Head of Social Entrepreneur Support


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We are UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. Our mission is to find social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges. Through funding and support, we help them to realise their potential and creating lasting change.

Thank you for your interest in joining UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, as the Head of Social Entrepreneur Support. UnLtd passionately believes in the ability of social entrepreneurs to change the world for the better – and I’m delighted you do too. We are living through a time of unique social and economic change, driven by globalisation, technological transformations and connectivity. Growing economic inequality and tension mean many people and places need support to level the playing field and lead with equity. Trust in all four key institutions — business, government, NGOs and the media — has declined dramatically. In the UK, enormous pressures on the health and social care system, austerity, increasing income inequality, the roll back of public services, and the shifting nature of work all throw up major challenges, this alongside the impact of Covid 19 means tackling these complex challenges requires a radical shift in thinking and practice.

We need bold and sustainable innovations, designed and led by people who have direct experience of the issues they are seeking to address. These innovations must build on the ideas, energy, talent and resources of people and communities in an inclusive, participatory way. They should create both social and economic value. This is the promise that social entrepreneurs offer, and UnLtd exists to realise this promise. We are the leading supporter of social entrepreneurs in the UK. Our vision is of a society where social entrepreneurs are providing solutions that change the world for the better.

Through our 2025 vision we will help social entrepreneurs to break down the barriers they face, including raising capital, developing routes to markets, accessing specialist advice, evidencing their impact, lead with inclusion and finding the right talent. We will help over 2,500 social entrepreneurs to set up and grow their ventures and have great impact. Our Head of Social Entrepreneur Support is a leadership role at the heart of UnLtd’s largest team.

You will be an exceptional individual with expertise in:
• Delivering leadership
• People development
• Building relationships
• Grant making and social investment
• Community development and systems thinking
• Safeguarding

We are particularly keen to hear from those who identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQIA, those with a disability, impairment, learning difference, those with caring responsibilities, from a less advantaged socioeconomic background as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce.

If there is any aspect of viewing this document that is not appropriate to your user needs, then please contact recruitment@unltd.org.uk and provide details to see what we can do.

I look forward to hearing from you and hearing how you could help us to realise social entrepreneurs’ potential to change the world.

Terms: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: (£50,186 - £66,500 per annum) + London weighting of £3,285 per annum if applicable
Location: Due to Covid-19, this is initially an agile role so you can be based anywhere in the UK. Once we start to re-open our offices for staff, you are welcome to use one of the UnLtd office hubs in London, Bradford or Birmingham, or a satellite office in Scotland or Northern Ireland. We welcome applications from anywhere across the UK and are open to discuss flexible working, including working from home. Please note as this role covers the UK some travel will be required.

(Please see the Job Description for more information please email recruitment@unltd.org.uk or visit our website at www.unltd.org.uk).

Interested? Here’s how to apply

We need to know a bit about you, your experience and what you can bring to UnLtd.

You can submit a CV + supporting statement (up to 2 pages). 

We’d love you to tell us:
• About you – your skills, experience and personal qualities;
• Why you’re interested in the role and what you hope to get out of it.

The main thing is you can demonstrate you have skills and experience that relate to what we have said we are looking for.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQIA and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

• Application Closing Date: Friday 2nd of October 2020 at 10am
• First round of interviews: Wednesday 7th of October 2020
• Final interviews: Friday 16th of October 2020

*UnLtd is committed to offering employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions. As a result, we will only ask you about any criminal convictions at initial offer stage. Your information will be treated fairly and confidentially and will not automatically exclude you from the role that you have applied for.

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