YPI Scotland

The Wood Foundation is seeking a Business & Community Support Officer to join the Excelerate team, based at Mackie Academy.

Location Mackie Academy
Contract Full-Time, 24-months
Pay Range £29-31,000
Closing Date 28th February 2024

We are currently welcoming applications for a Business & Community Support Officer (BCSO) for our Excelerate investment at Mackie Academy.

Excelerate is an investment by The Wood Foundation which empowers system change in education by offering professional learning and network opportunities to support schools in achieving their visions for change through a focus on culture, collaboration, and pedagogy.

The BCSO will work alongside school staff, community, and industry to develop and manage authentic collaborative partnerships which support the delivery of real-world teaching and learning.

Main responsibilities:

  • Liaise with stakeholders and coordinate their involvement in projects which support the delivery of real-world teaching and learning experiences.
  • Understand and be committed to school values and vision.
  • Support school-based colleagues in identifying and sourcing a variety of partners who can bring well planned project-based learning to life.
  • Monitor and report on project milestones.
  • Contribute to the development of activities (reflected in the school planning) that will help the school community to achieve their aims and objectives for Excelerate, including identifying new/ potential opportunities for engaging with the wider community.

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish effective working relations with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience (or good understanding of) successful project management with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work to deadlines as required.
  • Good understanding of the education sector.

This job is for you if: 

  • You enjoy working with committed people in a friendly and purposeful environment.
  • You thrive in small teams and when multi-tasking and juggling competing priorities.
  • You are creative and have the discipline to turn collective ideas into a reality.
  • You can spot opportunities and have the confidence to coordinate input from many different people.
  • You are passionate about a meaningful education and creating opportunities for young people to excel.

The role is a 24-month fixed term contract.

The full job description can be accessed here.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to info@thewoodfoundation.org.uk