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Reference: 88882

Date Added: 20 May 2023
Closing Date: 12 June 2023

Job Title: Head of Social Value

Working For: Social Enterprise UK

Location: London

Salary: £55-£60K full time (or pro rata for part-time)

Length of Contract: permanent

Job Details

This new role is an opportunity to join Social Enterprise UK, the original authors of the Social Value Act, to lead their delivery on this key agenda.

The role will involve developing two key related areas:

Firstly, how we support the legislative progression and effective implementation of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2013, working closely with public and private bodies as well as SEUK’s policy and research teams.

Secondly, to directly support public bodies to commission and buy from social enterprises and other charitable organisations directly.

For this role, the ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of the social value agenda, proven track record of building stakeholder relationships, driving change and communicating technical and legislative details to a range of audiences. The candidate will be confident in delivering workshops and facilitated discussions.

Bid writing and business development experience would be highly beneficial, and an entrepreneurial mindset essential. The candidate will build on SEUK’s track record on promoting social value and can leverage our communications, policy and research to support this work. Direct experience working in the social value space in the public, private or third sectors is essential.


  • Leading on the development, planning and delivery of our flagship Social Value 2032 programme
  • Delivering our VCSE Contract Readiness programme with DCMS, working with central government departments to support their commissioning teams to engage more effectively with social enterprises and charities
  • Manage and grow relationships with SEUK’s current social value partners and key stakeholders
  • Identify and build relationships with key public bodies (locally as well as nationally) and private sector delivery organisations who are not currently engaged in SEUK’s programme of work to support their understanding and engagement with the social value agenda
  • Provide expertise and leadership internally on the social value agenda, feeding into SEUK’s broader work programmes (policy, membership, corporate procurement in particular) where appropriate.

READ THE FULL PERSON SPECIFICATION AND JOB DESCRIPTION >>https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/app/uploads/2023/05/Head-of-Social-Value-JD-Social-Enterprise-UK.pdf 

Closing Date: 12 June 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 21 June and 22 June. First round interviews will be conducted online.

We will ask successful candidates to attend a second, in-person interview the following week in London. 

Application Details

To apply, please complete the application and submit along with your CV and EDI data form.

Please complete this application form >> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17MgcpOWUCnBHOQ0h10UChtApJZYUzEURBZePBnZseGo/edit?pli=1 The application form will form the basis of our shortlisting
process. Please be sure to address how you meet the person specification in your application.

Please submit your CV to: apply@socialenterprise.org.uk 

Please also complete our EDI form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfapA2AU7DhtGj9iNcY2sbc1p3LDFGDYMs3XLYnamtm25JRIA/viewform 

Website: http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk

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