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Investment Director, Impact Investment, Big Issue Invest, Hybrid, London, UK


About our client

Founded in 2005, Big Issue Invest extends the Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of sustainable social enterprises. Big Issue Invest provides finance, from unsecured loans and equity investment to sustainable social enterprises, charities and ventures to create jobs, help prevent poverty and create opportunities for communities. This Managing Director role will focus on leading the growth of Big Issue Invests' "Fund IV". Fund IV is a property-backed social debt fund which centres on tackling homelessness in the UK, providing social and healthcare to those in the poorest areas of society and improving social infrastructure in areas of high deprivation. 

What the job involves

  • In collaboration with the Head of Fund Management, formulate and implements Fund IV strategy 
  • Leading on all Fund IV investment matters with a key focus on selecting already originated investments from the group's investment pipeline
  • Allocating investment resources across all Fund IV activities effectively to maximise value and impact
  • Maintain a best in class social investment engine from deal origination to deal exit 
  • Building effective working relationships with stakeholders, taking a leadership role as necessary; and leveraging contacts to create new opportunities
  • Act as a leader, teacher and internal role model for social investment

Who we are looking for

  • A proven investment track record in a leadership role in fund management, gained within a bank, private equity firm or corporate finance institution. 
  • A verifiable understanding of the drivers behind the social finance sector and social impact investment and how best to use financial instruments to create social impact 
  • Strong competencies in strategy and the ability to mobilise resources to enable the delivery of Fund IV’s investment strategy
  • Being entrepreneurial and demonstrating belief in the message and ethos of Big Issue Invest
  • Ability to deliver outcomes to stakeholders in line with expectations and strategic goals

Private Equity, Impact Investing


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