We transform teams – habit by habit, person by person, so that individuals thrive and organisations succeed.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) launched in 2007 as the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. It is an artist-led festival staged every two years, presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture, at venues and spaces across the city. As well as the biennial festival, MIF will also run and commission a year-round artistic programme for The Factory, a world-class cultural space being built in the centre of Manchester.
A global fashion marketplace that connects consumers to unique & sustainable products from independent designers.Our mission is to champion creativity, supporting grassroots creators while reducing the waste in fashion. Think ASOS for the new generation.We are an ambitious, tight-knit and happy bunch who get together and get stuff done out of our lovely Dalston office (right behind the best coffee shop in London). A typical week involves fruit bowls, team sports, trips to the pub and free-lunch Fridays.✌️🌱
Broken Spoke is a community bike project in Central Oxford. Our staff and volunteers help people from across the city to fix and ride their bikes, and get as many people on bikes as possible through courses, training and events. Broken Spoke is for everyone and we are actively working with marginalised groups across the city to make cycling an option for anybody. We’re as much about community building and inclusivity as we are about bikes.
Uptree was created to help talented young people connect with the world of work during their time at school. Our founder Tamsin Dewhurst, an ex-teacher herself, saw an opportunity to help students feel more aspirational about their options, and give them the confidence and connections they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
We make websites and applications for organisations in the arts, cultural, heritage and creative sectors in Europe and North America.
We help ambitious SaaS CEOs transform their revenue delivery infrastructure into a strategic growth lever to respond faster and more precisely to every growth opportunity. Paddle is a unified, all-in-one platform, purpose-built for modern SaaS execution making it easy for companies to scale up, compete without boundaries, and always operate with full integrity and compliance.
The IAND digital platform helps companies to optimise supplier collaboration on projects and frameworks to deliver targets on performance, social value and innovation.
Kindred Capital is an early stage venture capital fund based in London. We invest in exceptional tech entrepreneurs at the very beginning of their journey.
We research and develop practical ways to improve work and working lives. We do that by understanding how work is changing and how we can make the future better – in the face of technological change and economic turmoil. We believe that bringing people together with different perspectives and experiences enriches our understanding and ideas. Through this collaborative approach, we aim to create innovative, practical and inclusive solutions. We use the best interdisciplinary research to shape policy and decision-making in government and business to build approaches that put people first.
Launch a social startup in a yearYear Here is an immersive full-time course in social innovation, kicking off on 15th February 2021.At a time of national crisis, we have an opportunity to reimagine society. Starting a scalable social business could be your best shot at impact – and learning on the frontline is where you need to start.Over 10 months, you’ll gain deep insight into complex social issues and learn to build entrepreneurial solutions to society’s toughest problems – from the housing crisis to knife crime.If selected to become a Fellow, you will:· Get frontline insights. You’ll spend the first 5 months working with the people hit hardest by austerity and gaining deep user insight. To deepen your systemic understanding, you’ll also work on briefs set by clients like Crisis, the NHS and the Greater London Authority.· Meet your co-founders. Our Fellows have an average of 7 years’ career experience in fields ranging from biochemistry to law, and from journalism to engineering. They will become your support network, your collaborators and, ultimately, your co-founders.· Build scalable ventures. You’ll test and build your own social business, with the potential to progress to our Incubator and launch it into the world. Venture teams are guided by expert partners like the Boston Consulting Group, ForwardPMX and BNYMellon.· Learn from expert faculty. You’ll get a personal mentor and receive tonnes of training from a faculty of more than 80 social innovation leaders – from award-winning social designer Lauren Currie OBE to Nishant Lalwani, Managing Director at Luminate.Beyond Year HereFinish the programme with a venture and you’ll get seed funding, business support, desk-space and client introductions to launch your business.Our alumni have launched 39 social ventures including: · Chatterbox, an online language tuition platform powered by refugee talent, featured in The Economist, Tech Crunch and The Times. · Birdsong the feminist fashion brand selling wardrobe stapes made by women paid a fair wage. Featured in Vogue, Dazed and Vice.· Appt, a HealthTech business that uses behavioural economics to help patients manage their long-term conditions – with multi-year investment from Innovate UK.Those that don’t start a venture join other fast-growing social startups like The Difference, Switchback and Beam or lead social innovation at FutureGov, Nesta and Catch 22.Selection ProcessWe’re looking for people with a solid professional skillset and an entrepreneurial track record. This doesn’t mean you have to have started your own business before but you will need to demonstrate that you have a bias towards action. Drive, passion for social justice and a strong learning orientation are also essential.It’s a 3-stage process: a written application, video interview and half-day selection workshop. Typically, 1 in 10 applicants secure a place on the programme.Apply by midnight Sunday 6 December.
