Development manager for the new School for Social Entrepreneurs – WM

An exciting and challenging opportunity exists for an individual looking to take the lead role in establishing a new School for Social Entrepreneurs in the West Midlands.

The Development Manager has overall responsibility for establishing and managing the new School for Social Entrepreneurs – West Midlands (SSEWM) with a focus on business development, profile-raising and team management.

Application: CV and personal statement outlining suitability for the post

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 1st March 2013

First Interviews: 14th March 2013 – location TBC

Second interviews: 22nd March 2013- location TBC

Applications to: Leah McPherson, Network Manager at Central SSE

Further information: Contact Leah McPherson on 020 7089 9120

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Solihull Council’s Community Enterprise for Success Programme

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Free [fully funded] Enterprise Support for Existing Voluntary and Community Groups in *Solihull

Community Enterprise for Success is Solihull Council’s programme of support for VCO groups to help build their resilience and become less reliant on grants and more enterprising through trading activities.

Community Enterprise for Success is part funded by Solihull Council and European Regional Development Fund [ERDF]. The programme provides existing voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises [in Solihull] with free bespoke business consultancy.

Support comes from highly qualified business support professionals that really understand the needs of community organisations and is aimed at helping your organisation to become stronger and more sustainable through enterprising activities. You can get help with all aspects of organisation development including:

  • Leadership and GovernanceCEFS.1
  • Business planning
  • Setting up a trading arm
  • Marketing
  • Measuring your social value
  • Feasibility
  • Market analysis
  • Internal improvements
  • Staff development

In this time of change and reductions in funds available to voluntary and community groups is it time that you considered how this programme can help your organisation? It won’t be free forever!

See if you’re organisation is eligible call 0121 704 8097 or email

If you’re a Solihull resident that wants to set up a business there’s a programme of support for you too, call 0121 704 6363  or email