Place Project Coordinator

Impact Investing Institute

Location Central London (we are currently working hybrid - 50% office and 50% WFH)
Salary £35,000 + Benefits
Team Programme Management
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 8th May 2022 BST

Job Description

Job Description

Start date: As soon as possible 

Term: One year contract with possibility of extension, full time. 

About the Impact Investing 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 work better for people.

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 the website: 

The Institute offers a flexible working environment and excellent benefits. This includes a pension with a 10% contribution and 30 days of annual leave. 

The Role

The Place Project Coordinator will support the Place Programme Manager in developing and delivering various workstreams within the Institute’s Place-Based Impact Investing Programme. These involve launching pilot projects in collaboration with places, investors and communities in underinvested places in the UK and generate a positive social impact alongside a financial return. The role offers an exciting chance to work with stakeholders across investment and financial services, social sector, and both local and national government.

The Place Programme

The Institute’s Place-Based Impact Investing (PBII) Programme is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It seeks to encourage and support investments made with the intention to yield a positive social impact locally alongside risk-adjusted, market-level financial returns. So far, the Institute has stewarded and propelled developments in this area and has catalysed an active community of engaged investors interested in, and actively pursuing, PBII. This programme is directly aligned with the Government’s Levelling Up Agenda.  

Key Responsibilities

As a Place Programme Coordinator, you will help to deliver the Institute’s PBII programme by leading on the following responsibilities:  


  • Arrange and participate in discussions with a wide range of senior stakeholders in ongoing workstreams, including leaders of businesses, investment firms, social sector organisations and local authorities.

  • Produce detailed, tailored agendas and meeting notes, synthesising ideas and keeping multiple stakeholders engaged and contributing.

  • Plan and support the delivery of presentations, roundtable sessions and workshops.

  • Continue to establish the concept of PBII by raising awareness and interest amongst a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Support the Communications and Events Team to design and deliver events for the project.

  • Presenting new and/or complex ideas in a compelling way to a variety of stakeholders.. 


Project Coordination:

  • Managing the delivery of the Programme’s workstreams, including the tracking and evaluation against deliverables, risks, milestones and KPIs, to be reported to the Institute’s management, board and funders.

  • Contribute to key decisions and activities of the wider team, and to the efficient running of the organisation.


Support the Project Manager:

  • in developing and drafting compelling proposals and policy papers advocating for place-based impact investing;

  • to commission specialist research;

  • Participate on any planned visits to partner communities.


Person Profile:

Essential Experience:

  • Finance and investing: Familiarity with investment theory and practice, preferably in development finance, including the challenges of investing in difficult markets.

  • Written and verbal communication: Experience delivering quality reports, briefings, presentations and other documents for a wide range of audiences.


Desirable Experience:

  • Experience working with and engaging regional or local communities.

  • Knowledge of key regulatory and policy issues around Levelling Up.

  • Experience with financial markets, services and actors.

  • Experience of social investment or impact investing.


Skills, Abilities & Attributes

  • Committed to the belief that finance can be a force for positive change in society and that mainstream financial institutions have the opportunity to generate positive social impact.

  • Able to be both strategic and detail-oriented.

  • Highly organised and good at multi-tasking.

  • Self-starter, happy to take initiative.

  • Confident working with people of different backgrounds and levels of seniority and embracing of diversity.

  • Team player, seeking input from colleagues and celebrating successes as a group.

  • Strong digital skills, including Microsoft Office 365 suite and MS Outlook.

 The 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 the time to answer all questions fully. All responses are viewed anonymously and at random.


Please note:

  • Since the Impact Investing Institute does not have a visa sponsor licence, applications from people who do not have the right to work in the UK and/or require visa sponsorship in order to continue working here cannot be considered. 

  • 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.

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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 your most recent line manager or professor

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



  • Sunday 8th May 2022 - Closing date for all applications

  • Friday 20th & Monday 23rd May - 1st Interviews

  • Friday 27th May - 2nd Interviews

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 8th May 2022


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 Sun 8th May 2022