Are you a driven, strategic and dynamic individual passionate about making a difference? If so, Nesta has a fantastic opportunity for an Interim Investment Director to join our Impact Investments team, where you will play an integral role in supporting a range of high growth, early stage businesses that are improving lives by developing products and services that are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges.
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
About this key role
Nesta’s Impact Investments team provides financial and knowledge capital to help establish and scale organisations that are creating highly impactful, innovative products and services. Working alongside two existing Investment Directors, you will contribute to the achievement of our goals by working with Nesta’s sector experts to identify and invest in exceptional organisations with significant potential to deliver high levels of impact and financial return. You will be involved at all stages of the investment process from initial approach and engagement, developing trusted relationships, managing the investment process, including due diligence, investment approval and legal documentation, and, where appropriate, acting as a board representative on investee boards to provide support to investees and manage risk for investors.
What we are looking for
Collaborative, flexible and proactive, you will have impressive strategic and enterprise analysis and research abilities, plus excellent project management and legal process management skills. We are looking for an outstanding communicator, with strong verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with early stage investment approaches and structures, public sector commissioning environments and concepts of social impact will be helpful in quickly getting up to speed. Sound knowledge of the Government Technology sector would be an advantage.
Closing date for completed applications is 23:45pm, 21st November 2018.
Interviews will be held 5-7th December 2018.
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