Parent Network Scotland
Parent Network Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC029266

Parent Network Scotland (PNS) supports parents to harness the joy of parenting and develop skills and confidence to bring up happy confident children. Our programmes are delivered by professionally trained facilitators in relaxed and friendly settings.  Our ethos is parents work with parents and develop strong resilient communities through building relationships and volunteering. 


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Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £24,944 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th October 2020

As a Facilitator for Parent Network Scotland reporting directly to the Senior Facilitator, you will support excellence through the preparation and delivery of high-quality parenting programmes such as Parenting Matters and supporting participating parents. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other facilitators you shall deliver nothing less than excellence by delivering outstanding learning to parents within their communities, whilst maintaining vital knowledge and updates in legislation such as Child Protection and Health and Safety.

On a day to day basis you shall follow quality assurance processes to deliver sessions, capture, maintain, and analyse attendance training and various other reporting. You will take ownership of administrative tasks prior to and after the delivery of the sessions and work with the wider PNS team to revise, update and maintain resources appropriate for training.

The ideal candidate will be able to use a range of facilitation skills and a have a flair for building safety and trust within group settings with the ability to manage conflict and distress in a group. You will also observe equal opportunities and anti -discriminatory practise.

The ideal candidate will be a confident, assertive facilitator both online and in person, be able to provide clear leadership and have experience in negotiation. You will have the ability to make decisions and be confident in dealing with a range of parties such as parents, colleges, and head teachers. You will be enthusiastic with a passion for the project and have the natural ability to think on your feet.

Due to the current pandemic you will be comfortable organising and arranging your day and tasks via your remote location at home, with some travel required to the office or other locations when necessary. It would be desirable that you have your own transport.

The ideal candidate will have voluntary sector experience and have flexibility as there will be some evening and weekend working required from time to time.

Parent Network Scotland

Parent Network Scotland (PNS) is a National parent-led organisation based in Glasgow but working across many local authorities in Scotland. PNS was originally part of Parent Line Plus in London, which was founded in 1986. Parent Network Scotland became independent and developed a Scotland-wide network of facilitators. The organisation now has a staff team based in Glasgow with trainees and Family Hub Coordinators based in several local authorities. PNS believes in peer to peer support, and that parents themselves have the solutions to many of the challenges they face, with the support and encouragement of trained parent facilitators, and of other parents. PNS believe that parents matter because children matter.

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