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Executive PA

Permanent | 20-24 hours per week over 4-5 days | Salary dependent on experience plus company benefits | Based in Edinburgh City Centre

Deadline 1pm, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 | Interview 29 November 2019

We are looking for an experienced, highly organised and personable Executive PA. This is a new post which will provide an exciting opportunity for the holder to shape and develop over time. You will work in a busy, fast-paced, purpose driven organisation with fantastic colleagues. This key role requires someone who is business savvy and can take a pro-active and mature approach to the role.

You will primarily support the Chief Executive, to effectively manage responsibilities and assist in developing and managing relationships with current and potential stakeholders. These range from Government Departments to small community organisations, local and global social enterprises and charities, funders and private sector corporates. Ideally, you will feel comfortable communicating with a range of individuals from young people to senior corporate leaders both in Scotland and abroad.

  1. To provide professional and efficient executive and administrative support primarily to the Chief Executive supporting him to manage his duties and responsibilities effectively.
  2. To assist the Chief Executive in developing and managing relationships with stakeholders.
  3. To provide executive and administrative support to the wider Leadership Team and Social Enterprise Board as required.

How to Apply

Step 1. Provide a covering letter and CV. In your covering letter please tell us:

  • Why you are interested in the post and joining the Academy team
  • The experiences, skills and qualities you have that match you with the post’s job description and person specification

Step 2. Send your CV and letter to by 1pm, Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Please note that interviews will take place on 29 November 2019

If you have any other questions please contact: Karen Veitch | 0131 243 2694 |

 Download the job pack


Life at the Academy

We are a friendly bunch, split across two offices in central Edinburgh and Inverness. We are proud of our caring and collaborative atmosphere in both of our offices; so if you are looking for fun, supportive colleagues who both motivate and challenge each other, we would love to hear from you!

Can’t imagine ever working anywhere else – David Bryan, Highlands and Islands Hub Manager

I had high standards about what the ideal workplace should be but the Academy is way beyond my expectations, thanks to you and the rest of this amazing team - Elsa Vibert, Southern Scotland Learning Administrator


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Our values 

Values 2019

We enable a culture of life-long learning; personal growth and critical thinking. 

We experiment and stay curious, creating connections to seize opportunities around a shared excitement for what could be possible. 

We lead by example with honesty and transparency. 

We trust and respect the skills, specialism and contribution of everyone we work with. 

We create safe spaces for demonstrating empathy, humility, compassion, playfulness and care, and we appreciate each other’s skills, contributions and successes. 



Flexible working and enhanced holiday – 25 + 10 public holidays

Up to 8% Employer contribution to Pension

Enhanced maternity leave and child care vouchers scheme

Central location beside other third sector organisations

Life assurance and an employee assistance programme

L + D opportunities and a monthly reading hour

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