Picture this: it’s three years from now. You welcome guests to a reunion of the first accelerator programme that you managed for Hatch. Of the 15 talented social entrepreneurs who took part, all of them are still in business (without our support, it would be more like 10) and they’ve gone on to not only raise social investment but be more resilient organisation thanks to the programme. They have a broader customer base and are more sustainable thanks to the access to procurement and supply chains of larger businesses. As they share their success stories, it becomes clear that the business skills, self-knowledge and networks they gained on the Hatch programme have been vital to all of them.
You know that, thanks to the collaborative team you’re part of, our Accelerator is even more effective now than it was three years ago. Running the programme isn’t always easy - it can feel like a bit of a scramble sometimes, there’s so much to do - but it’s moments like this, seeing the impact of your work, that make it all worthwhile.
If this is the kind of job satisfaction you want to have, then you should join Hatch Enterprise as a Programme Manager.
We are an innovative charity supporting entrepreneurs to set up businesses and fulfil their individual potential. 2019 will see the first iteration of our Social Enterprise Peer Accelerator programme and we want you to design, manage and deliver it.
About the Social Enterprise Peer Accelerator
This 12-month programme will pilot a new approach to social investment readiness for social ventures with a goal of raising at least £100,000. It will combine Hatchs well-established approach of providing support through cohort-based programmes of workshops and mentoring, along with peer-led education from social entrepreneurs to social entrepreneurs. There will a crowdfunding element for market validation. We will be be working with a number of key partners, including housing associations, social investors and many growing and scaling social ventures.
About Hatch Enterprise
Hatch Enterprise works with entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities to grow smart ideas into successful businesses. We are one of the leading community enterprise charities in the UK and we have grown 25% year on year through increased support from our partners, supporters and funders. In our first five years over 500 people have taken part in our programmes. Our ambition is to be a catalyst for 1000 businesses by 2020.
Last year, cooperating with Peabody, we launched 55 East, a cafe, coworking and event space in Elephant and Castle. It’s a place for entrepreneurs to test their business ideas, and it’s also our beautiful new home.
We’re not typical of the third sector. As you would expect from a charity focused on teaching start-up skills, we think and act like a business. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate, and our programmes are run by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
We care about nurturing our people and giving them the things they need to succeed. You’ll get a desktop Mac in our funky, cheerful, plant-filled office, with free tea and coffee. And, although we can’t afford to pay you like the private sector, we can offer you a generous holiday allowance (29 days plus bank holidays) and a training budget of £1,000 a year.
This job is offered as a 12 month contract initially, and the salary will be in the region of £25,000 - £28,000 depending on experience.
We believe business can be a force for good. Our mission is to increase diversity among business owners - and we want to do the same for our team. We are committed to representing a wider cross-section of society than a typical start-up, and we know that means we have to make an effort to understand and accommodate different people’s needs.
If you’ve read this far, and you like the sound of the job, but you’re worried you don’t quite fit the requirements - we’d love it if you went ahead and applied.
If you have any questions, or need any help with your application, please drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also open to receiving your CV if you’re excited by Hatch but not interested in this role. (Recruiters will be politely turned away).