Investment Manager - Capital Raising (Secondment/Fixed Term Contract) | Big Society Capital

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Investment Manager - Capital Raising (Secondment/Fixed Term Contract)

£46,000 - £54,000 (full time equivalent) per annum, depending on experience
Responsible To: 
Investment Director
Contract Type: 


This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to use their advanced analytical skills to help transform the way mainstream finance delivers lasting impact to improve people's lives. This is a key role to influence our fundraising efforts for our first external social impact investing product.

As the UK’s leading and largest dedicated social impact investor, we are establishing a first of its kind social impact investing product that will connect investors to opportunities that are helping solve some of the UK’s most entrenched social issues. We’re looking for someone who shares our passion to improve people’s lives to help shape the design, development and delivery of this product working across Big Society Capital and with our external partners.  

This role provides a platform to learn and broaden the individual’s exposure to social impact investing in the UK, while gaining a first-hand insight into how Big Society Capital works and benefiting from formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

The Investment Manager will work across the organisation to design, develop and deliver our first external social impact investing product. The job holder will: 
  • Lead analysis of our existing portfolio to inform product design choices and enable us to tell a compelling story of the financial and social impact performance of our investments. 
  • Engage and influence potential investors by helping to develop materials that highlight Big Society Capital’s differentiated offer and the ways those investors can use their capital to help improve people’s lives
  • Working closely with the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer to establish new ways of working that ensure Big Society Capital is ready to deliver this new product by the end of 2019. 
  • Play a key role in the team to help bring the organisation, senior management and Board along with us on our capital raising efforts.
We are ultimately a lean and nimble organisation, and the appointed Investment Manager is encouraged to build a role for themselves and shape our team and approach.
Experience (essential)
  • A passion and demonstrable commitment to creating positive impact
  • Experience of detailed analysis, including proven financial modelling skills 
  • Proficiency in developing external facing presentations
  • Work experience that faces the financial sector
  • Proven relationship building and working in a team
Experience (desirable)
  • Experience of impact investing and/or social enterprise
  • Proven influencing skills
  • Proven project management skills 
  • Computer literacy especially MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Skills, abilities and attributes
  • Structured thinker – able to deal with complexity and uncertainty
  • Innovative and creative approach to problem solving 
  • Self-starter – able to work under own initiative
  • Relationship management – excellent interpersonal skills and able to build relationships at all levels
  • Flexible and willing to work with and contribute to a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Hunger for continued learning and development
  • This is a full-time role secondment or fixed term contract of up to 6 months. We are willing to discuss flexible working with candidates including the time period. 
  • We would like the selected candidate to start as soon as possible, but not later than in July.
  • All applicants must have existing Right to Work in the UK. 
  • Salary: £46,000 - £54,000 (full time equivalent) per annum, depending on experience
  • We are an equal opportunities employer.
Candidates should apply via BeApplied where they will be asked to answer four questions relating to the role. These questions will be assessed separately and should therefore be answered in full without reference to a CV or other answers provided. 

Candidates will be invited to interview based on an assessment of these answers. 

Please apply through BeApplied.  


Selected candidates will be invited for interview w/c 10 June which will be in two parts: 1) an interview based around Big Society Capital’s values; and 2) a case study interview to explore analysis skill. 


Closing Date: 
Monday, 3 June, 2019 - 09:00