Social entrepreneurship can be your next career. After a couple years of development, social enterprise is gradually
turning into an 'industry' in Hong Kong (maybe even worth considering it as the seventh, apart from the other six
advantaged industries named by the Government), which means we now have more constant deal flow, fund flow and
people flow. In fact, there are more and more social enterprise job openings for passionate individuals from diverse background.
Unlike the development path in conventional businesses, a socially-driven career requires a great deal of passion from
the potential talent - not only does an ideal candidate have to complete essential daily tasks, but also have to play the
role of a social entrepreneur, to lead and grow the project strategically, to develop and expand with limited resources
but at the same time leveraging on social networks, and to manage and mobilize a team and a network of volunteers. But
don't be scared, afterall, it is a brand new sector full of excitement. You will leave home with a meaning everyday,
and return with fulfillment at heart.
Are you be one of those who can start a new career to change the world? Please talk to us! SVhk is actively looking
for candidates to fill a number of roles in the organization as well as portfolio social enterprises. We hope to engage
with those passionate ones who would like to change their career path and work together to make the world a better place for all.
Learn more about those who have made social entrepreneurship their career. Among them is Doris Leung, CEO, Diamond Cab who gave up her full-time job as
a TV journalist and founded a barrier-free point-to-point transportation service in Hong Kong.
The following openings are available:
The Jade Club - Social Worker
The Jade Club adopts an innovative operational model to provide joyful and interactive elderly community care through fun exercises. They are looking for:
To apply, email your CV and expected compensation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to The Jade Club, The Good Lab, L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon.
- Registered social workers
- Holder of recognised social work degrees
- Two years of relevant experience, with preference to those with elderly care experience
- With excellent execution and communication skills, mature, proactive and responsible
- With supervising ability, responsible for planning and executing elderly group activities
- Fieldwork required
- Applicants who are unable to fulfil the minimum requirements may still apply and will be considered based on the applicant's overal qualification
Table for Two - Part-Time Executive Officer
This is your chance! Table for Two (Hong Kong) is looking for 1-2 part-time Executive Director(s) and will consider a broad range of talent -professionals, MBA/graduate students, retirees, consultants - you name it! Learn more about the opeining here. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please email email@example.com.
Are you driven, passionate and looking to make a real difference?
Are you a foodie who is curious to understand global food imbalance issues and the food & beverage industry in HK?
Are you interested to gain hands-on experience in a fast growing organization and practice venture philanthropy and social innovation?
Playtao Education - Part-time Tutors
Playtao addresses the severe poverty issue in Hong Kong by providing a holistic afterschool program for deprived children. Part-time tutors are needed for the Primary School After-school Support Programme in Tung Chung. Duties include:
Learn more about the opeining here. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please contact Leo Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To provide support on homework;
To organise and lead dynamic learning activities;
To monitor student performance and to report back to parents and the project organizer.
Happy Grannies - Multiple Administrative Positions
Happy Grannies was the winner of 2008 SVhk Social Innovation Awards. Its simple but creative sponsorship packages bring comprehensive care to HK's singleton and deprived elderly. Happy Grannies is currently seeking support on the following areas:
If you are interested, please email Sindy Chow, Founder and CEO of Happy Grannies, at email@example.com.
Revamping the website (http://www.happygrannies.org.hk) (Paid)
Collecting stories from volunteers and elders (Volunteers)
Clearing administrative backlog (Volunteers)
Social Leaders Program (SLP)
Social Leaders Program (SLP) is a 2-3 months internship program, starting in June, designed to develop the next generation of young professionals in the social enterprise sector by offering them an opportunity to gain experience in the sector and learn comprehensive and practical skill-sets.
Selected candidates will have the opportunity to join one of social enterprises / projects within SVhk's portfolio and gain experience on the operation, marketing or event management in those corresponding social enterprise.
Deadline: 21 April 2013
Download SLP brochure for more details: