Our Staff

Our small team consists of one community manager and two development workers. 

We do not currently have any vacancies. Any vacancies that do arise with Al Masaar will be advertised via our social media channels.

Safia Ali
is our Community Manager, working across all of our projects. Safia has worked in the voluntary sector for 22 years in fields such as; health, housing, community development, domestic violence and abuse, youth and elderly groups. Safia is a qualified parenting facilitator and has served as a director for various charities including; YES, Building Bridges, Intercultural Youth Scotland, Wellbeing Scotland and Empower Women For Change. Safia is passionate about working with BME communities, specifically focussing upon race equality and domestic abuse and violence.



Chelsea Raymond is our Development Worker, primarily working on our sports projects. Chelsea is a PhD candidate at the University of Stirling doing research on the everyday experiences of adolescent girls in recreational football. She has an extensive background as a qualified social worker, a sports coach and youth worker in a variety of settings in America and in Scotland. In 2019, she was recognized with a Regional and a National Scottish FA Grassroots Award for her contributions to the local girls’ and women’s football community. She also currently coaches adult disability football at Milton FC, captains her University of Stirling BUCS team and is a co-captain of local Championship team, Falkirk Women.



Nicola Blair is our Development Worker, primarily working with our mother and child groups. Nicola has recently graduated with a MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation from the University of Stirling. Nicola has 10 years of experience working with various community groups and is interested in women’s rights, minority rights, mental health and the reporting of hate crime. Nicola will begin her PhD in 2021, researching the perpetration of Islamophobia against women in Scotland.


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