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Deputy Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll World Forum

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Oxford, UK
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Deputy Director, Skoll Centre
Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Grade 10: £61,198 – £70,918 per annum
Fixed-term contract to 31 July 2027, full time

The Skoll Centre, which sits within Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, has a 20-year history of equipping entrepreneurial leaders for impact within and beyond business. Our success has attracted renewed funding which will enable us to extend our work beyond social entrepreneurship.

Our new strategy involves developing research-led insights on how to lead, organise, finance, measure, and scale systemic change, which will fuel learning programmes for students at Oxford and entrepreneurial leaders globally. The strategy is underpinned by a new organisational structure, and we are now looking for five people to complete that structure. To ensure we do this in a coherent and effective way, we are advertising three senior posts first, with two junior posts to be published shortly.

If you have the skills and expertise to help take the Skoll Centre through its next phase of growth, we very much want to hear from you. Marya Besharov, the Centre’s Academic Director, would be pleased to talk to you about the role(s) you might be interested in and the career development opportunities that working at the Skoll Centre provides.

The Deputy Director is a key leadership role responsible for supporting the Academic Director in developing and operationalising the Skoll Centre’s strategy. This role encompasses leading the Centre’s staff, overseeing administrative functions, building strategic partnerships for financial sustainability, supporting research translation into practice and managing a diverse team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day non-academic management and administration, ensuring alignment with the academic mission and strategic goals.
  • Take accountability for the overall financial management and long-term sustainability of the Centre, including efficiency improvements and strategic growth initiatives.
  • Proactively identify and cultivate relationships with potential funding partners and contributors.
  • Foster a vibrant community of researchers, students and practitioners, engaging stakeholders in contributing to the Centre’s mission.
  • Support the translation of research into practice, developing thought leadership outputs and educational programmes.

Further information on this role can be found in the job description.

The Saïd Business School offers very generous benefits, some of which are:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 38 days including bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Membership of the Oxford staff pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Subsidised onsite catering
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Plus, many other University benefits

All applications must include a CV, Supporting Statement/Cover Letter and Current Salary.

For further guidance and support, please visit https://www.jobs.ox.ac.uk/how-to-apply.