Investor Relations Director | Big Society Capital

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Investor Relations Director

Salary: 
£50,000 - 70,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Location: 
London
Responsible To: 
Chief Investment Officer
Contract Type: 
Permanent/Full-Time
How to apply: 
Covering letter (max 2 pages) and CV

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Closing date for applications 10:00 on Monday 2nd October 2017

Key purpose of the role

The Investor Relations Director will principally lead on identifying, building and developing relationships with a view to raising external capital from institutional investors. This may be from Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Scheme Investment Platforms or Corporate Pension Schemes who have shown an interest in our development of a Social Pension product in the UK. As well as other institutional investors such as foundations through their existing investment managers. This role is to raise capital from those who are either motivated to offer a social investment product to their clients or wish to have an investment allocation to a genuinely high social impact fund of fund.
 
Beyond BSC’s own capital raising, the role will lead on our ambition to build a private placement function for social investment funds and intermediaries seeded by BSC.

Key Responsibilites 

  • Work with internal stakeholders to lead and build a capital raising function
  • Lead on BSC’s management of investor mandates that deliver high social impact in the UK
  • Realise BSC’s ambition to work with partners and launch the UK’s first Social Pension product
  • Identify and manage the sales process with relevant institutional investors
  • Raise awareness of social investment and differentiate social investment from the broader impact investment industry
  • Work with investment teams to design products that address some of the greatest social challenges in the UK
  • Help design tools that best communicate to investors the activities of BSC and the social and financial returns being achieved by its investments
  • Explore building a private placement function for social investment intermediaries
  • Work collaboratively with all colleagues, in particularly with investment and investor engagement teams

Experience

Essential                                                                                                                                                 Desirable

  • Senior institutional sales or business development experience in private markets
  • Proven and quantifiable track record in capital raising
  • Established relationships with institutional investors
  • Highly commercial with proven ability to leverage personal network of institutional investors
  • Demonstrable interest in the social or impact investment markets either in a personal or professional capacity
  • Knowledge of product development
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks

Attainments

  • Familiarity with wide range of financial instruments (real assets, private debt, private equity and venture capital)

Special Aptitudes

  • An entrepreneurial self-starter

  • A confident and effective communicator and networker

  • Ability to understand and to explain investment proposals both in terms of social impact and risk adjusted financial returns

  • Ability to establish excellent working relationships both internally and externally

Disposition

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and confident
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities
  • Work collaboratively with team members and other teams
  • Enjoys working autonomously & within a team
  • Strong social and people skills

Thinking Style

  • Plans ahead, works in a systematic and organised way
  • Well organised & able to prioritise
  • Focuses on deliverables

All applicants must have existing Right to Work in the UK

Big Society Capital is an equal opportunities employer


 

Apply for this position

Closing date for applications 10:00 on Monday 2nd October 2017