The Marshall Institute

Head of Programme

An exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership team of a new £50 million social impact accelerator based at the LSE’s Marshall Institute, working to identify, invest in and accelerate the world’s most promising social enterprises.

Established in 2022, the Impact Accelerator powered by the London School of Economics identifies, invests in, and accelerates the most promising social enterprises with ‘social unicorn’ ambitions – creating impact on the scale of billions. These social enterprises are addressing the world’s most pressing social problems, spanning health, climate change, social inequality, and more. Based in the London School of Economics and anchored with a £50 million philanthropic gift, the Impact Accelerator aims to leverage the data and knowledge within the LSE to identify critical gaps and levers within pressing social sectors, and then find enterprises with solutions to those problems.

The role involves responsibility for full creation, design, and oversight of a first-of-its-kind and world-class acceleration programme for social enterprises run through the Impact Accelerator bi-annually (twice per year). The post holder will lead the build out of all aspects of the accelerator programme, from mapping the customer (social enterprise) journey to world-class content delivery - working with other members of the Accelerator team to guarantee a high-quality experience from programme enrolment through to completion.

Candidates should have:

  • Substantial relevant work experience at an accelerator, programme design and delivery studio, or social impact grant-making or investment environment.
  • Strong existing relationships with potential content delivery partners regarding social enterprise development, business and needs.
  • Proven experience of delivering excellent customer content and customer service
  • Experience in managing high-profile events with moving pieces and organising conferences or events.

For full details and to apply, please visit this link:

https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/3515/0/366499/15539/head-of-programme