Job Title: Policy Manager

Location: London

Reporting to: Head of Research and Policy

Contract: 18 months FTC with possibility of extension

Salary: £46,000 to £48,000

Date closes: 9th September, 2020 at 10am

Role Purpose: 

Power to Change was established in 2015 as a charitable Trust with a spend-down endowment. We plan to close by the end of 2022 but are looking for additional funds to continue. We have three strategic priorities over the next three years: growing the community business sector, transforming places (through the work of local community businesses), and making the case for community business to those who matter. You can read more about these priorities in our 2019-2022 strategy

The Policy Manager will be core to  ‘making the case’  for community business. They will work with our CEO and across the organisation to develop and oversee our policy thinking and research to make sure we leave behind an environment where community business is valued and supported.

The Policy Manager will oversee our engagement with central and local government and key stakeholders, building on our established reputation and relationships.

Key responsibilities: 

Policy development

  • Work with the CEO, Head of Policy & Research and the wider team to develop new policy thinking that is credible and influential, and that draws on our robust evidence base
  • Identify and agree policy priorities for Power to Change. Develop organisational policy positions and communicate these internally and externally through blogs, social media, and other writing and speaking opportunities. Support the wider PtC staff team to do the same
  • Commission and manage policy-relevant research
  • Monitor the policy landscape and relevant parliamentary proceedings – relating to our policy priorities
  • Respond to relevant consultations and calls for evidence
  • Deliver policy-focused events throughout the year and at Party Conferences (drawing on support from our Events Officer and Comms Team)

Public affairs / stakeholder engagement

  • Work with the Head of Research and Policy to deliver stakeholder engagement that is focused on Westminster and Whitehall
  • Establish regular contact with key external stakeholders such as local Government officials, MPs, Government ministers, SMT of other important funders in the social sector, political advisers and civil servants to keep them informed about Power to Change’s work and policy concerns
  • Organise or attend regular meetings with these stakeholders, representing Power to Change and forging contacts with key decision-makers
  • Keep abreast of important media stories and of the work of key opinion formers with whom we work, or who we would like to influence
  • Support our Leadership Team to engage with key stakeholders, in particular in Westminster and Whitehall, by preparing briefing and speaking notes and PowerPoint presentations

Skills and experience:

  • Significant experience in a policy and advocacy role and a strong understanding of the policy context in England, relevant to community business
  • Proven experience of using critical thinking skills to analyse policy and data to produce relevant reports and position papers
  • Experience of managing policy-related research projects, or collaborations with e.g. think tanks, would be desirable
  • Ability to structure, substantiate and draft compelling policy positions
  • Excellent, high-level writing skills adaptable for different audiences; very strong general communication skills
  • Great inter-personal and relationship-building skills with external contacts and internal colleagues
  • Confidence in using IT systems including MS Office

 

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: London

Reporting to: Director of Finance & Resources

Responsible for: Finance Manager, Finance Officer

Contract: 18 months fixed term contract

Salary: £62,750-£66,000 per annum

Date closes: Tuesday, 1st September, 10am

 

Role purpose:

To lead all aspects of the finance and accounting function and to provide the organisation with relevant and timely information to support decision making.  To manage the day to day finance function proactively.

Key responsibilities:

Strategic oversight and leadership

  • Act as a key business partner to internal colleagues and external partners and provide value add decision support and insight.
  • Prepare schedules and reports for relevant Committees – Finance & Investment, Audit & Risk and Board.
  • Line manage the Finance Manager and Finance Officer with a focus on wellbeing and development.
  • Deputise for the Director of Finance and Resources where required.
  • Be an active member of the Management Group, supporting and contributing to organisation wide projects.

 Financial management

  • Lead the development, consolidation and communication of annual financial plans, budgets and reforecasts including supporting schedules and commentary.
  • Preparation and completion of Statutory Accounts to SORP standard, including production of schedules for auditors and liaison with external auditors.
  • Cash management including cash flow, management of banking relationships and oversight of investment performance.
  • Overall responsibility for payroll including responsibility for managing outsourced payroll provider, outsourced pensions provider and P11Ds.
  • Ensuring PTC is compliant with statutory and HMRC governance.

 Processes and systems

  • Ensure adherence to the financial procedures and controls and where necessary lead the development and improvement to reflect best practice and communicate to the organisation to strengthen internal control framework.
  • Ongoing review of finance and internal systems and providers and working with internal and external stakeholders such as delivery partners to improve processes.
  • Oversight of setting up and implementing processes and controls for restricted grants and preparing budgets and reports for donors as required.

