Sheffield Social Enterprise Network (SSEN) is a member-led network bringing together social entrepreneurs, social enterprises and those who support them.


Our vision is for Sheffield to be a hub for Social Enterprises and for them to be a part of delivering a strong social, environmental and economic impact for the city and wider Sheffield City Region.


Our mission is to build connections, provide expert support, information and opportunities for those working with and in social enterprise, whilst raising the profile of the sector at a local, regional and national level.


The Network Coordinator (maternity cover) is part of a partnership-based initiative, Social Enterprise Exchange (SEE) , with whom we are working to provide hands-on support to social enterprises. It is part-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.


Our Network Coordinator leads the organisation, plans our strategy and is involved in day to day operations internally as well as an external voice for the organisation and sector.


Job overview


We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual to cover maternity leave for our Network Coordinator.


You will work alongside our partners to support the city region’s social enterprise sector with a focus on network development, communications and advocacy, building on the work that is currently being developed within the organisation and with partners across the Sheffield Region.


This is an exciting opportunity to lead a network of social enterprises, identifying opportunities and leveraging resources where appropriate.


The post will involve making connections, communicating messages, building networks and advocating for social enterprise, including connecting with the city region’s social leaders, decision makers and key players, building on current and new connections, continuing to raise the profile of social enterprise and nurturing mutual support. You’ll be great at making connections, communicating messages, building networks and advocating for social enterprise.


Terms and conditions


Salary: £22,000 (£36,666.66 full time equivalent x 60 per cent).


Hours: 21 hour week (Part-time) Fixed term contract: Ending 30 June 2023


Pension: A pension scheme is offered with an employer contribution of 6 per cent of gross salary.


Location: 57 Burton St, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2HH


Holidays: 25 days annual leave for the full time equivalent, pro-rata for 60% is 15 days plus bank holidays.


Trade union: The person appointed is encouraged to belong to an appropriate trade union.


Duration and probationary period: The position is linked to delivery of a time limited project. The post is subject to a probationary period of three months and annual or more frequent performance based review thereafter.




By submission of CV (no longer than 2 pages), together with a covering letter of up to two pages of A4 outlining relevant experience and motivation, and contact details for two referees.


Applications should be sent by email to including the reference [SSEN-JOB] in the subject line.


Deadline for applications: 5pm on 16 August 2022.


Interviews will take place shortly afterwards (please let us know if this causes any problems).


Planned start date: 19 September 2022

Sheffield Social Enterprise Network
21 hours a week (part-time) fixed term contract to 30 June 2023
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
£22,000 (£36,666.66 FTE)