Inspirational Jobs – Social Enterprise Development Manager, Changes UK

Social Enterprise Development Manager



Salary: £24,000 – £28,000 per annum pro-rata (+ Bonus scheme)

Closing Date: 14th of October 2016
Since its inception almost a decade ago, Changes has been developing and delivering innovative, person-centred support for people seeking abstinent recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. Our approach to recovery has been developed by service users and is peer led – in other words, people who have lived experience of achieving and maintaining recovery lead the way and provide the support that service users need.

We understand that abstaining from drugs and alcohol is just the beginning of building a new life free from addiction; therefore Changes provides services that support the whole recovery journey – from dependence to independence. We provide a detox service, community based rehabilitation, supported and move on housing and opportunities to gain accredited qualifications, volunteering and work experience. Service users at the beginning of their recovery journey are supported 24 hours a day by qualified staff and our specially trained volunteer peer mentors.

They also have access to our Recovery Academy which, over an eight week full time course, begins to build the knowledge and skills that service users need in order to maintain their recovery, build a personal recovery support network (including mutual aid groups) and learn to live life to the full.

Changes staff and volunteers are passionate people – we all consider it a privilege to work with people in recovery – and we know that we can help those looking for a new life beyond drugs and alcohol.

About the role:

Are you interested in helping us develop a number of brand new social enterprise businesses in the heart of the Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter in Birmingham?

Would you relish the opportunity to combine your business development and management skills to help new entrepreneurs bring their amazing ideas to market?

Would you be inspired by working for an award-winning organisation where all the hard won profits are re-invested back in to support those most in need in our community?

Would you like to be part of a team that empowers people to explore their dreams and aspirations and them support them to bring these to reality by helping them build their own enterprises?

You will have the opportunity to shape and develop these new enterprises from scratch, supporting our ambition to put the Changes UK brand firmly on the Social Enterprise map with businesses and services that continue to provide high quality services to the local community at affordable prices.

The long-term aim of this role will be to maximize the commercial potential of Recovery Central as:

·         A hub of creative social enterprise activity, where the recovery community develops

·         A Conference Centre, including hospitality and banqueting facilities

·         A Community Centre with a cafe and dry bar

More information and application

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