Information management

  • Review and publish timely monthly and quarterly management information including KPI reporting with supporting commentary.
  • Identify and report on key financial risks and performance measures and manage and report on organisation risk register with input across the organisation.
  • Ensure consistent information across Management Accounts/Reporting and Salesforce (CRM system).

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive.  Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change.  You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Skills and Experience:

  • CCAB Qualified accountant or QBE
  • Previous experience within the not for profit sector in a role at a similar level
  • Experience in preparation of SORP compliant statutory accounts
  • Advanced excel and strong IT skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to prioritise multiple activities and competing demands.
  • Experience of business partnering and effective communication across all levels of non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience designing and implementing new processes
  • Takes initiative, flexible ‘can-do’ attitude and can work independently
  • Strong communication skills, good at building relationships with colleagues across all areas and levels of the organisation
  • Experience of Xero and Salesforce

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

We are Disability Confident Committed, we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability.

If you meet the minimum requirements for the role and would like a guaranteed interview please email nicola.fuschillo@powertochange.org.uk, you do not need to share any details about your disability at this stage.

As a Mindful Employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward on edward.walden@powertochange.org.uk

 Job Title: Consultant, Client Investment, ‘Everyone In’ Project, Risk and Operational Readiness

Location: London, EC4A (currently remote working)

Accountable to: Chief Financial Officer

Direct Reports: N/A

Contract basis:  3-6 month fixed term with possibility of extension,  3-4 days/week.  Employee or consultancy (subject to HMRC tests)

Salary: circa £65,000 FTE

Date closes: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

 

Purpose of the Role:

Big Society Capital (BSC) is developing a number of Client Investment initiatives in partnership with third parties to encourage increased capital flows into high impact investments.  Specifically BSC is developing a Fund of Funds model to mobilise public sector and institutional capital into the ‘Everyone In’ initiative to provide more stable longer term accommodation and specialist support to street homeless who have been temporarily housed in hotels during the Covid lockdown.  As this initiative is developed at pace a key requirement for success is to ensure that all aspects of BSC’s operational processes over and above the core investment process are ready to support delivery of the Product(s) and deliver a high standard of service to Client(s).  Working as an integral part of the Project team the Consultant will manage and deliver the operational aspects of the Everyone In project and ensure that robust risk management, regulatory, operational and compliance frameworks are in place.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working across all BSC teams review existing operational processes in the following areas, make recommendations in line with best practice for how they would be applied to ‘Everyone In’. Lead on project implementation of key aspects of these as part of a broader project team.
  • Governance (including Governance interfaces with 3rd Party partners)
  • Management Information and Reporting
  • Valuation process for Fund investments
  • Investment Allocation Policy
  • Operating procedures
  • Best execution
  • Transaction recording and reporting
  • Financial promotions
  • Regulatory disclosures and reporting
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Customer conduct and treating customers fairly

 

  • Lead and manage non-investment aspects of due diligence exercises being undertaken by third party partners, including completeness and robustness of documentation, responding and co-ordinating follow-up questions etc.
  • Support the overall Project team from an operational readiness perspective, challenging where appropriate. Attend weekly update meetings of that team.
  • Working as part of the overall Project team ensure a high level of client service ethos is embedded in BSC’s culture.
  • Lead and manage selection process of third party service providers that BSC will be responsible for (eg AIFM, Custodian, Valuer, Auditor) and make recommendations to BSC Exco and ARCC
  • Ensure clear processes in place for all ongoing interfaces with third party service providers supporting Client investment initiatives that BSC is responsible for, including management of SLA’s.
  • Oversight and co-ordination of the review and updating of policies, manuals and risk assessments to support Client Investment working in conjunction with Head of Legal, Compliance Manager, Head of HR (note detailed re-writing of Policies will be outsourced or handled by another member of the team).
  • Provision of reports to Exco and Audit Risk and Compliance Ctte (ARCC) and BSC Board as and when required. Attend and present at relevant meetings of these.
  • Co-ordinate fortnightly meetings of Everyone In Operational Readiness Group (this is a sub-group of the overall Project group)
  • Ensure BSC’s enterprise risk management framework sufficiently encompasses risks relating to Everyone In activities and develop Risk Register for the Project
  • Escalate issues to the Head of Legal and/or the Chief Financial Officer and, where relevant, assist in the resolution of issues identified.

