Charity registered in Scotland SC043994
WEvolution is a movement of people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their aspirations for a better life for themselves, their families and communities. Bringing people together in its Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs), WEvolution promotes a way of working alongside communities that is based on trust, self-governance and collective endeavour towards entrepreneurship.
WEvolution is currently looking for a Partnership Manager to join their team to manage and develop a high-quality Partnerships Programme.
WEvolution has an ongoing Partnerships Programme aimed at scaling the SRG movement and its socio-economic impact nationally. The Self-Reliant Group (SRG) approach has been pioneered by WEvolution in Scotland and has been successfully replicated in areas of Wales, England and the Netherlands. Frustrated by traditional community development practice in the UK where social development was the primary measure of success, SRGs developed as spaces where both social and economic development were seen as equally important. SRGs have given people a model from which they can self-lead, self-organise and self-generate their own aspirations, contributing to an increase in the sense of control. Additionally, this way of working has resulted in improved well-being, increased financial autonomy and greater social networks.
Over the next two, WEvolution aims to develop and support 10 partnerships across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, with organisations and individuals who wish to set up SRGs in their communities. We will support partners by building a strong body of resources, relationships and evidence bases enabling the forward progression of the SRG movement.
Our envisaged end game is an open source model where the SRG movement grows to a critical mass and generates its own momentum, attracts private and public investment and is easily implemented by organisations and individuals without notable support needed from WEvolution. We will act as a ‘Centre of Excellence’, championing the model and running a small number of SRGs to retain credibility and research best practice.
Full Job Description attached below
WEvolution’s mission is to work alongside individuals in Scotland's least understood communities nurturing environments to achieve their aspirations while they grow their confidence, skills and income. We do this through enabling people to come together in fun Self-Reliant Groups.
WEvolution is currently looking for a Business Development Officer to join our team to:
· Increase the number of people in SRGs taking their business ideas to the next stage.
· Offer a high quality support to SRGs and their businesses.
· Maximise the opportunities to promote the SRGs
This is a superb opportunity for a proactive and energetic individual who is passionate about people, especially women, and trusts their resourcefulness and ability to start a journey in business starting with informal income generating activities. We have prided ourselves in being a disruptive organisation and team and we are looking for someone who can embrace the challenge of delivering within this environment. This role will suit someone who is dynamic but patient and empathetic with a background in supporting individuals and/or groups in microbusiness start-ups and/or marketing and sales.