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Investment Manager

at Big Issue Invest in London, Birmingham or Cardiff

About the Job

Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of The Big Issue. BII helps prevent poverty and creates opportunities for communities by providing finance, from unsecured loans to equity investment, to sustainable social enterprises, charities and ventures.

We are now looking for an experienced investment professional to join our small lending team. The suitable candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated and keen to work with social enterprises and charities. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of business models operated by social enterprises, who is outgoing and who can demonstrate through an assessment process accountancy skill and the ability to assess organisations for debt finance.

The role involves managing a portfolio of 20 clients, sourcing, assessing and taking through the credit process new applicants, promoting the work of BII and providing applicants with support during the assessment process. This is a multi-functional role, ideally suited to someone who can manage their own workload efficiently and contribute to a highly successful small team of like-minded people.

For a full job description including the summary of skills, qualities and experience required for the role please download from the link below

If you have any queries, please email

Closing date: 30 November 2021


We offer

  • Incremental holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) plus paid leave to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation
  • Incremental sick pay starting at 5 days per rolling year
  • Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Comprehensive flexible working policy open to all staff
  • Training and development opportunities including an open learning library and management training schemes
  • Health benefits include life cover, a health Cashplan scheme which provides access to counselling and a range of therapies

Please note that we reserve the right to review and amend our staff benefits and they do not form part of any contract of employment

Workplace details

London or Birmingham, with the option for partial home-working. A location out of Big Issue hubs at Glasgow, Bristol or Cardiff is also possible.

Big Issue Invest is committed to equal opportunities and committed to promoting and enhancing diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA, and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

Department: Big Issue Invest Head Office

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £40-50k dependent on experience

Benefits: As well as a salary commensurate with our sector, we are proud of our family-friendly staff benefits. We offer 3 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for a sick child or grandchild, 3 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for a sick or elderly relative, an incremental holiday scheme, life cover, a healthcare cash plan, access to an open learning library and other learning & development opportunities, an enhanced contribution into our workplace pension and a generous maternity package. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are underrepresented, such as women in senior roles such as this, disabled people and people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

To apply

Big Issue Invest

Founded in 2005, Big Issue Invest extends The Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of sustainable social enterprises.

Big Issue Invest offers social enterprises, charities and profit-with-purpose businesses loans and investment from £20,000 to £3 million. Since 2005, we have invested in more than 400 social enterprises and charities across the UK.