 

Person Profile

  • Middle/Back Office experience in managing risk, regulatory and operational issues, including Client Money aspects in an asset management / Private Equity environment.
  • Track record of successful project management
  • Detailed knowledge of FCA regulatory requirements for a UK regulated financial institution
  • Significant experience in the selection and ongoing management of third party service providers (eg Administrator/Custodian/Valuer/Auditor)
  • Knowledge of key compliance requirements (including MiFiD, SMCR) in an FCA BiPRU regulated firm
  • Real Estate investment knowledge (desirable not essential)
  • Relevant professional qualifications

Skills,Abilities & Attributes

  • Very strong communication skills
  • Systematic approach to work with high attention to detail
  • Strong project management, research and analytical skills
  • Approachable and strong team player but able to work self-sufficiently
  • Flexible and willing to take on different tasks as required
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and confident
  • Resilient and can cope with ambiguity and change
  • Well organised and able to prioritise
  • Good at finding innovative solutions to problems

Other terms of employment

  • All applicants must have an existing Right to Work in the UK
  • Big Society Capital is committed to being a diverse organisation that is truly representative of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive environment where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential

FCA Certification not required

This is an excellent opportunity to manage the operations of a busy and complex organisation at the heart of community business.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Operations Manager to  effectively manage our operations to make sure we can deliver everything we need to over the next two years. You will support the Director of Finance and Resources and Head of HR at Power To Change, to ensure that we work effectively, maximise our resources, safeguard our physical assets and are compliant externally and with regards to our policies and procedures.

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund). Our vision is better places through community business. We want to back people to build successful community businesses for the benefit of their local places.

The successful candidate will lead and oversee a number of projects including supporting our return to office working post Covid19 and ensuring our IT provision is effective and efficient. Your approach to working is more important than your skills and experience and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and proactive, able to work across the organisation to support your colleagues. 

Role Purpose:

The primary function of this role is to support the Director of Finance and Resources and Head of HR to effectively manage the operations of the Trust, including maximizing resources, safeguarding physical assets and ensuring compliance.

Working with the Finance and Resources Officer the role will lead on IT, office management and provide additional HR support.  The role will require the Operations Manager to lead on the one-off projects that it embarks on particularly as Power to Change (PTC) considers its potential closure. The post will be a key liaison within the Finance and Resources team as well working with stakeholders within the wider organisation.

Key responsibilities:

Strategic oversight

  • Responsible for IT, office management and insurance budget lines ensuring value for money
  • Where necessary develop and improve policies to reflect best practice and communicate to the organisation
  • Contribute to committee and board papers where appropriate

Operations Management

Manage all operations projects including defining requirements, engaging with relevant stakeholders and ensuring objectives are met on time and on budget.

 IT

  • Manage PTC’s outsourced IT provider ensuring they provide a good service and service level agreements are met.
  • Ensure PTC’s network remains secure, stable, targeting zero downtime and adapting the best in class technology keeping within a cloud strategy.
  • Responsible for the mechanisms for storing files on PTC’s network, apps and cloud software ensuring a clear structure of filing system.
  • With the Data Manager ensure that data retained on PTC’s network is valid or archived/deleted where appropriate.
  • Ensure IT equipment is replaced regularly and to the specification needed.
  • Lead on IT projects and upgrades in conjunction with the IT provider.

Office Management

  • Hold the relationships with the landlords and building maintenance staff for all offices
  • Ensure adequate health and safety measures (including C-19) are in place and PTC is compliant
  • Ensure the office and the office equipment is regularly maintained and if necessary tested.
  • Ensure that fire evacuation plans are in place and regular drills occur

Insurance

  • With the Director of Finance and Resources ensure an adequate level of cover is in place for the business insurance of PTC and subsidiaries.
  • Take an active role in annual renewal of the policy with the insurance broker.
  • Manage any claims made on the policy.

HR

  • Support the Head of HR in ensuring that employee data is collected and stored in line with the GDPR and support on internal audit reviews as and when they occur.
  • Support the Head of HR to manage employee benefit administration, including annual renewal processes
  • Manage the update of the Employee Handbook, coordinating necessary changes and updated language from other teams
  • Maintain the contract database for all consultants and suppliers
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance to other team members as required.

 

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive.  Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change.  You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Skills & experience:

  • Enthusiastic and proactive, willing to pick up a range of varied projects and support the wider organisation on new activities and opportunities.
  • Good working knowledge of IT best practice including Office365
  • Experience of contracts management including service level agreements.
  • Experience of planning and managing projects.
  • Experience of managing budgets and ensuring value for money.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain technical information and concepts to non-technical staff individually and in formal group training sessions
  • Proven ability to work to a high standard with an eye for detail with first-rate analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organised and able to manage a varied workload.
  • Working understanding and appreciation for information legislation such as GDPR
  • Experience of working in a charity / not for profit sector desirable

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

 We are Disability Confident Committed, we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability.

