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Programme Coordinator

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Schools Coordinator (South of Scotland)

Schools Coordinator (South of Scotland)

£21,500 (under review) | Full time (35 hours per week) | Based in South of Scotland – working from our Edinburgh office space one/two days a week plus some working from home and travelling to schools across the area

About the role

Join us to help create a social enterprise in every school in Scotland in the next 3 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. 

 “If you could create a business to solve any social issue in your community, country or the world, what would it be?” This is what we ask young people across Scotland every year. The result? Innovative social enterprises that are completely pupil-led and solving the issues that matter most to them.

From making sustainable crafts to funding community defibrillators to tackling local unemployment through computer coding classes, these young people are stepping up, taking action and demanding change.

Since the Social Enterprise in Education programme began we’ve had over 1,600 school engagements across Scotland and in that time we have seen young people change how they see themselves and grow hugely in confidence while building essential skills for the future.  We work with nurseries, primary and secondary schools and schools for young people with additional support needs.

Your role will be to support this activity from our Edinburgh head office, supporting facilitators and social entrepreneurs to 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.

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. 

Job purpose

  1. To work closely with the Education Manager and the rest of the Education team to coordinate the roll-out of Social Enterprise Schools in your area.
  2. To provide excellent customer service, relationship building and coordination skills to support schools throughout the Academic year and at key Education events during the year.
  3. To ensure that young people and teachers get the best possible experience taking part in Social Enterprise Schools.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the schools in your area, supporting existing schools, promoting Social Enterprise Schools and recruiting new schools
  • Act as the first point of enquiry for teachers and schools, providing information about Social Enterprise Schools, support to get started, background information and mapping to Curriculum for Excellence and other school-based initiatives
  • Support schools applying for our Social Enterprise Academy Awards, sharing appropriate resources and local contacts to assist schools, supporting them to develop business plans
  • Support the Understanding Social Enterprise CPD Programmes for teachers
  • Be a supportive team member at our Education events such as Dragons’ Dens and our Education Awards Ceremonies
  • Work with the Education Marketing and Communications Officer to raise the profile of Social Enterprise Schools, obtain material and input to promote the programme, including content for case studies, Education Showcase and annual Schools Special of the Big Issue Magazine
  • Regularly review the changing dynamics of the Education landscape, and in particular the Local Authorities in your area, to ensure that we maximise opportunities to collaborate and partner with others to increase awareness of Social Enterprise Schools and ensure success

Organisation profile

The Social Enterprise Academy is a social enterprise that connects changemakers with transformational learning and development.

Created in 2004, we deliver innovative leadership and entrepreneurship programmes that empower individuals, communities, and organisations in Scotland and internationally to become more sustainable and have greater impact.

Through our Social Enterprise Schools programme created in partnership with The Scottish Government, we will provide every young person in Scotland the opportunity to run their own social enterprise by 2024.  By stepping up to solve the issues that matter most to them, young people of all ages and abilities also develop essential skills for life, learning and work.

Application notes

  1. Complete our application form and equality and diversity monitoring form
  2. Send your application form and equality and diversity monitoring form to seahr@socialenterprise.academy by 1pm Friday 20 May 2022
  3. Please note that interviews will be held week commencing 30 May 2022 via Zoom

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments for the application or interview process please get in touch:

Lanagh Taylor | 0131 243 2670 | seahr@socialenterprise.academy

Application Form Download the Equality and Diversity Monitoring FormView the Job Pack


Programme Coordinator

£20,000.00 (under review) | 16 Months Fixed Term with possible extension, full time (35 hours per week) | Based in Edinburgh or Muir of Ord (with the option to work flexibly from home)

About the role

Here at the Social Enterprise Academy we like to “walk the talk” when it comes to learning and development, and we seek to offer staff development opportunities where we can.  As the result of an internal staff secondment to a promoted role, we are looking for a customer focused, friendly, helpful and well-organised Programme Coordinator to support us in delivering learning programmes throughout Scotland.

Your role will be to support the Operations and Partnerships team by liaising with learners, clients, venues, Associate Facilitators and speakers to make the arrangements for programmes. You will be a key point of contact for learners and for general enquiries, and will be responsible for keeping our learner and programme information up to date and accurate. You will work collaboratively with a team of Programme and Project Officers to coordinate learning programmes from start to finish.   

You will be joining the Academy at an exciting time as we develop as a social franchise and expand delivery of our programmes internationally.

Working closely with our Global Learning Lab, your team will lead the way in demonstrating high quality programme delivery and customer service which will be used to support new social franchise Hubs.

