Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,570
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st November 2019

  • Advertised from 10th October 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Term of Contract: One Year (with possible extension after first year). Salary: £30,570 + Benefits, including generous 8% pension contribution.


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

Application notes

Please email a covering letter – no more than two sides of an A4 sheet - explaining your motivations for applying and why you feel confident in completing the main duties of this role plus a CV to by Friday 1st November 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a video interview by Friday 8th November 2019 and from there the successful candidates will be invited to an interview in-person, anticipated to take place in Glasgow on Friday 15th November 2019.

We would look for the successful candidate to start in December 2019.

If you would like to have a chat about the role, you are welcome to contact Noel Mathias (; t: 0141 550 3755).