Place Programme Coordinator: Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs)

Impact Investing Institute

Location The Institute currently works hybrid, we use offices in the City of London near Moorgate. For this role we are open to hybrid or remote working – some meetings will need to be attended in person in London and across the UK.
Salary £33,000-35,000 per annum (pro rata) + 30 days paid holiday per annum (pro rata), + 10% employer pension contribution
Team Programme Management
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 27th Jun 2023 BST

Job Description

Hours: We are open to candidates that can work either full (37.5 hours per week) or part-time (minimum 22.5 hours per week)  

Duration: 6-month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension

About the Institute 

More and more people want to use their capital in a way that benefits society and the environment as well as generating a financial return. At the same time, there remain entrenched social challenges in the UK and around the world. The Impact Investing Institute is an independent, non-profit organisation which aims to make capital markets work better for people and planet. 

We have a wide, global network across financial services, social enterprises, businesses, government and regulators. In partnership with our dedicated volunteers, we work to get the message out and bring people together through information sharing, events, guidance, research, and specific partnerships and projects - all dedicated to addressing the barriers that prevent more money from having a positive impact on people and planet. 

More information on the Institute can be found on our website: 

The role 

The Place Programme Coordinator will support the Institute’s place-based impact investing (PBII) programme. The role will focus on our work to increase the flow of capital into the Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) sector, which provides loans to businesses and social enterprises that cannot get the finance they need from banks.  

This is an exciting role that will offer candidates opportunities to be involved in different initiatives, demonstrate leadership, and shape the role in a way that utilises their strengths and allows them to explore areas of interest.

Key responsibilities & skills development opportunities: 


  • Design, arrange and attend events and workshops with key stakeholders including Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), banks, local and central government, which can inform and amplify our work.  

  • Continue to develop the concept of place-based impact investing (PBII), amongst a broad range of stakeholders, by raising awareness of our work and helping to create informative, practical, and engaging content and materials that will help mobilise more capital to underinvested places across the UK. 

Relationship Management  

  • Support the programme manager to build and maintain excellent relationships with project delivery partners and funders, ensuring ambitious and effective outcomes for the project that can drive real change.  

  • Maintaining up to date records of engagements with key stakeholders and project partners on our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and reporting to funders on activities, outputs, and outcomes.  

Project Coordination  

  • Working in collaboration with the team and key stakeholders to provide input in shaping projects, ensuring all materials are produced to a high standard. This includes organising regular working and advisory group meetings, recordings and circulating notes. 

  • Ensure the efficient running of the Institute’s Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) projects and contribute to decisions and activities of the place-based impact investing (PBII) programme and wider team as required.  

Personal Profile 

  • Creative thinker with the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in a fast-paced working environment  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English  

  • Passion for how finance can be a force for positive change in society – experience of working in the sector would be a bonus 

  • Interested in how organisations measure and report on their impact  

  • Some knowledge of IT will be useful including Microsoft365, SharePoint, Apple OSX, CRM (Microsoft Dynamics)  

Impact Investing Institute’s values 

We look for colleagues who are committed to our values: 

  • Inclusiveness – the Institute is a welcoming place for practitioners, the public, volunteers and employees, which recognises and involves the voices of all involved in impact investment. It aims to have a diverse staff, Board and Advisory Council. It supports flexible working practices and, wherever possible, contracts for services from social enterprises. 

  • Independence – the Institute pursues an independent path in all its work, focusing on what is most useful to advance impact investing nationally and internationally, without regard to any one sector in the market. All the Institute’s output is available to other practitioners and the public. 

  • Integrity – the Institute’s staff, volunteers, Board and Advisory Council conduct their work and professional relationships with integrity, kindness and respect. 

Information to candidates and how to apply:  

All applications must be submitted via BeApplied. We are committed to equal opportunities and so will not be looking at your CV or cover letter in the first stage of the application process. Instead, we ask questions that are designed to test applicants on their suitability for the role as outlined in the job description, to which you will have the opportunity to provide long answers (250 words). These form a fundamental part of our candidate screening so please do take time to answer all questions fully. All responses are viewed anonymously and at random. 

Notes for candidates: 

  • The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

  • Every role at the Impact Investing Institute is open to applicants from all sections of society. The Impact Investing Institute is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. 

  • Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments. 

  • When you submit your application with BeApplied, you will have to declare that you have submitted your answer without having used auto-generation software. Whilst it is important to demonstrate knowledge of best-practice, our questions are specifically designed to show us each candidate’s unique skills, experiences and attributes. 

If you are offered the role, we will require you to provide: 

  • Proof of your right to work in the UK. 

  • Two referees, one of whom is a previous line manager or professor. 

  • Details for pre-employment checks, including proof of ID and proof of address. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 27th Jun 2023


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 Tue 27th Jun 2023