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.
We’re not typical of the charity sector. As you would expect from a charity focused on entrepreneurship, we think and act like a business. Our programmes are run by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
We’re one of the fastest-growing enterprise support organisations. Since 2014, we’ve grown our revenue to over £1 million annually, something that takes the average social enterprise at least fifteen years. Over the last 12 months we have grown 60% allowing us to serve so many more founders through one of the most challenging times in recent history as we dealt with the pandemic, mass business closures and came face to face with inequity in our society highlighted by #BlackLivesMatter. Against this backdrop, we were able to not only double down on our mission to support those founders hardest hit by the pandemic, we were able to scale our services across the UK being previously only active in Greater London.
Now we’re looking at our next big milestones: Doubling the size of our team and delivering 25,000 enterprise support opportunities for underrepresented founders by 2025. These are deliberately ambitious goals – we like that it scares us a bit!
Our Hatch values are:
We aim to embody these values in everything we do internally as a team and in all our work with founders, funders and partners. In practice this means we are transparent with data and information, we trust each other to try new things, to learn from mistakes and to collaborate on strategic decisions, drawing on our collective expertise, experience and networks.
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.
We are a small organisation with big ambitions to grow, offering the right candidate a great opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Hatch’s work has been recognised in recent years with a number of accolades, including:
Picture this: You pick up the phone to speak to an entrepreneur you had paired with a volunteer from one of our corporate partners through our 1-2-1 Skilled Volunteering programme a few months ago. Since you last caught up with them, their business has gone from strength to strength – the tailored support they received from their support session gave them knowledge, advice and guidance was critical to their success.
You know that the work you do as Mentoring and Volunteering Coordinator, working on our 1-2-1 Skilled Volunteering and Peer Mentoring programmes with Programme Manager Naomi – connecting our entrepreneurs to one-on-one and group support & supporting, training and managing our volunteers and paid mentors – has supported hundreds of underrepresented founders to imagine, launch and grow sustainable and impactful businesses.
This role will be working closely with our corporate partners and Hatch programme graduates, looking to share their skills and experience to help our founders grow their mission-driven businesses. You will be supporting founders on or recently graduated from our Cohort Programmes as well as entrepreneurs who have not interacted with Hatch before.
If this is the kind of job you would enjoy, you should join the Hatch team as Mentoring and Volunteering Coordinator.
We’re a growing team within a growing organisation, combining the agility of a start-up with the impact of a charity, with a focus on creating robust processes and transparent systems that can help us keep up with our speed of growth.
Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management
Monitoring and evaluation
Systems and administration
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 recently. We have a cheerful, plant-filled office in Elephant & Castle, where everyone gets a desktop Mac and a good chair. 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.
We believe everyone has potential. We are committed to increasing diversity among business owners, and we want to do the same for our team. 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, we’d love it if you went ahead and applied.
We want to ensure that our team represents 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 would require any reasonable adjustments to be made to support you to apply, interview or join the Hatch team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK
Please email us your CV and a cover letter of no more than 1000 words explaining:
Send these to email@example.com with “Mentoring and Volunteering Coordinator Application – Your Name” as the email subject line by 10am Tuesday 3rd May 2022.