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 – helping people to start and grow their businesses – 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 £850K 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: Passing the million turnover mark in 2022 and delivering 25,000 enterprise support opportunities for underrepresented founders by 2025. These are deliberately ambitious targets – we like that it scares us a bit!
Hatch is seeking to recruit up to three (3) new Trustees to its governing Board. This is a significant opportunity to work with a dynamic and inspiring organisation to make a real difference to social and environmental challenges by supporting social entrepreneurs and those from diverse backgrounds.
Hatch is proactively looking to recruit individuals from diverse backgrounds, and/or individuals with personal understanding and experience of the challenges that many of our entrepreneurs face who are from underrepresented backgrounds. Hatch specifically supports founders from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, people with disabilities as well as social entrepreneurs.
We are a small organisation with big ambitions to grow and seeking new trustees to join our existing board members.
Hatch’s work has been recognised in recent years with a number of accolades, including:
Trustees are responsible for governance, strategic oversight and ambassadorship on behalf of Hatch, a charitable organisation. Trustees take overall stewardship and responsibility for the well-being of Hatch, providing strategic direction and ensuring that Hatch operates effectively to deliver its vision and mission.
Trustees act to uphold the core ethos and values of the organisation, fulfilling a duty of care in accordance with its governing documents, charity law and regulatory requirements.
In addition you may be asked to
You are committed to inclusive leadership, and to working collaboratively with a dynamic CEO, team and trustees to develop an ambitious organisation.
We are interested in receiving applications with skills and experience in one or more of these areas
Further information about Hatch, and its impact to date can be found on our website: www.hatchenterprise.org.
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 role, 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 Board 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 / board please contact email@example.com.
Please contact Dirk Bischof (CEO) via email firstname.lastname@example.org using Subject line ‘Trustee at Hatch’ and please send a personal message why you think you’d be a good fit for the organisation.