Social Enterprise Manager

Social Enterprise Manager

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing
  • Film / video production
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Photography


Woolacombe, EX34 7EZ
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Around 7 hours a week. This is a fully remote job.


04 Mar 2024

A new role to CharChar Literacy the Social Enterprise Manager will be responsible for developing new social enterprise opportunities to bring in new revenue streams to the Charity.

What will you be doing?

At CharChar Literacy we envision a world where literacy and numeracy provide individuals the opportunity to become socially engaged citizens who creatively and productively contribute to their communities, transforming the countries in which they live.

CharChar works collaboratively to strengthen education systems through child-centred teaching and learning, educational training and development, community connections and research. The rich literacy and numeracy environment created by CharChar trained Specialist Teachers can provide the essential tools the children of Malawi need to build a brighter future.

The Role

The Social Enterprise Manager you will have overall responsibility for running the social enterprises. You will ensure that the social enterprises financially contribute to the Charity and that the linked day opportunities provide meaningful activities for the people we support, helping people to achieve their personal ambitions and goals, and providing a pathway for people to gain independence. Training will be available to help the postholder develop their knowledge of leading day opportunities.

Job Descrption

Put in place a strategic approach to develop and grow the profitability of CharChar Literacy as a charity through enterprise.

Ensure that all sales growth (both retail and trade) provides opportunities for the people we support, and that growth does not compromise the ability of people we support to achieve their own goals and ambitions.

 In conjunction with CharChar Literacy Operations Director and Finance Officer, set phased, annual target and expenditure budgets for the social enterprises and be responsible for the team achieving these targets. Monitor income and expenditure, reporting any significant variations to the Operations Director taking remedial action as required.

 Develop systems and processes to enable monthly reporting on produce made and sold. Provide reports to the Operations Director and others, as requested.

Assess existing and potential trade orders, ensuring that they bring value to the Charity and that their fulfilment would not detract from our core purpose of providing a life of opportunity to the people we support.

Ensure all social enterprise activity and produce adhere to any regulatory requirements.

What are we looking for?

Skill and Experience

  • Experience of managing a retail operation or social enterprise.
  • Understanding of retail principles and customer service.
  • Experience of leadership, able to motivate people to work together.
  •  Experience of budgeting, monitoring and evaluating sales.
  •  Understanding of retail data and comfortable working with figures.
  • Understanding of basic marketing principles.
  • High standard of written English and able to produce comprehensive reports.
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Word. Desirable
  • Experience of running a day opportunities programme.
  • Understanding of pathways to work programme.
  •  Experience of leading social enterprise.
  •  Understanding of developing relationships with trade customers/suppliers.
  • Knowledge of government/local authority funding for social enterprise.
  • Experience of working within the learning disability sector.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.

What difference will you make?

By bringing in extra revenue through Social Enterprise you will be improving the lives of many Malawi children and young people.

Before you apply

Please provide a CV

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • International development
  • Organisation type: 

    CharChar Literacy improves education in Malawi. Through specialist educational materials and teacher training we are increasing literacy levels and so helping young people get the best...