IKEA Social Entrepreneurship is looking for a Co-worker Engagement Specialist. You will work with our programme team on current partnerships and programmes to support and accelerate social entrepreneurs. You see opportunities over challenges and work with passion and purpose. Come see things a little differently with us.
What if your work could help make everyday life just a little bit better for those who need it the most? The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. It’s a vision that we try to live up to in many different ways, one of them by using our experience to create long-lasting, positive change for those who need it most.
Since 2012, IKEA has been teaming up with social entrepreneurs across the globe that create a better world by providing job opportunities that empower people, while also addressing inequality and sustainability.
IKEA Social Entrepreneurship creates greater opportunities for the people who need it the most to live a better everyday life and we contribute to transforming IKEA into becoming a more inclusive and sustainable business.
We partner with social entrepreneurs in different ways; we establish business partnerships to offer IKEA customers unique products and services (managed by IKEA Range and Supply, Sweden) and we boost the potential and impact of others through our development programmes, making investments and sharing our business knowledge with them (managed by IKEA Social Entrepreneurship B.V, Netherlands).
By working together we can create a more sustainable future where everyone is seen and heard – challenging the root causes of poverty, exclusion, and inequality.
Multi-tasking and supporting the co-worker engagement component of several partnerships and programmes at the same time best describes the role. You will work with our current and future partners to make sure we recruit and match IKEA co-workers with social entrepreneurs across the world. You will work in partnership with the Co-worker Engagement Leader and other functions in the team (programmes, monitoring, evaluation and learning and project control).
Activities you will work with are:
Together with Co-worker Engagement Leader implement the co-worker engagement agenda.
Support the Social Entrepreneurship programme team when it comes to transferring knowledge and experiences (e.g. mentorship and masterclass facilitator) between social enterprises and selected IKEA co-workers.
Support the outreach process to recruit co-workers to the programmes.
Support the matching of social entrepreneurs with co-workers that have appropriate skills and capabilities, through screening and interviewing.
Support appropriate monitoring, evaluation and learning of the co-worker engagements in the programmes.
Support capturing learnings from the social entrepreneur and co-worker relationships, by eg follow-up interviews and studies on how the engagement has developed the co-workers and organisation’s capabilities.
Keep and update guidelines, processes and secure good structure in online archive.
Support in keeping a relationship with previously and currently engaged co-workers. Keep records of all applicants for future engagement.
As all team members, contribute to the development of Social Entrepreneurship at IKEA and our social impact in society.
Are you Interested in and passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people, creating social and environmental impact? And how co-worker engagement programmes can be a way to transfer knowledge and mindsets in a two-way manner? Then this role is for you.
We are looking for you who has experience working with projects/programmes with many stakeholders. If you have experience from enrolling co-workers in programmes, matching and onboarding them and being there for them through their journey it is a plus.
If you also have the knowledge of and experience in working with social entrepreneurs, social businesses and NGO’s (non-profit organisations) you are perfect for the role. Building relationships and networks with people internally and externally comes very natural to you. By being solution oriented and finding better ways you are getting things done and can deliver results. You are a strong communicator with very good English language skills.
You will work in a team were we get energy from sharing knowledge and being curious to learn from others. We are constantly looking for opportunities to work together and effectively bring organisations together to create synergy
A few more details for you
This is a full time role (40 hours per week) with indefinite contract.