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  1. Consultancy opportunity for Scale Accelerator: Solid Ground for Children programme

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    About the associate role:

    Spring Impact has launched a new programme in Bulgaria in partnership with Tanya’s Dream Fund. This programme seeks to provide a solid ground for children in Bulgaria by doubling the number of families benefiting from interventions that tackle unnecessary family separation. It seeks to identify and scale up solutions that are preventing unnecessary family separation in Bulgaria; innovate new ideas that will prevent family separation in the Roma community; advocate for change nationally towards an environment that supports children to stay with their families where possible; and share learning & ideas throughout the family and child support sector in Bulgaria.

    We are looking for individuals with experience in the Bulgarian civil society sector to take on the Programme associate role. The role will support activities across the programme, including monitoring, convening events, stakeholder management, and programme administration.

    Purpose:

    The Programme Associate provides a crucial link between Spring Impact’s programmes team in the UK and the Scale Accelerator programme. Alongside participating in the day-to-day implementation of the programme, the Associate will bring crucial local knowledge and contacts. This role is responsible for administering the programme work locally, supporting influencing work, keeping abreast of developments in the programme and broader context, and taking on discrete projects within the programme. The Associate works closely with Spring Impact’s Programme Manager and will undertake regular tasks across the Scale Accelerator programme as required.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Monitor and support local delivery of the Scale Accelerator programme in coordination with the UK-based Programme Manager, Scaling Facilitators and wider Spring Impact team.
    • Locally coordinate the programme’s influencing and learning aims under the Programme Manager’s guidance.

    Tasks:

    • Support local delivery of the Scale Accelerator programme:
      • Monitor implementation of the programme activities in liaison with the UK-based Programme Manager.
      • Support management of the Programme Advisory Board.
      • Share concerns, achievements and general updates related to the programme with the UK team, particularly raising any emerging or increasing risks.
      • Locally take the lead on collecting and analysing data on programme progress, outputs and impact in coordination with the Programme Manager.
      • Support due diligence and local monitoring.
    • Support the influencing aims of the programme, promoting attitude shifts related to preventing family separation in Bulgaria:
      • Identify and seize opportunities to engage the Government, civil society, and other interested stakeholders with the programme’s aims and successes.
      • In liaison with the Spring Impact team, conduct influencing and advocacy activities which promote both the programme aims and interest in scaling work amongst local actors. This could include coordinating learning events with stakeholders, preparing blogs and articles for local networks, gathering case studies, and identifying opportunities for partners to learn from each other.
    • Acting as the programme’s point of contact in Bulgaria:
      • Coordinate local events on behalf of the programme, including visits from the UK team.
      • Share relevant information about the local context, donor landscape or legislative/policy change that is of interest or relevant to Spring Impact or the Scale Accelerator programme.
      • Provide administrative and logistical support to all programme activities as required.

    Person specification: 

    We require all candidates to demonstrate how they meet these essential criteria. Please also include if you meet any of the desirable criteria, though we recognise that these are learnt knowledge, and the right candidate will be able to learn these over time if needed.

    Essential

    • Strong programme management skills, including:
      • Excellent organisational and administrative abilities.
      • Good budget monitoring skills (desirable).
      • Good monitoring and evaluation skills (desirable).
    • Experience in supporting event management.
    • Excellent partnership and relationship-building skills.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills that can share learning or build interest in a topic.
    • An interest in learning about scaling impact and how this could support the broader civil society sector in Bulgaria beyond the lifetime of this programme.
    • A solid commitment to including marginalised, disadvantaged Roma, disabled or otherwise discriminated groups in their work and promoting their involvement in creating others.
    • A questioning and curious approach to their work driven by a desire to learn.
    • Ability to work flexibly and responsively on their initiative.
    • Excellent time management.
    • Excellent written and verbal English and Bulgarian language skills are essential.