As a Mindful Employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward on edward,walden@powertochange.org.uk

 

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please send your CV and Cover Letter to Sheena Pentin at Careers4Change.

 

 

 

We are seeking a creative professional with solid media relations experience and great press contacts to help raise the profile of Power to Change and the community business sector. We will be announcing our emergency response to the crisis shortly and this role will be essential in getting the word out to communities and sharing the achievements of community businesses in keeping the country running. We therefore particularly welcome applicants with crisis management experience.

Have you wondered why more stories about communities taking over their pubs, shops, libraries, leisure centres and community centres are cropping up in the media? When you read them, are you filled with a sense that there can be a better way of running things for some of the most disadvantaged and isolated communities?  Then this job may be just for you, generating those stories with the organisation that is behind the rise of the community business movement.

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund). Our vision is better places through community business. We want to back people to build successful community businesses for the benefit of their local places.

Join our growing, talented communications team, to engage with the media on both local and national levels to raise awareness and build on our success story. You will manage a PR agency who will work on a regional and national level to profile our grantees and the trust. You will also work with our partners to maximise publicity opportunities for our many joint ventures. You will lead on the roll-out of a messaging strategy and media training plan for the Trust and will take the lead on PR for the 2021 Community Business Weekend, our annual open doors event which celebrates the sector across the country. You will have the support of a PR agency and will also be instrumental in a PR Procurement process to review that agency during your employment.

You will have an outstanding record of achieving change through communications and have a background in journalism, PR, or both.

Key audiences:

  • National government, National Lottery Community Fund via national media
  • England’s 9k+ community businesses including the 1,000 we fund
  • Key stakeholders in the focussed places we work in (e.g. Liverpool, Bristol, Bradford) such as local authorities, regional press etc
  • Key media and influencers in the principal sectors in which we work; energy, housing, health/social care.
  • Our ‘inner circle’ stakeholders e.g. funders, support providers, social investors, researchers, our expert panel.

Key responsibilities:

  • Awareness

Find and create opportunities to raise awareness of the power communities have to address local issues, through the strongest stories of community businesses and the evidence we have built. Focus on the sectors and places in which we operate.

  • Authority

Cement our growing reputation as a leading authority on, and catalyst for the power of community businesses through well-chosen communications platforms for the organisation’s leadership and wider team.

  • Movement building

Identify and create opportunities with the greatest potential to forge and strengthen networks and amplify the collective voice of community businesses.

  • Influencing

Use communications to help dismantle the barriers and facilitate the growth of community businesses so that local people can genuinely tackle local economic decline from the bottom up.

  • Innovators

Position Power to Change as ‘more than a funder’ and an innovator in its field. This will widen the options for our legacy and help tell the story of community business better.

Deliverables:

  • Oversee Power to Change’s COVID-19 response via PR, managing public relations agency and direct requests
  • Project manage a PR Procurement process for a new agency in 6 months’ time
  • Continue to achieve positive PR coverage for Power to Change’s research and programmes in relevant regional, national and sector media
  • Lead the PR strategy for Power to Change’s Community Business Weekend
  • Roll out our media training scheme across the entire Trust
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance to other team members as required.

 This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive.  Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our work this job description may be subject to change.  You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Skills and experience

We will consider applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds within communications including experience of working in start-ups, SMEs, local regeneration, as well as charities. Experience can be agency or client side, private or social sector

  • 5 years’ minimum experience of executing impactful media campaigns and building meaningful relationships with journalists and influencers.
  • Managing external agencies as a key resource
  • Experience of using a media monitoring service e.g. Gorkana, Precise
  • Experience of briefing senior colleagues up to CEO level in preparation for media interviews and speech writing
  • Experience of driving change and influencing opinion through media campaigns
  • The creativity to spot a good story or opportunity
  • Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills
  • The confidence and enthusiasm to sell in our bold and radical agenda for the community business movement in a face-to-face situation, on the phone or in writing.
  • Prepared for crisis management.
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide-range of stakeholders ranging from the owner of a community pub to a senior politician

 We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We will assess all applications against the requirements for this post as detailed in the job description and person specification and ask for names and education history to be removed from applications.

We are Disability Confident Committed; we welcome and respond positively to applications from disabled people. We will meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process, including making any appropriate reasonable adjustments during the interview stage and to our workplace if selected into post to support colleagues with any form of disability. If you meet the minimum requirements for the role and would like a guaranteed interview, please email Nicola Fuschillo, Head of HR. You do not need to share any details about your disability at this stage.

