Social Enterprises in the Tourism Sector

“Lots of contacts and similar minded individuals to discuss tourism and SE”

“Valuable & Inspiring Information!”

“Great Networking with passionate people”

Just a few of the positive comments from our Making Connections to Realise Opportunities tourism event at Dundee and Angus College yesterday. Thank you to everyone that came along. Below if the full report from our findings. Click  Tourism Sector Final Report  


Speaker Presentations

Angus Tourism Cooperative AMB

Tourism in Angus MC

Creating CommuniTAY Business SS

Senscot Tourism SC

Visit Scotland MD

HMS Unicorn FR

DD8 Music GG

Showcase VR FS







We’re hiring!

Development Officer
Organisation: Dundee Social Enterprise Network

Salary: £28,157

Salary info: This post is a fixed term contract for up to 1 year.

The post could be full time for 6 months or part time for a longer period

Status: Full time

Closing: 27th May 2018

Location: Dundee


It will be the task of the Development Officer to set up the new Funeral Support Service (probably as a SCIO) that will then recruit staff to deliver the above services. Trustees for the new organisation have already been recruited and they will help guide the process going forward. The job description and person specification below detail the Development Officer’s role.

This post is a fixed term contract for up to 1 year. The post could be full time for 6 months or part time for a longer period. The employer will be Dundee Social Enterprise Network on behalf of the partnership and will be based in the DSEN office at the Factory Skatepark, Dundee. The post holder will work with the Trustees to develop the new organisation.


Organisation profile
A member led network that aims to support, promote, develop and represent social enterprises in Dundee. Dundee has a flourishing social enterprise sector, trading in a broad spectrum of services and products. The Network brings together the leaders of these organisations


Application notes
To apply for the Development Officer post please send a CV and covering letter to The covering letter should include why you think you are the best person for the job and detail your experience of setting up a social enterprise or supporting a social enterprise to set up. Your CV should detail two referees that will be contacted only if you are successful at interview.

The application should reach Dundee Social Enterprise Network by 27th May 2018


Recruitment Process

Closing date for applications: 27th May 2018

Interview date: 7th June 2018

Start date: ASAP




Social Enterprise Catalogue for Construction Contractors

Download the Social Enterprise Catalogue for Construction Contractors


Spotlight on: Self Reliant Groups

What if the groups you work with weren’t dependant on funding? What if the groups you work with weren’t dependant on you? What if there was a different way of being alongside groups who set their own goals and achieved them?

Kirsty Slater and her colleague Isobel MacNaughton from WEvolution will berunning two sessions on SRG’s (Self Reliant Groups). These taster sessions (2hrs)  will provide participants with an understanding of the SRG way of working so that you can consider the model within your own context and reveal your groups’ potential to be self-reliant.

If you or your staff work with groups, and you’d like to explore a different way of working, this fun, interactive session is for you!

These sessions prelude a more intensive two day course that WEvolution would like to offer in Dundee. It’s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about being alongside people in an SRG, how it can change the way we work across our community and how we support and challenge people to be resourceful and creative.

Session 1: Wednesday 21st February  from 10am to 12pm

Session 2: Wednesday 21st February  from 2pm to 4pm

Both sessions will run at Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

To book, please click here:


A New Year – need a new direction? Starting up a Social Enterprise might be the answer.

Social Enterprises (SEs) are organisations that work in the heart of communities looking to support people to have a better quality of life and improve the environment in which they live. Often they are founded by local people themselves and look to address issues or inequalities that exist within their own communities.
One particular area that SEs are really successful with, is supporting people with their health and social care needs. This may be supporting someone within their own home with daily tasks such as bathing or dressing, enabling them to access the wider community, or simply anything that allows them to live as full a life as possible.
Here are a few quotes from people that have been supported by Social Enterprises: ‘A great, unique and imaginative social enterprise covering the very important topic of mental health’; ‘Anne has been a great support and help, she has also given me a lot of encouragement, being there when I needed her and when I wasn’t well’. ‘I love coming here. It means freedom for me and I get support”
Dundee Social Enterprise Network is an organisation that exists to support individuals or groups to start up and develop their enterprise. This can include support with business planning, start up funding, legal set up advice and linking with other local and national organisations that can also help.
So if you have an idea for an initiative that could support people with their health or social care needs please, get in touch:; or 01382 504848.