Senior Social Innovation Consultant

Job Title: Senior Social Innovation Consultant.

Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 per annum pro rata (depending on experience)

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate – you should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year (Covid permitting).

Hours: 5 days

Contract: 8 month fixed term contract

Benefits: 25 days annual, excluding bank holidays 3 days off between Christmas and New Year’s.


About the Young Foundation

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. Today, the Young Foundation’s mission is to enable the development of connected, more sustainable and stronger communities across the UK. We do this through amplifying the stories and lived experiences of people in our communities; using this to drive locally-led community action and enterprise. We use what we learn across different communities to spot national patterns of need and opportunity, then work with national partners to support new ideas to tackle those shared challenges. Bringing together our own – and other people’s – work, we are building a shared body of evidence, tools and insight about how communities are taking action on the issues that affect them.

About the role

The Young Foundation are seeking a senior social innovation consultant to help support ventures selected to participate in the 2021 BOOST scale-up programme, part of the Inclusive Economy Partnership.

The Inclusive Economy Partnership brings together business, civil society and government to tackle the UK’s most pressing social and economic problems through cross-sector partnerships. We believe that partnerships are the catalyst to unleash potential and create the fairer, more inclusive society we all want.

In 2020, we convened 18 of the most exciting social innovators across the UK – with proven solutions to deep-seated social issues – to take part in the Inclusive Economy Partnership’s scale-up programme, BOOST.

The 2021 BOOST programme will support up to thirty carefully selected ventures from across the UK who have impactful solutions to social challenges so that their solutions can reach many more people in need. The organisations selected will be among the most promising social innovation and mission lead companies in the UK, and focus on supporting people across the following areas:

  • Transition to work
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Financial inclusion and capability
  • Digital inclusion.

The 2021 BOOST programme will help selected organisations grow through connecting them with other partners who will support, invest in, or procure their solutions. In addition to these partnership connections, BOOST participants will receive mentoring and capability-building workshops.

To support the delivery of the BOOST programme we are looking for a senior social innovation consultant who will work closely with up to eight organisations in the BOOST 2021 programme, helping them meet their scaling priorities, facilitating partnerships for them, and contributing to the wider design and delivery of the BOOST 2021 programme.  The role will include:

  • providing coaching support to eight organisations
  • identifying support needs
  • creating connections that advance those needs (including from, but not limited to, your own networks)
  • supporting the identification and unlocking of support for the whole cohort with the wider delivery team
  • playing an active role in wider programme planning and delivery (for example feeding into content and design of events for the cohort and wider partners)
  • capturing and communicating advancement of support provided to organisations

How to apply

With reference to the Job Specification, please complete the enclosed application form & diversity monitoring form and return it to

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am Wednesday 31st March 2021.

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 6th April 2021.

We actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants.