Investment Manager

Role Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced team with a mission of transforming the provision of financial services for people in vulnerable circumstances. 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and driven investment professional to support the successful launch of our planned Debt Fund, including conducting financial due diligence on some of our planned investments into affordable credit providers, supporting funder due diligence, and managing a small portfolio of existing investments.

You will have a strong investment background with good commercial acumen, strong analytical skills and the ability to develop compelling investment propositions to take to our board for approval. It would be great if you have previous experience from the private, social or public sector.

Your responsibilities 

In this role your focus will likely be split across some key areas of work: 

Investment due diligence 25%  

  • Conduct due diligence on potential grant, debt and equity investments into affordable credit providers, and other investment opportunities as may arise – including establishing and maintaining excellent client relationships and making clear and evidenced recommendations to the investment committee  

Supporting fund raising 50%  

  • Supporting the successful launch of a planned Affordable Credit Debt Fund, including supporting due diligence by potential funders  

 Portfolio management 15%  

  • Manage a small portfolio of existing grant, debt and equity investments – establishing and maintaining excellent, trusting client relationships, with regular monitoring of financial and social impact performance. This may include holding observer roles on investee boards   

Other 10% 

Lead on strategically important investment projects and support other aspects of the investment workstream as needed  

Person specification 

Essential experience and capabilities include:  

  • Strong investment background with good commercial acumen, strong analytical skills and the ability to develop compelling investment propositions to take to our board for approval.  This experience may be from the private, social or public sector    

  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and self-assurance working alongside senior stakeholders   

Desirable experience and capabilities include:   

  • Deal execution capability including evidence of negotiating investment terms and legal documents with investees and prospective funders  

  • Good understanding of the interventions and investments that are appropriate to support the scaling up of small lenders    

  • Experience of making impact investments into social enterprises    

  • Commercial fundraising experience  

  • Debt fund management experience  

Personal characteristics: 

  • Passion for our mission to increase the financial resilience of people in vulnerable circumstances    

  • Able to deal with complexity and uncertainty and work under your own initiative     

  • Be great at building relationships at all levels    

  • Enjoy innovative and experimental ways of team working; enjoys working in a small team   

  • Seek continued learning and development   


  • Evidence of strength in numeracy and business acumen 

  • Desirable but not essential: accounting or equivalent relevant investment qualification    


After the job advert closes, your answers will go through a sift process: randomising and anonymising answers to take out individual information that could add biases into hiring decisions. This enables application reviewers to review each answer objectively. People scoring the applications will not have seen your CV at this stage of the process so please try your best to answer questions with specific examples and without simply rephrasing your CV, which they will review later in the recruitment process. 

All Fair4All Finance team members are currently working from home. We will be as flexible as possible in light of any COVID-19 priorities and challenges which you may be facing.  

Role posted - 2021-03-24T09:15:35Z 9:15am, 24th Mar 2021 GMT

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You'll need a CV/résumé, but it'll only be considered if you score well on blind review

Closes: 10:00am, 22nd Apr 2021 BST

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