Operations Manager at Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN)
About the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN)
Social entrepreneurs are passionate people who relentlessly nurture and grow entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Social entrepreneurship is generating ever increasing interest, as an innovative and sustainable approach to development, job creation and poverty alleviation. If we want to harness the full potential of social entrepreneurship, we need to join forces to accelerate and scale up social change.
We believe that one of the key solutions is to give more attention to the early-stage social entrepreneurship ecosystem, where need and potential are high but resources are limited.
The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) is the global network for organisations supporting early stage social entrepreneurs.
“We envision a world where people find it easy to get support to start and thrive as social entrepreneurs, wherever they are.”
Like no other network, GSEN gathers expert organisations active in more than 50 countries across the globe, supporting social entrepreneurs with a range of approaches.
We bring organisations together to understand and share what works in supporting social entrepreneurs. We create a strong community of practice based on evidence backed quality standards. As a result, GSEN members become more efficient in providing higher quality support to social entrepreneurs. They are also able to support more of them to start up, grow and create sustainable social impact.
We are a collaborative, peer-to-peer network connecting member organisations and resources around the world to foster a better support ecosystem for social entrepreneurs, especially those at early stages. We create a space for invaluable learning and knowledge exchange; building a community based on cooperation and trust.
Why join GSEN
GSEN was launched and is incubated by UnLtd. UnLtd is the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs and the largest provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the world. UnLtd’s mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live: we call these people social entrepreneurs. Since 2003, UnLtd has supported over 23,000 social entrepreneurs, with over £73 million of financial and non-financial support to social entrepreneurs across the UK.
GSEN is a community and a global movement, based on mutual support and true cooperation.
We are a part of a global revolution. Our work is pioneering. We spot and disseminate new social innovations. We facilitate cross-pollination of best practices. We inspire others to support social entrepreneurs, develop new support structures, knowledge and learning to help create more impact.
GSEN is one of the most exciting international initiatives around, using highly innovative models and crowdsourcing the intelligence our sector needs. It represents an exceptional opportunity for a candidate to grasp this role and contribute to truly major impact.
GSEN is a start-up and yet already a global initiative.
GSEN has just celebrated its second anniversary and has achieved a lot since its foundation. It has become the go-to networks for early stage social entrepreneur support organisations, gathering organisations working in more than 50 countries around shared values, goals and vision, creating strategic partnerships with global players, hosting high profile events and creating value for many.
But more needs to be done and delivered before GSEN truly achieving its mission: enabling support organisations around the world to become increasingly sustainable and effective in helping more social entrepreneurs start and thrive.
If you too believe that we are stronger together, join us!
Job title: Operations Manager
Salary: £27,054 - £33,297 per annum
Contract: Full time, fixed term
Closing date: 21 October 2015, 10am