Investment Director @ Big Society Capital - London, UK

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Big Society Capital has a fantastic opportunity for talented individuals to join our Investment Team – an Investment Director. The appointment is permanent and full time, based primarily in our offices in Central London. Depending on experience, Director level salary is £50k - £70k plus competitive benefits package.

About Big Society Capital

Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises. We engage with investors, fund managers, charities and social enterprises to make it easier to use social investment.

With our co-investors, we have made over £1bn of new capital available to organizations with a social mission, through investments in fund managers and social banks.

We have a special focus on providing homes for people in need; supporting communities to improve lives; and early action to prevent problems.

Here at Big Society Capital, we believe that successful organizations are purpose driven, performance orientated and principle led. The following five organizational values have become our ‘guiding beacon’: Purposeful, Pioneering Spirit, Openness, Rigorous, Respectful.

We are a diverse organization with employees from a range of backgrounds that seeks to reflect and represent the range of experiences within UK society. We are looking for candidates who share our values and can demonstrate the behaviors that will enable our organization to succeed.

The Roles:

You will help create lasting improvements in people’s lives by identifying socially impactful and financially viable investment opportunities through working closely with BSC colleagues, sector experts and intermediaries. You will also help more social enterprises and charities to find appropriate social investment by raising awareness of where opportunities exist.

For the Director role, you will have:

  • A passion for, and demonstrable commitment to Big Society Capital’s social mission and the UK social sector
  • A strong background in business analysis (such as strategy consulting, venture capital or investment banking) in either the private, social or public sector
  • Experience of managing people, leading teams, and forming collaborative partnerships Ability to work closely with investee teams, and dynamically prioritize projects around impact quality and likelihood
  • Ability to process and break down investment proposals; analyzing social impact, risk and return to make a decision on whether an investment is suitable given BSC’s objectives
  • Proven project management skills (desirable)
  • Experience of operating at, working alongside, and presenting recommendations to either executive or board levels within organizations (desirable)
  • UK social sector employment or voluntary experience (desirable)
  • Deal execution skills including comfort with negotiating legal documentation (desirable)
  • Relevant experience in one of BSC’s strategic focus areas (communities, homes and early action) (desirable)
  • Experience of dealing with complexity and uncertainty
  • A strategic, innovative and creative way of thinking
  • The Ability to approach problem-solving in an open and empathetic way with multiple stakeholders

All offers of employment are subject to documents to prove Right to Work in the UK and the receipt of satisfactory references.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 Monday 23rd April 2018