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Director of Development and External Affairs

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 by School for Social Entrepreneurs

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
£52.5k - £52.5k Annual
Full-Time


Reports to: Managing Director
Salary: £52,460-£63,976 (depending on experience) + 5% pension
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: Flexible, can be based anywhere in the UK
Director of Development and External Affairs
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is recruiting for a Director of Development and External Affairs.
The purpose of this role is to strengthen SSE's position in the market, to drive business growth to enhance our impact, and to build our financial resilience for the future. You will play a strategic leadership role across the SSE network.
This role is best suited to a collaborative leader with high emotional intelligence. You will be comfortable working with a diverse range of internal and external partners and will be energised by the prospect of shaping, implementing and iterating SSE's new strategy and for boldly developing our external positioning, income streams, and business partnerships to help achieve our impact goals.
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. SSE supports people in other ways too, such as funding and mentoring.
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
For full details about the role, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please see details in the enclosed application pack.



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