Jobs & Volunteering

Opportunities to work with SMK

SMK is getting bigger. Now we’re looking for new people to work with and for us.

Knowledge and Learning Lead

This exciting new role comes as SMK is increasingly being recognised for its knowledge and thought leadership. Our Social Power report is being widely used, and driving a rapid increase in demand for our support, while our Change Network events are bringing change-makers together.

We want to keep growing our reputation as the experts in social change. Our aim is to strengthen our knowledge base, so that we can help the sector be even more effective. This new role sits at the heart of this ambition.

Working closely with colleagues, this role will lead the growth in our knowledge and learning. You’ll need to be constantly curious about how social change is happening, to bring new ideas and evidence into the organisation. You’ll lead projects aimed at deepening our existing understanding. And you’ll initiate new activity that fills gaps and creates new opportunities.

Please click here to view the job description. To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 20th May.

Director of Programmes

The Director of Programmes role is responsible for all of the support we offer – from our programme of training and coaching; to our funder-plus work where we work directly with grantees; to our growing consultancy where we offer bespoke support on a commissioned basis. Our ability to provide meaningful support depends on our having a really in-depth understanding of our audience and what they need – so the successful applicant will be passionate about campaigning and change and bring extensive experience of this world and the people in it. They then need to bring a determined entrepreneurial spirit to develop the products and services that we know people need, and the practical nous to deliver the service from initial marketing to end of programme evaluation.

This person will work with our network of over thirty Associates – themselves some of the most experienced campaigners in the UK – and also needs to be comfortable delivering training and consultancy, as required. Our goal is growth, so this person will work closely with me to understand how to scale this offer and build both turnover and profitability.

Whomever is appointed into this role will be the second most senior person in the organisation, working very closely with me and deputising for me at times. They will work closely with me developing our strategy and thinking and there will lots of opportunities for profile and thought leadership. The role currently has two direct reports but with scope for growth.

We are a small and very happy team supported by an outstanding Board. SMK is a special organisation trying to do some ambitious and important things.

Do you want to join us on our journey? To find out more and apply for this role, please click here.

We’re looking for new Associates to support our consultancy work. Do you offer exceptional knowledge of campaigning and social change? We are particularly looking for people with experience in:

  • digital campaigning/movement building
  • local campaigning and community organising
  • working with young people
  • high-level strategic consultancy working with SMTs and Boards.

Please send us your CV, and include a short description of your areas of expertise in your email. We will then get in touch for a further conversation.

We are always on the lookout for capable and committed people to join our Board of Trustees. We are at an exciting stage of our development, with new projects, a higher profile and increasing engagement with all kinds of campaigners and change-makers.

We are keen for our board to better reflect the people we work with, and would welcome applications from people of black and minority ethnic backgrounds, young people, and people with disabilities. We are also interested in hearing from you if you have knowledge of the law and finance.

Our Board works closely with the executive team, providing invaluable support, scrutiny, check and challenge. If you have at least a day a month to spare, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information, please read the Trustee role description below. To apply, please email a CV and covering letter setting out in brief why you would like to join SMK’s Board and what you would bring.

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