How to apply
Please email a CV and cover letter to Jake Hayman, [email protected] by March 19th at noon (if you are a bit late, don’t stress, just let us know) and please confirm in it that you have right to work in the UK as unfortunately we can’t sponsor visa applications for this position. Short phone interviews will take place on March 21st and 22nd before full interviews on March 28th and April 1st. We will then have a written exercise, check references and at least one more interview before looking to make offers by mid-April.
Ten Years’ Time is a philanthropy education firm. We believe that traditional models of philanthropy have not served the communities they exist to and we are challenging these models in all of our work. The organisation’s core business is working with philanthropists to help them become experts in the cause areas that they care about. We have two key
strands of consulting – climate change and social change. We are looking for someone to lead our social change work.
We believe that philanthropic capital can play an important role in challenging power dynamics and creating stronger and fairer societies as well as advancing science, impacting consumer and corporate behaviour, educating citizens and imagining new and more sustainable ecological and economic systems.
Your job would be to build out our consultancy work for philanthropists giving £250k+/year to charity. The work involves helping them connect with the communities they serve and the systems they wish to influence. We do this by organising a 6 month learning journey to connect with community members, frontline workers and various external experts who can help us build a rounded understanding of what is currently happening in a system and what levers might change it. We then support clients to spend money against the cause areas they care about.
We are looking for someone with a commitment to building a fairer and more just society in the UK and globally. We have clients interested in lenses of mental health, education, school exclusions and elderly isolation and we are looking for a Managing Director/Consultancy Lead to come in and lead this part of the business.
We are looking for someone who:
• Will be an excellent partner and coach to our clients;
• Can structure projects and manage them over time;
• Is an excellent coach and manager to fellow team members;
• Has both deep community insight into UK social issues and ideas about how we could create a fairer and more just society;
• Can communicate trends, research and evidence in an accessible way to non-specialists;
• Gets involved in lots of projects simultaneously and handle the pressure well;
• Writes well and is an enthusiast.
We believe that there are a number of different paths that people may have taken to get to this job. We really value lived experience, frontline work in communities, management consultancy experience, entrepreneurialism, research and policy experience in particular but don’t expect to find someone with all of the above.
The work is hard and will involve and a fair amount of late nights and early starts and the job is about finding space to make new things happen, even when we have so much going on.
For the right person this will be an amazing experience that allows them to accelerate into a space where their work is directly impacting how millions of pounds of philanthropic capital are spent.
The role will cover:
• Leading client projects– preparing a learning journey for clients on their areas of focus, including facilitating meetings with leading figures from policy, academic, workforce development and scientific backgrounds as well as communities, frontline workers public service leaders;
• Managing consultancy project workflow and progress across the business;
• Research – preparing curriculum reports on areas of interest for clients;
• Crafting Emergent Narrative reports for clients;
• Helping analyse opportunities for philanthropic capital to make a difference based
on your insight and what we hear.
To reach the higher end of the pay scale, we would want someone who will:
• Help build and grow the firm;
• Help market the firm and take responsibility for bringing in new clients.
The role may involve foreign travel. The work will be based out of our office in Holloway/Highbury area.
We are a part of the 2027 Coalition to support people from working class communities into decision making roles in the philanthropy sector and are intent on making our office a great place to work and being an inclusive employer.
We have advertised this as a four-day a week role with flexible hours, we are open to someone potentially growing it to a full time role over time if they wanted or looking at a 3.5 day a week arrangement.