Today we welcomed our new staff member, David Allan, to The Welcoming Association over a lovely pizza lunch.

David Allan Joins the Welcoming Association

We are delighted to welcome David Allan as our new Community Capacity Development Coordinator.

David brings substantial years of experience in supporting, motivating, inspiring, and making a difference to people by helping them to focus, develop and move on in life (personally and professionally).

David also has extensive experience working with migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities and socially disadvantaged communities. David’s last employment was with Edinburgh College on the Weact / Route 2 Project that was funded by the E.U. and Scottish Government, which focused specifically on the above-mentioned groups.

David’s focus within the Welcoming will be providing one-to-one support to service users with their capacity development and employability skill needs, building service users’ confidence about their abilities, interests and goals, supporting them to overcome barriers to employment, and helping them to find jobs.

Many thanks for your support to the Welcoming.

Tesfu Gessesse


Warm welcome to David Allan, Community Capacity Development Coordinator