Could you be our Business Development Executive?The gap in healthy life expectancy between the richest and the poorest is widening. At thejoyclub.com, we’re on a mission to change that. We believe that everyone should enjoy health and happiness in later life, regardless of wealth. So, we’re developing a global platform to enable our members to afford a more active retirement. We have just launched The Joy Club platform, with an initial focus on enabling our members to access activities at a discount - helping pensions to stretch further and supporting happier and healthier lifestyles. This is just the beginning, with plans for international expansion and an exciting product roadmap in place. Every few months, we’ll release a new offering that goes further in meeting the social and financial needs of our members. The Joy Club will become the global platform for meeting the needs of retirees.Are you good at building rapport quickly, inspiring trust and enthusiasm amongst those you speak to? Are you highly organised, breaking down tasks and problems into manageable components? Have you got exceptional negotiation prowess, utilising your listening skills and focus to find win win solutions? If you answered yes to these three questions, keep reading.RequirementsYou’ll want to be our Business Development Executive becauseYou’ll be joining us at the beginning of The Joy Club journey, with lots of opportunities to shape direction.You’ll be the second member of our Partnerships team, playing a big part in driving the supply side of our offering.You’ll be directly involved in delivering the company’s mission and vision: bringing joy to our retired members by sourcing and securing activities for them, in a way that also solves problems for our business partners.Like us, you’ll be excited to build a diverse, thriving culture of equal voices - across the team and the wider community.We’ll want you to be our Business Development Executive, if you haveWorked in sales/marketing/partnerships, with a successful track record of generating and negotiating relationships - and commercial terms - with B2B decision makers.Delivered under pressure, at launch or in a rapidly scaling venture.You’ll have been successful as our Business Development Executive, if in one year’s time you haveHit monthly targets for securing quality partnerships.Collaborated with the Partner Success Executive to identify gaps in the partner offering and proactively worked to fill those gaps. Shown your commitment to learning and replicating what works, to increase conversion rates.Seen an increase and steady flow of partner confirmations by using the right negotiation tools. When you’re successful in role, you’ll feelAppreciated by your team members. Deeply rewarded by the impact your work has on our customers, solving key problems for businesses and people in later life. Ever impatient to secure partnerships that will bring joy to our members.Excited to be at the heart of the company engine, driving the supply side of the business.Buoyed by the high-growth trajectory and what that means for the scale of impact we can have.You’ll be given equity and freedom, to give you a genuine sense of ownership of The Joy Club’s vision and ambition. Together, we’ll build a partner offering that enables us to become the go-to platform for health and happiness in later life.BenefitsThis role is remote working, you'll be in reach of London for fortnightly team All hands meetings The Salary is £25,000 per annum. This is a full time rolePension contributions There is an equity offering
We design and engineer the businesses of tomorrow.Our bespoke digital products and services have transformed businesses and the lives of their users. For over 20 years, we have delivered mission-critical technology for blue chip clients, such as FirstGroup, Domino’s Pizza, PSG, and more. The products we create serve hundreds of thousands of customers each day, and result in over £1B in yearly revenue for our clients.We use our award-winning experience and proven expertise in technology solutions to drive eCommerce revenue, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce friction. Most recently, we were awarded the Mobile Marketing Brand of the Decade, Most Effective App, Biggest increase in ROI for a Mobile Campaign, as well as Digital Agency of the Year.
