Join the Team

Hello! Thank you for your interest in working at the Academy, our current recruitment opportunities are below: 


Get on Board

Become an Academy board member or join us in an advisory capacity

Deadline 16 September 2019 | Voluntary position | 45 hours per year

We are looking for 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.

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.

**Please download the application pack to view the opportunities to engage with us before applying and the range of application methods available to candidates**

Download Application Pack

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Read our Board Diversity and Inclusion Policy


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

The Social Side