SEIDs is an innovative social business strategy implemented by Caritas Westminster, focused on developing ethical businesses that provide decent and dignified work for people facing challenges in obtaining work and/or living with in-work poverty.

Person specification

Qualification Degree or relevant qualification in social enterprise or developing small businesses

Proven Experience

  • Experience of setting up and running social enterprises/businesses
  • Managing start up initiatives
  • Financial and project management skills
  • Experience managing people, both mature and entry level staff
  • Team management and recruitment experience
  • Experience attracting sponsorship from grant making trusts and the corporate world

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to develop vision and strategy and translate this into reality
  • Ability to drive projects with a practical ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment; juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to understand and deal with complexity
  • Working effectively in the context of change
  • The ability to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Change management skills

Leadership Qualities

  • Able to demonstrate gravitas and wide knowledge of the sector in the UK
  • Able to set a positive example to service users
  • Able to encourage, support and inspire your team
  • Committed to quality assurance and continuous improvement within your role and team
  • Committed to Innovation, Excellence and Ambition within your role and team

Personal Qualities

  • Able to actively support, promote and encourage SEIDs (and Caritas Westminster’s) ethos, mission and values

About the role

The SEIDs Managing Director is responsible for the management and development of all SEIDs social enterprises.

The main purpose of the role is to manage SEIDS existing social enterprises and oversee the successful development of new enterprises.

SEIDs social enterprises currently comprise SEIDs Hub ( and SEIDs Property Services (

In 2020 SEIDs intends to open a range of other exciting social enterprises already in the planning stage.

The post holder will maximise income through the enterprises and work with the Director of Caritas Westminster to identify, develop and deliver new income streams.

How to apply

Read the full Managing Director Person Specification and Job Description (PDF)

Visit the Dioceses of Westminster Careers page and apply online.

Please note

CVs will not be considered. If you wish to complete an application offline, please contact Human Resources at or call 020 7798 9001.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and BAME candidates.