Scran Academy
Scran Academy

Charity registered in Scotland SC049911

Scran Academy is a dynamic and fast-growing catering business with a difference! We are a social enterprise SCIO that aims to improve the confidence and employability skills of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable young people.

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Academy Programme Lead

  • Part time
  • £33,408 – £36,931 pro-rata
  • Our office at 1 Lochside View, EH12 9DH and other Scran sites as needed (On site)
  • Closing 20th May 2024

Role Purpose

This is a permanent role within Scran Academy with the core purpose of leading and managing the delivery and development of our Academy Programme.

The successful candidate will help change the lives of young people facing poverty by supporting them through a year-long programme of learning in a youth work setting. Each year the post holder will support a cohort of 15 young people at S4 and S5 to guide their own education and gain positive experiences through a blend of vocational training, accreditation, 1-2-1 delivery and outcomes-driven youth work.

We are an organisation committed to the welfare and safety of young people. The Academy Programme Lead will be a co-lead in our safeguarding processes, and be a key player in ensuring child protection is paramount across the organisation.

We are a youth-led organisation. Young people come to us to learn in a bespoke way. They set their own outcomes and goals, and co-design the nature of the programme accordingly. This means both relationship-building and record-keeping are absolutely central to the role. Using a Theory of Change approach, the post holder will be expected to compassionately support young people to dream big, developing unapologetically ambitious goals and achieving meaningful steps towards them, tracking impact along the way through tailored planning, delivery and evaluation.

We are an independent SQA centre, allowing us to offer young people the opportunity to gain qualifications outside of the classroom. Leading a team of youth workers, the post holder will design and deliver exciting, experiential learning sessions for the programme that maximise positive impact for young people. They will also proactively engage in all necessary compliance and training required for the SQA, and ensure continuous capture and celebration of young people’s progress.

Our success is underpinned by our catering social enterprise, and we provide real-life work experience and confidence-boosting opportunities that shift power dynamics, create trust through responsibility, and establish pride and a positive regard for work. The Academy Programme Lead will be key to ensuring young people are engaged with opportunities across our organisation.

The post holder will act as a critical relationship builder and point of contact for young people on the programme, and be the operational link for families and referral partners, including schools.

It is expected that the successful candidate will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the role and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the job.

This role embodies our values: We Love, We Trust, We Unite and We Lead:

We Love – the successful candidate will nurture young people. They will care deeply and see all behaviour as communication that deserves a dignified response. They will be non-judgemental and take a trauma-informed approach.

We Trust – the successful candidate will believe in the potential of young people. They will trust them to be the expert of their own life and circumstance. They will support young people to take responsible steps in learning, work and life.

We Unite – the successful candidate will courageously bring young people together. They will aim to create safe spaces where stepping outside comfort zones is supported and encouraged.

We Lead – the successful candidate will see all young people as leaders in their own lives. They will be ready to both lead and be led by young people. They will listen and provide a platform for young people to lead their learning and thrive.

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Scran Café Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,005 – £26,056
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

Scran Academy is an Edinburgh youth work charity, supporting young people facing poverty and trauma to succeed through our innovative education and employment programmes.

We exist to alleviate poverty and provide opportunities for all young people, no matter their background or barrier. How we do this by creating real-life experiences and positive adult relationships that help shine a light on the strengths and aspirations of young people. We use food, cooking, and real-life responsibility through our café and catering social enterprise to build experiences and form relationships that change young people’s lives.

We’re currently looking for a talented, experienced café manager to join the frontline team that helps young people develop in ways that are meaningful to them.

This is not your average café manager role! This is an exciting opportunity to shape our flagship NHS employability café and to support young people to thrive in a catering environment. Working as an essential part of our dedicated team, the successful candidate will be at the heart of our dynamic charity, helping us deliver both strong business outcomes and meaningful social impact, and empowering young people to meet their potential in a professional environment.

We are therefore looking for an exceptional candidate who chimes with our values and is a proactive all-rounder; a true catering professional with a passion for getting the best from young people.

The successful candidate will lead by example and be ready to inspire and be inspired by young people. Working with placements on our employability programme will be part of the fabric of the job, supporting many young people in what might be their first professional environment, so compassion, patience and a non-judgemental approach are essentials.

This role embodies our values: We Love, We Trust, We Unite and We Lead:

We Love – the successful candidate will nurture young people. They will care deeply and see all behaviour as communication that deserves a dignified response. They will be non-judgemental and take a trauma-informed approach.

We Trust – the successful candidate will believe in the potential of young people. They will trust them to be the expert of their own life and circumstance. They will support young people to take responsible steps in learning, work and life.

We Unite – the successful candidate will courageously bring young people together. They will aim to create safe spaces where stepping outside comfort zones is supported and encouraged.

