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Education Coordinator

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

  • Advertised from 19th December 2018
  • salary depending on experience. 18 – 25 hours per week, would consider term time working


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.

Application notes

To apply, please complete the application form and provide a covering letter. Send your form and letter to by 12pm, 18 January 2019

Please note that interviews will take place on 25 and 28 January 2019

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