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Join the team! SIX is hiring an Associate to the Director

Published Date: 12 January 2018

Reporting to: SIX Director

Location: London, UK

Salary: £25-28k Per annum, based on experience

Working days: Full time

The role

The Associate to the Director role will help SIX achieve its mission by assisting the Director of this rapidly growing organisation in the development and management of strategic priorities. The position supports the Director in carrying out his/her duties by supporting research, proposal writing, meeting follow-up and other administrative tasks. In addition, he/she will participate in the development of special projects, and identify social innovation trends and opportunities. He/she may also represent the SIX team and/or the Director at meetings, discussions or presentations.


·Preparing background information and briefing notes for external meetings as needed.Participating in meetings with the Director and ensures appropriate   follow-up after meetings, including writing follow-up correspondence, liaising with staff and connecting organizational partners, as appropriate

·Assisting the Director in preparation of proposals, reports, articles and presentations

·Working closely with the Director on active or potential programs and offers strategic advice, as appropriate

·Remaing abreast of current thinking and practices in areas of particular interest to the Foundation, through meetings, reading & contacts

·Performing research for articles, presentations and future partnership opportunities

·Contributeing to the overall administration of SIX and ensure successful flow of information and preparation of documents within the team

·Supporting SIX’s efforts to measure and communicate impact

·Assisting the Director with administration, special projects, managing grants, liaising with staff and connecting with key stakeholders including foundations   and the European Commission


·Excellent communication skills; will interact extensively with management, diverse stakeholders and a tight-knit team

·Creative, adaptable, intellectually curious and open to change

·Strong administrative skills

·Strong organisational skills and ability to take initiative

·Ability to handle stress and adapt to unexpected situations

·Ability to manage and develop new and on-going initiatives

·Adept at strategy development

·Ability to write in an engaging and clear style

·Highly skilled with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

·Excellent interpersonal skills

Qualifications & experience 

·Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s is a plus

·Experience in social innovation, and familiarity with the voluntary, public and private sectors

·The ability to fit into a small rapidly growing charity culture; an appreciation of the mission, vision and approach of SIX.

·The ability to communicate to various stakeholders from a variety of sectors

·Flexibility of approach and the ability to work as a self-sufficient member of a team in a small office are essential; superior inter-personal skills in dealing   with colleagues, applicants, grantees and other outside contacts is required

·An ability and availability to travel as required

SIX Benefits 

·The opportunity to impact the world of social innovation

·The opportunity to join and work with a global network of +16,000 outstanding leaders in their field

·A workplace that fosters and supports experimentation and initiatives

·A great working environment, in a co-working open space in the heart of Kings Cross

Process for application

·Please send a CV and a covering letter (no longer than two pages each) setting out how your experience relates to the person specification detailed above and should also address:

·Why you are interested in this position

·How your experience and skills relate to the person specification and job specification above

·Details of your current role, salary and notice period

·Confirmation that you are a British or EU Citizen or otherwise have the right to work in the UK without requiring a work permit

Please send your application to

About SIX

SIX is the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation.

Our vision is for a world where everyone is empowered to work together to change society for the better.

Our mission is to develop the global social innovation ecosystem and inspire a shift in structures and mind-sets to create more innovative societies.

We work with governments, businesses, academics, funders, practitioners and leading social innovation intermediaries to accelerate the field of social innovation around the world. Since we were established in 2008, we have been helping them develop their capacity to innovate, alongside the necessary relationships and knowledge to deliver more social impact.