As a Mindful Employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination. We are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues are able to talk about mental health. We are also committed to ensuring that our employees feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and confident that they will be properly supported and offered reasonable adjustments when required.

If you have any questions about how Power to Change is an equal opportunities employer please contact our Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Edward Walden.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the design and delivery of technology projects at Fair Finance, the ‘alternative lender of the year’. However, this role is not only about project managing technical projects but also being part of the driving force behind the development of the organisation’s affordable lending product, taking Fair Finance to the next level in the marketplace. This is a unique opportunity to join a small and dynamic social business with big ambitions.

 

About Fair Finance

Fair Finance’s vision is to build a fairer finance system that is more inclusive and fair. We do this by designing and delivering financial services that improve the financial wellbeing of our customers. We have a plan to scale a fairer alternative to high cost lenders across the UK.

Fair Finance has been awarded a Big Society Award by the Prime Minister, the Alternative Lender of Year Award from Credit Today and the Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Growth Award. Fair Finance’s founder Faisel Rahman has been honoured with an OBE for services to Community Finance.

About the role

We are looking for a brilliant Technology Project Manager to join us on our mission. As a key part of the management team, you will be the interface between clients, systems users and various subject matter experts, and will lead on the design and delivery of technology projects. You will be equally at home with complex projects and senior stakeholder management, understanding end-users, and communicating effectively with IT engineering teams.

The role involves project managing technical projects that make an impact either from client or internal user perspective, both for web/online and off line channels. Typical projects could include anything from rolling out a whole new system that dramatically improves our online UX to delivering small improvements on existing systems to improve productivity for internal users. The role is incredibly varied due to Fair Finance being a growing SME with ever changing needs and priorities.

Responsibilities

Change / Project Management

  • Work closely with stakeholders across the business to identify technology needs, assessing internal users and client “pain points”. Oversee our continuous improvement process.
  • Plan, scope and manage the implementation of technology enhancements that range in size, cost and impact
  • Project manage system upgrades, enhancements and (where necessary) system replacements
  • Employ a structured project management approach to scope, plan, design, test and implement technology changes in a controlled manner
  • Work with end-users, and systems providers, to develop and implement adequate training when deploying technology changes

Technology Management

  • Plan, scope and deliver IT strategy for the whole business
  • Manage contracts and relationships with key external IT suppliers and vendors
  • Monitor budget and spending and work with the Finance team to forecast and oversee departmental annual budget
  • Line management of technical analyst and, where required, project staff – including prioritisation of workload, performance monitoring and support
  • Work with technical analyst to support the resolution of technical issues

Digital / Web Management

  • Manage relationship with our digital marketing and web-design agency: plan out their work, monitor its effectiveness and look for new ways to improve value for Fair Finance
  • Lead on improving the digital experience for our customers through identifying and executing changes to relevant systems (website, CRM, etc.), working with the technical analyst and/or suppliers to execute changes
  • Manage relationship with external lending platforms and brokers with which Fair Finance works.

About you

You are an experienced project manager within a technical or digital environment. You may be a management or change consultant wanting to make the jump to a social business or a product manager with strong project management and technical skills. You are excited by new ideas but also have the rigour to see things through and implement your ideas. You will have a mix of business and technology skills and will be excited to use these to drive positive social outcomes within a social business.

Desired skills and experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience and can demonstrate that you have successfully led and delivered technology projects (either in-house or as consultant)
  • Commercially focused, understanding the balance between meeting client expectations and delivering within agreed budgets and timescales.
  • You thrive in an environment with uncertainty and rapid change
  • Excellent communicator and motivator, able to get the best out of teams through skilful interaction and proactive team-building around the goals of each project.
  • You have good problem-solving skills and are able to manage risks and issues, proactively and creatively, to ensure project delivery is not compromised.
  • You are a team player and will be committed to building and developing Fair Finance initiatives
  • Ideally, you have experience of working in a start-up, SME or financial services environment
  • Ideally, you have experience in web and digital marketing projects
  • Ideally, you will have experience in managing teams

If you want to work in a talented team and be a part of a company that values their people, then please get in touch by submitting your CV and a Cover Letter to sheena.pentin@careers4change.com

 

Location: Manchester preferred (occasional working from home considered)

Contract: 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £40K to £50K (depending on experience & location)

Reporting to: Investment Director & Head of Property Funds

Resonance, a leading Social Impact Investment Company, is seeking a Property Fund Development Manager who has a deep understanding of the property investment market and is motivated by delivering social impact property investment funds to house a range of vulnerable people throughout the UK.