We Lead – the successful candidate will see all young people as leaders in their own lives. They will be ready to both lead and be led by young people. They will listen and provide a platform for young people to lead their learning and thrive.

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Youth Development Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th February 2024

Scran Academy is an Edinburgh youth work charity, supporting young people facing poverty and trauma to succeed through our innovative education and employment programmes.

We exist to alleviate poverty and provide opportunities for all young people, no matter their background or barrier. How we do this by creating real-life experiences and positive adult relationships that help shine a light on the strengths and aspirations of young people. We use food, cooking, and real-life responsibility through our catering social enterprise to build experiences and form relationships.

We’re looking for a talented, experienced youth worker to join the frontline team that helps young people develop in ways that are meaningful to them. The role will support the planning and delivery of youth and community support across Scran Academy’s services, including our school-aged Academy education programme, and wider events and universal youth work as required.

This is a sessional role within Scran Academy with the core purpose of supporting the personal and social development of young people attending our Academy Programme.

The successful candidate will help change the lives of young people facing poverty by supporting them through a year-long programme of non-formal learning in a youth work setting. The role is incredibly rewarding but also particularly challenging, as professional boundaries and responsibilities need to be balanced skilfully within compassionate, positive relationships. Candidates with demonstrable experience of this in a role supporting vulnerable groups will be at an advantage.

The post holder will act as a critical relationship builder,supporting our Youth Development Coordinator as needed by linking in with families and referral partners, including schools.

The Youth Development Worker will play a strong supportive role in the delivery and development of the Academy programme, and for ensuring young people are engaged across our organisation.

This role embodies our values: We Love, We Trust, We Unite and We Lead:

We Love – the successful candidate will nurture young people. They will care deeply and see all behaviour as communication that deserves a dignified response. They will be non-judgemental and take a trauma-informed approach.

We Trust– the successful candidate will believe in the potential of young people. They will trust them to be the expert of their own life and circumstance. They will support young people to take responsible steps in learning, work and life.

We Unite– the successful candidate will courageously bring young people together. They will aim to create safe spaces where stepping outside comfort zones is supported and encouraged.

We Lead – the successful candidate will see all young people as leaders in their own lives. They will be ready to both lead and be led by young people. They will listen and provide a platform for young people to lead their learning and thrive.

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Youth Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,493 – £28,190
  • 1 Waterfront Avenue, EH5 1SG, and other Scran sites as needed
  • Closing 30th November 2023

This is a permanent role within Scran Academy with the core purpose of leading the personal and social development of young people by being the driving force of our Academy Programme.

The successful candidate will help change the lives of young people facing poverty by supporting them through a year-long programme of non-formal learning in a youth work setting. The role is incredibly rewarding but also particularly challenging, as professional boundaries and responsibilities need to be balanced skilfully within compassionate, positive relationships. Candidates with demonstrable experience of this in a role supporting vulnerable groups will be at an advantage.

The post holder will act as a critical relationship builder and point of contact for young people on the programme, and be the operational link for families and referral partners, including schools.

The Youth Development Coordinator will be responsible for the overall delivery and development of the Academy programme, and for ensuring young people are engaged across our organisation.

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Admin Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,093 pro-rata
  • Our office at 1 Waterfront Avenue, EH5 1SG, and other Scran sites as needed
  • Closing 13th November 2023

Role Purpose

This is a new role at Scran Academy with the purpose of supporting the smooth running of our office and administrative tasks.

The post holder will work with our friendly and dynamic staff team to ensure that our physical and digital office functions run smoothly.

The successful candidate will be someone who loves keeping things neat and tidy, both online and off, and will be a great team player who is ready to support our whole staff team with their filing, printing, scheduling and more. The role will also be the point of contact for Scran, so a positive and professional written and phone manner is required.

We’re looking for someone with excellent punctuality, organisational and interpersonal skills and who can work to their own initiative. Computer literacy will be an advantage, as will filing, administrative and secretary experience, though what we are looking for most is a great can-do attitude!

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Communications & Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,223 – £31,152
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

This is a new permanent role within Scran Academy with the core purpose of leading the coordinated delivery of our external comms and engagement.

The post holder will act as the lead storyteller of the organisation, working with our young people and staff to clearly communicate our impact in ways that maximise engagement. This role will amplify the voices of our young people, working to provide ways to support them to engage in content creation and direct marketing. The role will link directly into our social enterprises by supporting the development of our online store.

Key to this role will be stakeholder engagement, including supporting the chief executive in the creation of funding bids and reports, and engaging with corporate sponsors and charitable partners to maximise mutual advantage. The role will also strategically develop our approach to volunteer engagement, and be responsible for a thriving volunteer base that enhances our initiatives and impact.

All in all, the Communications and Engagement Officer will be responsible for delivering how Scran Academy is presented to the world, and coordinating how we can be best supported by stakeholders.

