The Social Innovation Partnership is looking for Non-Executive Directors

Posted on June 20, 2017

Bright sparks

Lighting the future

Stephen Bediako

The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) is a leading social consultancy, supporting its clients in their work to tackle society’s biggest challenges.

TSIP acts as a trusted advisor to central and local government, leading foundations and funders, business, charities, social enterprises and other social-purpose organisations. After six years of growth and development and with a new CEO and leadership team, TSIP is building for its next phase of growth. Our current Board exists of 5 people of whom 3 have specific roles, namely the Chair (Stephen Bediako), Strategic Insight Lead (Lord Victor Adebowale) and HR (Zoe Gruhn). 

To aid this growth and strengthen the Board, TSIP is seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors with commercial/consultancy expertise. 

In particular, we require the following experienced specialists:

1.      A PR, marketing and communications expert to be a Non-Executive Director

2.      A financial management expert to take on the Non-Executive ‘Treasurer’ role

3.      A lawyer or legal expert to be a Non-Executive Director

We are looking for people who are excited about helping funders, governments and corporates to use innovation and evidence to maximise their social impact. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

TSIP places a high priority on identifying Board members who are good team players and able to work collaboratively with each other and the executive team.

They need to be wholeheartedly committed to TSIP’s work and are expected to be advocates of what TSIP does. Effective Board members will challenge the CEO and the organisation to ensure the organisation’s aims are being met appropriately and effectively, as is required of their governance role.

Non-Executives are also expected to promote TSIP positively externally and support engagement with strategic stakeholders in our target sectors. To carry out their duties effectively, Non-Executives are expected to commit time to studying papers, preparing for and attending meetings, following up on specific tasks with other Non-Executives, and liaising with the CEO and leadership team’s at their request. In total, this is likely to take around 6-8 hours per month.

Term limits:

Non-Executive Directors are normally appointed for a period of three years, and may be reappointed for an additional term of three years.

TSIP prides itself on partnering with ambitious organisations and people that share in our vision. We are, therefore, looking for people with the following skills, experience and networks to join us on the next stage of our journey.


  • Enterprise and business growth
  • Commercial and business law expertise
  • Financial management (Treasurer)
  • PR, marketing and communications
  • Strategic insight within the social sector
  • HR, performance and coaching
  • Risk and operational management

Access to people and resources:

  • Business management expertise
  • C-Suite contacts and relationships
  • Active networks within government, corporates, philanthropic foundations and frontline organisations


  • Consultancy
  • Strategy and governance
  • Organisational design
  • Product development
  • Marketing, PR and communications
  • Legal experience
  • Commercial insight 
  • Technology and digital 

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining the board, please send your CV and a one to two page covering letter to the Chair, Stephen Bediako at

The role will be remunerated with a symbolic annual fee. 

For more information about our organisation, please contact Stephen at