All roles and opportunities at Harper Performance CIC are advertised on this page. As a social enterprise, please note that opportunities are posted for both the HP Projects and HP Professional arms of the organisation - click on the vacancies below for more details!
2019 GALA ORGANISING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
Unit: HP Projects Work Pattern: Part-time / Project-based Salary: Voluntary Location: Home-Based Closing Date: Open until filled.
Expected Time Commitment: June - August 2019: No more than 1 hour per week August - October 2019: No more than 2 hours per week October - November 2019: No more than 3 hours per week
Applications are welcomed from small groups of friends who wish to work together on the role.
We had a fantastic inaugural Harper Performance Gala Dinner in London in 2018 in support of Project Uganda - a big thank you to the brilliant team and external contractors who helped put the event together and ensured it was a great success!
To make sure the next gala is just as great (if not better), we're looking for a small team of volunteers to form the organising committee for 2019. If you're interested, please email email@example.com with your name and motivation to volunteer (nothing too extensive, don't worry).
This voluntary role would suit a student or recent graduate who aspires to work in international sports development, events planning and management, social enterprise/non-profits or budding entrepreneurs who are keen to have a social impact.
The role includes (but not limited to): > Assisting with all aspects of planning and managing the HP CIC annual winter gala dinner and sports awards ceremony. > Assisting with the promotion and publicity for the event. > Research and assist with the recruitment of event sponsors. > Maintain compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations.
Ideal candidate: > Highly tuned organisational skills and attention to detail. > Highly presentable, hard-working, humble and willing to learn. > Flexible and hugely enthusiastic. > Understands social enterprise and non-profit business models. > Understands sports performance systems in elite sport. > Passionate about social impact and the ‘third sector’.
No specific previous work experience in the third sector or with social enterprise is required for this role however the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the goals and mission of our organisation.
If you would like to find out more about the role before applying, please contact Tim Harper via firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.
Background to Social Enterprises & Community Interest Companies
Social enterprises address the most pressing problems societies face through employing scalable, self-sustainable and innovative business models. They must balance financial responsibilities and social impact and must coordinate among multiple stakeholders, including employees, regulators, clients and beneficiaries. As a result, social enterprise leaders manage complex trade-offs.
Social enterprises take on various legal structures, the most common being as a Community Interest Company (CIC). Harper Performance is a registered Community Interest Company limited by guarantee. A CIC is, put simply, a normal limited company with extra features to mark it out as a non-profit social enterprise. The key added feature is that CIC’s come under the regulation of the office of the CIC Regulator. The Regulator’s job is to make sure that the CIC is genuinely a social enterprise and is not abusing the trust that the public expects to put in a community interest company. By putting the company under the Regulator’s scrutiny, the directors of a CIC can clearly demonstrate that the company is genuinely a social enterprise venture and not for private profit.
Background to Harper Performance CIC
Harper Performance CIC is an SEUK certified non-profit social enterprise providing performance-support services and consultancy to aspirational athletes, teams and sports organisations across the world. We exist to fiercely champion the underdog, specialising in the provision of relevant, accessible, sustainable and locally-driven performance support to athletes and organisations hamstrung by logistical, economic and sociocultural barriers to sporting excellence.
Harper Performance was founded in 2015 by the performance-support practitioner; Tim Harper following over a decade working in elite sport in the UK and overseas. Tim had grown frustrated with the lack of performance-support available to vast swathes of talented athletes and the calm acceptance that athletes from large, rich countries enjoy benefits not available to those from poorer, smaller countries and regions. Tim rewrote his mission statement to make better use of his skills, of his experience and of his professional training and set about working with people and organisations that harboured all the talent and all the GRIT, but none of the performance support that they need to realise their true athletic and sporting potential.
This became the mission statement of Harper Performance and with the help of like-minded practitioners, a small group of expert sports scientists, strength & conditioning coaches, and sports medicine practitioners started pursuing opportunities to work with athletes and teams from all sports and disciplines with genuine aspirations to reach the top but who are hamstrung by logistical, financial and sociocultural barriers to performance.
Harper Performance was born, and with social enterprise certification awarded in August 2016 by SEUK, incorporation as a 'community interest company' in early-2018 and an ever-growing collection of clients and projects all over the world, things have snowballed from there!