We’re growing our team

We’re growing the team here at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford!

If you would like to join our team and help us to advance transformative social entrepreneurship globally through education,  networks, and research then check out these opportunities.

Both roles are fixed-term contracts to July 2021, and the application deadline is 12:00 noon on Monday, 5 November, 2018.

Associate Director for Partnership

Grade 9: £47,263 – £54,765 with a discretionary range to £59,828 p.a.

The Associate Director for Partnerships will play a central role in further developing the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship as a global leader for social entrepreneurship teaching, training, and applied research. As an experienced professional with a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship, the post holder will contribute to the Centre’s overall strategic direction and ensure that the Centre flourishes by creating a strong funding base and cultivating long-lasting stakeholder relationships and networks.

The postholder’s primary responsibility will be to manage and lead fundraising initiatives and operations to secure philanthropic support for the agreed priorities of the Centre. The Associate Director will supervise a Programme Manager who will manage the Centre’s flagship Skoll Scholarship programme, oversee the development of the Centre’s Impact Alumni network, and provide additional support to fundraising activities as necessary.

The postholder will engage with various stakeholders in order to ensure connections with activities both within and outside of the University. This will include working with the Dean and senior management of Saïd Business School and the Social Sciences Division as well as other academic departments. Externally, the Associate Director will engage with multiple stakeholders globally, and represent the Centre Director when necessary.

To read more about our Associate Director for Partnerships role and apply click here.


Programme Manager for Social Ventures

Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 with discretionary range to £43,267 p.a.

The purpose of this role is to support the development and accelerate the impact of entrepreneurial ventures with a social and environmental purpose. The Skoll Centre Programme Manager for Social Ventures will work with existing organisations and networks in Oxford to identify and fill gaps in current provision of support for a) early stage social businesses, b) other early stage social impact organisations ambitiously tackling systemic problems, including non-profits, c) for-profit start-ups wishing to incorporate positive impact and responsible business principles into their activities.

They will also support activities including training, workshops, and mentoring/coaching, as well as linking to wider network resources. The scope of this support is for ventures started by University of Oxford staff and students, but may also extend to the wider Oxford community. The Programme Manager will take responsibility for the Skoll Venture Awards competition, and manage the Centre’s work providing due diligence support and strategic advice to a major global social enterprise contest.

This is an exciting new position, and the postholder will have considerable scope to shape it in partnership with existing actors across the enterprise support ecosystem.

To read more about our Programme Manager for Social Ventures role and apply click here.


All applications must be sent to Lauren Lamb at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Details of how to apply are accessible through the links above.