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Job Opportunity – Business Developer






Business Developer

Salary: £36,000 pro rata p.a.

Application deadline: 26th July 2017

This post is a fixed term contract starting on 7th August 2017 and ending on 8th December 2017.  Based in the DSEN office at Factory Skatepark. The post holder will work with the Project Co-ordinator and the university researcher to develop the plans.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Delivering a scoping, planning and social impact study into the potential for a funeral service in Dundee.
  • Writing a 3 year business plan.
  • Create the Performance measures based on the outcomes to be included in the financial case for a new social enterprise model to form the basis of a stage 2 funding application later in 2017.
  • Prepare the application information for the Stage 2 Social Innovation Fund application.

For further information please see below or contact us on 

 Business Developer JD description 


DSEN’s June Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter released!

Click on the following link: DSEN June Newsletter 2017


The Wise Group wins Business Excellence Award!


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Building on previous success, The Wise Group, a leading social enterprise in Scotland and the north east of England, secured the Scottish Award for Business Excellence 2017. The award from Quality Scotland was based on a rigorous assessment of business practices and achievements using the European Foundation for Quality Management’s (EFQM) business excellence framework. The organisation also won the award in 2015 demonstrating its sustained and continued focus on excellence. In addition to the top award, the Wise Group also won another three awards: EFQM’s Recognised for Excellence 5 star award; a good practice award for Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity; and a good practice award for Managing with Agility.


The Wise Group has been transforming lives through social enterprise since 1983. Supporting over 50,000 people a year we make a positive difference to people, communities and society by helping customers gain new skills and employment, reducing re-offending, regenerating communities and tackling fuel poverty. We have a clear understanding of the type of support our customers need and have a proven track record of providing both innovative and high quality services. The Wise Group delivers results by working closely with stakeholders and partners.

EFQM was established as a European excellence model and is now recognised globally. Businesses regardless of size, industry and sector use the model to plan and deliver excellence, and benchmark results with others. EFQM is launching a new Global Excellence Index which will feature all award winning organisations.

“Achieving these awards demonstrates our commitment to excellence. Through inspirational leadership, our ability to translate vision into service delivery and our passionate and committed team, we are able to manage change in an increasingly challenging environment. Our customers and partners can be confident in our ability to continually improve and develop high quality innovative services which have real impact on society.” (Jacqui Hepburn, Deputy Chief Executive)

EFQM is recognised across the private, public and third sectors. The achievement of these awards by the Wise Group signifies the crucial role the third sector plays in the delivery of high quality services. It will be more important than ever for organisations to change and adapt to provide effective, efficient and valued services aligned to customer needs.


For further information contact Chris Seely on 07710 250 189


Fairfield Sports Hub – Summer Fun Day!


For more information please see Fairfield Sports Hub Facebook page HERE



Keep it Sweet – SRG

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Do you have a special occasion coming up? A wedding, baby shower, school prom? Are you looking for something a wee bit different to entertain your guests? Keep it Sweet are a candy cart hire business who can cater for any special occasion. For a one off hire fee the cart will come complete with decorations to match your theme plus sweeties, tongs and bags for your guests to make up their own sweetie goodie bag.
Keep it Sweet are a Self-Reliant Group who formed about 10 months ago with local people who want to do a little bit more. They meet and save regularly, rotate leadership and are not dependant on funding. Starting out as a craft group, they tried selling at some local fairs but found the market extremely competitive. They saw an opportunity for the candy cart hire business that they could try out but needed a bit more capital than their savings could offer so they took out a WeeLoan from WEvolution (DESN Associate Member) to drive their candy cart business dreams forward. They’ve worked really hard to achieve the right hygiene certificates and arrange public liability insurance so they can begin trading and they had their first official hire last week at the Camperdown Primary School P7 Prom, Dundee. The feedback was excellent and the group are excited to get some more bookings arranged. In the meantime, they are promoting the cart at the Coldside Summer Festival this Saturday. Come and say Hi if you’re there!
If you would like any more information, please follow Keep it Sweet on Facebook where you can send them a private message. Alternatively, you can send Kirst Slater, SRG Coordeinator, WEvolution your contact information and questions to pass on.
Kirsty Slater
SRG Coordinator (Dundee)
WEvolution TMWEvolution (Dundee)
Signpost Centre, Lothian Crescent, Dundee, DD4 0HU
Head Office: 417 – 419 London Road
Glasgow G40 1AG.
M: 07966 536207 E: