Social Investment Lead

£39,703 – £46,709 per annum (plus £3,285 London weighting if applicable) + generous benefits

Full time, permanent, immediate start (flexible working considered)

Assigned to office in London, Birmingham or Bradford hub.

Our client is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. Their mission is to find social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges. Our client supports a range of social entrepreneurs from start-ups to those with more established social ventures with the opportunity to scale their impact. Our client offers them a complete package of resources; from awards of funding to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.

Our client’s ventures team supports social entrepreneurs to scale their ventures and create lasting impact. They design their support around the key barriers that social entrepreneurs tell them they face; raising capital, developing routes to market, accessing specialist advice and evidencing impact. This is through our accelerators and impact funds we run.

Key Responsibilities

Lead on the management and delivery of all our client’s social investment funds

Investment assessment and process support
Chair our client’s Investment Committees
Lead the management of our client’s investment portfolio
Management of our client’s investment team and stakeholder engagement

Direct line management
Board accountability
Funder relationships
Lead on our client’s future direction and strategy as a social investor

Business development
Sharing learning
Thought leadership
Essential experience/skills

Experience of managing the end to end investment process:
Experience of developing and / or leading on future strategic developments
Experience of supporting small businesses with growth, ideally through financial modelling and analysis
Experience of supporting and / or leading on the development of new funds
Knowledge of the social investment market
Excellent organisational skills including problem solving, managing conflicting pressures, workload allocation, reporting and efficient record-keeping
Personal attributes and values

You are mission driven and empathetic
Embody our client’s values – Brave; Inclusive; Accountable – through your behaviours and mindset
Committed to an impact-first investment approach and with risk
A structured thinker with an ability to analyse and resolve issues effectively
Strategic in outlook – understanding the market and ecosystem in which we operate, and how we can improve it
Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels including social ventures, government, corporate partners and the media
Able to present complex information in understandable formats for internal and external audiences
Have a flexible approach to the job combining energy, enthusiasm and a will to succeed, to make our offer to social entrepreneurs a best-in-class service
Are confident in decision-making, methodical and well-organised, adept at juggling multiple priorities
Are willing to travel across the UK
Our client is a values-based organisation and always seek to appoint people who are likeminded; they are particularly interested in receiving applications from those of a diverse background.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email