Investment Manager

  • Job Title: Investment Manager
  • Location: North & Midlands, field-based role, with attendance at Sheffield office
  • Reporting To: Lead Investment Manager
  • Salary: £41,033 - £41,033 per annum
  • Contract: Full-time Permanent
  • Date Closes: Thu 27 Jun 2024
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Role Purpose

Key Fund is seeking an exceptional professional with business lending and transaction management expertise with a high degree of commitment to customer service to work with them as their new Investment Manager. You will meet with existing and potential investees in the field, building rapport and using your excellent networking skills, as well as raise the profile of Key Fund through events and workshops.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a well-established social investment organisation, supporting community and social enterprises to access the right finance and business support in the North and Midlands, working with a highly collaborative and growing team.

About Key Fund

Key Fund provides finance, both flexible loans and blended grant/loan packages, to community and social enterprises to help them to start up, become sustainable and grow, creating jobs, reinvigorating communities and offering social investment. Key Fund’s objective is to remove traditional barriers to finance for these enterprises, offering the right kind of money at the right time.

Putting people at the centre of everything they do, they walk alongside organisations that tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. They invest in those ambitious to see their communities transformed, believing in the power of people to make a difference.

You must be committed to the development of social and economic regeneration and work within Key Funds values and social mission to undertake this role.

Key Responsibilities

Proposition Development

  • Develop a pipeline of leads to deliver KFI targets.
  • Respond to and manage enquiries and applications.
  • Manage client relationship to Panel and complete due diligence on applications, following the Key Fund process.
  • Write investment reports and present them to Investment Panel.
  • Ensure all records are accurate and up to date as per company processes.
  • Post Panel prepare documentation.
  • Check documentation when returned by Client.
  • Manage disbursement of funds.
  • Transfer account to relationship portfolio.

Client Relationship Management

  • Manage a portfolio of c60 clients.
  • Collect and collate monitoring evidence (financial, impact and output) as per the company processes.
  • Ensure all records are accurate and up to date as per company processes.
  • Work with clients in difficulty and provide regular reports to the Finance Team as per the processes, including delinquency reports when required.
  • Support actions to recover funds when required.

Intermediates Relationship Management:

  • Leverage network for referrals.
  • Raise profile of Key Fund with professionals & other Intermediaries.
  • Manage list of Tier 1 and Tier 2 contacts, ensuring regular updates.

Events and Marketing

  • Events – attend a minimum of 1 per month.
  • Support or deliver Workshops / Master-classes.
  • Support the planning and implementation of sales and marketing campaigns.

Administration and General

  • Support business planning.
  • Ensure accurate file management.
  • Contribute to contract returns and reports.
  • Maintain up to date systems e.g. Sentinel.

Skills and Experience

A high degree of commitment to customer service is required for this outward facing role and so you must be an excellent networker with high levels of social confidence. However, whilst many aspects of this role are sales orientated, it’s the ability to work with clients to find the right solution for them in line with the mission of Key Fund that is most important.

Candidates will need to be highly efficient operators, able to be flexible and adaptable to change. The role will require you to work independently, but also as part of a wider team, with a willingness to play a part in the ongoing growth and development of KF. You will be expected to work with colleagues to develop/share best practice, with a real commitment to personal development.

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience of transaction management in a financial services environment, including the coordination of: sourcing, development and assessment of investment proposals (loans and equity); after care services; external relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to ensuring that company processes are followed in order to meet contract compliance, consistency and transparency in all activities.
  • Management of own portfolio of clients and development of grants/loans and or equity applications for values up to £150k.
  • Ability to ensure the appropriate assessment of individual applications against risk standards, identifying areas of weakness and development.
  • Able to assess own portfolio of applications and analyse a range of Financial Statements in order to assess risk.
  • An understanding of risk assessment and willingness to take and share risks with community/social enterprise organisations (on behalf of Key Fund).
  • IT Skills – Proficient in word, outlook and excel.
  • Relevant education and/or experience.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to present information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Valid driving license, own transport. Willingness to travel around the region.
  • Business support qualification or equivalent.

The above principal accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility. The post holder must be flexible to ensure the operational needs of Key Fund Investments Ltd and partnership organisations are met. This includes undertaking duties of a similar nature and responsibility as and when required.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a one page Cover Letter to Careers4Change indicating how your skill sets align with the Job Description and why you are keen to join Key Fund.

Application Process

Closes to applicants: Thu 27 Jun 2024

Long List to be sent to client: Fri 28 Jun 2024

Short List selected: Fri 5 Jul 2024

Interviews begin: Thu 11 Jul 2024

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