Support us


As a member of the team, you have a real opportunity to help us shape our work and the impact we can have. You will be part of a team where everyone plays a role to make the organisation more sustainable. We’re innovative and respond to the needs of our communities.


Our organisation is driven by the following values:

Working at The Ubele Initiative

We’re a Living Wage employer. Our team represents diverse professional backgrounds. Working at The Ubele Initiative involves a flexible approach that fits in with your needs and projects.

Benefits of working at Ubele Initiative 

•                20 days annual leave + UK bank holidays

•                Employer contribution to your pension

•                Hybrid working with staff working 1 day per week in our London based office; this is subject to regular review

•                All staff have access to Bright Wellbeing 24hr advice line and counselling service

•                All Staff have access to Bright Safe Health & Safety management software and a variety of training courses

•                Opportunity to train in Mental Health First Aid

•                Contribute to our wellbeing initiatives

•                Attend Ubele awaydays, annual retreat, local and international courses, learning sessions and social events.

Our Office

Staff have the option to work out of one of our spaces, Wolves Lane Horticultural site which is based in North London or 3Space International House located in Brixton, South London. These spaces offer great opportunities for networking and meeting great thinkers, established businesses and entrepreneurs. Meeting new people from diverse backgrounds will enable you to grow and acquire more knowledge. We have adopted the office occasional hybrid working model where staff meet on designated days for collaboration and teamwork.

Learning and development

We have a committed approach to learning and development. As a staff member you will have access to the events, learning bites and workshops we host, as well as mentor support. Our team attends one week training in Europe each year.


We’re always eager to meet fresh talent, so look out for open positions.

If you have any questions regarding current vacancies or would be interested in joining our team and sending us your CV contact

Available Roles

Black Rootz Enterprise Manager

  • Location: London
  • Department: Community Wealth Building
  • Closing Date: June 27th, 2023


Black Rootz is a multigenerational growing project providing opportunities for Black and People of Colour (BPOC) growers in the UK whilst increasing food security and access to culturally appropriate foods. Black Rootz was established in 2019 by a collective of Black growers in Haringey who recognised the need to organise to challenge the deep inequalities in the growing and food systems. Over the past 4 years, Black Rootz has developed a multi-layered and holistic vision for BPOC communities incorporating intergenerational knowledge transfer, increased access to land and food sovereignty, regenerative environmental practices and reduced food inequality.

Black Rootz has been incubated as a project within The Ubele Initiative since 2019. As an established name in the growing community, it is now preparing to become an independent entity and is in the process of being incorporated as a Community Interest Company.

More information on the Black Rootz webpage


The Enterprise Manager is a new role that will provide both commercial and senior capacity to Black Rootz. The role will bring vital experience and energy to support the sustainability of the project through the establishment of income generating activities. The Enterprise Manager will take on a leadership position alongside the existing Project Coordinator and will work with them, with support from Ubele, to navigate strategic decisions that will enable Black Rootz to achieve its overall social, environmental, and
commercial ambitions.

This is not a standard role. The successful candidate will be central in progressing Black Rootz towards its ultimate vision of being a sustainable social enterprise influencing the food system in the UK. The ideal
candidate will be comfortable with the complexity and holistic nature of Black Rootz and will be committed to its values. While we expect the role to grow over time, we are open to considering a time-bound freelance arrangement for the right candidate.

For more details, including how to apply, see the full recruitment pack here

Programme Manager (Community Wealth Building)

  • Location: London based (hybrid), attendance at in-person meetings in London and some national travel expected
  • Department: Community Wealth Building
  • Closing Date: June 27th, 2023


The Programme Manager (Community Wealth Building) sits within and works across Ubele’s Community Wealth Building hub. Community Wealth Building is one of Ubele’s four strategic hubs, with the aim of strengthening our communities through the development of assets and enterprise.

The Programme Manager will work directly with the Director for Community Wealth Building and will hold responsibilities across the current and emerging community wealth programme. Responsibilities will
include supporting the overall strategic development of the hub and alignment with Ubele’s strategic vision.

Some of the projects in our Community Wealth Building portfolio include:

− Agbero2100 – a long-term strategic intervention, and programme of support, to increase the sustainability of Black and racially minoritised community assets nationally.

− Gida Housing Cooperative – a housing initiative working towards establishing the UK’s first community led housing scheme led by, and creating housing for, people from Black and Racially minoritised communities.

− Enterprise Development Programme – a national cohort-based support programme giving Black and racially minoritised led community organisations the opportunity to develop more enterprising business models.

− Eat Wood Green – an ambitious new community, food growing and education space for Wood Green town centre.

− Flexible Finance – a partnership between the Social Investment Business, Access – the Foundation for Social Investment and The Ubele Initiative to make social investment more accessible to Black and racially minoritised led social enterprises and charities.

The Programme Manager will support the Director of Community Wealth Building to ensure synergy across the programme; managing and supporting project leads and managers within the portfolio, working with regional and national stakeholders, and interfacing with associated funded projects elsewhere within The Ubele Initiative.

The ideal candidate will have a sharp business mind and a proven ability to strategize and implement high-level programme initiatives, with a strong talent for project management and delegation, and be motivated by the desire to nurture programme success from inception to completion.

For more details, including how to apply, see the full recruitment pack here

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