Vacancy – Investment Manager

We are looking for an experienced, self-starting and energetic Investment Manager to take the lead on growing the social and financial returns from our Young Academy portfolio of education impact investments.

Job title: Investment Manager
Salary: £35,000-£40,000 pa (dependent on experience), plus benefits
Location: Bethnal Green, London (with occasional UK Travel)
Contract: Initially for an 18-month period
Hours: Full-time
Full job description here

About the Young Foundation

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keeps us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to enable the development of connected, more sustainable and stronger communities across the UK. We do this through amplifying the stories and lived experiences of people in our communities; using this as a spur to drive locally-led community action and enterprise. We use what we learn across different communities to spot national patterns of need and opportunity, then work with national partners to support new ideas to tackle those shared challenges. Bringing together our own – and other people’s – work, we are building a shared body of evidence, tools and insights about how communities are taking action on the issues that affect them.

About the role
We are looking for an experienced, self-starting and energetic Investment Manager to take the lead on growing the social and financial returns from our Young Academy portfolio of education impact investments, and to support the development and delivery of new social finance programmes across the organisation. You will be responsible for managing the Young Academy portfolio of fifteen ventures, which consists of multiple kinds of organisations supported through convertible loan notes. The role affords a great deal of autonomy to shape the direction of the fund moving forward and to make a real impact on the ventures and, ultimately, the young people, educators and communities they serve. If you believe in the potential of social investment to achieve social change, are passionate about supporting social entrepreneurs leading dynamic early-stage ventures and enjoy working in a fast-paced and creative organisation, we would love to hear from you.

Full job description available here

How to apply

Please send a CV and a short covering letter (no more than 300 words), illustrating how your skills and relevant experience relate to the attached job description and person specification to applications@youngfoundation.org.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

First round of interviews will take place on the Thursday 23 August 2018 and second round to take place on Thursday 30 August 2018.

We regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants. For any questions about this role or about the application process, please contact James Teasdale on 020 8980 6263.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.