Purpose:

To support the property funds team in developing the organisation’s social impact property investment fund business by

(i) growing their existing funds

(ii) launching new funds that are currently under development

(iii) working up new fund ideas that may launch in the future

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Partner Development – ability to liaise and build relationships with numerous charities and social enterprises around the UK to understand (i) the nuances of the tenant group they are looking to support, (ii) partner property requirements in order to house the tenant group and (iii) the lease terms that work for both the partner and the investment fund which will ultimately allow investment to flow into the investment fund.
  • Investor relations – ability to liaise and build relationships with both existing and new investors who are looking to invest into this space and therefore financial analysis and financial modelling is a prerequisite here as well as the ability to articulate an investment case to a potential investor.
  • Sourcing strategy – ability to put in place and execute a strategy for sourcing properties required for their partners (eg acquisition and refurbishment, conversion, development, new build, acquisition of portfolios etc) that will be successfully approved by the Investment Committee.
  • Research & feasibility study – ability to undertake research into a market and to deliver a feasibility study around whether a social impact investment fund could work for a particular tenant group and / or partner organisation(s).
  • Legal Documentation – ability to interact with a law firm in order to discuss the optimum structure of a fund and ultimately to put together a suite of legal documents in relation to launching a new social impact property investment fund in partnership with their partner organisations.
  • Project management – ability to manage multiple projects with multiple stakeholders showing tenacity and perseverance in seeing new funds successfully launch.

Person specification:

The Property Fund Development Manager will play an important role in the delivery of the company’s offer to strengthen social enterprises and shape the eco-system that enables social investment to thrive.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Key strengths:

 This person will be:

  • A solutions finder; not giving up at the first barrier but able to think creatively to identify and implement investment opportunities even if this requires modifications to the initial proposal.
  • A team player; working with people in and outside of the organisation to get the job done.
  • Resilient; capable of maintaining motivation and focus despite set backs.
  • Strategic with attention to detail; capable of seeing and communicating the big picture and translate that into specific actions.
  • Strong on execution; able to bring together and orchestrate numerous moving pieces and drive things forward in order to get the deal done.
  • Financially literate but socially motivated; not “in it for themselves” but still highly skilled in shaping commercial solutions to best fit the social goals of client enterprises.
  • Empathetic in seeing the other side of the story and yet also holding people to account.

 

Essential experience and skills:

  • Fully subscribes to Resonance’s vision, mission and values.
  • Experience in property development and investment.
  • Ability to process and break down investment proposals, analyse risk and recommend decisions on investment suitability.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and advise on business and financial strategy within the context of a values led enterprise.
  • Commercial acumen and ability to creatively source investment opportunities suitable for funds’ criteria.
  • Strong financial modelling skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong networking, interpersonal, and influencing skills.
  • Experience in the implementation of systems and performance measurement processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the FCA.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to prioritise work towards clear goals and performance targets.
  • Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative and tenacity in seeing tasks or projects through to conclusion.
  • Thorough and detailed approach to organising work and maintaining accurate records.
  • Highly professional and ethical approach in representing the company and marketing its products.
  • Willing to travel within the UK and work with colleagues in multiple locations using appropriate communications technology.
  • Enthusiasm to work in an entrepreneurial and innovative environment.

 

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree standard
  • Other relevant professional qualification
  • Knowledge of social enterprise sector
  • Knowledge of social investment sector
  • Experience in social investment either from the social enterprise perspective or from the investor side (if very hands on experience) including deal structuring, executing and ongoing management
  • Experience of the development and implementation of social impact management frameworks
  • Experience in the implementation of systems and performance measurement processes
  • Strong project management skills

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV and Cover Letter to sheena.pentin@careers4change.com 

Important Functional Relationships
(Internal):
CIO, Property Fund Development Manager, Deployment Manager, Portfolio Manager, Finance team, Communications team.
Important Functional Relationships
(External):
Investors, Charities & Social Enterprises, Property Agents, Property Developers, Resonance Associates.

 

Resonance

Vision
A world where…

  • capital serves people and communities
  • all are empowered to invest in enterprise for positive social impact
  • resources are stewarded for future generations

Mission

  • To connect capital to social enterprises
  • To find creative solutions matching transformational enterprises with investors who share their values
  • To shift market motivations, aligning commercial returns with social impact

Values

  • We are a bridge, not an institution
  • We believe there is always a solution
  • We build trusting and transparent relationships, one investment at a time
  • When we strive for mutual profit, all of society benefits

 

 

Location: Manchester

Contract: 12-month fixed term contract for maternity cover (part time considered)

Salary: £30,000-£40,000

Reporting to: Investment Manager

This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in the ambition of Resonance to strengthen social enterprises and shape the eco-system which enables social investment to thrive. Resonance is a leading Social Impact Investment Company and this Senior Investment Analyst, based in Manchester, will contribute to its growing prominence in the sector.