We are Transition by Design, an RIBA Chartered architecture and design cooperative.// We design beautiful and environmentally-conscious residential and commercial buildings.// We specialise in the provision of housing for individuals, communities and groups; inclusive of design and technical advice.// We are experts in the design of community spaces. Our architecture is informed by the people that use spaces and buildings. We seek to understand individual needs by putting people at the centre of our design approach.// We are experienced project managers with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.Transition by Design (T/D) is an Oxford-based architecture practice. We were founded in 2011, but re-formed into a workers’ co-operative and community interest company (CIC) in 2015. We currently have seven employees with six of us being voting members. We offer varied expertise from community-led housing to Passivhaus design, urban design and participatory design. We love working with a range of partners to find the most creative and appropriate solutions. We regularly work with local clients from councils to community-led housing groups and charities to churches. We centre the voice of our clients and users in our design process and are constantly developing co-design and participatory design techniques which ensure meaningful engagement. e. // We design beautiful and environmentally-conscious residential and commercial buildings. // We specialise in the provision of housing for individuals, communities and groups; inclusive of design and technical advice. // We are experts in the design of community spaces. Our architecture is informed by the people that use spaces and buildings. We seek to understand individual needs by putting people at the centre of our design approach. // We are experienced project managers with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.
Organise is a startup helping everyone in the UK get a fairer deal at work. We’re strengthening workers’ rights by giving employees a new way to shape their workplace. Organise members run dozens of workplace specific campaigns as well as big national campaigns. We put power in people’s hands, building a progressive force for change in the private and public sectors.
Based in Brighton, we are a social research consultancy with a strong technical focus. We use our expertise in research and technology to provide tools, analysis and support for organisations working for social good. We work at the cutting-edge of data, digital and public sector – take a look at https://ocsi.uk/ to find out more about the projects we are working on.Our main focus is on taking comprehensive amounts of national socio-economic datasets and providing the data in relevant and innovative ways. We work on both bespoke research projects, and on our long-term products such as Local Insight and Community Insight. To find out more about what we get up to, have a look at our blog.
01Founders is a new type of software engineering school, training students from zero digital skills to high-end full stack engineers in two years, through an innovative, peer-to-peer education model.The model is free for students, teacher-less, gamified and project-based, based on the established pedagogy of 01Edu (the team behind Ecole42 and numerous successful coding schools worldwide), and supported by the brand and ecosystem of Founders Forum, Europe’s premier entrepreneur community and a family of businesses that exist to support entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey.
Empower is an international digital marketing and social media agency that run campaigns for some of the biggest and best technology, media, mobile, government, charity and global development organisations around the world.We pride ourselves on not just the quality of our work, but the integrated way it is delivered.We love to become part of our client's team, working with them like colleagues, rather than at arms length like a traditional agency.Our relaxed, generous approach is what our clients often say they love. It keeps our projects running smoothly and our clients staying with us year after year.
Poplar Studio is on a mission to democratise the creation of augmented reality content. Through our community of 1700+ AR creators, our platform has enabled the production of amazing augmented reality experiences for major brands including Universal Music, Sony Music, Fox, Disney, L’Oréal, King, and Speedo amongst many others.Poplar just raised $2.6m ($3.5m to date) and was recently named one of the top 100 fast-growth new UK businesses launched in the last five years (The Startups 100 2020).
At Substrakt we believe that arts and culture enriches lives and brings society together. We want to ensure that amazing cultural experiences can be enjoyed as widely as possible by harnessing the power of digital technology.Substrakt creates websites and web applications for cultural organisations. The types of organisations we work with include theatres, performing arts centres, music venues, museums, galleries, and performance groups in Europe and North America.We work with some of the most exciting and interesting cultural organisations in the world including Shakespeare’s Globe, Santa Fe Opera, Royal Court Theatre, Bridge Theatre, and Royal Academy of Arts amongst many others. You can read more about the work we do, and the people we work with.We also provide consultancy services and training on analytics, digital strategy, ticketing, project management and digital community events.By supporting organizations with their digital needs, we enable them to reach new and wider audiences so that arts and culture can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone.