Head of Engagement

Big Society Capital

Location London

Salary £100k Circa

Application deadline 28 April 2019
The application deadline for this role has passed

Our mission is to improve peoples’ lives, by connecting investment to the social enterprises and charities that make change happen.

To achieve that mission, we connect and engage with people and organisations, building a social impact market as well as providing wholesale investment. We seek to build confidence and action on investment with front line social enterprises and charities. We engage co-investors to finance alongside us, including investors with both impact-first and finance-first motivations. We hire and develop the best talent in our organisation and in the intermediary investors in our network. And increasingly we engage development partners, who bring expertise and capacity to achieve both individual investment opportunities and system change to address priority social challenges.

As Head of Engagement you will lead BSC’s strategy, development and delivery on engagement, communications and movement building. Reporting to the CEO, leading a team of high calibre Directors and operating as a full member of the Executive Committee and Investment Committee, you will ensure that our purpose is understood, our activities inspire action, and our reputation is a positive beacon to build a vibrant network of support for social impact investment here and across our sector

To be successful you will be an exceptional communicator with extensive experience of engaging and influencing across a multiple stakeholder groups. You will be intellectually robust with a high degree of emotional intelligence. As well as being a successful strategic leader and sophisticated manager of people, creativity, commercial acumen, financial literacy and an understanding of social investment are a must, alongside empathy with and experience (paid or unpaid) of the social sector.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be a core part of BSC’s mission to deliver sustainable social impact through active engagement with our stakeholders. As the leading development finance institution dedicated to social impact investment in the UK, we are in the centre of a rapidly developing movement to put finance to its highest value: solving social challenges.  If you feel you have the skills, insights and passion to help us increase our reach and impact, we would like to hear from you.

To apply

To read the appointment brief for more information and how to apply, please CLICK HERE

For an informal and confidential discussion, after having read the appointment brief, please contact Jim Banks on 07787 004 768 ( or David Fielding 07810 507 235 (

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th April 2019

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