Big Issue Invest

Senior Impact Manager for Investment

Big Issue Invest has an ambitious mission: to build a world that works for everyone. We do this by investing in social enterprises and charities across the UK and BII currently has investments in over 180 social sector organisations.

As part of the Impact Team, the Senior Impact Manager for Investment will lead the impact strategy, framework and methodology for Big Issue Invest direct investing activities. This includes:

  • Developing new fund theory of change and impact frameworks and sharing impact and lessons on our impact practices. 
  • The opportunity to engage with BII Senior Management Team (SMT) in the delivery and embedding of the upcoming Big Issue Group and BII strategy, ensuring new products are embedded within the strategy and developing effective reporting mechanisms for social, environmental and investee impact.
  • Developing and implementing frameworks for assessing social impact of potential investments, automating reporting processes (including data collection), adopting best practice and interacting with key stakeholders (including funding partners and investees). 

TBIG has an ambition to align the way we understand our impact on society, economy and environment as part of our 2022 to 2027 strategy. 

Skills & Experience 

  • Excellent oral and written skills and the ability to synthesise and summarise quantitative and qualitative data in a structured and consistent way.
  • Ability to create powerful narratives that present social impact in a simple manner.
  • Work experience in areas such as project evaluation or impact analysis.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including experience with database development and data analysis, and a clear understanding of the importance of data quality and management and its importance to analysis and assessment.
  • A positive, flexible approach. You are able to adapt to different situations with ease, from working with grass roots social enterprises to representing Big Issue Invest in government meetings.
  • Ambition and resilience to join a small but growing team in a high profile, entrepreneurial company.
  • Proven interest or knowledge of social enterprise and social investment.

Salary and Benefits include:

•  Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays on top, increasing by 1 day for each year of employment up to 30 days

•  Company sick pay starting at 5 days of full pay, increasing by 5 days with each year of employment (up to 6 weeks)

•  Paid time off to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation

•  Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension 

•  Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

•  Comprehensive flexible working policy open to all staff from day 1 of employment

•  Perkpal employee benefits platform offering discounts at over 1500 retailers, cinema tickets, gym membership and legal/financial advice 

•  Free-of-charge BUPA healthcare cash plan scheme covering everything from dental and physiotherapy costs through to private consultations and scans

•  Access to our Employee Assistance programme which includes counselling and a range of therapies 

•  Life cover - a lump sum for your family or loved ones if the unexpected happens

•  Comprehensive programme of professional skills training

Workplace details: 

This role can be based anywhere in the UK. There will be a requirement for regular travel to our head office in Finsbury Park, London.

Closing date: 24 June 2022

The Big Issue Group 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.

Our Group Mission 

Building a world that works for everyone. Challenging, innovating, and creating self-help and sustainable business solutions, that dismantle poverty now and for future generations