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Design Specialist

  • Part time
  • £29,118 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh office base with the option to work flexibly and remotely from home
  • Closing 5th June 2023

  • Advertised from 19th May 2023
  • 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE), Permanent.
  • Company pension (up to 8%), 35 days annual leave, an employee assistance programme and learning and development opportunities


We’re on a journey to create fairer communities by facilitating 10 million social entrepreneurs globally by 2030.

Do you want to help make this a reality?

We are looking for a values-driven design expert to join our highly skilled, motivated, and supportive team. Working closely with the Head of Communications and Impact you will be our operational specialist for design. You will plan, design and create marketing materials and ensure the application of a consistent and engaging global brand.

This role is part of the Global Learning Lab, which catalyses innovative, high quality, accredited programmes through our global community of facilitators, staff and partners. It’s an exciting time to join the team as we look towards growing and embedding our new brand.

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:

To support the Social Enterprise Academy’s reputation and growth by providing specialist design support to ensure visual brand consistency across the organisation’s domestic and international global remit.

Key Responsibilities:

Graphic design and development

  • Project manages the design and production of core Social Enterprise Academy resources and materials, working with internal and external partners and using a range of software

Visual brand identity

  • Responsible for maintaining the Social Enterprise Academy’s visual brand guidelines, championing the brand, training staff in its use and ensuring that the guidelines are consistently followed

Materials management

  • Responsible for maintaining the quality and currency of the Social Enterprise Academy’s marketing and communications resources, templates and guides – managing their accessibility and, through a coaching approach, ensuring that staff and delivery partners are able to use them effectively

For a full set of criteria and information on how to apply please download the recruitment pack from our website.


Organisation profile:

At the Social Enterprise Academy, we believe social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world.

We strengthen their role in local communities through transformational learning programmes that will increase their community impact.

Our programmes are accredited, responsive to learner needs, and are delivered by experienced facilitators who are social change leaders themselves.

Since 2004, we have delivered over 1,900 learning programmes to 28,000+ learners in over 30 countries. We have also engaged over 55,000 young people around the world, using social enterprise as a tool to help them reach their full potential and create positive change in their communities.

Application notes

  • Complete the application form and the equality and diversity monitoring form (downloadable via our website)
  • Send your application form and equality and diversity monitoring form in Word document format to by 5pm, Monday, 05 June 2023
  • Please note that interviews will take place week commencing 12 June 2023 via Zoom

More information available at:

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments for the application or interview process e.g. application form in a different format or extra interview time please get in touch:

Lanagh Taylor | 0131 243 2670|