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Social Enterprise Coalition Newsletter 20-01-2011

Inside this issue

Social Enterprise Coalition activity

News 

Consultations

Events

Resources

Member profile

Jobs

Social Enterprise Coalition activity 

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Earlybird booking for Voice11 extended

People wishing to attend Voice11, the UK’s biggest social enterprise event, have been given more time to take advantage of the earlybird offer. The 10% discount will be applied to all tickets purchased on or before 28 January 2011.  

Voice11 is taking place on 30 March 2011 at The O2 in London.  It is the first time that the Social Enterprise Coalition’s annual event has been held in the capital. 

Tickets are on sale now.  Prices start at under £70.


Record number of entries to the Social Enterprise Awards

A big thank you to everyone who entered the Social Enterprise Awards. We had a fantastic response with the final tally showing that we’ve received more than 200 entries. Judging panels will now face the daunting challenge of short-listing the impressive entries in each of the seven categories.

A ceremony to announce the winners will be held at The O2 on 30 March as part of Voice11.  Join us to celebrate some of the best and most inspiring social enterprises in the UK – tickets are on sale now and prices start from £25. If you are attending Voice11, you can buy your ticket to the Awards ceremony at a reduced rate.


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Your feedback is gratefully received.


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Procurement Power: How BAME organisations can get work through procurement

SEC has recently published a new guide that provides information and advice on how to win government, public sector and other business through procurement. It is aimed primarily at BAME social enterprises but contains information relevant to any social enterprise.

To download a copy of the publication visit the BAME pages of the SEC website.


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‘The Right To Run’ event

‘The Right to Run’ is a one day event designed to provide practical support to public sector employees looking to create social enterprises and mutuals through spinning out existing services.

Attendees will be invited to look at the range of options available to public sector staff for transformation, and to explore the social enterprise development journey.  There will be workshops on business planning, financial planning, governance and legal forms, stakeholder engagement and moving into new markets.

The event will run twice: once on 24 January and repeated on 24 February 2011, in central London, and you can register for either day now.

News

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Government reveals plans for reformed business support system

The Department for Business, Industry and Skills has released a document giving more detail about their plans for a reformed business support landscape.

‘Bigger Better Business: Helping small firms start, grow and prosper’ outlines planned changes to the way information, guidance and advice to business will be provided and is available to download here.

Key features of the new system:

  • Online business information and tools tailored to a business’ needs
  • A national contact centre to help businesses who cannot find the information they need on the web, or who are not connected to the internet
  • Help for start-ups, including the New Enterprise Allowance
  • A network of at least 40,000 experienced business mentors offering practical advice
  • Business Coaching for Growth, backing high growth SMEs to enable them to realise their potential
  • Tailored action to raise entrepreneurial activity among key groups, including women, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, and service leavers

SEC understands that the Business Link contracts in the English regions will continue for the time being and that the existing Business Link offer of face-to-face support remains available to pre-start and start-up social enterprises and other SMEs.

You can read the SEC call for the government to use the New Enterprise Allowance to support the growth of the social enterprise sector here.


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Should private money fund early intervention?

The viability of Social Impact Bonds was discussed on BBC Radio4’s Today programme this week. The debate was triggered by the publication of a report on early intervention by the Labour Party, which says proposed social investment bonds could help save the state money whilst improving the futures of disadvantaged youngsters at the same time.

Toby Eccles, founder of Social Finance and currently overseeing the ongoing Social Impact Bond pilot at Peterborough prison, took part in the debate on Wednesday morning and you can listen again here.

Thanks to Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber who pointed us in the direction of this piece via Twitter! If you’d like to follow SEC on Twitter you can find us at http://twitter.com/SE_Coalition.


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sporta members to create a national chain of gyms

sporta members, many of whom are social enterprises, are working together to create a national chain of leisure centres and fitness suites.

The move, an expansion of the current UK Fitness Network (UKFN), could link more than 900 centres across the country, forming the largest gym chain in the UK.

Craig McAteer, Chair of sporta said:  “sporta members offer a unique service to their members and customers.  Not only do they provide a range of affordable and accessible health, fitness and cultural facilities for people unable to afford private health clubs and sports centres, but they also reinvest their surpluses in service development, whilst providing an innovative range of community outreach programmes.  Understandably we are keen to promote wider access to these public leisure facilities across the UK.”

Consultations

Tackling child poverty and improving life chances: Consulting on a new approach

The Government has launched a consultation on its approach to ending child poverty and improving life chances and is keen to hear from social enterprises on how this can be best achieved. You can respond by following this link to the consultation document.

The consultation closes on 15 February 2011.

Events

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Public Sector Efficiency Expo 2011: Doing more with less

16 March

London

Public Sector Efficiency Expo is the UK’s first and only free, one-day, conference and exhibition, dedicated to helping the public sector deliver better services, more efficiently and effectively.

Designed for individuals working in central government, local government, the wider public sector, or third sector, the Public Sector Efficiency Expo will hear directly from ministers, thought leaders and those in opposition as they discuss and debate the impact of the spending review.