    Desirable

    • Experience in designing, planning and managing events.
    • Knowledge of the civil society support landscape in Bulgaria.
    • A broad network amongst government and civil society actors involved in work with children and young people, particularly preventing family separation.
    • Experience of working within or alongside the Bulgarian Government.
    • An understanding or lived experience of Roma culture and language.
    • An understanding or lived experience of issues related to disability.

    How to apply:

    You should apply for this opportunity using the BeApplied system using this link: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/o4qqpjkuyv. You will be asked a series of practical questions about the role and to upload your CV. Applications will close on Monday the 2nd of October at 09:00 UK time / 11:00 Bulgarian time. Please note that this role requires working in English, so the application and interview process will be conducted in English.

    We will review applications on a rolling basis and may begin interviews before the closing date, so we encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. 

    Please note this opportunity has previously been advertised. Previous applicants need not apply. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact accelerator@springimpact.org.

    Location:

    Home-based within Bulgaria, with an expectation of some travel nationally dependent on participating organisation locations and programme needs. The Programme Associate should be in a relatively easy travel distance to Sofia. The programme will cover all travel related to programme activities. Access to internet services suitable for participating in online meetings at home is essential.

    Contract terms:

    The Associate will be contracted on a consultancy basis by Spring Impact for a mutually agreed day rate, based on 8-hour days, 2 days per week, for 1 year, to renew up to 3 years subject to performance. The contract will be in Euros.

    About Spring Impact:

    Spring Impact is on a mission to scale social impact so that great ideas change more lives. We aim to enable a sustainable and successful scale of social impact so that organisations and funders can address the world’s social problems at scale and bring about profound change. Over the last 10 years, we have worked with over 300 ambitious teams worldwide, helping them transform an ever-increasing number of lives positively.

  2. Job Opportunity: Associate – Lean Impact Programme (South Africa – freelance)

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    About the Role

    Spring Impact is launching a new programme in South Africa to scale ambitious solutions to improve Early Childhood Development (ECD) outcomes using Lean Impact approaches.

    The programme aims to shift the social sector’s approach to scaling impact by raising awareness of Lean methods and building organisational and individual capacity to test and learn for impact at scale.

    We seek associates to work with us on this programme – to bring contextual knowledge of South Africa and the ECD sector and use their skills to support organisations to increase their impact.

    Application process:

    The deadline to apply is 9 am Monday, 24th July (SAST), but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – please apply immediately.

    We will use methods to identify applications completed using AI technology, and those who have will not be selected for interview.

    Type of role: 

    Associates will be engaged through a contract-based professional services agreement with Spring Impact. The duration of this work programme will be 6 months but could be up to 1.5 years.

    Location: 

    Associates will be working on projects based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    We are seeking home-based associates within South Africa, ideally in Johannesburg or within easy travelling distance to the city. Experience living and working in South Africa is essential to ensure a strong understanding of the cultural, social and economic context.

    Most work can be conducted online, but visits to project bases will be required. The project teams will define the length and frequency of these visits, but this could look like 1-2 visits lasting 3-5 days within six months (also see ‘Time commitment and timeline’ section below).

    Consider Spring Impact has a limited budget for travel time and expenses for travel within South Africa related to programme activities. Access to internet services suitable for participating in online meetings is essential.

    Role overview:

    This is an exciting opportunity for action-led individuals to work with some of the most impactful ECD organisations in South Africa and help them to achieve even more through their activities.

    We will be working in depth with two ‘beacon organisations’ working in the ECD space in South Africa to support them in advancing their scale strategies through Lean experimentation. Beyond this, we will also work with other organisations on Lean Impact training.

    Associates will collaborate with other members of the Spring Impact team to support these mission-driven organisations through the planning and testing process. This involves facilitating and guiding the organisation to identify risks associated with their core intervention, running rapid experiments in the real world, and using learnings to tailor their plan for scaling impact. Throughout the programme, technical guidance on Spring Impact’s scaling approaches, responding to challenges, and ongoing capacity building will be provided by the Spring Impact team.

