really embed Global Citizenship and Rights education in your class and school!

For further information, please contact our Global Learning Advisor, Charlie Barrow:

Applications for Global Learning Partnerships 2019 – now open

Our friends at the Wood Foundation are now looking for enthusiastic practitioners to join their Global Learning Partnerships 2019 Cohort.

This is a great opportunity for teachers to take part in their month-long placement in Rwanda or Uganda, as well as two pre-departure sessions and one debrief.

The application period is active from now until 11th January.

Find more information regarding the application here.

FREE twilight CPD – UN Global Goal 6 Clean Water & Sanitation, Thursday 8 November 2018 at Aberdeen Science Centre

You are invited to join us to look at UN Global Goal 6 – clean water and sanitation, to be held at Aberdeen Science Centre on Thursday 8 November 2018  


This twilight CLPL is for all teachers who have in interest in Children’s Rights, the UN Global Goals and STEM. It’s the latest collaboration between the Montgomery Development Education Centre and the STEM Ambassadors programme based at Aberdeen Science Centre. The event shall feature resource ideas and fun interactive practical activities with a STEM thread throughout. Please see the Eventbrite link below for more information and to register your attendance.

When: Thursday 8 November 2018,  4.30pm – 6pm

Where:  Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU View Map

Booking via Eventbrite:

This event is free but places are limited, so book today!

Short Films for Primary Schools – FREE EVENT 15 Nov – Take One Action Film Festivals

Our friends at Take One Action Film Festivals are hosting  a free screening of short films for primary schools at Belmont Filmhouse as part of their programme this year.

Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
Thursday 15 November | 10:45 – 12:15

Part of their special programme are short films from around the world, which spotlight issues of power, conflict, gender equlity, access to education, food and the environment.

With a strong focus on the rights of the child, the event incorporated fun, accessible opportunities for pupils to explore and discuss some of the key issues that affect them and the planet.

Book tickets here:

Find more information on their full festival programme here, taking place from Friday Nov 16 to Sunday Nov 18!



Scotland Malawi Partnership Schools’ Forum – Montgomery DEC Aberdeen, 7 November 2018, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Run in partnership with Montgomery DEC (the education section of Aberdeen for a Fairer World), the SMP Schools Forum is a great chance to find out more about how to include Global Citizenship in your classroom or school. You’ll find out more about organisations in your area that offer support; work in groups to look at matters related to school partnerships; get practical advice on exploring Global Citizenship and free resources, all topped off with networking over Malawian drinks and snacks!

You don’t need to be a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership or have a school partnership to attend, just an interest in finding out more about Global Citizenship, Learning for Sustainability and school partnerships.

When: 7 November 2018,  4.30pm – 7pm

Where: Montgomery DEC/Aberdeen for a Fairer World, 45 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UX (Girlguiding Aberdeen building). Directions at 

Booking: please email to book your place.

This event is free but places are limited so book today!

One World Week 2018 in Aberdeen – events start 28 September, including John Forster Memorial Lecture on 15 October.

OWW 2018 Leaflet

In Aberdeen we have a One World Week programme which spans several week – this year from 28 September until 6 November.

You can see the full details of this year’s programme on the OWW Aberdeen 2018 flyer


OWW 2018 in Aberdeen marks our gratitude to John Forster who sadly died on 7th July 2014 and whose great enthusiasm and commitment lay behind the revival of Aberdeen’s contribution to OWW in the last seven years. We are delighted to announce that this year’s John Forster Memorial Lecture will be given by

Michael Tribe

Honorary Lecturer in Economics, University of Strathclyde & Co-convener of the Development Studies Association Scotland


‘The Future of Aid: The Impact of the Trump
Administration and of the Brexit Prospect ’

Monday 15 October, 2018, 6.00 pm

Room MR810, MacRobert Building, King Street, Old Aberdeen

All welcome

Aberdeen University Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Aberdeen for a Fairer World (AFW)

Contact: Nigel Dower 

Join our team! Vacancy for a part-time Fair Trade Business Development Officer at AFW

Fair Trade Business Development Officer (part-time)

Part-time – 5 hours per week

£14.00 per hour

Fixed term, 12 months from October 2018 (continuation dependent on further funding)

Aberdeen for a Fairer World wishes to appoint a part-time Fair Trade Business Development Officer to develop opportunities to increase engagement with, and generate income from, Fair Trade activities in Aberdeen city and shire.

Main duties:

  • Exploring opportunities and developing contacts to increase the reach of Fair Trade activities in Aberdeen city and shire
  • Identifying new retail and other activities which could generate income from Fair Trade activities
  • Organising occasional Fair Trade pop-up stalls, including working with volunteers and keeping records.

Other duties may include attending meetings of, and working with, Aberdeen City Fair Trade Steering Group and leading occasional Fair Trade awareness raising sessions with key target groups.

Person specification:


  • Knowledge of the Fair Trade movement and commitment to the principles of social justice for producers
  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with AFW colleagues and the wider public
  • Good IT skills and experience of using the internet, email and Microsoft Office software packages
  • Ability to keep accurate financial records
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • A clean driving licence


  • Experience of the retail sector
  • Access to a car
  • Experience within the voluntary sector

To apply, please email your detailed CV with a covering letter to Dr Geraldine McNeill, HR Lead:

For further information, including a more detailed job specification, please call the Montgomery Development Education Centre on 01224 620111 or email

Closing date for applications: Monday 1 October 2018 at 12 noon.

Aberdeen for a Fairer World is an Equal Opportunities employer. 

 Applicants should be prepared to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.