Investment Analyst/ Researcher  

Role type: 1.5 – 3 months UK based contract

Location: Home-based.

Salary: up to £30,000 pro rata. We encourage flexible work opportunities including homeworking, and flexi-hours.

 

About Social Tech Trust 

Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage. With a clear purpose to transform lives with tech, an expert team, supportive Board, and a strong portfolio of social tech start-ups, we’re ready to scale our impact. Our vision is a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech. We’ve already invested more than £31m in almost 800 socially motivated initiatives over the last twelve years. Following a strategic review, we’re designing and delivering a new sustainable business model, which requires developing several new income streams. 

 

About this role 

We are seeking an individual with understanding and experience of the investment sector who is motivated to address societal inequalities through tech for a research project to build understanding of social impact investors to underpin our investment strategy and support our fundraising for a new early-stage Social Tech Ventures investment fund. This project is for a maximum initial 6 weeks.

Key Areas of Research 

> Funding landscape and key social investment funders, such as Trusts and Foundations, Corporates and Family Offices.

> Identify and analyse data in support of the investment narrative and strategy.

> Compiling and analysing venture data to inform our model.

> Providing information to support our pitch deck and marketing materials.

> Identifying potential partners that could accelerate our work.

Key skills and experience 

> Experience working in the investment sector is essential 

> Strong written and presentation skills with an ability to identify and present relevant information clearly and succinctly 

> Independent thinker able to manage their own workload with demonstrable ability to deliver to brief, under time pressure 

> Forward-planner capable of prioritising 

> Enthusiastic with a strong desire for social impact and transformation. 

This is an exciting short-term opportunity to contribute to our social investment fundraise at a pivotal time for our organisation.

This role would suit a highly motivated individual with experience of the investment sector, keen to gain experience of working in social impact and early-stage VCs.

How to apply 

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a short email or recording telling us why you’re interested in joining Social tech Trust.

Please provide the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees relevant to this role. References will only be taken with your permission, once your application has progressed to offer stage. 

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


Applications should be submitted to Paulina Kowalke at paulina.kowalke@socialtechtrust.org
. Add the title of the role that you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 


The closing date for applications is 
11.59pm on 11 July 2021.  Please note that we will be reviewing applications and carrying out interviews throughout the recruitment period. Once a suitable candidate had been identified we will close the recruitment process so please don’t delay your application if this role is of interest. 


Commitment to Equality, 
Diversity and Inclusion 

The Trust embraces diversity, and we want to diversify our team in terms of skills, background and life experience. 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, you can always get in touch and have a chat with one of us. We welcome all applications and particularly those from individuals from racially diverse backgrounds and people with a disability as they are currently under-represented on our team.  We also welcome applications from individuals who reflect the wide range of socio-economic backgrounds in the UK and are especially interested to talk to those that can bring lived experience of social challenges to the team.  

For any questions related to the role, please contact paulina.kowalke@socialtechtrust.org