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The Social Investment Consultancy

The Social Investment Consultancy

The Social Investment Consultancy

The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) is an international consulting firm using the latest models of social enterprise, revenue generation, impact investment and venture philanthropy to help bus...


London, United Kingdom

4 Sep 2013

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Compensation details:
London living wage.

Employer tags:
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Social Impact

Research Associate

Inquistive forward-thinker wanted to help write book on philanthropy

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
London living wage.

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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The Social Investment Consultancy ( is a consulting firm operating at the intersection of the for- and non-profit sectors. We provide corporations, foundations, charities, social enterprises and philanthropists with the advice and support they need to maximise their social impact.   Previous and current clients include The John Lewis Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank, Oxford University Press and UNICEF. We believe that philanthropy can be a catalytic force for social change – and that philanthropists willing to take a venture approach to trialing new ideas can have a systemic impact on the way sectors work and billions are spent.
The Social Investment Consultancy is looking to commission a book on philanthropy and is looking for a researcher who is interested in partnering on the project – helping secure finance for the book through grant/sponsorship applications and then undertaking research for the project. We are looking for a resourceful, energetic individual to work with us to do 2 initial days of work commencing on Wednesday, 18th September to put the funding proposal together and submit it, and then be open to an 8-10 week, full-time role paid at London living wage to work on the project in early 2013 if the funding comes through (we should know by mid-November).

Key responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Developing research and sponsorship proposals with the support of the Research Director;
  • Identifying suitable funds and potential sponsors to apply to;
  • Working with the Research Director and CEO to develop the structure of the research project, including identifying relevant case studies and developing a research plan;
  • Arranging interviews and travel logistics for phone and in-person interviews with subjects;
  • Undertaking desk and field research into selected case studies, including domestic and international travel;
  • Working with the Research Director and CEO to write up the research into a book; and
  • Supporting with the development of marketing and press materials and promoting the book.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience writing reports and briefings;
  • Experience conducting in-person interviews and/or meetings in a professional environment;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically and respond quickly to situations;
  • Fluency in English;
  • An interest in global and domestic social issues, and working alongside a team of people with a broad range of backgrounds and knowledge;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; and
  • Be a dynamic, forward-thinker who can bring new energy and ideas into our work!
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