• Fulltime: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,000 per annum plus pension
  • For the full job description, and how to apply, click here.

About The Ubele Initiative

The Ubele Initiative (TUI) was established in 2014 as an African Diaspora led intergenerational social enterprise. Our mission is helping to build more sustainable Black and Minoritised communities across the UK. Ubele is unique in that it was built from bottom-up and is intentionally an intergenerational organisation.

Over the past few years, we have designed and delivered a wide range of local, regional, national and international initiatives which seek to create and build community wealth.

We support Black and Minoritised community led organisations and groups with their community assets (people, organisations and physical space). We use social action, community enterprise development, participatory learning & skills development and next generation leadership initiatives.

As a result of our appointment as the Black and Minoritised community catalyst organisation for Greater London in February 2020 we now provide more strategic regional and national responses to help minimise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have gone through a period of rapid growth and change and as result our sphere of influence has also grown considerably.

You can find further information about work at: www.ubele.org

What is the role?

The Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme (BMEDP) will contribute to one of the key delivery objectives within the Ubele Initiative’s new three-year strategic plan. The BMEDP will provide targeted strategic interventions over a three-year period to support Community Wealth Building within Black and Minoritised communities.
We are looking for someone who is a clear strategic thinker who brings knowledge, skills and expertise to engage, promote and support Black and Minoritised Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (BMVCSE) in England helping them become more financially resilient by developing new enterprise models, or by growing existing ones.

As the BMEDP is the first of its’ kind in the country, the Programme will necessarily adopt an iterative approach so that learning can be used to inform on-going design and implementation plans. The post holder should enjoy supporting people and ensuring that the BMEDP is innovative and creative in its design and delivery, achieve its anticipated outputs and outcomes and are consistently of a high standard.

They will also develop and implement operational plans and help design and implement robust administrative and management procedures, contract compliance and overall quality assurance of service delivery.
The National Enterprise Development Programme Manager will manage the project support staff and be responsible for liaising with the Programme partners.

The postholder will work closely with Ubele’s CEO and Directors.
If you like to work under pressure, can adopt a flexible approach, are a great team player and are willing to travel outside of the UK occasionally, you are invited to apply!

Key information:

  • Full time contract for 3 years.
  • National travel.
  • Salary £45,000 per annum plus pension. Ubele offers staff enrolment in the NEST Workplace Pension scheme although other arrangements may be negotiated.
  • 20 days annual leave (plus public holidays).
  • Ubele’s Head Office is in the London Borough of Haringey.
  • For the first 6-month contract, the workplace is flexible (in line with national /or London region Covid-19 guidance), after which this will be reviewed, and some office-based working might be required.
  • The post holder will report to the Ubele CEO.