Opportunities

Current opportunities to work with us are listed below. If you're interested in joining our team on a voluntary basis please email enquiries@bigissueinvest.com for more information.

Big Issue Invest thanks all applicants for their interest and will reply only to those invited for interview.

 

Jobs

  • Big Issue Invest (BII) is looking for two highly motivated individuals to join our small, entrepreneurial team.

     

    BII, a subsidiary of The Big Issue, is a leading provider of finance to scale-up social enterprises in the UK.  This individual will support BII’s growth including of its lending operations and pioneering Social Enterprise Investment Fund which aims to deliver both social and financial returns to investors.

    Full job descriptions are available to download below.

    Interested candidates should send via an e-mail referencing BII and the position for which you are applying to personnel@bigissue.com : a CV (maximum 3 pages) and covering letter describing your relevant qualifications as well as your motivations for seeking a career opportunity in social finance, and where you saw our job posting.

    Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30th April 2014

     

  • Investment Analyst

    We are seeking an Investment Analyst to support the senior investment team in the sourcing, due diligence and execution of social investment deals.

    We are looking for a candidate who is socially driven and who has strong financial analysis skills.  The key requirements include a solid understanding of accounting and financial analysis, the ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and an interest in the aims of social enterprise.

  • Senior Investment Manager

    We are looking to hire a Senior Investment Manager to help source, appraise, structure and execute social enterprise investment deals, and monitor and support a portfolio of social enterprise clients.

    This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong finance or investment background interested in moving into the fast developing field of social investment. 

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Latest News

  • Are you interested in working with us?

    We're looking for a Senior Investment Manager and Investment Analyst to join our growing team.

    Click here to find out how to apply and download the full job descriptions.

  • CORPORATE SOCIAL VENTURING 2014

    London 7 April, 2014 – Early stage social businesses across England are being challenged to apply for vital investment capital and business mentoring support that will potentially propel their ventures to the next level. 

    BII’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back: £500,000 investment available for innovative early stage social businesses

    Click here to read more.

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  • BIG ISSUE INVEST STUDY HIGHLIGHTS ‘SOCIAL VALUE’ OF UK PRIVATE EQUITY

    New research suggests private equity can help to rebalance the UK economy, spreading growth and job opportunities more equally across regions and communities.

    The study was led by Mark Hepworth, head of research and policy for Big Issue Invest, contact: mark@bigissueinvest.com.

    Click here to read more and download the full report. Read the Pioneers Post article here.

  • Big Issue Invest celebrate winning major national award

    The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, in partnership with the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA), celebrate excellence in community finance.

    Photo copyright Chris Hughes.

    At the awards ceremony in Bristol, BII were named as the winner of the Community in Partnership award and were presented with a £20,000 prize.

    This award celebrates partnerships that have improved access to finance.  It recognised the achievement of BII in its work to tackle financial exclusion through the Rental Exchange initiative, in partnership with Experian. Click here to read more.

  • THREADNEEDLE AND BIG ISSUE INVEST BRING SOCIAL INVESTING TO THE MAINSTREAM WITH LAUNCH OF UK SOCIAL BOND FUND

    Pioneering UK retail investment into social sector

    Threadneedle Investments (Threadneedle) announces it will launch the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund in partnership with Big Issue Invest.

    Click here to read more

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