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Our commitment to inclusion

Diversity is a fact of life. Inclusion is a choice and a practice – for organisations and individuals. At the School for Social Entrepreneurs, our aim is to drive inclusion into every area and activity of what we do: from access to programmes, to grant investment, to board, staff and partnerships.

However you identify, we would like to hear from you. In our commitment to continue to diversify our teams, freelance staff and programmes we are particularly keen to hear from those who identify as: being from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds; LGBTQ+; and those with disabilities.

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Learning Facilitator

Location: School for Social Entrepreneurs North West (Blackburne Place, Liverpool)

Contract: Full time, fixed term

Salary: £26,000 (pro rata)

Are you an experienced Learning Facilitator looking to take on a new challenge and create a real impact? We’re looking for a Learning Facilitator to join the SSE North West Team.

This role will be based within SSE North West, which is part of the award winning Blackburne House Group. As part of the team, you’ll be at the frontline of facilitating our social enterprise and community business learning programmes and workshops. We are looking for someone who has great facilitation and people skills and experience of coaching, planning and delivering learning programmes. Ideally you’ll also have an understanding and perhaps experience of setting up and leading new projects and organisations. You will understand alternative learning models and share SSE’s fundamental value of learning by doing. You will be able to form relationships quickly and work with openness and integrity. Above all, you’ll be passionate about social entrepreneurship.

Interested in applying?

Recruitment pack

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Please send the completed application form to

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 16th January 2020

Interviews: Thursday 30th January 2020 at Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Liverpool, L8 7PE


Programme Administrator

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Location: London Bridge

Hours: 28-35 hours per week

Contract: 12 Months

Salary: Starting from £26,262 (pro rata) depending on experience + 5% pension

Are you already a brilliant administrator looking to take on a new challenge? Or someone who is now keen to apply their excellent administration skills to help achieve a social impact?

We are looking for a temporary Programme Administrator who can support SSE Programme Managers to provide effective operational support for programmes and courses run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs. You will work in close collaboration with colleagues who are managing and delivering learning programmes to ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of these

School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is a charity that supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle complex social problems. We run practical learning programmes and courses to support people from all backgrounds to realise their potential and bring about lasting social and environmental change.

This role will suit you if you are highly organised, enjoy working in a support role, are a friendly and clear communicator, and have a keen attention to detail.

Please see the attached application pack for further details on the role and how to apply.

Please send the completed application form to

Closing date: 9am, Monday 20th January 2020

Recruitment Pack



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What is working at SSE like?

Working at SSE is purposeful, exciting and demanding. You’ll enjoy it here if you want to spend your time improving the lives of other people and the environment, if you enjoy cracking on with projects with a fair amount of independence, and if you are open to working with people from all backgrounds.

We strive to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, and we encourage everyone to be themselves and develop their potential. Our values are integrity, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do. (Find out more about the Inclusive Cultures Pledge we’ve committed to.)

We’re inspired every day by the social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs we support, and the impact our collective efforts create.

This video explains a bit more about us and who we work with. You can read more about that here.

At SSE, everyone’s ideas are welcome for how we can learn and improve. People at all levels contribute ideas for our future, and we collaborate as a network of UK schools to share best-practice, along with our schools in India and Canada.

We like to enjoy good times together too, because changing the world is an exciting task that’s worth celebrating!

Check out this video from our 20th birthday party for a flavour of what we’re all about. We won’t lie, it’s not always a big old party like this… but this is a lovely insight into why our students and community make it feel so great to spend our working days supporting them.

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