    Time commitment and timeline:

    We are seeking associates for initially 3 days per month for 6 months. There may be the opportunity for further work of 1 day per month for another 12 months.

    • The work with the first beacon organisation will begin in mid-August, with some exploration and project planning with the internal team from mid-late July.
    • The work with the second beacon organisation will begin in September, with some exploration and project planning with the internal team from August.

    Role responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the Spring Impact staff team to develop consulting approaches relevant and appropriate to the South African context, taking into account the needs of the organisation(s) you are working with:
      • Draft, input into, review and comment on materials for the workshops and training for scaling organisations.
      • Liaise with the Spring Impact consulting team and Programme Manager to ensure logistics, data collection and any communication or learning points are shared.
    • Work with one or more beacon organisations, taking them through the Lean Impact programme and tailoring the support to the needs of the organisation to enable them to develop and test plans for scaling:
      • Help organisation(s) through their scaling journey, bringing local context, sector expertise, critical thinking and problem-solving to their team.
      • Develop and facilitate workshops and meetings that support the organisation(s) to progress their plans.
      • Prepare draft reports, models and presentations for the organisation(s) to use as part of their scaling journey.
      • Respond to queries, problems or ideas put forward by the organisation(s), seeking guidance from the Spring Impact staff team where necessary.
    • Act as a critical friend, coach, mentor or advisor to the organisation(s) you are working with based on their needs.
    • Regularly review progress with the organisation(s) and Spring Impact staff team.
    • Contribute to the broader programme through monitoring, learning and influencing in a way that shifts attitudes and practice towards encouraging Lean approaches.

    Role relationships: 

    • Line management from the Spring Impact programmes team in the UK.
    • Planning and co-delivering with the Spring Impact consulting team in the UK & US.
    • Advising/consulting with ECD organisations in South Africa.
    • Sharing learnings with external stakeholders as required.

    Desired qualifications:

    Essential experience & competencies:

    • 5+ years experience of working and/or volunteering in the social, charity, public or education sectors in South Africa, bringing deep knowledge of the ECD sector, which could include:
      • A broad network amongst civil society and government actors involved in ECD work.
      • Experience working with communities directly impacted by the issue area to learn about their needs, goals, values and perspectives and ensure those voices are included and heard.
      • Understanding of a relevant system, e.g. child protection, child welfare
    • Experience in providing advice to organisations, which could include supporting organisations to develop a strategy and implement change – this could be as a consultant or external advisor
    • An interest in learning about scaling impact, particularly Lean approaches, and how this could support the wider civil society sector in South Africa beyond the lifetime of this programme
    • A strong commitment to the inclusion of marginalised, disadvantaged or otherwise discriminated groups in their work and promoting their involvement in the work of others

    Desirable experience & competencies:

    • Experience of living in South Africa as a child or young person would be an advantage.
    • Experience of participating in or benefiting from ECD support as a child or parent/guardian would be an advantage.
    • Knowledge or experience of Lean Impact approaches.
    • Strong facilitation and coaching skills.
    • Experience working on capacity-building programmes.
    • Experience designing prototypes, analysing data, and making data-driven decisions to build impactful solutions at scale.

    Payment of fees:

    Spring Impact will offer a competitive daily rate, to be discussed as part of the application process. Successful applicants will need to be self-employed in a tax and legal sense.

    See the ‘Location’ section above for details on travel expenses.

    Other benefits:

    Spring Impact is seeking to establish long-term partnerships with self-employed associates to deliver a range of global projects. This may present future opportunities for candidates passionate about delivering social impact at scale and who can effectively work with us to provide our mission and values.

    Spring Impact will provide a complete induction process in the methodologies it uses. Any reimbursement for training and development will be agreed as part of the contracting process. Associates will also be able to shadow other Spring Impact employees to further their knowledge of approaches to scaling social impact.

    About Spring Impact:

    Spring Impact is on a mission to scale social impact so that great ideas change more lives. We aim to enable a sustainable and successful scale of social impact so that organisations and funders can address the world’s social problems at scale and bring about profound change. Over the last 10 years, we have worked with over 300 ambitious teams worldwide, helping them positively transform an ever-increasing number of lives.

