Social Enterprise Academy
Social Enterprise Academy

Charity registered in Scotland SC035936

The Social Enterprise Academy helps thousands of people to develop themselves and their organisations so that they can change the world for the better. Through dynamic learning and development programmes facilitated by our network of skilled tutors, we help entrepreneurship and leadership to flourish in organisations, networks, schools and colleges.

Current vacancies

Education Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £22,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh City Centre with travel in Scotland
  • Closing 18th January 2019

Join us to help create a social enterprise in every school in Scotland in the next 10 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 area that we are looking to considerably develop is our Social Enterprise in Education programme, encouraging, supporting and guiding both pupils and teacher through the process of setting up sustainable social enterprises.

Over the last eleven years, the Academy has delivered a highly successful and impactful Social Enterprise in Education programme. We have worked with around 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 primary, secondary 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 work directly 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 develop a diverse range of skills with support from the wider Academy team.

Main purpose of the post

To coordinate the roll-out of the Social Enterprise in Education programme in schools across Southern Scotland, to develop relationships with key influencers in local authorities, schools and social enterprise networks and to coordinate the delivery of our teachers CPD programme.

Work alongside three other Education Coordinators to promote the development of social enterprises in schools in your area Scotland and report on the programme’s success.

Key work areas:

  • To promote the set- up of Social Enterprises in Schools programme and report on success
  • To work closely with the Head of Social Enterprise in Education and the team to build the profile of the Social Enterprise in Schools Programme
  • To help coordinate and organise our Awards Ceremony to celebrate schools success

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.

The Social Enterprise Academy is a values driven organisation so 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 criteria we have listed, 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.

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

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Fundraising Manager (Trusts)

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2018

BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Social Enterprise Academy.

The Social Enterprise Academy is Scotland’s leading learning and development organisation supporting social change. Providing learning to change the world.

The Academy supports people to develop their practice of entrepreneurship and leadership. Working with individuals, communities and schools it provides learning programmes that will create economic activity with community benefit, led by dynamic social entrepreneurs.

This new and exciting post will play a crucial part in further developing the charity and growing its income. As a direct result of the successful learning programmes for social entrepreneurs and social enterprise programmes in schools across Scotland and Internationally, Social Enterprise Academy is setting up and investing in a fundraising function and they are looking for a manager to lead on the Academy’s fundraising drive.

Working closely with the Chief Executive and the supportive Board of trustees, you will develop a robust fundraising operation which is underpinned by a strategy which you can build on. You will have knowledge and experience of raising funds from Trusts and Grant making bodies and will be responsible for this area of work at the Academy. You will support the Chief Executive to grow and develop the Corporate fundraising plan and the strategic programme of fundraising aimed at High Net worth Individuals.

Social Enterprise Academy offers a supportive working environment and is open to someone who are wanting to make their move in to management with an appetite to grow the fundraising team in the near future.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career whilst at the same time working for a wonderful charity making meaningful change to individuals and communities both in Scotland and internationally.

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Social Enterprise Academy by BTA.

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Programme Officer | Southern Scotland Hub

  • Full time
  • £22,500
  • Edinburgh City Centre
  • Closing 17th September 2018

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 working with social entrepreneurs, community groups and national and local agencies. You will contribute to a fast-paced customer-focused team to generate new and repeat business, identifying the learning needs of the sector and our partners. You will also contribute to the strategic direction of the Southern Scotland Hub and its delivery.

You will be joining the Academy at an exceptionally exciting time as we develop as a social franchise and expand delivery of our programmes internationally.

Working closely with our Global Learning Lab in product development and innovation, the team will lead the way in demonstrating high quality programme delivery and customer service which will be used to support new social franchise Hubs.

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 criteria we have listed, 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.

The key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To project manage client programmes and major contracts, ensuring high quality delivery and client service is maintained throughout.
  • To project manage, report and recruit learners for our current Just Enterprise contract.
  • To support the Business Development Manager in planning and implementing the Hub’s strategic sales and marketing plan, contributing to the growth of the Hub and the Academy.

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

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