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North Edinburgh R2 Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £33,095 – £36,540
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th September 2023

  • Advertised from 21st August 2023
  • Three year funding – employed by Fresh Start for full three years. Hosted by Fresh Start year 1, Community Renewal year 2 and LIFT year 3.


This is an exciting role aimed at demonstrating different ways of collaborating and partnership working.

A little bit about North Edinburgh Response and Recovery Group (R2)

Collaboration is at the heart of our work with the North Edinburgh Response and Recovery Group (R2).

R2 is a collective of over 30 organisations (including elected members and public sector stakeholders) working innovatively on collaborations in North Edinburgh, to make sure we can respond to the ever-increasing needs in our local community. As a group we meet regularly and have developed a framework to enable us to share opportunities, funding, and creative ideas to make it easier for people in North Edinburgh to get what they need in a speedy and timely manner.

R2 has established Development Group who meet regularly to assess needs and trends of the local community and develop partnership solutions to meet those needs. This includes operational partnerships, as well as developing strategic partnerships with the public sector. It also includes joint funding applications and sharing of resources.

A little bit about the role

You will be employed by Fresh Start throughout the three years but will be accountable to the R2 Development Group who will direct your workload depending on the needs / trends coming from the ground up. In the first year you will be hosted by Fresh Start, then at Community Renewal and then LIFT (but still employed by Fresh Start). However, it will be expected that you will get a deep understanding of all the organisations and be based in some of them throughout your time.

You will co-ordinate, support, and facilitate the delivery of all aspects of the R2 network.

A little bit about you

We need a passionate, energetic and confident relationship builder who is committed to community engagement and empowerment. You will have a good understanding of the challenges for North Edinburgh, the people who live here, and the local organisations set up to support the community, as well as understanding of the strategic drivers. We need someone with great networking and partnership skills who can navigate complexity.

This fantastic opportunity offers hybrid working from home and within the heart of the organisations making up the R2 network.

We would recommend you contact Biddy Kelly for a chat about the role prior to applying, please email to arrange a time for a chat.

Application notes

To apply, please complete the attached application form and link to equal opportunities monitoring and return to Biddy Kelly –

The closing date is Friday 8th September at 5pm, interviews will take place on Tuesday, 19th September.