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Top job! Social Enterprise Academy Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh City Centre
  • Closing 16th September 2019

  • Advertised from 27th August 2019


The Social Enterprise Academy are looking to recruit new volunteer Board members with varied personal and professional characteristics and experiences who are able to commit to a minimum of 45 hours per year. We are seeking people with shared values around achieving social impact through learning and development but with different ways of thinking and doing things.

Why join the Social Enterprise Academy Board?

This is a unique opportunity to join a motivated and committed Board who are working together to shape the future of a leading learning and development organisation supporting social change.

Given the Academy’s role in national policy discussions and its replication internationally, you will have influence considerably beyond the immediate reach of the Academy.

Through your Board role you will expand your contacts, knowledge and skills, and you will connect with a vibrant and committed group of staff, facilitators and learners in the fast-growing social impact space.

What kind of Board members are we looking for?

As well as having the wider professional skills and experiences that we need, we also want a Board that reflects and understands the people that we serve. Previous Board experience is not essential, nor is a long career at a senior level.

As a Board member you will work with our Chair, fellow Board members and our Chief Executive to contribute towards the future of the organisation. Your work will help ensure that we continue to deliver a high quality service and encourage innovation in learning and enterprise.

You will be legally responsible for the organisation and will be supported in fully understanding how to carry out your role. You will provide ideas, insight, feedback, and will challenge to help increase our reach and impact.


For more information about the role please download the recruitment pack.

We are also holding recruitment information sessions. These will give you the opportunity to hear more about the organisation and will give you the chance to ask questions about your application. You can find details about the sessions in the recruitment pack.

Application notes

We appreciate that one size does not fit all and that some people come across better in different ways so please choose ONE way to apply from the options below letting us know why you would be great as a Social Enterprise Academy board member and what you would hope to gain from the role:

1. Complete our online application form

2. Provide a C.V and covering letter

3. Send us a video or audio application

4. Send us a visual or poster application

Send your application to Karen Veitch: by midnight, Monday, 16 September 2019.

Please note that first stage discussion interviews will be held on 26 September 2019 and 03 October 2019 followed by second stage interviews on 10 and 11 October 2019.

We are keen to make our recruitment process as accessible as possible for you. Please contact us if there is any additional support we can give or particular adjustments we can make (for example: information in alternative formats or any access requirements for attending our information events or interviews).

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