Really this is a creative and exciting role that supports the entire breadth of our delivery, so we are looking for an exceptional candidate who chimes with our values. A true comms professional who is dynamic, collaborative, and has a passion for getting the best from young people. Supporting staff and young people to create content and engage with our communications will be a part of the fabric of the job, so a non-judgemental, strengths-based attitude is essential.

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Youth Development Food Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,478 – £23,779
  • Comely Bank Training Centre, 13 Crewe Road South and other Scran sites as needed
  • Closing 24th April 2023

Scran Academy is a food-based youth work charity, supporting young people facing poverty-related barriers to success.

We exist to alleviate poverty and provide opportunities for all young people, no matter their background or barrier. How we do this by creating real-life experiences and positive adult relationships that help shine a light on the strengths and aspirations of young people. We use food and cooking to build these experiences and form these relationships.

This is a dynamic and exciting role supporting the delivery of our work across multiple projects. Working as part of a talented staff team, the Youth Development Food Worker will both lead on and support in programmes that provide empowering and meaningful experience for young people and their communities.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who chimes with our values and is a proactive all-rounder; a true food professional with a passion for getting the best from young people. Supporting young people to lead their own development will be a part of the fabric of the job, so a non-judgemental, strengths-based attitude is essential.

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Treasurer to the Board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th December 2022

Catering for the future

"Scran Academy is a catering social enterprise on a mission to see every young person, regardless of background or barrier, realise their full potential in learning, work and life. Too many young people in our most challenged communities never realise their talents or aspirations due to the effects of social inequality and poverty."

Role of the Treasurer to the Board

To maintain effective governance of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and making sure that proper processes and procedures exist for assuring all financial records, decisions and delegations are maintained.

Key Responsibilities

1. Strategic

• To assist and advise in the formation of Scran Academy’s strategy, ensuring that the charity has the resources to deliver its strategy.

2. Financial

• To ensure that the Board receives appropriate budgetary and financial information on activities, including annual accounts.

• To ensure that accounts are prepared and disclosed in the format required by funders and relevant statutory bodies.

• To recommend to the Board appropriate accounting procedures, controls, and policies.

• To oversee the appointment of auditors and to review on a regular basis.

• To work in close partnership with the Chief Executive in executing their responsibilities and achieving their goals.

3. Assets and Investments

• To ensure that Scran Academy has an appropriate investment policy.

• To ensure that Scran Academy monitors the performance of its investments and to set an appropriate reserves policy.

• To ensure that all equipment and assets are adequately maintained and accounted for.

4. Governance

• To ensure that the Board is aware of its financial duties and responsibilities and the need to comply with legislation.

• To ensure that all financial policies, procedures, and the appointment of external financial advisors are reviewed on a regular basis.

• To act as Chair of the Finance and Audit sub-committee of the Board

• Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to Scran Academy, setting overall strategy and policy, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets;

• Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and the proper investment of Scran Academy’s funds;

• Ensure Scran Academy applies its resources exclusively in pursuing its objectives;

• Ensure the effective and efficient administration of Scran Academy;

• Safeguard the good name and values;

• Declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a Trustee;

• Be collectively responsible for the actions of Scran Academy and other Trustees;

• Participate in other tasks as arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising;

• Attend meetings and subcommittee meetings as appropriate and read papers in preparation for the meeting;

• Keep informed about the activities of Scran Academy and wider issues which affect its work. In addition to the duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they must help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives, or other issues, to the area of Scran Academy’s work in which the Trustee has special expertise.

Skills/attributes needed for the role

• Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations

• Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary)

• Good financial analysis skills

• Ability to communicate clearly

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Youth Employability Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,417 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th May 2022

To promote the personal and social development of young people through leading an innovative and experiential employability programme at Scran Academy. This role provides tailored work experience and skills training to young people, supporting them to overcome a range of barriers and access further training or work. The Youth Employability Coordinator will be responsible for the overall development of our brand new three year ‘Scransitions’ programme for ages 16+.

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Operations & Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,800 – £29,400
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th March 2022

This role will utilise your strategic leadership as well as highly organised internal skills. Working closely with the CEO and senior staff, you will lead the development and implementation of the internal systems that support frontline team to fulfil their roles. By developing sound business processes, community development standards and partnerships, you will ensure Scran Academy is well positioned to deliver outcomes for our communities, funders and other partners.

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Scran Café Manager

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2022

This is not your average café manager role!

This is an exciting opportunity to shape our flagship NHS employability café and to support young people to thrive in a catering environment.

Working as an essential part of our dedicated team, the successful candidate will be at the heart of our dynamic and growing wee charity, supporting programmes with outcomes in youth employability, community food provision and food education. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who chimes with our values and is a proactive all-rounder; a true catering professional with a passion for getting the best from young people.

