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Our commitment to inclusion

Learn about inclusion at SSE.

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 people who identify as:

  • being from racialised and minoritised communities*
  • and/or LGBTQ+
  • and/or disabled, including learning and non-visible disabilities

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


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entrepreneurship support lead

  • Salary: £39,067 + 5% pension
  • Location: Flexible, UK-based
  • Deadline to apply: 9:00am on Monday 6th June 2022

The School for Entrepreneurs are looking for an entrepreneurship support lead to provide support and excellent service to our students and Entrepreneurship delivery team, ensuring that will are able to manage the successful delivery of a number of programmes, grant funding and funder relationships.

This role will suit you if you have experience in programme management and identifying and implementing new systems and ways of working to increase efficiency and improve quality.

Please download the recruitment pack for more information and details on how to apply.

Recruitment Pack


operations lead (business transformation)

  • Salary: £49,421 to £52,431 pro-rata (depending on skills and experience) + 5% pension
  • Location: Flexible, UK-based
  • Deadline to apply: 9:00am on Friday 29th May 2022

The School for Entrepreneurs are looking for an operations lead to develop and maintain SSE’s new operating framework in-line with our new vision and strategy.  To achieve our exciting new plan we need an organisation that is fully transformed in terms of technology, systems, culture and customer experience and this role will be pivotal in ensuring our future working model delivers this. You will be a key member of the operational management team, supporting business improvement to enhance customer experience, measure social impact and create a new operating model.

Please download the recruitment pack for more information and details on how to apply.

Recruitment Pack



Become a mentor

Support passionate change makers on a dynamic learning programme through mentoring – online, over the phone, or in person (within government COVID guidelines). Our mentors play a key role in supporting social entrepreneurs to build a more sustainable organisation with social or environmental impact.

As a mentor, you’ll be required to volunteer at least six hours of your time between November 2021 and October 2022.

Find out more about the mentor role here and apply here


Our values

Discover our values to explore if SSE could be a good fit for you.

Benefits of working at SSE

Key benefits:

    • 25 days’ annual leave + UK bank holidays
    • 5% employer contribution to your pension

Learning & development:

    • Annual training budget of £750 (pro rata)
    • Attend SSE courses & learning sessions for free
    • Monthly ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions
    • Group learning opportunities (e.g. productivity training, learning about inclusion)
    • Annual development plans to set personal and professional goals

Wellbeing & health:

    • All staff have access to Mindful Employer Plus, a 24/7 confidential employee helpline
    • Opportunities to train in First Aid and Mental Health First Aid
    • Regular wellbeing initiatives hosted by our Wellbeing Committee
    • Free eyecare vouchers

Inclusion & connection:

    • Certified Disability Confident Employer
    • Committed to the EW Inclusive Cultures Pledge
    • Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan 2021-24 commits us to creating an inclusive culture
    • Regular online socials & weekly catch-ups
    • Team away days twice a year

Flexible working & travel:

    • Flexible working is welcomed!
    • Teams based around the UK (as well as in India & Canada)
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Annual season ticket loan

Get involved with the issues you care about:

We have a range of staff groups and committees that you might be interested in joining, including:

    • Climate Action Working Group
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Group
    • Digital Champions
    • Wellbeing Committee

What is working at SSE like?

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.

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 with our UK teams and international teams to share best practice.

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.

Learn more about life at SSE:


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* We know that language about identity is personal and these terms won’t feel right to everyone. By “people from racialised and minoritised communities”, we mean people who may identify as Black, Brown, bi- or multi-racial, being from a diaspora, having Asian/African/Caribbean/Latinx/Middle Eastern/Indigenous heritage, as a “person of colour”, Jewish, and/or from a white ethnic minority such as Gypsy, Roma, Traveller. We have consulted our community to shape this language.