Jobs & volunteering

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We support more than 1,000 leaders of social change every year. Join us!

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.

We also recommend signing up to our Friday newsletter to get a flavour for the kind of people we’re supporting and what social enterprise is all about.

It’s written by our excellent sales and marketing manager Dave. Dave was recently interviewed by JustGiving on what it’s like to work at SSE, which is worth a read too.

You can follow us @SchSocEnt if you’re on Twitter, and at Our YouTube channel has loads of videos with the inspiring social entrepreneurs we support.


We’re looking for…

National Programme Manager

Reporting to: Director of Programmes and Learning
Location: London
Salary: £36,358 – £37,160 + 5% pension

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 3rd December 2018

Are you looking for your next programme management role? Do you have an interest in social entrepreneurship and social impact? The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is looking for a Programme Manager to take the lead in managing and developing our highly successful Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, supporting 260 students annually in 13 locations across the UK.

You will lead on programme planning, management and student recruitment and on ensuring high quality delivery in partnership with our regional schools across the UK. You will work closely with the Development Manager to ensure excellent relationships with the programme funders.

This role will suit you if you are highly organised, with excellent communications and influencing skills and an ability to balance the big picture with a keen attention to detail.

To apply

To apply, please send your CV and write a cover letter, answering the following questions in no more than 800 words:

1. What attracted you to apply for this role?
2. Why you would be an excellent programme manager for SSE

Please mention where you found out about the role.

Please send your application to: Title your email ‘Programme Manager Application

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11th December. Depending on the outcomes of the first interviews we may hold second interviews on Friday 14th December.

Click here for more information and details on how to apply.

National Programme Manager Recruitment Pack 2018


Volunteering Opportunities

Non-Executive Director of Finance at SSE Scotland

Location: Scotland

Hours: 2 Days per month

With considerable new funding secured from Scottish Government and BIG Lottery Scotland, SSE Scotland is preparing for a period of expansion. We are seeking a new, committed director to oversee financial management at a governance level.

Terms of office: Directors stand for terms of one year, with the chance to be re-elected each year to a maximum of six years.

Please see the attached information pack for further details on the role.

Please send your application to Tracey Muirhead, CEO SSE Scotland at and title your email ‘Non-Executive Director of Finance’.

Download the information pack.