Programme Manager - Social Ventures

Do you have knowledge of the key areas of social and environmental impact of businesses? or experience of starting or working within an early-stage social enterprise, non-profit or other relevant social purpose organisation? We are looking for a Programme Manager for Social Ventures to join our amazing Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship on a fixed term contract until July 2021.

The purpose of this role is to support the development and accelerate the impact of entrepreneurial ventures with a social and environmental purpose. The Skoll Centre Programme Manager for Social Ventures will work with existing organisations and networks in Oxford to identify and fill gaps in current provision of support for a) early stage social businesses, b) other early stage social impact organisations ambitiously tackling systemic problems, including non-profits, c) for-profit start-ups wishing to incorporate positive impact and responsible business principles into their activities. They will also support activities including training, workshops, and mentoring/coaching, as well as linking to wider network resources. The scope of this support is for ventures started by Oxford University staff and students, but may also extend to the wider Oxford community. The Programme Manager will take responsibility for the Skoll Venture Awards competition, and manage the Centre’s work providing due diligence support and strategic advice to a major global social enterprise contest.

This is an exciting new position, and the postholder will have considerable scope to shape it in partnership with existing actors across the enterprise support ecosystem.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 5 November 2018.