Job opportunity: Scale Accelerator Programme Manager, UK Office

Spring Impact is looking for a dynamic, collaborative and driven Programme Manager, with a proven track record in supporting the development and delivery of ambitious, fast-paced social change programmes, to join our UK Office.


Spring Impact (formerly known as The International Centre for Social Franchising), is an organisation with a singular focus on scaling social impact.

We support truly transformative social impact projects around the world, to develop the strategic plans, systems, and the processes they need to become scalable – and reach many more people.

Spring Impact is a registered charity, but one that operates with bags of entrepreneurial drive. We are an innovative, imaginative, diverse and highly skilled team.

In 2015 we launched our first ever Scale Accelerator. Over the past three years with the support from a range of funders, we have worked with promising social innovations that deal with a range of issues from homelessness to youth leadership to develop a strategy and model for scaling their impact. Whilst there are a range of resources focused on supporting innovation, developing new ideas, or supporting organisations to grow Scale Accelerator uniquely focuses on scaling impact rather than supporting organisational growth.

To date, 17 organisations from across the country have taken part. In 2019 we will be launching our third Scale Accelerator Programme. This programme will be our most ambitious yet, and we are looking for a Programme Manager to help us lead it.

The programme will support four cohorts of organisations over a three year period and is funded by The Big Lottery Fund.


Your focus will be to support the design and delivery of Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator Programme, working closely with the relevant Director and the rest of the team. You will co-ordinate multiple and diverse streams of activities to ensure the aims of the Scale Accelerator are met. This will require strong collaboration both across different teams within Spring Impact as well as with external partners. The Programme Manager will lead on recruiting organisations to take part in the programme and shaping cohort based activities including learning events.

A vital aspect of this role will also be leading a long term action learning group with UK Trusts and Foundations, to build learning around how funders can implement changes that enable better support for scaling impact within the UK ecosystem.


Positive, flexible and a natural collaborator, you will have a passion for strengthening the UK Social Sector. You will also have:

  • A track record of designing and delivering capacity building programmes in a social sector context
  • Demonstrable programme management experience and the ability to develop relationships and partnerships with senior stakeholders
  • A practical understanding of the social sector, understanding the challenges and strengths of social enterprises, community based organisations, large national charities and the funding ecosystem
  • An outstanding communicator, oral and written, with the ability to shape and contribute to external facing insight reports.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to design and facilitate workshops for different stakeholders


  • Salary: Starting at £38,000 per annum.
  • Work location is Kings Cross, London, with some infrequent travel across the UK
  • Starting as soon as possible.
  • You will need existing permission to work in the UK


Deadline for application:   Friday 1st February, 17.00

Phone/Skype interviews:   Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th February

In person interviews:           Monday 18th– Tuesday 19th February


To make an application please email with the following two attached documents:

  1. A covering letter that:
    • Addresses all the points in the role description and experience required
    • Explains why you are the right person for the role
    • Outlines where you heard about the job and when you could start
  1. An up-to-date CV, ideally no more than two pages long.

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