The Role of Senior Investment Analyst within the North West SITR Fund

Purpose:

To support Resonance’s Investment team with a focus on their North West SITR (social investment tax relief) Fund. The ultimate goal of this Fund is to dismantle poverty and disadvantage in the North West region by providing affordable investments to social enterprises so they can grow their business and scale up their impact.

Key Function:

Support the deployment and operation of the Fund. Responsible for coordinating and contracting with new business opportunities and ensuring projects are delivered to a high standard.

Core responsibilities:

  • Sourcing social enterprise investment opportunities
  • Assisting social enterprises with understanding SITR, the loans we can offer and how we work
  • Supporting social enterprises who are considering social impact investment to fund their growth
  • Managing ongoing relationships with both current and potential investees
  • Carry out due diligence and financial analysis to support our investment papers
  • Preparing investment papers and presenting recommendations to the Investment Committee
  • Supporting investees to meet their loan conditions
  • Executing deals from the Fund
  • Monitoring investments made
  • Helping to build the Resonance network in the North West
  • Actively sharing the learning from projects across the Resonance team

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Representing Resonance at events and other profile-raising activities
  • Developing relationships with investors and other partners
  • Assisting with reporting to Resonance’s leadership team and board of directors
  • Deputising for other team members

Person specification

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Key Strengths

This person will be:

  • A team player; working with people in and outside of the organisation to get the job done
  • Resilient; capable of maintaining motivation and focus despite setbacks
  • Strong on execution; able to bring together and orchestrate numerous moving pieces and drive things forward in order to get the project delivered
  • Financially literate but socially motivated; not “in it for themselves” but still highly skilled in shaping commercial solutions to best fit the social goals of client enterprises
  • Empathetic in seeing the other side of the story and yet also holding people to account

Essential experience and skills:

  • Desire to help address social issues through impact investment
  • Fully subscribes to Resonance’s vision, mission and values
  • Ability to understand, interpret and advise on business and impact strategy within the context of a values-led enterprise
  • Commercial acumen and ability to creatively identify and execute business opportunities
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to prioritise work towards clear goals and performance targets
  • Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative and tenacity in seeing tasks or projects through to conclusion.
  • Thorough and detailed approach to organising work and maintaining accurate records
  • Highly professional and ethical approach in representing the company and marketing its products
  • Willing to travel within the UK and work with colleagues in multiple locations using appropriate communications technology
  • Enthusiasm to work in an entrepreneurial and innovative environment

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree standard
  • Other relevant professional qualification
  • Knowledge of social enterprise sector
  • Knowledge of social investment sector
  • Knowledge of the North West region
  • Experience in social investment either from the social enterprise perspective or from the investor side (if very hands on experience) including deal structuring, executing and ongoing management
  • Experience of the development and implementation of social impact management frameworks
  • Experience in the implementation of systems and performance measurement processes
  • Strong project management skills

Important functional relationships – internal: Funds Team; Central Team (finance, people, compliance); Communications Team

Important functional relationships – external: Social Enterprise clients; Social Enterprise networks and support organisations; Investors; Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers, Resonance North West SITR Investment Committee.

Mandatory Questions for Candidates for Social Investment Analyst, Manchester

  1. Are you based in the North West?
  2. Do you have FCA approval or other Professional qualifications (please specify)?
  3. What has led you to apply for a social investment role specifically rather than a mainstream investment role?
  4. Have you worked with social enterprises or third sector organisations before? If so, please give a brief summary.
  5. Are you willing to travel across the UK?
  6. How would you rate your experience in using Microsoft Excel 1 – 4 (1 being basic and 4 advanced).

Resonance

Our Vision

A world where…

  • capital serves people and communities
  • all are empowered to invest in enterprise for positive social impact
  • resources are stewarded for future generations

Our Mission

  • To connect capital to social enterprises
  • To find creative solutions matching transformational enterprises with investors who share their values
  • To shift market motivations, aligning commercial returns with social impact

Our Values

  • We are a bridge, not an institution
  • We believe there is always a solution
  • We build trusting and transparent relationships, one investment at a time
  • When we strive for mutual profit, all of society benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Birmingham
Contract: Permanent, full time
Salary: £30,000-£40,000
Reporting to: Investment Manager

This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in the ambition of Resonance to strengthen social enterprises and shape the eco-system which enables social investment to thrive. Resonance is a leading Social Impact Investment Company and the Senior Investment Analyst, based in Birmingham, will contribute to its growing prominence in the sector.

