Innovation & Venture Programme Manager

Innovation & Venture Programme Manager

Salary: £35,000 pa plus benefits

Location: London (Bethnal Green

Hours: Full time (Flexibility of working 4 days)


About the Young Foundation

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keeps 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 as a spur 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

We are looking for a Innovation & Venture Programme Manager to join our team. You will support on a large accelerator programme scaling organisations with a social mission; lead the final stages of delivery on a number of smaller social accelerators and incubators; and support work on our Young Academy social investment fund.

Initially, the main project you will be working on is the Innovative Economy Partnership’s BOOST programme. This accelerator brings an exciting networked approach to supporting social entrepreneurs, with government, the private sector and the third sector working together. You would be running workshops, coaching entrepreneurs and pulling together events on the programme, with the support of the wider IEP team.

The Young Academy social investment fund has invested in 14 early stage ventures in the education sector. It is at an interesting phase in the journey, as our investments convert to longer term RPLs or equity. Your role will focus on developing our impact measurement framework and supporting with quarterly reporting to our Investment Committee.


How to apply

Please read the Innovation & Venture Programme Manager Job Description, and then complete the application form and return it to CVs are not necessary.

The closing date for applications is 11:59 pm on Sunday 12th July 2020.

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will informed by Tuesday 14th July.

Interviews will take place remotely on Thursday 16th July and Friday 17th July 2020.

Innovation & Venture Programme Manager Job Description

Innovation & Venture Programme Manager Application Form

We strongly encourage applications from candidates from a BAME background, particularly those who are local or connected to Tower Hamlets.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Non-­EU nationals 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.