There will also be 25 hours of free seminars to drill down and explore how to work more efficiently and effectively. 

For more information and to register for a place visit the event website.


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For What it’s Worth: Can Social Enterprises Deliver Local Services?

16 February

London

A Working Together event, brought to you by Social Firms UK and London Early Years Foundation.

This free event is for local authority procurement officers and social enterprises, and offers opportunities to find out how social enterprises can add value to local service delivery. It will explore the practicalities of engaging social enterprises and will look at who’s already done it, who’s in the process of doing it, and the legal and financial challenges they faced.

Register online at http://valueadded.eventbrite.com


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Joint bassac/DTA Regional Network Meeting

17 February

Chester

The Development Trust Association (DTA) and bassac are merging to become a new organisation called Locality. In anticipation of this, the DTA has chosen to make its last DTA Regional Network meeting, a joint meeting of DTA and bassac members.

A programme made up of presentations, workshops and debates will address the theme of the day – “The Future of Collaboration and Networking”.

Non members will be able to join the meeting from 12.30pm.

If you would like to attend, please visit the event booking page where you will find forms for both members and non members.

Resources

Work Programme Cashflow Assessment Tool

Rocket Science has developed a free resource, the Cashflow Assessment Tool 2, for Work Programme sub-contractors.

It helps compare offers from prime contractors and consider cashflow based on the performance in getting individuals of client groups into work, and the timing and size of payments received. Finding whether an offer is sustainable will be critical for many social enterprises delivering welfare to work contracts – no easy task.

The tool can be found at http://bit.ly/rocket_science_cashflow_assessment_tool_2.


Social enterprises invited to support ‘The Challenge’

The Challenge is a youth programme designed and delivered by The Challenge Network. It aims to help 15-16 year olds understand the responsibilities of adulthood, bring them together with people of different social backgrounds, and motivate them to get involved in their local communities.

The Challenge is looking for organisations, including social enterprises, to encourage young people to get involved.  If you think you might be interested contact Jon Yates – jon.yates@the-challenge.org

To find out more about The Challenge, visit the website.

Member profile

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whomadeyourpants?

whomadeyourpants? is a worker co-operative empowering marginalised women by providing flexible employment, education and a social and community space. Founded in 2008 by Becky John, it launched and started trading on 1 December 2009. It aims to fully support ongoing training and empowerment activity through the manufacture and sale of ethical pants made from materials discarded by industry.

www.whomadeyourpants.co.uk/

Jobs

CV
 

Programme Manager – Social Enterprise Coalition

The Social Enterprise Coalition is in a busy period and requires a Programme Manager (preferably full time) until end April 2011.

The Social Enterprise Coalition is the UK’s national body for social enterprise and represents a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. We believe that social enterprise is the right way to do business.

Purpose of Post

The post-holder will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of four of our cornerstone projects, alongside additional smaller and related projects. The post-holder will be expected to work within, and support the development of, the organisation’s project management framework.

Terms and conditions

  • Fixed term contract full time post – minimum 35 hours a week. Evening and weekend work will be required occasionally (though will consider alternative to full time for the right candidate).
  • Salary is up to £40,000 gross pa
  • Applications from those wishing to be employed, work freelance or seek secondment will be considered
  • Leave entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Location: Central London. Occasional travel outside of London will be required

To view the full job description and person specification for this role, and for information on how to apply, visit the Social Enterprise Coalition website.

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 24 January.  This is for immediate start and we aim to interview on Wednesday, 26 January.

The Social Enterprise Coalition is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Membership Sales Manager – Social Enterprise Coalition

The Social Enterprise Coalition is in a busy period and requires a Membership Sales Manager. The post is a fixed term contract post until end April 2011 with strong preference for an immediate start.

The Social Enterprise Coalition is the UK’s national body for social enterprises and represents a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. We believe that social enterprise is the right way to do business.

Purpose of Post

  • Develop and execute a four-month sales campaign to recruit 500 new members to the Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) and retain existing members requiring renewal in March 2011.
  • Line-manage the Membership Officer who will support the Membership Sales Manager in the recruitment and retention of SEC’s members and develop member communications, rewards and relationships

Terms and conditions

  • Full time post – minimum 35 hours a week. Evening and weekend work will be required occasionally. We are willing to be flexible about working times and locations in order to find the right candidate
  • The post is a fixed term contract until end April 2011
  • Salary is up to £40,000 gross PA pro rata, depending on experience
  • Applications from those wishing to be employed, work freelance or seek secondment will be consideredLeave entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Location: Central London – occasional travel outside London is required.

To view the full job description and person specification for this role, and for information on how to apply, visit the Social Enterprise Coalition website.

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 24 January.  This is for immediate start and we aim to interview on Wednesday, 26 January.

The Social Enterprise Coalition is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Advertise your social enterprise job here!

Advertise and search for jobs on the number one social enterprise job page. Social Enterprise Coalition members get great deals on advertising rates and it’s easy to get your job uploaded to allow you to focus on running your business.

For more information email James Yabut at james.yabut@socialenterprise.org.uk or visit our job page.

 

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