    Spring Impact understands that to provide the best possible advice to our diverse client base across a wide range of sectors, we are strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. For us, diversity is an essential part of our organisational success. We are committed to ensuring that Spring Impact is an inclusive environment for all, regardless of race, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, and socioeconomic background. This commitment applies to both permanent employees and associates.

  3. Job Opportunity: UK Consultant

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    Our UK team is looking for a Consultant to deliver consulting, coaching and training and support our amazing partners on the journey to scaling their social impact.

    About the Role

    Primarily, Consultants work in project teams led by a Senior Consultant or Managing Consultant to:

    • Contribute, through analysis and critical thinking, to shaping the strategic direction of projects and recommendations to partners
    • Prepare and facilitate sections of workshops with partners (e.g. charities, social enterprises, foundations)
    • Draft reports and presentations for partners and internal use
    • Develop financial models (you will be trained to do this!)
    • Conduct desk-based research, interviews and focus groups with partners, stakeholders and their beneficiaries
    • Coordinate project logistics

    Beyond working with our partners, there is the opportunity to contribute to internal activities such as:

    • Improving our Monitoring & Evaluation, developing our external communications or updating our methodology
    • Developing proposals for new and existing clients
    • Writing blogs or attending conferences

    Your first six months

    You will learn about our approach to working with others and creating impact at scale through team-led training, project shadowing and self-directed study.

    Within the first two weeks, you’ll be introduced to clients and begin to support internal teams to deliver consulting, coaching and training. You will work on a mix of UK- and internationally-focused projects, supporting a diverse portfolio of clients to navigate challenges on their journeys to scale.

    Staff benefits

    Like everyone else on the team, you’ll benefit from:

    • A flexible approach to working and home-working, with team members being asked to come in once a week to our London office
    • Three months of fully paid maternity leave on successful completion of probation, increasing by one month for every year of service, up to a maximum of six months
    • Three months of fully paid parental leave (i.e. for partners of birth parents), with the option to take a further nine months unpaid leave. Parental leave is also available for the new matching/placement of an adopted child
    • 25 days holiday, increasing to 27 after two years
    • A personal training budget of £2000

    Key details:

    • Salary: £30,721 – £33,166
    • Full-Time
    • Location: London (Southwark) – The post holder will be expected to spend a minimum of one day per week in the London office. There may be opportunities to travel outside of the UK for work purposes, though this is optional. We actively support flexible and home working.

    Deadline:

    • March 5th, 2023 at 23:59

    Spring Impact’s Commitment to Inclusion

    Spring Impact is an equal-opportunity employer. The impact of our work is strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. We are committed to building an inclusive team and strongly encourage BIPOC, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQIA+ people, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. We take our responsibility to cultivate a culture of inclusion and justice at Spring Impact very seriously, and implement practices like our flexible working schedule (for those who may have caring responsibilities), de-biased hiring platform, and organization-wide involvement in DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) workshops.

  4. Job Opportunity: UK Training Programmes Officer

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    Our UK team is looking for a Training Programmes Officer to contribute to developing and delivering innovative learning experiences, taking our work with non-profits and foundations to the next level.

    About the Role

    The Training Programmes Officer will work closely with the Director of Capacity Building and the wider consulting team to develop and deliver Spring Impact’s digital training programmes and learning experiences. They will work closely with the programmes team to ensure programmes are impactful, valued by participants, and sustainably delivered.

