Recruitment for New Selnet Post: Head of Business Services

Deadline for submissions: Monday 29th July (midday/12pm)

Interviews: Wednesday 31st July

Selnet are renowned across Lancashire for leading Social Enterprise sector development having operated for 18 years and supported a vibrant membership network of likeminded social entrepreneurs. We provide a range of capacity building support services, resources and opportunities to increase our sector’s competitiveness, sustainability and impact.

In addition, we have established an excellent track record in delivering business support services across all sectors. In October 2023, we joined the Boost (5) programme delivering the Flying Start service for new businesses and entrepreneurs. Our team of skilled business advisers work across 10 Lancashire districts supporting aspiring entrepreneurs to start in business and enabling newly established business to further develop, connect and grow.

Selnet’s Board of Directors are now working to strengthen our position within Lancashire’s business support eco-system by recruiting a Head of Business Services. This role will include the management, delivery and sustainability of Selnet’s business support services and social enterprise membership base.

During this time of change in the external environment and increased social pressures it is crucial at Selnet that we maintain and enhance opportunities for our organisation and for the businesses we are here to support.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a good understanding of business support needs and contract management – motivated by the impact you have on others.

This job role is initially for a fixed term of 12 months.

We are happy to receive applications by email under a variety of employment arrangements:

  • To make a direct employment/self-employment application for this position, you must send your CV and covering letter clearly detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria outlined on page 3 of the Job Description provided.
  • We would also like to offer a secondment opportunity for a Selnet member or partner organisation who have a member of staff suitable to undertake this role. please send us details of your proposed arrangement and candidate clearly detailing how their skills and experience meet the criteria outlined.
  • If you would like a quick conversation with Liz Tapner MBE at Selnet ahead of making an application please email with your contact details and she will be in touch.

Download a job description here


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