£10 per hour
Full-time for 12 months (with potential for permanent)
Start date: Immediate Start
Closing Date: 16 October 2018, noon
About the Company
Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) is an award-winning, innovative social enterprise with a core mission to give people who experience significant barriers to inclusion due to learning disability, mental health or other challenging circumstances, the opportunity to make a positive contribution to their community.
On a day to day basis, our participants are supported to engage in projects that make a tangible difference to their community. These projects range from producing and selling woodwork products, cosmetics and food to working alongside other community groups to improve and develop community environmental and conservation assets.
CCI Scotland is offering this post as an internship as there will be significant guidance and support offered on all aspects of the work and it is recognised that the primary qualifications will be drive and attitude rather than direct skills and experience.
The ideal candidate will work with groups of individuals who are experiencing significant barriers to inclusion. You will also work alongside groupworkers who support these individuals, helping them make their activities more commercially realistic through creating business plans for their microbusinesses.
By pursuing all the routes possible to find a market for their products and ensuring that effective processes are in place to successfully bring these products to market, you will make their business plans a reality.
This will be an exciting role with two primary challenges: Not only will you be trying to develop successful commercial enterprises, you will also preserve ownership of the enterprise with the participating volunteers.
As a Social Entrepreneur, you will work with the Managing Director and be primarily focused on our Cosmetics / Food and Craft enterprises. These are currently extremely small programmes where groups of individuals have been getting together to make products from locally sourced, sustainable materials.
Working in an inclusive manner the Social Entrepreneur will help the group to develop the systems and strategies to move from production to sales, taking responsibility for the commercial elements of the social enterprises and aim to grow them so that they can begin to become more financially sustainable.
CCI Scotland is looking for an individual who is really up for a challenge, who genuinely sees every problem as an opportunity and to shine in the face of adversity.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Evidence of real-life problem solving
• Commitment to their personal development and the development of those around them
• Actively seeking out opportunities to learn and share new skills
• Takes pride in their work
• Able to demonstrate real-life achievements
• Ability to support people to make a contribution to their community
• Has an inclusive, asset-based, person-centred attitude
• Ability to work independently and as part of the team
• Strong IT skills including Word / Excel / Databases
• Ability to keep and share essential admin information
The successful candidate for this post is subject to a PVG check.
A driving licence is preferable.
There is incredible potential for professional progression in this role, and a contract extension for a permanent role is expected for the right candidate. This role offers not only an opportunity to put your business and sales expertise into action, but a chance to work with, and empower, some incredible socially-driven community businesses.
Closing date for applications is 16 October 2018, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.
Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.