Social Enterprise Scotland
Social Enterprise Scotland

Social Enterprise Scotland is an independent, Scottish, membership-led organisation, built and controlled by social enterprises.

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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • TBC. Our office is in Edinburgh but hybrid / remote working will be considered.
  • Closing 19th June 2023

Social Enterprise Scotland are recruiting for a new Policy Officer to work with the Policy and Public Affairs Manager to inform, develop and undertake policy and research projects that will deliver the policy objectives of Social Enterprise Scotland and maximise the economic and social impact of the social enterprise movement in Scotland. Key responsibilities include monitoring and recording relevant policy news, consultations and research from local and national government and other policy bodies, administering our national policy forum – the cross-party group on Social Enterprise in The Scottish Parliament, co-ordinating and administering policy webinars, events and other forums, engaging members through blog posts, policy action alerts and outreach work, and managing policy interventions for members. More detailed information on the role can be found on the Job Description.

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Membership Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • TBC. Our office is in Edinburgh but hybrid / remote working will be considered.
  • Closing 19th June 2023

Social Enterprise Scotland are growing their Membership Team to support the successful delivery of member activities, events, campaigns and services and ensure that feedback from members is used to inform continuous development and improvement in the organisation and services. You will be expected to support the organisation and promotion of events across Scotland, contribute to relevant and timely content and data for the website, social media and marketing campaigns as well as maintaining and updating our membership CRM system. More detailed information on the role can be found on the Job Description.

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Communications and Events Lead

  • Full time
  • Circa £28,000 – £30,000
  • Hybrid / remote working will be considered and we have offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland as required.
  • Closing 5th March 2023

The purpose of the job is to support the organisation to share its purpose, vision and mission to grow its reach through working with our Marketing & Design Lead and Director of Operations & Projects to deliver excellent and engaging communications and events that promote and support our work.


  • Create and manage a communications strategy for Social Enterprise Scotland, alongside the Marketing and Design Lead and the Director of Services.
  • Manage the inputs, contributions and sign off from the team and volunteers for our member communications (currently a weekly mailer via MailChimp or our CRM system).
  • Draft and distribute regular themed marketing and promotional emails to members.
  • Prepare and send Press Releases on behalf of the organisation, coordinating with contributors and wider stakeholders for quotes and inputs where required
  • Contribute content to regular SES publications/website/blogs as required.
  • Monitor, collate and share data on digital analytics to contribute to management reporting, effectiveness, and learning.
  • Contribute to the annual business planning process and longer term strategic planning in relation to Communications & Events
  • Alongside the Marketing and Design lead, manage, monitor and analyse website content
  • Support the Marketing and Design lead to manage, plan, schedule and implement social media and digital campaigns when necessary. This would include the use of scheduling tools (e.g. Sprout Social) as well as design tools (e.g. Canva, inDesign) as well as proofreading and signing off draft social media posts.


  • Support the conception, planning and management of in-person events of which this would include our annual Awards, the Social Enterprise conference, and our AGM as well as smaller events such as ongoing CPGs, SELAG, SEN manager meetings and any events in partnership with others. This includes a wide range of responsibilities including coordinating venue, catering, invitations, managing attendees and administration and management of the event on the day.
  • Work with members of the SES team to liaise with panellists and contributors before and after events
  • Add upcoming event listings and associated communications to the website and CRM system
  • Set up webinars on zoom and share links to sessions with team and panellists as required, in line with security and data policy
  • Support live streaming/filming of events, including post-event uploading and distribution
  • Send post-event follow ups with video recordings links, slide shares and thank you emails to attendees, panellists, and contributors.
  • Design content for leaflets, programmes and related marketing for events
  • Create and manage any branded icons or templates where required


  • Support the Marketing and Design Lead with any ongoing social media or wider marketing campaigns where required


Work with the Marketing and Design lead in creating a tone of voice and brand guidelines document to support the wider team

Support the Marketing and Design Lead in website content updates where required, and in implementing a larger update of content, navigation and design.


  • Manage SES volunteers and interns where their work inputs directly to the Marketing & Communications team
  • Demonstrate commitment to the social enterprise movement and community wealth building across Scotland.
  • Contribute towards a culture that is open, fair, collaborative, respectful, honest, and enterprising.
  • At all times, work pro-actively to promote SES's equal opportunities policies, both in respect of service delivery and employment issues; and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the post holder, colleagues, members, and visitors.
  • Cover for colleagues when necessary.
  • Other such duties as shall be required reasonably as part of a collaborative staff team.
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Top job! Director of Services

  • Full time
  • £48,000
  • Edinburgh/Hybrid
  • Closing 8th August 2022

Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) is Scotland’s national membership body and network for social enterprises. The organisation exists to support its members with news, information, advice, connections and events and to build networks between social enterprises and their peers and important stakeholders across Scotland. SES acts as an influencing voice for over 500 members on the issues that matter to them, raising the profile of social enterprises and their products and services to key audiences.

Members are made up of:

• Social enterprise members: from housing associations to training providers to catering and retailers, SES members operate in a breadth of industries and across Scotland.

• Start up members: at an earlier stage of their social enterprise journey with ambitious and creative ideas to address social issues. Start up members join when they are less than one year old and may or may not be constituted organisations.

• Associate members: a similarly diverse group of organisations – local authorities, businesses, funders – who want to support and access the SES network and help champion social enterprise as a better way of doing business for Scotland.

• Individual members, who might be sole-traders or passionate supporters of social enterprise.

A recent strategic review and restructure within SES has created the opportunity to add to the existing strength of the Leadership Team with the appointment of a Director of Services. The Director of Services is a newly created position, with a broad portfolio of responsibilities across strategic leadership, partnership development, operational oversight and a range of corporate support functions.

This role will have a specific focus on identifying and developing opportunities for growth, through building relationships with the commercial and corporate business sector.

Key responsibilities include:

• Operational leadership for all service provision, building on the SES outcomes focused approach

• Lead and develop the team through a period of transition, responding to the changing social enterprise and socially responsible business landscape

• Ensure SES members can maximise their community, social and commercial impact through the provision of the highest quality needs led services

• Influence policy development and raise profile at local and national levels

• Create and implement the strategic and annual plans for SES services and associated income generation

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strategic and operational management at a senior level in a membership organisation or similar, combined with strong business and commercial awareness. It is thought that the individual will likely come with a strong understanding of the social enterprise movement, community wealth building and the business network in Scotland. Candidates should display a high degree of organisational skills, communication, diplomacy and emotional intelligence.

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Communications assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh or remote working
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Social Enterprise Scotland is a membership organisation that supports, connects and promotes social enterprise organisations throughout Scotland.

In doing this we produce a weekly bulletin, run weekly webinars and work with a variety of stakeholders to represent and support the social enterprise sector. Last year we launched our Buy Social Scotland campaign to encourage consumers to buy from social enterprise organisations in the lead up to Christmas and we will be continuing this work and extending the campaign to include a B2B (business to business) push through our Buy Social Scotland Corporate Challenge.

About this role

This part-time role will have a focus on preparing and adding listings for our Buy Social Scotland B2B directory, updating the consumer directory and working on webinar promotion for our weekly events through social media.

While our office is based in Edinburgh it is currently closed due to Covid restrictions. The post is therefore open to remote working and hours can be flexible to suit.

We are offering this role as a permanent position subject to further finance being available. We currently have resources to support this work for 12 months.

A full Job Description is available for download below.