- Initiative: Collective Leadership Group
- Role: Community Lead
- Incubation company: Hatch Enterprise
- Salary: £30,600 – £36,000 FTE
- Contract Type: 12 month fixed term
- Hours: 3-5 days per week. (typically 09.30-17.30 with flexibility) Location: UK, working remotely
- Reports To: Head of Impact Programmes at Hatch Enterprise
- Key Relationships: CLG steering committee and CLG members
- Application Deadline: Monday 31 August 2021
- Interview Dates: First interviews w/c 6 September, second interviews w/c 20 September
About the Collective Leadership Group
The Collective Leadership Group (CLG) is a growing community of organisations that exist to build the capacity of leaders driving social impact initiatives in the UK. The CLG exists to foster deeper understanding, sharing, connecting and collaborating across capacity-building organisations – in service of creating powerful ways to enable and amplify the individuals and organisations tackling the UK’s toughest social & environmental issues.
The CLG currently consists of around 70 members, who play a decision-making role across 40 capacity-building organisations. Members include organisations that deliver training & development programmes (e.g. Acumen Academy UK, School for Social Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprise Academy amongst others) and incubation & acceleration programmes (e.g. Hatch, UnLtd, Fair Education Alliance, Young Foundation, Year Here amongst others).
Whilst not exhaustive, the strategic objectives of the CLG will be delivered through some of the following activities:
- Joined-up networks & resources
- Providing opportunities that ensure support is joined across programmes – g. pipeline, resources, and talent
- Building out collective resources such as playbooks and “navigator” documents to support social sector organisations
- Shared learnings & insights
- Creating group forums and roundtables in service of driving peer-to-peer sharing and learning
- Sharing collective insights and building thought-leadership across the sector
- Sharing of data and research to build collective voice on what works in the sector
- Collective partnerships & action
- Creating task forces & working groups to drive forward specific outcomes
- Enabling collaborations and partnerships around specific areas
- Enabling co-funded, co-designed, co-delivered products and services
- A collective voice for the sector
Overview of the Role
This is a new role to drive the overall strategy and coordination of the Collective Leadership Group. With some initial funding now secured for the group’s development, the role will be incubated and managed by Hatch Enterprise, one of the core members of the group. As Community Lead you will be leading the drive to “join up the dots” in order to create collaborative partnerships and collective action across the capacity-building sector.
Over the last 12 months, members have convened every 2 months and have organically carried out a number of successful cross-organisation projects. All of this work has been reliant on voluntary energy and resources of its members. To turn this collective partnership into something that can deliver on the ambitions of the group, and support the social sector as a whole, we have created this Community Lead role.
- Build and deliver group strategy:
- Working collaboratively with members, design overall group strategy tied to collective outcomes and long-term sustainability of the group
- Develop the plans and ideas for the Collective Leadership Group to take forward, whilst fostering shared accountability and co-ownership across members
- Own group logistics & coordination:
- Create and maintain documentation, processes and structure that supports the objectives of the CLG and enables it to measure its impact
- Prepare content, speakers and event organisation for CLG learning sessions for members
- Coordinate a member-led management committee and series of task forces to drive the work of the CLG
- Build and manage collaborative relationships across members:
- Build and manage memberships, including creating membership onboarding and exiting
- Provide centralised oversight and momentum for the CLG, including building connections with other initiatives and capacity-building work taking place across the UK
- Ensure members are connecting information and relationships in the interest of the supporting social leaders across the UK
- Create a collective narrative for the group:
- Build branding, key messages, social media and website presence for the CLG
- Support learning and insight generation across members, such as driving collective research papers
- CLG funding and resourcing:
- Manage the CLG budget
- Lead on reporting and managing relationships with funders
- Build out proposals, approach funders and secure additional funding to effectively resource the group
- Look for opportunities to bring insights about the impact capacity-building organisations have in empowering wider societal change
Does this sound like you?
- You are a natural collaborator who has a strong track record of building collaborative relationships and partnerships, getting the best out of different organisations
- You are a highly organised self-starter who can manage competing priorities across a range of different tasks
- You are able to clearly consolidate and articulate (written and verbal) how complex work is developing to a wide range of stakeholders
- You thrive when there is ambiguity, are skilled at working in evolving situations, and are able to think laterally about how to move work forward
- You have an in-depth understanding of the UK social sector built from first-hand experience supporting charities and social enterprises, either working for them or with capacity-building organisations
- You understand the challenges that leaders of charities and social enterprises face in developing their idea/business
- You are inspired by the potential for social sector organisations to create a more just, inclusive and sustainable United Kingdom
About Hatch Enterprise
At Hatch, we empower underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch and grow sustainable and impactful businesses through tailored support, community and partnerships. We offer world-class support to entrepreneurs, mainly through our courses and workshops.
Since 2014, we’ve grown our revenue to £850K, something that takes the average social enterprise at least fifteen years. Now we’re looking at our next big milestones: Passing the million turnover mark, and 10X’ing our impact. We want to do this by 2025. This is a deliberately ambitious target – we like that it scares us a bit!
We’re not typical of the charity sector. As you would expect from a charity focused on teaching start-up skills, we think and act like a business. Our programmes are run by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
In the last seven years, we’ve worked with over 5,000 underrepresented founders and we want to do even more in the next five years. To support our founders, we have built a diverse network of partners, funders and investors who share our vision. We are currently developing our first small grants fund to connect our existing support programmes with the financial support founders need to test and launch their ideas.
At Hatch, we value transparency, openness and collaboration. We practice open-book management and strategic decisions are made collaboratively so we can fully draw on the expertise, experience and networks we have.
Hatch is an organisation that loves experimentation and trying things out. We are influenced by lean management philosophy, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate in our programmes and in the way that we work.
Hatch’s work has been recognised in recent years with several accolades, including being featured in the NatWest SE100 Index 2020 and 2021 as one of the top 100 social enterprises in the UK.
We are a small organisation with big ambitions to grow, offering the right candidate a great opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Staﬀ Benefits at Hatch
We care about our people and giving them the things they need to succeed.
We have always been supportive of flexible working, which has become even more important in 2021. We have a cheerful, plant-filled office in Elephant & Castle. For those working at home, we’ll provide you with a laptop and an allowance to get yourself set up comfortably at home. In the post-COVID world, we’re experimenting with full flexibility to work from home or in the office as it suits you, but hope the whole team will be able to come together periodically.
- 29 days annual leave + 8 UK bank holidays (which you can take flexibly)
- £750 pro rata annual budget for learning and development or well-being activities
- Paid time off for dedicated learning and development opportunities
- 4 days per year paid time off to volunteer
- 3% employer pension contribution
We believe business can be a force for good. Our mission is to increase diversity among business owners – and we want to do the same for our team. We are committed to representing a wider cross-section of society than a typical start-up, and we know that means we have to make an effort to understand and accommodate different people’s needs. If you’ve read this far, and you like the sound of the job, but you’re worried you don’t quite fit the requirements or would need adjustments to be made to support you to apply, interview or join the Hatch team – we’d love it if you went ahead and applied.
Please email us your CV and an email introduction of no more than 600 words (200 words per question) explaining:
- What excites you about this role in particular?
- How would you build and manage collaborative relationships across the CLG members?
- What would you uniquely bring to this role that will really make an impact?
Send these to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CLG Community Lead – Your Full Name” as the email subject line by close of business on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.
If you have any questions or need any help with your application, please drop us a line via email@example.com. (Recruiters will be politely turned away).