Recruiting now for a Saltire Scholar Programme Assistant

We’ve grown from 6 interns in 2007 to a 171 in 2018 and have an alumni community over 1,000 members strong. This growth would not have been possible without an ambitious, driven and passionate team.


Entrepreneurial Scotland sets out to make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world. We do this through connecting and developing a diverse community of people with an entrepreneurial mind-set in Scotland and internationally, who will collaborate to deliver transformational culture change – thus achieving our vision.

Entrepreneurial Scotland has three distinct functions:

  1. Running world-class Saltire programmes
  2. Offering engaging networks tiered at different career levels
  3. Collaborating with partners across the entrepreneurial landscape in Scotland

As the first stage in an entrepreneurial journey, our educational programmes create individuals who are confident, ambitious and globally-minded, in turn expanding the skill set of these future leaders. The mission of these programmes is to find, fuel and spark the next generation of talent for Scotland.

Our Saltire Scholar Internship Programme provides penultimate year students at Scottish universities with internships all over the world. Our internships are unique in that students are granted access to levels within host organisations that not all internship programmes can offer, and our financial model allows us to open these opportunities to students from all backgrounds. Internships are typically sourced through our network of contacts such as Saltire alumni, GlobalScot and the worldwide Scottish business diaspora.

We’ve grown from 6 interns in 2007 to a 171 in 2018 and have an alumni community over 1,000 members strong. This growth would not have been possible without an ambitious, driven and passionate team.

While this post is a maternity cover role, we would anticipate the opportunity to explore a more permanent position for the right candidate once the 12-month period has ended. We are a growing team with many exciting opportunities to explore for those who match our organisation ethos and values.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  1. Operations

Programme Recruitment

  1. Work alongside programme team to attract students to our programme through campus recruitment, including attending careers fairs and leading presentations
  2. Assist in the creation of marketing materials, including flyers, social media posts and case studies
  3. Coordinate the logistics of speed interviews in 4 cities in Scotland for over 500 students
  4. Format and collate internship lists of host company projects
  5. Coordinate the collection and dissemination of feedback for all candidates who progress through our recruitment process

Programme Onboarding

Prepare contracts and support participants and other team members with arranging visas, flights, car hire, insurance and accommodation.

Event Organising

Work alongside programme team to assist in the organisation of annual events.

  1. Systems and Technology

Data Management

  1. We use Salesforce as our CRM system to ensure data is stored effectively and safely – be an ambassador for the good use of this method
  2. Understand and advocate for the importance of data integrity with the practical knowledge of how this may impact our operations
  3. Maintain and update records on Salesforce for use in reporting
  4. Gain a strong understanding of our online application platform, Fluidreview – oversee the movement of candidates through the application stages, ensuring communications are led through the platform

Website Management

Ensure our website is kept up-to-date with appropriate information, and speaks directly to our distinct customer groups.

  1. Communications and Relationships

A. Own the Saltire Programmes social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) and capitalise on reach to promote engagement amongst our followers. Feel comfortable creating and implementing a social media strategy which aligns to key timings in programme cycle.

B. Be the key contact for those interested in applying for the programme. Answer all questions and queries in a professional and prompt manner.

C. The role of Programme Assistant is heavily customer focussed and will be exposed to a variety of individuals – from university students to company CEOs.

  1. Budget Considerations and Governance

Have a grasp of our budgeting software (Xero) and curiosity as to its operation and function

  1. Talent

As an organisation we want to ensure our staff are given all opportunities to develop and receive the best prospects to progress within the company. This is largely a self-led process and therefore the right individual for the role will know their strengths and opportunities to develop, and look for the occasions where these can be best used.

The above list is not exhaustive and, when appropriate, the individual will be required to carry out any other duties in relation to the business.



Our Scholar programme has ambitious targets for growth heading towards 2030. To ensure we can achieve these, we need to create a robust and capable team who are passionate about the cause and enthusiastic about driving our organisation towards our bold mission.  

Essential Skills

  • A driven, self-starter who is determined to shape a career for themselves in the charity or not-for-profit sector
  • A focus on providing fantastic customer service
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral) to be able to communicate with different groups of individuals through different methods, as appropriate
  • Sound organisational abilities: comfortable working to deadlines and ability to prioritise your own workload
  • Strong experience with and knowledge of MS Office package
  • Experience of planning and implementing social media strategies, with proof of effective campaign management

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working with Salesforce CRM
  • Experience of working with Xero accounting software
  • Experience of working with Fluidreview application platform
  • Experience using Mailchimp and Survey Monkey



Pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexible working, access to our network for personal development and attendance at development events, appraisal programme.

Job Type: Full-time, 12-month contract (maternity cover)

Location: Glasgow City Centre

Status: Office based

Salary: £16,000 to £18,000/year, depending on experience.


Next Steps

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to the Head of the Programme, Sara Cook, at by Wednesday 1st August at 1pm.

We anticipate holding face-to-face interviews with shortlisted candidates at our offices in Glasgow City Centre on Monday 13th August.