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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

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2024
  • £26,726-£29,544. 30 hours pw (0.8FTE). Permanent.


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.

Application notes

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter of no more than one side of A4 expanding on why the role interests them, and how their experiences match the personal specification. These should be sent to The deadline for applications is the 20th of May.

Please note that successful candidates will need to participate in 2 interviews, being held on the 4th and 6th June.