Access works to make charities and social enterprises in England more financially resilient and self-reliant, so that they can sustain or increase their impact.

We do this through supporting the development of enterprise activity to grow and diversify income, and improving access to the social investment which can help stimulate that enterprise activity.

Access is a spend-down foundation and will be around until the mid-2020s, but the need for this work will continue well beyond that. So we want to create partnerships which can outlive us, test and learn from new approaches, and generate knowledge which improves the work of others seeking the same goals.

We also want to reach as deep as possible into the charity and social enterprise sector. Therefore our approach is to work through other organisations to deliver our programmes and investments. These include social investment funds, community foundations, sector infrastructure organisations, grant managers, social investment advisors and researchers.

We are recruiting two programme managers who will manage the day to day relationships with the organisations we fund and invest in. This will include managing and developing a mixed portfolio of social investment intermediaries who deliver the Growth Fund and organisations delivering our capacity building programmes.

The role will balance responsibilities including managing performance of delivery partners, providing support to partners from within and beyond Access’s own team, supporting peer learning between delivery partners and seeking to ensure that lessons and experience across Access’s programmes are maximised and shared.

Access is at an exciting time in its development, we are entering the second phase of our ten year life. We have a new focus on supporting enterprise development and are developing a new £10m blended finance programme with funds from dormant accounts.

This is a unique opportunity to join a small team of seven in a pioneering organisation. You will also benefit from Access being co-located with Big Society Capital and have the opportunity to participate in learning and development opportunities within both organisations.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification criteria on the job description, to [email protected] by Friday, 16 March 2018. Although subject to change, Round 1 interviews are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 21 March and Round 2 interviews for 26 March. Please click here for the detailed job description.