We are looking for someone who wants to work with vibrant, entrepreneurial and dedicated people and colleagues and with 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, skills and attitude 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. 

Job purpose

  • To provide effective programme coordination support to Programme Officers, facilitators and learners in the ongoing development and delivery of Academy learning programmes
  • To ensure systems and processes are followed and maintained to a high standard
  • To support administrative arrangements connected with the Operations & Partnerships team, providing a professional and efficient level of service at all times

Key Responsibilities

  • To make all arrangements for learning programmes, activities and events including reviewing and collating programme resources, liaising with internal and external suppliers such as venues, catering, couriers, printers, Associate Facilitators and technical support
  • To correspond with learners, providing programme joining instructions and all other relevant information needed to ensure a smooth process throughout programme delivery
  • To liaise closely with and support Associate Facilitators to ensure all resources and other facilitator requirements are met, producing high quality and accurate programme materials as required
  • To manage and maintain learner and programme details on the Online Learning Platform, including creating and updating pages, adding resources and handling learner enquiries
  • To support the Quality and Qualifications Manager with Internal and External Quality Assurance processes
  • To support learners who wish to be accredited with registration, submissions, resulting and certification through internal systems and City & Guilds platform

Organisation profile

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. 

In many social change contexts, people assume that if one is provided with business advice and investment, social entrepreneurship will emerge.  We believe that there is a third element – equally important - the provision of transformational learning and development.   Our learning programmes focus on the development of practice:  the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship.  We support people to turn up as their best selves. 

With an 18 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 9 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

Application notes

  1. Complete the application form and the equality and diversity monitoring form
  2. Send your application form and equality and diversity monitoring form in Word document format to seahr@socialenterprise.academy by 9am, Monday 02 May 2022
  3. Please note that interviews will take place 11 May 2022 via Zoom

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments for the application or interview process please get in touch:

Lanagh Taylor | 0131 243 2670 | seahr@socialenterprise.academy

Application Form Download the Equality and Diversity Monitoring FormView the Job Pack


Freelance Assessor 

£20/£25 per assessment, assessment talk or online tutorial | Freelance contract | Working from home

About the role

The Social Enterprise Academy offers a range of qualifications from SCQF levels 4 to 9 (RQF 2-5) awarded by ILM (City & Guilds), as well as our own qualifications credit rated by College and University partners; we are also preparing to add SQA qualifications to our portfolio. The Social Enterprise Academy offers a range of qualifications from SCQF levels 4 to 9 (RQF 2-5) awarded by ILM (City & Guilds), as well as our own qualifications credit rated by College and University partners; we are also preparing to add SQA qualifications to our portfolio.

We are currently seeking freelance assessors with experience and expertise in teaching and assessing Leadership, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Coaching subjects. The role includes marking and providing feedback on learner assessments from all of our awarding/credit rating bodies. These are flexible positions that will take up no more than a few hours per month on average, so could easily be combined with a main role in the education sector. Assessors are engaged on a freelance basis and paid per assessment and per tutorial (should there be a requirement to provide additional support to learners).

Key Responsibilities 

  • Ensure qualification requirements are met and the assessment process is completed within stated timescales
  • Ensure qualification requirements are met and the assessment process is completed within stated timescales
  • Apply the assessment requirements and conditions stated in specifications and assessment strategies
  • Make valid, reliable, practicable, equitable and fair assessment decisions
  • Provide high quality written (and in some cases verbal) feedback to candidates on their assessments
  • Engage in quarterly CPD activities led by the Social Enterprise Academy
  • Participate in reviews of the assessment and internal verification process and planning improvements
  • Respond to feedback from internal/external verifiers and address any action points
  • Submit accurate information on candidate results, maintaining and sharing the documentation in required formats
  • Explain the qualification and assessment requirements to groups of learners
  • Provide one to one support to individual learners

Organisation profile

The Social Enterprise Academy is a social enterprise that connects changemakers with transformational learning and development. The Social Enterprise Academy is a social enterprise that connects changemakers with transformational learning and development. Created in 2004, we deliver innovative leadership and entrepreneurship programmes that empower individuals, communities, and organisations in Scotland and internationally to become more sustainable and have greater impact.

Application notes

1. Complete our equality and diversity monitoring form1. Complete our equality and diversity monitoring form

2. Send your CV and equality and diversity monitoring form to seahr@socialenterprise.academy by 12pm Friday 29 April 2022.

3. Please note that interviews will be held via Zoom

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments for the application or interview process please get in touch:

Angela Jones | angela@socialenterprise.academy

Download the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

View the Job Pack

 

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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. 

Benefits

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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