Social Impact Manager

Northampton, United Kingdom
People – Social Impact
Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge dataability.

Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above  to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people.

We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the  Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped  entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get theidea.
It’s a great place towork.

There are currently over 400,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston,USA.

Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart  working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out,  and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling  act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working  life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey  to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

We need a Social Impact Manager to join us  in Northampton for a 6-12 month fixed term contract.

As a Social Impact Manager, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring that we live our mission. The role will involve assisting with the running of our Social Impact programme and projects that increase our impact and help us to be a force for good.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is an excellent internal and external collaborator with strong people skills, an innovator who can both identify and deliver new ideas and initiatives, and who cares about making change happen and contributing to Simply Business being a truly values and purpose-led company.

As a Social Impact Manager you will:

    • Work as part of the Social Impact team, driving positive change across the business and within our local communities.
    • Work closely & collaborate with a range of departments to oversee the measurement of social impact and consistent progress across the business.
    • Manage external partnerships and relationships including our Charity Partner.
    • Lead the way on maintaining our B Corp certification.
    • Identify opportunities to enhance our reputation and brand as a socially-focused company and work with the Brand and Marketing team to take these forward.

Responsibilities include:

    • Creating & maintaining Social Impact content, policies and framework, including the Hub & external Simply Business website.
    • Managing our internal and external Social Impact community and participating actively in external networks.
    • Representing Simply Business externally including outreach to social business and charity leaders, events and support for the Bcorp community.

What we are looking for:

    • A passion for creating something better and evoking change 
    • Strong communication and relationship building skills
    • Strong organisational and planning skills
    • Ability to influence and engage others to ensure cross-functional delivery happens
    • Ability to use Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
    • A desire & willingness to take on new challenges & learn new skills

Desirable skills:

    • Familiarity with the social impact sector
    • Prior experience of social impact assessment and measurement
    • Good knowledge and a genuine passion for how business can be a force for good in society
    • Prior experience of working with charities or social businesses
What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass. 

The ‘core’ stuff
Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
• a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
• life assurance (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
• a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
• an extra day off if you get married or move house
• an automatic enrollment pension (employer-matched at 5%) 

The fun stuff
Passed probation? Time to pick and mix from things like:
• a full gym membership
• private medical insurance
• extra days annual leave
• shopping vouchers
• dental insurance
• travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, eye test vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.

Our values

Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering.

In practice, these will mean something unique to every  person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

We believe in our people and the positive impact they can have so we enable everyone to stretchthemselves

We celebrate diversity, avoid jargon and genuinely care about helping small businesses thrive

We attempt to simplify complex solutions to save our customerstime andeffort

We’re never done learning about new possibilities and act to explore them

We’re obsessed with finding new ways to create even better  experiences