Jobs & volunteering

When we are recruiting for staff or volunteers we post details in this part of the website.

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Want to know what it’s like to work at SSE? Scroll to the bottom of this page.

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.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during our recruitment processes, including assistance with reading this page or documents linked to below, please contact


Part time administrator with SSE Yorkshire & North East

  • Home-based
  • Part time: 2 – 3 days a week, flexible working hours. Initial 6 month contract
  • Salary: £100 a day
  • Closing date: Wednesday 8th April 2020

You’ll need great people skills and written communication skills, be highly organised and enjoy working as a part of a supportive team. You will be able to confidently manage your own workload and manage conflicting priorities. This is a fast-paced busy environment so you’ll need to enjoy working pro-actively. If this sounds like you, we are keen to hear from you. Please email for an info pack.


Become an online volunteer mentor with SSE North West

Are you interested in how we can tackle the biggest problems in society in innovative ways? Could you spare a minimum of 6 one-hour sessions through phone or video calls from May 2020 until October 2020 to support inspiring individuals leading the change in this strange time of rapid change, uncertainty and resilience? SSE North West is looking for volunteers to mentor students on a learning programme run at Blackburne House, Liverpool.

You will act as a critical friend and objective sounding board to a budding social entrepreneur – someone who is starting or scaling up a project to tackle problems such as poverty, climate change or ill health. This is a great opportunity to develop your mentoring and coaching skills, while learning about social entrepreneurship. You will be supported by the School for Social Entrepreneurs through mentor training and check-ins. The time commitment is a minimum of six one-hour sessions either face-to-face, over the phone, or through a video call.

All you need to do is apply through this short application form evidencing how you meet the role description by Thursday 16th April 2020.

The next step is you may be invited to attend a virtual induction session on Monday 20th April at 6pm. This will be an opportunity for both you and us to see if this is the right fit.

If you have any questions please contact Angela Stanley at

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.

Keen to learn more about life at SSE?