The successful candidate will be ready to inspire and be inspired by young people. Working with placements on our employability programme will be part of the fabric of the job, supporting many in what might be their first professional environment, so patience and a non-judgemental approach are essentials.

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Chief Executive Officer

  • Part time
  • £38,000 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • 525 Ferry Road Edinburgh, with frequent city travel to be expected
  • Closing 29th December 2021

We are looking for a Chief Executive who is able to demonstrate innovation and a genuine passion for supporting young people and is committed to the values and ethos of the local third sector. The Chief Executive will build on our inspiring success and lead the development of the organisation and its services at this exciting time in the story of Scran Academy. We want someone who can oversee the development and delivery of effective, high quality and innovative services that will make a real difference to communities, whilst maintaining the ability to provide strategic vision for the organisation. The successful applicant will be able demonstrate experience and competency in leading and developing teams and programmes through periods of change. They will also be effective in building strong and effective relationships with partners and wider stakeholders.

The Chief Executive will work closely and effectively with Chair of the Board of Trustees and the organisation’s Founder.

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Academy Programme Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape Scran Academy’s youth work Academy programme offer on a day-to-day basis. We are looking for a dynamic youth practitioner with a passion for young people and seeing them develop in life. The purpose of the role is to promote the personal and social development of young people through running our education and youth work programmes. This role is the critical point of contact for Scran young people and you will be responsible for ensuring that young people are engaged across the organisation. In short, this role is about defending, caring, engaging and empowering young people.

You will be joining an inspiring team of 6 staff based in North Edinburgh along with our numerous volunteers, Trustees and partners. This role suits someone who enjoys a flexible, dynamic and fulfilling work life and wants to make a difference to young people who need us most.

Hours & Benefits:

Our Academy programme currently operate Tuesdays & Thursdays with the remaining hours being determined as mutually agreed and required. This (unsurprisingly) will involve evening and weekend work on occassions.

This post attracts employers pension contribution and 25 days annual leave, plus public holidays. You will benefit from an inspiring and ever-changing workplace. As a new member of our team, you will also enjoy a high level of creative control to advise and support our development. Additional training and leadership opportunities will be offered.

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Youth Employability Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape Scran Academy’s new and innovative 16+ employability and leadership programme – Scransitions.

Thanks to funding from the Young Start Programme run by the National Lottery Community Fund and Walter Scott Giving Group, we are looking for a dynamic youth practitioner with a passion for young people and seeing them develop in life. The purpose of the role is to provide tailored support to young people, helping them to overcome a range of barriers to help them reach their full potential, and lead the development and delivery of Scransitions. This role is a critical point of contact for Scran young people, and you will be responsible for ensuring that young people are engaged across the organisation. In short, this role is about defending, caring, engaging and empowering young people.

You will be joining an inspiring team of 7 staff based in North Edinburgh along with our numerous volunteers, Trustees, and partners. This role suits someone who enjoys a flexible, dynamic, and fulfilling work life and wants to make a difference to young people who need us most.

Hours & Benefits:

Our new Scransitions programme will commence in early August 2021 with hours being determined as mutually agreed and required. This (unsurprisingly) will involve evening and weekend work on occasions.

This post attracts 3.5% employers pension contribution and 25 days annual leave, exclusive of public holidays. You will benefit from an inspiring and ever-changing workplace. Additional training and leadership opportunities will be offered.

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Community Food Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 – £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th July 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team here at Scran Academy! This is a brand new role, combining work on our awesome food truck with food preparation, community outreach and our social enterprise café and catering business. You will be a critical externally-engaging person ready to ensure our work can reach right across Edinburgh following a year of growth and impact throughout the lockdown period.

Working directly with our Catering Manager and Food Production Coordinator, the Community Food Coordinator will primarily oversee our external Scran Van projects throughout the year, bringing Scran’s delicious food to youth and community groups across Edinburgh. The Scran Van events are always different, always busy and always fun.

You will also be part of the team helping to run our new NHS-based café, supporting its smooth running, across food, service and training.

You will work with our awesome teams of young volunteers, providing a confidence-building, inspiring environment for young people. You will work with us to support young people who transition through our various programmes into professional environments.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Part time
  • £38,000 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th March 2021

We are looking for a Chief Executive who can build on our success and lead the development of the organisation and

its services forward at this exciting time in the story of Scran Academy. We want someone who can oversee the development and delivery of effective, high quality and innovative services that made a real difference to young people’s lives, whilst maintaining the ability to provide strategic vision for the organisation. The successful applicant will be able demonstrate experience and competency in leading and developing teams and individuals through periods of change. They will also be effective in building strong and effective relationships with partnership and wider stakeholders. They must be able to demonstrate innovation and a genuine passion for supporting young people, and will be committed to the values and ethos of the third sector.

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