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Head of Impact & Systems Change

We are on the lookout for an inspiring and visionary Head of Impact & Systems Change to lead our impact initiatives.


You will be the expert on all things impact & systems change. You will support startups within our accelerator and your role will be instrumental in guiding and empowering early-stage ventures to effectively measure, communicate and maximise their social and environmental impact.


Your expertise in impact & systems change strategies, frameworks, measurement and regulation supports the startups as well as the organisation. The ideal candidate will help us to drive our mission forward, shaping the impact ecosystem and championing innovative impact & systems change strategies. 

Here are key responsibilities for someone in this role:

  • Understanding of impact & ESG frameworks and the principles of systems change. 

  • Workshop Development and Facilitation: design and facilitate engaging workshops on impact & ESG frameworks, measurement, regulation and systems change focusing on methodologies, metrics, and best practices. Tailor sessions to address specific needs, ensuring startups gain practical skills in defining, measuring and articulating their impact.

  • Mentorship and Advisory Support: Offer one-on-one mentorship to startup founders, helping them integrate impact measurement into their overall business strategies. Provide ongoing advisory support, addressing challenges and guiding startups towards continuous improvement in impact practices.

  • Data Collection and Analysis: guide startups in establishing robust data collection processes to capture relevant impact metrics. Analyze impact data, helping startups derive meaningful insights and adjust strategies based on evidence.

  • Outcome Reporting and Communication: support startups in crafting compelling impact reports that effectively communicate their social and environmental contributions. Develop strategies for startups to communicate impact to stakeholders, investors, and the broader community.

  • Networking and Collaboration: foster a collaborative environment where startups can learn from each other's impact measurement experiences.

  • Feedback Loops and Iterative Improvement: establish feedback mechanisms to continuously improve impact measurement support services. Encourage startups to embrace iterative improvement in their impact measurement processes.

  • Measurement and Reporting: establish robust impact measurement frameworks to assess the effectiveness of our programs. Generate regular impact reports and communicate progress to internal and external stakeholders at the portfolio and community levels.

  • Education and Awareness: raise awareness about the importance of systems change and its potential impact. Develop educational materials and conduct workshops to build a broader understanding of systemic thinking.

  • Stay Current on Impact Trends: stay abreast of emerging trends and innovations in impact measurement and reporting. Share insights with startups to ensure they remain at the forefront of impact practices.

By excelling in these responsibilities, you play a crucial role in empowering startups to embrace impactful practices, fostering a culture of sustainability, and contributing to the broader ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship.

About you

  • You have a passion for the fast evolving space of impact frameworks, measurement and regulation. 

  • You have the ability to think like an educator, intuitively understanding what the audience needs to know and how they want to consume it, and act like an operator, making impact target setting, measurement and reporting practical and accessible

  • You have experience with reporting (e.g. marketing campaigns, business metrics)

  • You’re passionate about reshaping how we see and use entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change.

  • You understand what diversity and inclusion mean from personal experience. 

  • You’re kind and care about others and how we interact with them and build relationships.

  • You’re excited about remote teams and working independently. 

  • You’re a creative problem solver, skilled at problem-solving, reading patterns, anticipating customers’ needs, analysing trends, and positioning opportunities for greater impact and revenue generation - even when faced with adversity, you’re always thinking up new creative solutions and offering real help.

  • You possess a willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies accordingly.

  • You are compelled by delivering results and making change happen.

  • You are pragmatic, efficient and can work at pace with a great ability to prioritise

  • You are committed to and actively promote our policy to value and respect diversity and inclusion.

  • You are located in Europe (incl the UK)

You have the courage to apply - we are open to applicants of all experience levels so don’t hesitate to apply if you feel inspired by the position and have the ability to learn quickly.

About Impact Shakers

Impact Shakers is a global impact ecosystem tackling societal and environmental challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship.

We believe entrepreneurship holds the power to change the world. Impact Shakers exists to unlock the true problem solving potential of humanity by using diverse & inclusive entrepreneurship to help us build systemic solutions to systemic problems.

Impact Shakers mission is to create impact at scale by evolving how we build businesses, for what purpose and who gets to build them. For thriving people on a thriving planet.

What we Offer

  • We are genuinely inspired by our work, which has tangible and significant positive impact on the world. We are building an exceptional team of hungry, respectful, creative, kind and smart people who think the same way and act on this every single day.

  • Become part of a growing organisation on a mission to shift the system with global ambition.

  • We believe in the power of purposeful business to change the world, including the world of work. Our team values individual needs for balance, ownership, and continual learning opportunities for each of us.

  • A value driven work environment. We hire for culture, so this is the perfect opportunity to align your values with your work. 

  • Work with inspiring partners.

  • Flexible working - choose your own hours.

  • We are open to different types of contracts, part time or full time and offer remote working opportunities.

Impact Shakers is committed to creating a diverse environment and to building a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from womxn, minorities, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

Apply before midnight on Sunday Feb 18th by sending us your cv and motivation letter including a story in which you have beaten the odds, when they were stacked against you (a personal story on how you overcame obstacles) to

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