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.

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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.

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.