I've come upon a couple of interesting projects and jobs ... the Cass Business School in London has spent the last three years putting together plans and funding for an innovative programme to provide online learning for people in community and voluntary organisations who might not go down the route of the usual courses. Details here, including a chief exec post at £50,000.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to lead and direct the entire project, working closely with the Trust and Project Board to create a commercially viable and well-used e-knowledge network.
Your knowledge of the voluntary sector, social networking, e-knowledge transfer and experience of successfully developing and implementing start-up projects will give you the expertise needed to ensure the project’s success and to lead and motivate a team of people working with you. In addition, you will manage all marketing and advertising activities associated with the project.
Over at NCVO they are looking for a Sustainable Funding Enterprise and Innovation Officer.
You will lead on developing a programme of work to enable voluntary and community organisations to identify, develop, and value innovation. You will lead on establishing links and forming relationships with organisations that work around innovation and enterprise.
With a strong understanding of funding and finance issues in the voluntary and community sector, you should have experience in enterprise and innovation, and the ability to plan, manage and deliver projects. This post is a one year contract.
There is always a certain amount of bureaucratic overhead in these situations. Each job, in different ways, should test out how far it is possible to deploy new ways of doing things in the third sector. good to see those opportunities emerging.