Job Title: Fundraising and Investor Relations Associate
Location: Home working, meetings and events in London and around the UK
Reporting to: Operations Director
Contract: Six-month fixed term contract. Full time or part time (minimum three days), flexible working offered
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 plus benefits
Date closes:Monday, 22nd August 2022 at 9am
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Role Purpose

About Social Tech Trust

The cost-of-living crisis, global economic downturn and continuing pandemic are contributing to an uncertain environment where it is more important than ever that we find solutions to the challenges people face. Tech is not a panacea, but it is part of almost every solution. We are working to ensure that early-stage companies are able to do good with technology.

Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage.  Our vision is a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech. We’ve already invested more than £30m in 300 socially motivated initiatives over the last decade. We’re now ready to scale our impact by creating a new investment fund for early-stage social tech ventures. Our fund is based on a flexible VC model that combines elements of revenue-based investment and venture capital to enable social tech ventures to build their sustainability and increase their impact.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion: Having worked with many organisations that champion equality, diversity and inclusion from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, we’re committed to the same principles in our own employment practices. We actively welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, socio economic background, sexual orientation or age.

Our approach to recruitment: We know that well qualified people often screen themselves out as they can’t tick all the boxes of the job description, or their imposter syndrome kicks in. No-one can do everything perfectly, so we are looking to build a team with complementary skills and the right attitude and values. So, if you are wavering, we encourage you to apply.

About this role

We’re recruiting for an entrepreneurial Fundraising and Investor Relations Associate to join our team and play a key role in raising the investment fund. The role will focus on supporting the ongoing fundraise through investor research and engagement, supporting the investment team and working with our Marketing and Communications Manager to create compelling materials that will engage and motivate investors.  We need someone who is confident to talk about financial instruments, fund structures and the wider investment landscape.

This role is suited to someone who has both strategic insight and the ability to roll their sleeves up and get things done. We’re seeking someone who can work flexibly within an ambitious team and can see tasks through to completion working quickly whilst delivering quality outputs. The post holder will have strong attention to detail and excellent communications skills with the confidence to reach out to investors and partners. They will be able to bring their experience to the role and support the development of our investment strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out research on prospective investors with a particular focus on family offices, corporates and trusts and foundations
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to develop the written narrative to communicate our investment strategy, create our pitch deck, and prepare other written and visual marketing materials
  • Engage and build relationships with prospective investors to support the fundraise of our new investment fund
  • Manage the project plan to ensure the team is coordinated and progress is tracked
  • Conduct research and analysis to evidence investment demand and need
  • Develop case studies of our investments to reflect our track record of investing in, and adding value, to ventures
  • Manage our data room and respond to data queries
  • Analyse investor trends, interests, and their alignment to our strategy
  • Manage our CRM, including our investor and investee pipeline
  • Prepare briefings and presentations
  • Respond to investor enquiries
  • Conduct horizon scanning and analyse market developments including relevant policy, current affairs, and tech trends
  • Other duties as required

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Motivated by creating social impact, with a shared belief in Social Tech Trust’s vision of a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech
  • Proactive, action-orientated, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • High attention to detail with a drive for excellence
  • Excellent research and written skills
  • Ability to establish personal credibility and inspire confidence both internally and externally
  • Highly organised, with excellent project management skills and the ability to ruthlessly prioritise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a proven demonstration of energy, resilience, and commitment
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team
  • Positive and solution focused attitude
  • Proven ability to deliver high standards while working at pace
  • Flexible

Desired

  • Established networks within banking, private investment, impact investment or philanthropy
  • A track record of delivering new partnerships to build innovative investment products
  • A passion for using technology for positive change
  • Interest in alternative forms of investment

How to apply

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a cover letter or a short recording that answers the following question:

How would you go about developing a strategic plan to engage with investors on behalf of Social Tech Trust providing examples from your previous experience?

Finally, please ensure that you have included a contact telephone number.

If you think you could be a good fit for this role, we would love to hear from you. Even if you’re not sure you have the right experience, we invite you to contact us to arrange a discussion.

To apply, please send your CV and answers to the key question outlined above to:

socialimpactjobs@careers4change.com

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