Sales & Marketing Intern with School for Social Entrepreneurs - Scotland

The School for Social Entrepreneurs has supported over 200 social entrepreneurs in setting up community ventures since 2002. Their students often start by operating in niche markets, filling gaps and solving difficult social problems.

Location: Edinburgh/Lothians/Fife/Potential for home-based.
£ 7.65 per hour, part-time, 20 hours per week (3 days) for 12 weeks.
Immediate start.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs bring a strong emotional commitment as well as first-hand knowledge and local know-how to provide solutions that really work. They operate in an extraordinary range of fields – health and healthy eating; environment and sustainability including recycling, energy, construction and food production; work with ex-offenders, recovering addicts, young people at risk, elders and toddlers.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Scotland offers an array of support programmes for both individuals and communities, and is looking to expand by developing new products and services.

As a Sales and Marketing Intern, this successful candidate will join a motivated team of individuals, bringing a host of skills to the organisation.

Within this role you will:

  • Contribute to the achievement of “The School for Social Entrepreneurs – Scotland’s” overall organisational objectives and targets. These are centred around initiatives that support the trading activities of organisations with a social purpose.
  • Support the Chief Executive in marketing all new products and services due to be rolled out to increase income generation;
  • Work as a member of a small team to undertake a programme of marketing/support activities for existing and emerging social enterprises. These organisations can range from established social businesses to smaller voluntary sector organisations concerned about their sustainability.
  • Support students currently participating on any of the School’s current learning programmes with their marketing plans/strategies;
  • Prepare reports and statistics on activities for Trustees/CEO.
  • Be a confident and comfortable writer and, with support, write marketing plans/strategies;
  • Undertake other which are consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the post as required.


The successful graduate will posses the following experience, knowledge and competencies:

  • Strong written skills and confidence putting complex documents together from a range of data and information
  • An understanding of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors and the current key issues
  • An understanding of marketing and communications, including social media would be an advantage
  • Competence and confidence to transfer these skills to small organisations and individuals with relatively low capacity
  • Excellent team working, interpersonal, oral, written and ICT communication skills
  • Well-developed negotiating skills and the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively across all sectors
  • Ability to problem-solve and develop solutions
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • Self-motivated, and proactive, with good organisational skills


Closing date for applications is 19 September 2014, 5pm. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications that have not gone through our online application unless otherwise stated.


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