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Partnerships Facilitator Post


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Closing date for applications - 21st July 2018


Job Title                  Partnerships Facilitator

Job Base                Edinburgh with extensive travel 

Reports to              Lead Partnership Manager


Overall Purpose of Role

To support the delivery of Columba 1400’s Young People Leadership Academies by offer excellent facilitation for all participants and relationship management skills with a variety of partners. This will support Columba 1400’s core purpose of enabling young people to discover their true potential. Columba 1400 aims to do this by working either directly with the young person, or in directly by working with the key adults in their lives.



Support the delivery of Columba 1400 Leadership Academies

Have clear understanding of each Columban Partner and its context within Columba 1400's work

Develop teacher resources to support adult participants extend the Columba 1400 experience for young people

Effective communication with Development Team ensuring all information on Partners is shared

Preparing notes following all consultations, meetings and other engagements with partners

Gauging readiness of all involved to minimise risk on the Leadership Academies

Communication with Delivery Team based on Skye with all relevant information for each stage of the Leadership Academy

Supporting evaluation and monitoring of the impact and outcomes for organisational learning, partners and funders

Liaise and attend meetings with other Columba 1400 functional areas necessary to perform duties and to enhance business and organisational developments

Adhere to all organisational policies and health and safety requirements

Attend training and increase professional knowledge and skills necessary to the effective performance of the role, including continued development of programme facilitation and delivery


      Person Specifications


      Experience of working with hard to reach groups

      Knowledge of GIRFEC and Curriculum for Excellence

      Knowledge of issues facing young people

      Knowledge of partnership working

      Social media and communications


      Non-judgemental – focus on the potential not the past

      Inspiring – lead by example

      Empowering – enable positive change


      Ability to make decisions and problem solve

      Innovative in approaching different challenges


      Ability to network and build relationships

      Effort - Self-motivated to innovate and show initiative

      Committed to professional development

      Approachable – open minded and value diversity

      IT literate and highly organised and attention to detail


      Passionate – absolutely committed to supporting young people

      Flexibility to work evenings and attend residential courses as required

     Challenge – enjoys engaging in difficult tasks and does not shy away from problems


     Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively both verbal and non-verbal to a wide variety of audiences

     Works well in a team and on own initiative

     Facilitation skills

     Excellent communication skills, in particular with young people

    Ambition for own development within the organisation


The organisation reserves the right to vary duties and responsibilities at any time and from time to time according to the needs of the organisation’s business. Effective Date – May 2018