Social Enterprise Academy
Social Enterprise Academy

Charity registered in Scotland SC035936

At the Social Enterprise Academy, we deliver learning and development programmes supporting people and organisations working for social change. As a social enterprise, we help people to develop themselves, their teams and their organisations to create sustainable businesses and have greater social impact. Our Social Enterprise in Education programme, launched in 2007 in partnership the Scottish Government, has now supported over 1,000 nurseries, schools and colleges across Scotland to set up pupil-led social enterprises. Since starting in Scotland in 2004, we have also replicated internationally and now have 13 hub teams around the world.

Current vacancies

Qualifications Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,556 – £27,557 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh City Centre (currently remote working due to Covid-19)
  • Closing 2nd December 2020

We are looking for a Qualifications Manager to be part of our Global Learning Lab, which catalyses innovative, high quality, accredited learning and development programmes through our global community of facilitators, staff and partners. This role is crucial to the Learning Lab, ensuring we retain our status as a City & Guilds ILM centre and continue to expand the Academy’s offering of credit rated programmes.

The Qualifications Manager will ensure Academy learners have access to and are supported to gain practice based formal qualifications as recognition for their learning. To achieve this, this role will support and guide the Academy in maintaining and developing the required stakeholder relationships and internal structures, processes and procedures to ensure our qualifications comply with Awarding Body requirements for local, national and international delivery. It will also involve supporting learners directly with the completion of their qualification.

There is additional scope for this role to include developing new credit-rated programmes for the Academy, and/or provide guidance and support to other organisations in the sector to accredit their own programmes, if desirable.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead on managing and developing the required external stakeholder relationships and internal systems, processes and documentation to meet the requirements of developing and delivering City & Guilds ILM and SCQF levelled qualifications (or equivalent) for Academy programmes

• As the named internal verifier, you will liaise with programme designers, facilitators, learning coordinators, markers and learners to:

- regularly sample and carry out moderation of grading decisions

- answer queries relating to the assessment process

- maintain up-to-date records of internal quality assurance and sampling activity, ensuring that these are available for external quality assurance activities

- establish procedures to ensure that there is standardisation between assessors

- facilitate appropriate staff development and training for assessors

- provide feedback to the allocated assessors and EQA(s) on the effectiveness of assessment

- ensure any actions required by the Awarding Bodies are carried out within the agreed timescales

• Lead on the identification of appropriate international accreditation processes and procedures to support international accreditation and qualifications (in consultation with our Head of International)

• Induct and coach Hub staff teams, particularly learning administrators and associate learning facilitators, and ILM or SCQF Markers on the ILM and SCQF (and/or equivalent) processes and procedures to ensure they are well implemented and administered in all Hubs

• Attend Academy programmes (as required) to brief learners on the requirements of City & Guilds ILM or SCQF credit rating

• Manage relationships with International Hub teams as part of the Global Learning Lab, to support the Academy’s accreditation and qualification strategy

• Provide creative and strategic input in to the development and implementation of our accreditation and qualifications

For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.

Organisation profile:

We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.

In many social change contexts, people assume that if one is provided with business advice and investment, social entrepreneurship will emerge. We believe that there is a third element – equally important - the provision of transformational learning and development. Our learning programmes focus on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves.

With a 16 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 7 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

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Learning and Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £27,557
  • UK Based – Remote Working
  • Closing 9th December 2020

The Social Enterprise Academy helps thousands of people to develop themselves and their organisations so that they can change the world for the better.

We are looking for a Learning and Development Manager to be part of our Global Learning Lab. The Learning Lab catalyses innovative, high quality, accredited learning and development programmes through our global community of facilitators, staff and partners. This role is crucial to the Learning Lab, providing specialist learning and development expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of designing and delivering transformational learning experiences. This is an exciting time for the Social Enterprise Academy as we continue to move more of our programmes online, review and refine our product offer and build our Community of Practice.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on the coordination and input into the design and development of new Academy learning programmes and resources, driven by the needs of Academy Hubs, ensuring they are aligned with the Academy learning methodology and principles
  • Guide and provide input into the development of existing Academy products that require support from the Global Learning Lab to be adapted or refreshed to meet particular needs of learners across our Global Hubs
  • Work directly with Learning Facilitators (as required) to brief and support them to deliver Academy programmes effectively and in accordance with Academy methodology and approac
  • Gather and share research, blogs, evidence and best practice models and approaches to keep the Academy at the leading edge of learning and development on our thematic specialisms and inform the design of Academy programmes

For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.

Organisation profile:

We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.

In many social change contexts, people assume that if one is provided with business advice and investment, social entrepreneurship will emerge. We believe that there is a third element – equally important - the provision of transformational learning and development. Our learning programmes focus on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves.

With a 16 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 7 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

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Education Administrator (Maternity Leave Cover)

  • Full time
  • £17,000 – £19,000
  • Edinburgh City Centre
  • Closing 20th January 2020

Join us to help create a social enterprise in every school in Scotland in the next 8 years.

In their 10 year Strategy for Social Enterprise the Scottish Government announced its ambition to see a social enterprise in every school in Scotland. We have been tasked with leading on the delivery of this goal.

The programme in its entirety is called Social Enterprise Schools which encompasses all of our work with young people.

As part of this programme (during the last twelve years) the Academy has delivered a highly successful and impactful social enterprise in schools programme. We have worked with over 1000 schools across Scotland so far and in that time have seen young people change how they see themselves and grow hugely in confidence, building essential skills for living. We work with nurseries, primary and secondary schools and schools for children with additional needs.

The programme is based on the young people picking a social issue that they care about and building a business to address that issue. It has to be led by pupils, based on a trading / business model, have school wide coverage and be sustainable. Some of the social enterprises we have supported in schools have been going for 6 years or more. We are seeing a profound and positive impact on the young people who take part. Please have a look at our website to review some of the case studies.