    The core responsibilities of this role are:

    1) Managing the ongoing delivery of digital learning programmes, courses and products

    • Working to deliver our digital learning programmes and products from recruitment and onboarding through delivery and M&E, finding ways to iterate on and improve the entire process along the way (i.e. Getting Scale Ready, Leaders of Scale)
    • Presenting and facilitating training sessions
    • Supporting and coaching organisations to help scale their impact
    • Managing communications with participants and providing administrative course management support while working alongside team member content experts
    • Supporting the programmes team with the recruitment and selection of charities and social enterprises for new programmes

    2) Delivering impactful digital learning experiences to help mission-driven organisations scale their impact

    • Supporting the development of the digital “infrastructure” that enables great learning experiences, i.e. Learning Management Systems, CRM, collection of feedback and data and participant communication
    • Applying a human-centred approach to create courses that participants value

    3) Working in partnership to design, develop and deliver new products and programmes

    • Supporting the development of new capacity-building offers through the application of user-centred design processes
    • Contributing to the design process from insights gathered through design, testing, development and delivery
    • Working to support/enable other members of the team to take a data-driven and user-centred approach to their work

    The Training Programmes Officer will also contribute to internal work similarly to a Consultant role within the organisation, fitting with the individual’s interests and the organisational needs.

    Staff benefits

    Like everyone else on the team, you’ll benefit from:

    • A flexible approach to working and home-working, with team members being asked to come in once a week to our London office
    • Three months of fully paid maternity leave on successful completion of probation, increasing by one month for every year of service, up to a maximum of six months
    • Three months of fully paid parental leave (i.e. for partners of birth parents), with the option to take a further nine months unpaid leave. Parental leave is also available for the new matching/placement of an adopted child
    • 25 days holiday, increasing to 27 after two years
    • A personal training budget of £2000

    Key details:

    • Salary: £30,721 – £33,166
    • Full-Time
    • Location: London (Southwark) – The post holder will be expected to spend a minimum of one day per week in the London office. There may be opportunities to travel outside of the UK for work purposes, though this is optional. We actively support flexible and home working.

    Deadline:

    • March 5th, 2023 at 23:59

    Spring Impact’s Commitment to Inclusion

    Spring Impact is an equal-opportunity employer. The impact of our work is strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. We are committed to building an inclusive team and strongly encourage BIPOC, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQIA+ people, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. We take our responsibility to cultivate a culture of inclusion and justice at Spring Impact very seriously, and implement practices like our flexible working schedule (for those who may have caring responsibilities), de-biased hiring platform, and organization-wide involvement in DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) workshops.

  5. Job Opportunity: UK Programmes Manager

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    Our UK team is looking for a Programmes Manager to play an integral role in delivering and developing Spring Impact’s programmes to support our ambitious goals.

    About the Role

    Delivering complex, multi-year programmes are at the heart of Spring Impact’s model for supporting mission-led organisations to scale their impact. With several transformative programme opportunities on the horizon, we are looking for a Programmes Manager to play an integral role in delivering and developing Spring Impact’s programmes to support our ambitious strategic goals.

    The Programmes Manager will work closely with the current Programmes Manager and Head of Programmes to deliver and innovate our programmes, taking our work with non-profits and foundations to the next level.

    The core responsibilities of this role are:

    1) Leading strands of Spring Impact’s programme delivery. This is likely to involve:

    • Leading relationships with foundations and funder partners
    • Managing the evaluation across our programmes
    • Ensuring the consultancy team have the right information, tools, mindsets and motivations to deliver on the programmes; and supporting the team’s ongoing
    • Designing and implementing an approach to communicating about our programmes in partnership with Marketing Manager. This includes considering how to share success stories through events and/or written materials and how to explain our programme work externally
    • Reporting to foundation partners, Spring Impact Board, and any other relevant stakeholders
    • Designing and facilitating cohort sessions to happen across our programme network and facilitating action learning sets across our programme network
    • Leading the recruitment and selection of programme cohorts or supporting project teams to do this in a way that builds on previous programme learning
    • Conducting systems mapping and research activities at the start of programme relationships

    2) Designing, developing and securing new programmes. This is likely to involve:

