Investment Manager

Big Society Capital

    Closing: 12:00pm, 11th Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

OVERVIEW

We are seeking to appoint exceptional Investment Managers to play a key role in meeting our investment objectives. This is an exciting time to join BSC as we are about to launch our 2025 strategy, building upon what we have learnt since we started our impact investing journey in 2012.

It is a unique opportunity for experienced candidates who want to help transform the way mainstream financial markets help deliver deep and lasting impact on people in the UK. Your work will help to solve some of the UK’s most entrenched social issues, so we are looking for someone who shares our passion to improve people’s lives in collaboration with the wider organisation and our external partners, and who is enthusiastic about designing and developing creative solutions.

REPORTING TO:

Senior Member of Investment Team

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The Investment Manager will work with colleagues across the organisation to help deliver our investment objectives. The job holder(s) will:

 

Support the development of new investment opportunities in one of our focus areas, including:

• Helping identify social issues where social investment can help support a solution;

• Helping develop creative and innovative solutions to these identified social issues including building collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

 

Lead prospective investments through our investment process, including:

• Project and relationship management;

• Undertake detailed investment analysis, including of the market, the prospective investee, and the financial, social impact and systems change cases;

• Support the structuring of prospective investments;

• Prepare and present investment recommendations to our Investment Committee;

• Help negotiate legal documents and close transactions.

 

Manage a number of our existing portfolio investments, including:

• Working with the social investors to evaluate and manage their financial and social performance;

• Help the long-term business development of social investors, with reference to our Building Blocks framework.

• Help to build a world class social impact investment team and approach at Big Society Capital.

• Support our engagement work with investors and with charities and social enterprises to build and sustain a successful social investment market.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience (essential)

• A passion and demonstrable commitment to improving lives in the UK

• Experience of detailed analysis

• Work experience that faces the financial, social or public sector

• Proven relationship building and influencing skills

 

Experience (desirable)

• Social investment background

• Proven project management skills

• Relevant experience in housing, venture investment, social outcomes contracts or lending

Skills, abilities and attributes

• Structured thinker - able to deal with complexity and uncertainty

• Innovative, creative and strategic approach to problem solving

• Solves problems with multiple stakeholders in an open and empathetic way

• Collegial team player - Flexible and willing to work with and contribute to a team

• Self-starter - able to work under own initiative and source new opportunities

• Relationship management – excellent interpersonal skills and able to build relationships at all levels

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Hunger for continued learning and development, including developing others

SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

• This is a full-time, permanent role – open to flexible working or job-share options

• Salary - £47,000 - £55,000 (full time equivalent) per annum, depending on experience

APPLICATIONS

Please apply by midday on Monday 11 October 2021

INTERVIEWS

Interviews will be held in mid-late October 2021

 

Big Society Capital is committed to being a diverse organisation that is truly representative of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive environment where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential.

We want every colleague to be able to deliver their work with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. Our office is fully accessible with step-free access and an open-plan set up. We are open to accommodation requests regarding assistive technologies, accessibility tools, flexible working or any other reasonable adjustments that will make working or visiting here more accessible for you.

 If you have a disability and require any support to assist you through the recruitment process, please get in touch with Ruth Davidson (HR Manager) at rdavidson@bigsocietycapital.com.

 

 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 11th Oct 2021

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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