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Looking for Directors – How it Felt

Board member/s wanted for social enterprise ‘How It Felt’

Based: Dundee, Scotland


‘How It Felt’ is a community based puppet building, drama and film making workshop service run by Director Deborah Chapman. A Duncan of Jordanstone Graduate and where the project began as a short film of puppets based on the public expressing themselves and their families affected by ADHD in “How do you see ADHD?”

Since then ‘How It Felt’ has grown into a collaborative business that provides puppet and film making workshops. Focusing mainly on but not limited to mental and emotional health issues that can be difficult to talk about and often misunderstood.

What were looking for

We are currently looking for new additional member or members to have on our board of directors to help run and organize the various tasks that could contribute to How It Felt. Board members would be required to attend a meeting or two bi monthly to update and discuss the enterprises progress on the set tasks they have been given. This could involve admin, correspondence with clients, applications and proposals for funding, accounts and fiancé, marketing, organization of events and workshops, involvement with the community, representing the enterprise at events.

For the time being this would be a voluntary position but could be paid in the future but catering and travel expense could be covered. It would be a great opportunity to gain experience as a director of an enterprise and working within the third sector.

Qualities looking for in a director

  • IT literate
  • Experience of software’s such as Microsoft word and Excel
  • Experience with accounting and organizes finances
  • Organizational skills
  • Can work on their own or within the board
  • Honest

Additional qualities could include more than one

  • Interests or experience in the arts
  • Interests or experience in mental health
  • Interests or experience in education and the third sector
  • Interests or experience with puppets and puppetry
  • Interests or experience in art therapy

If interested contact us at

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Abertay Food Jam

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Social Enterprise Academy would like to invite you and members of your team along to our one-day Tackling Food Poverty with an Enterprising Approach programme, which aims to strengthen your enterprising knowledge and skills to further support you and your food waste projects and ideas.

You will have the opportunity and space to share ideas and good practice, and explore steps on creating a sustainable social enterprise approaches to community leadership, as well as develop a strong peer-networking group.

Friday 31st March 2017.
9:30am for registration and coffee/tea, to start at 10:00am sharp.

The day will be split into 4 sessions with regular refreshment breaks. Lunch will be provided. The day will close at 4pm unless otherwise agreed.

Abertay University, Bell St, Dundee, DD1 1HG
Room 1001 – please check in at main reception

It is free to attend but places are limited so please see attached a flyer with more information and once registered we will send out further details. To register click HERE


Living Wage accreditation!

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Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. The move has been welcomed by the Poverty Alliance who deliver the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at DSEN, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors; receive a real Living Wage of at least £8.45 per hour, which is significantly higher than government minimum wage of £6.70 and the new minimum wage premium for over 25s of £7.20 per hour introduced last April. Full time employees earning the real Living Wage earn £45 a week more than those on the government minimum.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate, calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in the UK.

Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage Foundation, The Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Living Wage Campaign believe that work should be the surest way out of poverty.

Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance said,

“Two thirds of the children that are living in poverty in Scotland are living in a household where at least one adult works. This shows that work is not working as an effective route out of poverty and paying the real Living Wage is one of the key tools at our disposal to help make an impact on this.

We are delighted to congratulate DSEN on becoming a Living Wage employer. Paying the real Living Wage makes a huge difference to people’s lives, and employers can enjoy a range of business benefits too, including increased productivity, increased staff retention and lower rates of absenteeism”.


For more information on the Living Wage Foundation click HERE




TrACK – Training sessions for Third Sector Organisations

track logoFollowing  from successful funding from Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Along Came Kirsty (DSEN Member) would like to give you a chance to give your organisation support and development across a number of vital fields.

Are you new to the post?  Volunteering?  Want experience in the third sector?  Would like to refresh skills or simply get together with like-minded people to discuss the different areas that affect the third sector?
If you’re looking for inspiring, useful and affordable training, check out our upcoming 10 TrACK training session – all specifically tailored for small charities and social enterprises.

The 10 sessions include:

  • The Funding Process- Grant Application, Applying to Trusts
  • Presentation Skills
  • Motivating Your Team, Team Effectiveness and Productivity
  • Management of Volunteers and Placements
  • Charity Law: Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
  • Charity Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Press & Media Training
  • Social Media
  • Property

These courses are delivered in partnership with local businesses who are expert in their field. The course is open to staff or volunteers from third sector organisations, community groups or individuals who are keen to learn or refresh knowledge on some of the fundamental areas of the third sector.

Sign up to TrACK 10 for only £450. It may be possible to sign up for individual sessions at a cost of £50 each. Dates to be confirmed.

To note interest please email: or have a chat to her at the March session of Charity Chit Chat.

Kirsty is also available to come to your workplace to deliver in house training on a range of topics. For more information contact


Entrepreneurship Week Dundee Social Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Week Dundee
Social Entrepreneurs

Date: 21 February 2017 Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Dalhousie Building, Room 2F14, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN


Open to: University of Dundee Students, Staff, Graduates & General Public

As part of the University of Dundee’s Entrepreneurship Week 2017Dundee Social Enterprise Network will be delivering a workshop providing an understanding of what a Social Enterprise is, how to start and run one and what support is available to you to get one off the ground. More details soon but register below in advance.


To register click HERE