Head of Programme

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Impact Accelerator, Powered by LSE


Head of Programme



Salary from £66,773 to £85,684 pa inclusive of London allowance



Established in 2022, the Impact Accelerator powered by the London School of Economics identifies, invests in, and accelerates the most promising social enterprises with ‘social unicorn’ ambitions – creating impact on the scale of billions. These social enterprises are addressing the world’s most pressing social problems, spanning health, climate change, social inequality, and more. Based in the London School of Economics and anchored with a £50 million philanthropic gift, the Impact Accelerator aims to leverage the data and knowledge within the LSE to identify critical gaps and levers within pressing social sectors, and then find enterprises with solutions to those problems.


The role involves responsibility for full creation, design, and oversight of a first-of-its-kind and world-class acceleration programme for social enterprises run through the Impact Accelerator bi-annually (twice per year). The post holder will lead the build out of all aspects of the accelerator programme, from mapping the customer (social enterprise) journey to world-class content delivery - working with other members of the Accelerator team to guarantee a high-quality experience from programme enrolment through to completion.


Candidates should have:

·      Substantial relevant work experience at an accelerator, programme design and delivery studio, or social impact grant-making or investment environment.

·      Strong existing relationships with potential content delivery partners regarding social enterprise development, business and needs.

·      Proven experience of delivering excellent customer content and customer service

·      Experience in managing high-profile events with moving pieces and organising conferences or events.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email Dr Keri Rowsell (k.e.rowsell@lse.ac.uk).


The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th November 2022 (23.55 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.