The Marshall Institute was established in 2015 at the London School of Economics to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit. Its primary activities are in research, teaching, and convening. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Sir Paul Marshall the Institute is now looking to establish an Impact Accelerator for social ventures that will invest in and accelerate the most promising solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
At the very heart of the LSE, the Marshall Accelerator will provide funding, physical space, mentoring, and advice on all aspects of building and scaling effective social and environmental interventions for not-for-profit organisations, charities, and social enterprises. The Accelerator will invest both in the UK and globally. The LSE is seeking to appoint an inspiring and innovative leader to be the Accelerator’s inaugural Director.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic leader who can enthuse people with a vision for the Accelerator and build a world-class institution from scratch. Candidates will have substantial senior leadership experience in their field, intellectual excellence, and commercial nous. Experience of entrepreneurship would be advantageous as would understanding of venture finance and social impact measurement. This role represents the opportunity to lead an organisation which is making something people need and helping to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the LSE on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference VAALBC. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 7 July 2021.