Join Supply Change's Advisory Board

We are seeking to further diversify the experience of our advisory board and are looking for individuals to help us change procurement for the better.


About Supply Change

Supply Change is a tech for good business that connects buyers with social enterprise suppliers of goods and services. We work with buyers from the public and private sectors like housing associations, law firms and construction companies to help them create impact through their everyday spend.


We are a young company, operating since August 2018, and have made some brilliant impact since then, including redirecting over £400,000 worth of spending to social enterprise suppliers. Our work has been recognised in Pioneers Post and The Times. We have been listed by Natwest as a top 100 social enterprise four years in a row.


The Team

We are a team of 7, made up of full-time, part-time employees and freelancers. Our co-founders Aoise and Beth have been working together for the last 4 years to build Supply Change after meeting on the postgraduate programme Year Here. We are supported by 4 advisory board members who advise on our strategic direction and are now looking to add further members to help strengthen our expertise.

The Role of Our Advisory Board

The Advisory Board’s primary remit is to review and question, advise on and enhance key areas of the company’s work. These include:

  • Vision, mission, aims, objectives

  • Financial projections and accounts

  • Sales and business development

  • Fundraising

  • Legal matters

 

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Joining The Advisory Board

We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals with expertise in the following areas:

  • Digital/Tech – applicants with experience in designing or building tech for good products with connections to developers, product designers. Particularly interested in applicants who have built B2B platforms.

  • Public Sector Procurement and Sales- applicants with knowledge of the UK public sector procurement landscape and ideally experience selling or being sold services to public sector bodies such as local authorities and central government.

  • Social Enterprise- applicants with experience of scaling a B2B social enterprise and experience of raising investment for a social enterprise

Expectations
  • 1-year initial tenure – with the potential to continue

  • 4 quarterly advisory board meetings a year (held remotely via Zoom or in-person in London)

  • Preparatory reading of Board packs sent out one week prior to meetings,

  • 1-4 days of time per year of additional support e.g to meet with the Supply Change team, participate in events, attend meetings with external stakeholders

Please note this is a voluntary role but we will cover travel expenses for in-person board meetings.


Diversity and Inclusion

We strive to ensure diversity at both staff and Board levels and therefore welcome expressions of interest from applicants from backgrounds that are often under-represented at Board levels, especially people of colour, disabled people and people who identify within the LGBTQ+ spectrum.


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a short ‘expression of interest' letter, addressing the following:

  • Your professional history and areas of expertise you might bring to the Advisory Board

  • Why do you want to champion the values and aims of Supply Change


Email expressions of interest to hello@supplychange.co.uk by August 15th, 2022. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. We hope to appoint new board members by September 2022