Join our team

Power to Change supports, connects and funds community businesses in England. Could you join us?

Power to Change has a truly exciting opportunity to transform the lives of people and communities across England. In order to fulfil our ambitions we need outstanding individuals to join our team – people who can help us capitalise on the good work already being done and catalyse and stimulate new approaches.

We offer excellent benefits including 25 days holiday (pro rata), contributory pension scheme, and six vocational training or community business volunteering days, in keeping with our company ethos. You will also have the opportunity to visit community businesses around England and take part in stimulating away days. Past examples include volunteering at Sutton Community Farm, a mindfulness session on the Bristol Ferry Boats and lessons in growing at Wolves Lane.

We believe in being truly inclusive and treating everyone with respect. We seek to be a genuinely inclusive organisation by advancing equality and diversity through our policies and practices. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who are looking to make a real difference to the lives of their local communities. Read our equality and diversity policy.

Current opportunities

Board of Trustees

Deadline for applications: Monday 24 June 2024 

As we move forward with our vision for community businesses, we are looking for two new trustees to join the Board of Power to Change, reflecting our vision and purpose.

Vision:

More communities in England run businesses that give them power to change what matters to them. They create more resilient places that are better to live and work in for everyone.

Purpose:

Our purpose, the reason Power to Change exists, is to shape the conditions for community business to thrive.

We are therefore looking for:

  1. A trustee with a background and experience of working at a senior level within the public sector such as local or regional government.

The individual along with having senior level experience will also have connections to public service networks and a strong understanding of how public sector organisations engage with local communities.

Experience:

    • senior level in local or regional government either Director or Chief Executive of a mid to large local authority
    • active in national networks, e.g. LGA or central government reviews
    • demonstrable commitment to supporting the needs of communities.
  1. A trustee with community business experience.

They should have current or recent experience of working at a senior level in a community business environment and able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the role community business can play in strengthening community and contributing to the local economy. Ideally, they will also have experience of the needs, barriers, and opportunities for business development within a community business.

Experience:

  • working in a community business in either a paid or voluntary position at a senior level
  • experience of growing the community business and the business development needs required to do this
  • understanding of how community business contributes to the wealth and well-being of the local community.

If you have any questions please email recruitment@powertochange.org.uk.