Jobs & volunteering

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

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Jobs at SSE

Working at SSE is engaging, exciting and demanding. If you are someone who enjoys creating solutions and contributing ideas you’ll enjoy how we work. SSE aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s’ differences and encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential. Our aim is that the workforce and student intake will be truly representative of all sections of society.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

SSE Cornwall:

  • Learning Manager (P/T, 30 hours pw)
  • Marketing & communications Specialist (Freelance, 6 days pcm)
  • Policy & Procedure Specialist (Freelance, 10 days)

SSE London:

  • Communications Manager (F/T)
  • Network Manager (F/T)
  • Finance Administrator

You can also volunteer with SSE.

Marketing & Communications Specialist (Freelance) – SSE Cornwall

£150 per day (average 6 days per month)

SSE Cornwall is seeking an exceptional person to develop and implement an effective marketing strategy for SSE Cornwall and its learning and business support programmes . You will have excellent people skills and be a team player as well as being able to take the initiative in managing and delivering high quality marketing activities to promote the brand, programmes, business space and services. You will be well organised and have an ability to work to a high standard to pre-set deadlines. You will carry out and evaluate business research and use this to inform the direction and development of our services. You will provide practical, commercial and results-oriented marketing support and advice to the team, improving efficiency and helping us to develop further and faster. You will be a creative person who has experience of developing and managing marketing campaigns across a range of media. You will be able to form relationships quickly and work with openness and integrity. You will be passionate about social entrepreneurship, understand the values that drive our business and be able to successfully communicate SSE Cornwall’s unique offer to its varied audiences.

Location: Although some of this work can be undertaken remotely, the successful candidate will be required to work from SSE Cornwall’s St Austell office regularly in order to catch up with programme developments and the SSE Cornwall team.

Type: Freelance contract to deliver an average of 6 days per month from July 2016 to June 2018. Flexibility required to accommodate the needs of our programmes. 3 month probationary period.

Tender submission deadline: 9am Tuesday 31st May 2016

For a tender pack, please email

(This post is supported by the European Regional Development Fund)

Policy and Procedure Specialist (Freelance) – SSE Cornwall

£160 per day (10 days within 1 month of appointment)

SSE Cornwall is seeking an exceptional person who has experience in gathering and creating appropriate policies and procedures as required by contracted agencies delivering EU funded projects.  You will be able to create a complete file of policies and procedures to meet the needs of our business and our contracted obligations. You will be well organised and have an ability to work at a high standard to pre-set deadlines within a team environment.  Ideally you will also have an understanding, and experience of EU funded projects and the strict requirements they entail. You will work primarily on your own initiative researching and advising on policies required to meet both the needs of the organisation and our funding bodies. You will identify best practice and be able to share these with the team. You will work directly with the team to ensure a full understanding of content and applications of all policies and procedures, advising on specific training needs as required.

Location: You will be required to base yourself at the SSE Cornwall HUB, Tregonissey House, St Austell for the duration of the contract.

Type: Freelance contract to deliver 10 full days work to be completed within 1 month of appointment

Tender submission deadline: 9am Tuesday 31st May 2016

For a tender pack, please email

(This post is supported by the European Regional Development Fund)

Communications Manager – SSE Central (London)

£34,776 – £35,543 + 5% pension – depending on skills and experience

We are looking for a Communications Manager to raise the profile and brand awareness of SSE and to engage a variety of audiences. This role oversees PR and Communications for SSE’s student recruitment, fundraising and public affairs activities, promoting SSE across multimedia platforms and generating media coverage and publicity related to the activities of SSE.

The role requires an interest in and understanding of the needs and interests of social entrepreneurs, funders and other stakeholders and a proactive and creative approach to engaging and exciting new audiences. The Communications Manager will be a team player, able to manage a busy and varied workload, work to specific goals and to generate new ideas and opportunities.

This role is designed for someone who enjoys working pro-actively and collaboratively, who has a proven track record in PR and communications, who understands the charity and social enterprise context, and who is motivated by wanting to engage new audiences in creating opportunities and reducing inequalities in society.

Please click below to get the application pack for further details on the role and how to apply. Deadline: Monday 30/05/16

Communications Manager application pack

Finance Administrator

£24,627 – £29, 188 (depending on experience) + 5% pension 

This role is part of the Finance Team which consists of a part-time Financial Controller, a full time Finance Manager and a full time Finance Administrator.  The team is responsible for  the overall financial management, and the financial reporting of the charity and its trading subsidiary.

The purpose of this role is to provide Financial Processing, Reporting and Administration– taking responsibility for a number of key tasks within the finance team, providing support to the Financial Controller and Finance Manager and managing administration for the Finance Team.

This is a varied role with opportunities for professional development that requires someone with strong writing, numeracy and administration skills and a keenness to learn more about the finance function and its role at SSE.

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

Finance Administrator application pack

Volunteering with SSE

If you are interested in volunteering your time to support SSE please fill in this short form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss upcoming opportunities:

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  • Please let us know how you heard about us and why you'd like to get involved.
  • We understand that people are busy. If you can give us a rough estimate of how much time you can spare it will really help us to determine whether we have any suitable opportunities available.
  • Help us understand what skills and work/ life experience you have that could be helpful to our charity or the social entrepreneurs we support.
    Please give us an idea of what type of volunteering you'd be interested in.