Your role will be to support this activity from our Edinburgh head office, supporting Education Facilitators and social entrepreneurs work with the schools to make this vision a reality. As part of a highly motivated team, this opportunity offers variety, satisfaction and a great opportunity to be part of something that is making a difference to Scotland.

Main purpose of the post

To provide excellent customer service, administration and co-ordination skills to aid the team develop relationships with key influencers in Local Authorities, Schools and Social Enterprise Networks and provide administration support for the delivery of our teachers CPD programme.

Key work areas:

  • To provide a day to day professional and friendly point of contact for the Education Team – dealing with enquiries and providing information by phone, email and face-to-face, attending Dragon’s Den events as necessary
  • To make the logistical arrangements for CPD programmes, activities and Education events including collating appropriate learning materials, booking venues, catering, team travel and equipment
  • To liaise closely with and support Education Facilitators and account managers to effectively deliver CPD programmes
  • To provide effective administrative and reporting support to ensure programme and learner information is accurately recorded and reported on

If you would like to change the lives of our young people in Scotland for the better and contribute to a more socially conscious and enterprising Scotland we would love to hear from you.

For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack.

Organisation profile:

The Social Enterprise Academy is a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.

Through dynamic learning and development programmes facilitated by our network of skilled facilitators, we help entrepreneurship and leadership to flourish in organisations, networks, schools and colleges.

With a 15 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 6 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

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This vacancy has now closed

International Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,577 – £32,420
  • Edinburgh City Centre with International travel
  • Closing 6th March 2020

We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.

Join the team as our new International Business Development Manager. This is an exciting, unique post at the forefront of social enterprise on an international level.

For the past six years, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing our business and learning delivery models with international partners through a social licensing approach. We now have 14 Social Enterprise Academy Hubs at different stages of exploration and development.

We are excited that this model is working and that there is growing demand for our products and business model in new and as yet unexplored markets.

Working with our Head of International, you will be helping to increase our social impact by identifying major strategic funding for the International Hub network.

In addition, you will be leading on direct sales of our learning products in new territories as a way of creating a pipeline of potential new Academy Hubs.

As part of the international team you will work closely with the Head of International to manage the sustainable growth of the Academy’s international social licence network.

This is a critical management role in the organisation. We are looking for someone who is keen for a new challenge, up for working with vibrant, entrepreneurial and dedicated people and colleagues and has a good value-fit with our organisation.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

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Finance Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh City Centre (currently home based until restrictions are lifted)
  • Closing 24th September 2020

We are looking for a customer focused, friendly, helpful and well-organised Finance Assistant to support our Finance Manager in providing accurate and timely financial information to colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

You will be joining the Academy at an exciting time as we develop as a social franchise and expand our programmes to include online delivery.

We need someone who is up for working with vibrant, entrepreneurial and dedicated people and colleagues and has a good value-fit with our organisation.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Job Purpose

  • To safeguard and support the financial health and integrity of the Academy by providing effective financial data and support to our Scottish and International businesses
  • To manage and build relationships with critical regulatory bodies, external suppliers, organisations, customers and suppliers.
  • Key responsibilities
  • Manage the Academy’s financial systems, procedures and processes dealing with all items of income and expenditure, of both a revenue and capital nature, ensuring a high level of accuracy and integrity
  • Prepare all financial evidence and claims for any Funders, dealing with a high level of complexity and rigorous guidelines and protocols
  • Support Hub Managers, Senior Leaders and Directors to effectively manage the business, by creating and preparing monthly financial reports and analysis ensuring a high level of confidentiality
  • Be the main point of contact for the Academy’s banking and financial providers

For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack below or from our website.

Organisation profile:

The Social Enterprise Academy is a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.

Through dynamic learning and development programmes facilitated by our network of skilled facilitators, we help entrepreneurship and leadership to flourish in organisations, networks, schools and colleges.

With a 15 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 6 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

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This vacancy has now closed

Programme Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,500
  • Edinburgh City Centre
  • Closing 18th November 2020

We are looking for a talented programme officer with the focus and energy to help us provide world-leading learning and development in Scotland.

Your role will be to project manage and coordinate high quality programme delivery for our partners and clients, delivering exceptional learning experiences for their staff and beneficiaries. You will manage the programmes from the programme set-up stage, delivery and evaluation, maintaining effective communication with our clients and partners throughout.

This role will also coordinate the Online Delivery Support function within the Academy. This function exists to support the quality of our programmes online. The Online Delivery Support Team is a small pool of contract workers who assist our Associate Facilitators during online sessions, leading on technical support and ensuring the smooth running of sessions. This is a new function within the organisation, set up in response to Covid-19 and is now an integral part of our online learning delivery. This role will coordinate and support the contract workers, ensuring there are adequate levels of support for all programmes delivered in the Scotland Hub. As this is a new function there is the opportunity to further develop and enhance this area as part of this role.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and take responsibility for partner and client accounts to ensure high quality delivery and key performance indicators are achieved (or exceeded)
  • Prepare, monitor and report on programme and contract budgets, working with the Core Finance team against agreed targets
  • Supervise and coordinate the Online Delivery Support contract worker team, providing on-going support and training for new and current members
  • To work with the Hub Manager and Core team in creating and implementing the strategic plan for the Scotland Hub and provide input to the growth of the Academy
  • Work with the Hub Manager to support the development of repeat business and on-going sales with clients and partner

For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.

Organisation profile:

We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.

In many social change contexts, people assume that if one is provided with business advice and investment, social entrepreneurship will emerge. We believe that there is a third element – equally important - the provision of transformational learning and development. Our learning programmes focus on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves.

With a 16 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 7 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

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