The Role of Senior Investment Analyst within the West Midlands SITR Fund

Purpose:
To support Resonance’s Investment team with a focus on their West Midlands SITR (social investment tax relief) Fund. The ultimate goal of this Fund is to dismantle poverty and disadvantage in the West Midlands region by providing affordable investments to social enterprises so they can grow their business and scale up their impact.

Key Function:
Support the deployment and operation of the Fund.
Responsible for coordinating and contracting with new business opportunities and ensuring projects are delivered to a high standard.

Core responsibilities:

  • Sourcing social enterprise investment opportunities
  • Assisting social enterprises with understanding SITR, the loans we can offer and how we work
  • Supporting social enterprises who are considering social impact investment to fund their growth
  • Managing ongoing relationships with both current and potential investees
  • Carrying out due diligence and financial analysis to assess investment opportunities
  • Preparing investment papers and presenting recommendations to the Investment Committee
  • Supporting investees to meet their loan conditions
  • Executing deals from the Fund
  • Monitoring investments made
  • Helping to build the Resonance network in the West Midlands
  • Actively sharing the learning from projects across the Resonance team

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Representing Resonance at events and other profile-raising activities
  • Developing relationships with investors and other partners
  • Assisting with reporting to Resonance’s leadership team and board of directors
  • Deputising for other team members

Person specification:

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Key Strengths

This person will be:

  • A team player; working with people in and outside of the organisation to get the job done
  • Resilient; capable of maintaining motivation and focus despite setbacks
  • Strong on execution; able to bring together and orchestrate numerous moving pieces and drive things forward in order to get the project delivered
  • Financially literate but socially motivated; not “in it for themselves” but still highly skilled in shaping commercial solutions to best fit the social goals of client enterprises
  • Empathetic in seeing the other side of the story and yet also holding people to account

Essential experience and skills:

  • Desire to help address social issues through impact investment
  • Fully subscribes to Resonance’s vision, mission and values (see below)
  • Ability to understand, interpret and advise on business and impact strategy within the context of a values-led enterprise
  • Commercial acumen and ability to creatively identify and execute business opportunities
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong networking, interpersonal, and influencing skills
  • Able to prioritise work towards clear goals and performance targets
  • Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative and tenacity in seeing tasks or projects through to conclusion.
  • Thorough and detailed approach to organising work and maintaining accurate records
  • Highly professional and ethical approach in representing the company and marketing its products
  • Willing to travel within the UK and work with colleagues in multiple locations using appropriate communications technology
  • Enthusiasm to work in an entrepreneurial and innovative environment

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree standard
  • Other relevant professional qualification
  • Knowledge of social enterprise sector
  • Knowledge of social investment sector
  • Knowledge of the West Midlands region
  • Experience in social investment either from the social enterprise perspective or from the investor side (if very hands on experience) including deal structuring, executing and ongoing management
  • Experience of the development and implementation of social impact management frameworks
  • Experience in the implementation of systems and performance measurement processes
  • Strong project management skills

Important functional relationships – internal:
Funds Team; Central Team (finance, people, compliance); Communications Team

Important functional relationships – external:
Social Enterprise clients; Social Enterprise networks and support organisations; Investors; Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers, Resonance West Midlands SITR Investment Committee.

Mandatory Questions for Candidates:

  1. Are you based in the West Midlands?
  2. Do you have FCA approval or other Professional qualifications (please specify?
  3. What has led you to apply for a social investment role specifically rather than a mainstream investment role?
  4. Have you worked with social enterprises or third sector organisations before? If so, please give a brief summary.
  5. Are you willing to travel across the UK?
  6. How would you rate your experience in using Microsoft Excel 1 – 4 (1 being basic and 4 advanced).

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV, Cover Letter and answers to the mandatory questions to: sheena.pentin@careers4change.com

Resonance

Our Vision
A world where…

  • capital serves people and communities
  • all are empowered to invest in enterprise for positive social impact
  • resources are stewarded for future generations

Our Mission

  • To connect capital to social enterprise
  • To find creative solutions matching transformational enterprises with investors who share their values
  • To shift market motivations, aligning commercial returns with social impact

Our Values

  • We are a bridge, not an institution
  • We believe there is always a solution
  • We build trusting and transparent relationships, one investment at a time
  • When we strive for mutual profit, all of society benefits