VACANCY – Social Enterprise Zone Ambassador

Hours: 18.5 per week

Location: Scarborough


About Us:

Coast and Vale Community Action is a social enterprise operating in the Borough of Scarborough, District of Ryedale, the Yorkshire coast and Hull.  We exist to enable communities to thrive because people and places matter.

We are committed to the provision of:

  • Social and local enterprise support and community economic development
  • Assets and resources development for the benefit of local communities; and
  • Building the capacity of local residents and communities to fill gaps in community identified need


About the Role:

CaVCA is working through the Advantage Coast Community Led Local Development Programme, funded by the European Union, to deliver an exciting and innovative project to support and develop social enterprise within the Yorkshire Coast Social Enterprise Zone.  Our Social Enterprise Zone status, awarded by Social Enterprise UK, demonstrates a recognition of the wealth of innovative community led enterprise activity on the Yorkshire Coast and the opportunities this presents to build a strong local economy.  This is a grassroots-up approach, driven by members of the Zone themselves and the Ambassadors will be key to the Zone’s success.  The post will involve the delivery of advice, information and support to aspiring or existing entrepreneurs in the Scarborough area who have ideas for and enterprises with a social mission #profitwithpurpose #tradingforgood


About you:

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and proactive individuals who will have:

  • Good local knowledge, and broad awareness of the social sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • A keen understanding of and experience delivering enterprise start up and growth support
  • A flexible, creative and innovative approach to working with enterprises, organisations and individuals
  • Experience of planning and running community events
  • Commitment to CaVCA’s mission and the ability to motivate self and others


To apply:

Please download the application pack below:

Cover Letter

Job Description / Person Specification

Application Form

If you are unable to download the pack and application form please e-mail [email protected] or telephone 01723 362205 and ask for Lisa.


Completed application forms should be returned to:

Lisa Nortcliff, Operations Manager by 9am on Monday 29th April

Submission details are included in the application pack


Interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd May in Scarborough.  If you haven’t heard from us by 5pm on Monday 29th April please take this to mean that you haven’t been successful in the shortlisting process.


For an informal chat about the position please contact Mel Bonney-Kane, CEO, on 01723 362205