Associate - On Purpose UK

Posted on 03-27-2014

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The On Purpose Associate Programme

A 1 year social enterprise “mini-MBA”: Work on 2 x paid 6-month placements in social & environmental organisations, get weekly training from specialists across the commercial and social sectors and build a deep network of support and expertise for your career.

At On Purpose we believe in the potential of using commercial means to achieve positive social and environmental change. We work with exceptional people from a diverse range of backgrounds to put their skills and experience to use in helping lead this change.

Associates take part in a year-long programme where they:

·       Are paid to work in challenging placements at a diverse mix of organisations including social enterprises, social investors, consultancies, charities, commercial organisations and public sector spin-outs (previous placement hosts have included Virgin Unite, Big Society Capital, JustGiving, UnLtd and SEUK)


·       Receive weekly training from professionals at leading organisations from both the commercial and social sector (for example, McKinsey, the Design Council, the Cabinet Office, Ogilvy, the Big Issue)


·       Work with experienced mentors and executive coaches to enhance personal and professional development


·       Become part of a wider cross-sector network of professionals working in social enterprise


Following the programme ~90% of Fellows (i.e. previous Associates) find roles within organisations that are combing social and commercial ways of working and they continue to benefit from On Purpose through dedicated training, social events and professional networks.

The programme is full time, based in London and starts 1st October 2014. Associates work in their placements 4.5 days a week and spend Friday afternoon training together as a cohort. During programme Associates are paid £21k p.a. We encourage people to think about this as a stipend for a paid year of training and development.

We are inviting applications from now until the 18th April. All applications should be made via For questions about recruitment please email Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations..

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