Job Description: Enterprise and Social Impact Assistant

Full-time permanent contract

£20,000 - £25,000 (Starting salary depending on experience)

Immediate start


About Bootstrap

Bootstrap was established in 1978 to support people to set-up their own businesses and improve employability skills. Today, we are proud to continue evolving the spirit of the charity and building a space ‘where community works’.

Our core business is providing a mixture of workspaces to allow a diverse community of tenants to start up and grow. This ranges from desk space to studio space and shipping containers in the Bootyard, providing space for approximately 300 tenant businesses, housing everything from creative professionals, charities and social enterprises, through to a brewery in the Bootyard.

Bootstrap Company supports tenants to be socially enterprising and to grow into sustainable businesses. Bootstrap is a nurturing environment for entrepreneurs to connect, create, grow and have a positive impact on the wider community.

The Bootstrap Campus is our flagship impact project that provides space and structure for local 16-25 year-olds to connect and learn from Bootstrap Company tenants through workshops and work placements.

We run diverse positive events that to bring together different communities and interests. Last season, the Dalston Roof Park hosted over 110 events, including raising £9,000 for other charities and £40,000 for the Bootstrap Charity from the door alone. Our event spaces hosted events such as Dalston Beer Festival in the Bootyard to featuring the work of the late Colin O’Brien’s work in the Print House Gallery as well as local community events such as school visits in the Bee Garden.

For more information about the organisation please visit our website

Role description and job purpose: The Enterprise and Social Impact Assistant is a newly created role to support to help deliver our social purpose activities and monitor their effectiveness. The role involves working closely with the Enterprise and Training Manager to deliver training events to our tenants and local community and to administer the Bootstrap Fund, which helps the community access our physical assets (workspace, event space, meeting rooms) at discounted rates.


Position in Organisation

Reports To: Enterprise and Training Manager

Responsible For: No line-management

Duties and Key Responsibilities


  • Support the running and administration of enterprise programmes for young people from marketing and recruitment, production and facilitation through to final evaluation
  • To produce relevant tenant networking and training events
  • Help develop the Bootcamp Alumni community and support the development of a ‘post-Bootcamp’ offering
  • Host tours of Bootstrap for stakeholders, schools, partner organisations, and industry peers in conjunction with the Community Organiser
  • Create and support ad hoc socially impactful events for Bootstrap



  • Administer the annual Bootstrap Fund from application to evaluation
  • Showcase the work of Bootstrap Fund recipients
  • Monitor and evaluate Bootstrap social impact activities
  • Manage the annual social impact survey and collate results
  • Support the Enterprise and Training Manager to identify potential fundraising opportunities for Bootstrap and develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Produce ad-hoc events for Bootstrap related to fundraising, promotion, and partner events



  • To assist with general administrative tasks, answering the telephone, being a point of contact for external enquiries and responding to email enquiries
  • Attend team meetings
  • To provide lunch cover for Reception
  • Any other duties as requested by your line manager


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of running and administering training programmes
  • Experience of designing, developing and delivering training programmes
  • Skilled at collecting and analysing data
  • Technologically confident- ease and familiarity working with GSuite, Mac Based software including Word and Excel (experience of digital marketing, managing a website and using Salesforce a plus)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills:
    • good at presenting data in clear, easy to understand ways
    • confident public speaker with an ability to facilitate tours, workshops and events
    • able to write clear and concise reports, adhering to Bootstrap brand guidelines and house style
  • Some experience of raising income, especially through bid writing or events, would be a bonus
  • Able to work on own initiative, be disciplined, and identify priorities in busy periods
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a methodical approach to work
  • Good people skills and excellent judge of character
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Commitment to Bootstrap values and aims


25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, free gym membership after successful completion of probation period, access to 24/7 employee assistance programme, training and development opportunities to develop and grow.

You will also have free access to the Dalston Roof Park.

Equal Opportunities

We are of course an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of religion, age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to

For further information about the role please call 020 7275 0825 or email

Deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 13th July

First round interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 17th July with second round interviews taking place on either Friday 21st July or Monday 24th July