    • Designing and pitching new programmes in collaboration with the current Programmes Manager and Head of Programmes, including responsibility for the development of materials for funders and identifying strategies to involve the consultancy team in programme design
    • Leading the design and development of funder-facing communications materials to secure future programmes
    • Identifying and implementing creative ways to build the pipeline for future programmes. (This might include building partnerships with other intermediaries, delivering training and lunch & learns to potential future funders, and identifying other ways of building Spring Impact’s brand amongst foundations)

    3) Influence behaviours, norms and mindsets within the sector to facilitate successful scale within the issue areas that programmes operate

    • Gaining an in-depth understanding of the sectors in which our programmes operate, learning about which norms, practices and incentives support NGOs to scale successfully, and which inhibit successful scale within the sectors the programmes focus on
    • Building and managing strong partnerships with charitable foundations and other key stakeholders to become our allies in influencing the sector to better facilitate successful scale
    • In partnerships, devising and implementing strategies to shift behaviours, norms and mindsets (for example, convening funders, hosting webinars, presenting at or attending conferences)

    The Programmes Manager will also contribute to internal work within the organisation, fitting with the individual’s interests and organisational needs.

    Your first six months and beyond

    Within the first two to four weeks, you will learn about our methodology for creating impact at scale through team-led training, project shadowing and self-directed study.

    You’ll quickly begin supporting the current Programmes Manager and Head of Programmes to set up the upcoming programmes across various sectors and geographies, including recruiting and selecting high-potential NGOs, sourcing external expertise, and working with foundations on programme design. You will also support the coordination and management of Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator: Women’s Empowerment, based in Southern Africa.

    Over the first few months, you will take responsibility for certain strands within the programme team’s remit. This will include leading our programmes’ influencing and advocacy strand alongside others based on experience and preferences.

    Staff benefits

    Like everyone else on the team, you’ll benefit from:

    • A flexible approach to working and home-working, with team members being asked to come in once a week to our London office
    • Three-months fully-paid maternity leave on successful completion of probation, increasing by one month for every year of service, up to a maximum of six months
    • Three-months fully-paid parental leave (i.e. for partners of birth parents), with the option to take a further nine months unpaid leave. Parental leave is also available for the new matching/placement of an adopted child
    • 25 days holiday, increasing to 27 after two years
    • A personal training budget of £2000
    • Mental health support, including access to therapy and counselling, via Spill

    Key details:

    • Salary: £40,228 – £43,445
    • Full-Time
    • Location: London (Southwark) – The post holder will be expected to spend a minimum of one day per week in the London office. There may be opportunities to travel outside of the UK for work purposes, though this is optional. We actively support flexible and home working.

    Deadline:

    • March 5th, 2023 at 23:59

    Spring Impact’s Commitment to Inclusion

    Spring Impact is an equal opportunity employer. The impact of our work is strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. We are committed to building an inclusive team and strongly encourage BIPOC, women, nonbinary people, LGBTQIA+ people, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. We take our responsibility to cultivate a culture of inclusion and justice at Spring Impact very seriously, and implement practices like our flexible working schedule (for those who may have caring responsibilities), de-biased hiring platform, and organization-wide involvement in DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) workshops.

  6. Can franchising help create quality jobs in London?

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    This week we published our research report, produced in partnership with The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and Numbers for Good, and kindly funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation. The report assesses the potential of franchises to provide quality employment for Londoners experiencing poverty. 

     

    The need to create high quality, stable jobs in London is undeniable. 2.25 million people experience poverty in London and in-work poverty is increasing. At the same time, the franchising sector in the UK has experienced strong growth, 621,000 people are employed in a franchise in the UK – a 70% increase in the last 10 years.

    Our research set out to assess the potential of franchises to provide quality employment for low-income groups in London. Here are some of our findings:

    • There is great excitement around the idea of harnessing franchising principles to address the need for quality jobs in London.
    • Any employability programme focused on commercial franchises would face operational challenges.
    • An alternative approach, applying the principles of franchising to mission led businesses, has the potential to achieve significant impact.

    If you would like to discuss our findings or have any questions about the research, please get in touch with Joe at  joe@springimpact.org

     

     

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