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 through our newly launch Scottish Parent Academy and supporting participating parents. Working closely with 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 restrictions you will be comfortable using a blended approach to deliver, 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. Through the Scottish Parent Academy the organisation now has a staff team based in Glasgow with trainees and Family Engagement Officers 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.
Closing date for applications: 10th December 2021
Interviews planned to take place 21st December.
Start date: 24th January 2022