Portfolio Manager

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Location SE1 1NA

Position Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary Circa £45,000-£50,000 pa (depending on experience) plus pension and other benefits

Application deadline 18 March 2019
The application deadline for this role has passed


At Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity we are building a new way of working. We think it is possible to reduce health inequalities in inner-city areas. Our investments empower people to lead healthy lives in Lambeth and Southwark and demonstrate the power of a long-term approach to complex health issues. We improve health working jointly with Lambeth and Southwark residents, local and national government, community and private sector partners. By doing this, we aim to inspire others in the UK and abroad to create better health.

We currently focus on two health issues (childhood obesity and multiple long-term conditions) and run ground-breaking long-term funding programmes which will invest over £60 million over the next ten years to help tackle these challenges. We plan to add two new programmes to our portfolio in the next 18 months.

We aim to be at the cutting-edge of approaches to funding impact – drawing on insights from data and innovative practice to ensure that we have the greatest impact for and with our communities. We are recruiting enterprising team members to be at the heart of this change. Specifically, we are looking to strengthen the commercial and technology skills within our team.

Job Description

Are you an impact-focused, self-reliant manager who can juggle a portfolio of projects? Do you have a background in consulting, investment, venture philanthropy, public policy or social impact focused professions?

We are looking to add Portfolio Managers to our talented multi-disciplinary team. Portfolio Managers lead the design, development, execution and evaluation of the projects we fund. Your work will be varied, rewarding and interacting with many different stakeholders. You will be encouraged to pitch and progress ideas through each stage of our investment process and make them a reality in line with our strategy.

We invest in solutions of all shapes and sizes to reduce health inequalities in Lambeth and Southwark using a blend of grants, debt, equity investment and non-financial support. This means Portfolio Managers have the freedom to work with everyone from grassroots community groups and social enterprises through to digital health ventures, public sector leaders and the corporate sector. Your portfolio will stretch from work in local neighbourhoods and the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, to pan-London, national and international initiatives.

For example, you may be scoping a venture fund backing new brands to improve healthy food environments in lowest-income neighbourhoods. Or, you might help a new community space to grow, bringing together assets and resources under one roof to help people living with long-term conditions connect with the support they need.

Our Portfolio Managers come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds and are assisted by Programme Directors to assemble and lead a portfolio of projects which speaks to their strengths. Because we are a small team, we do not work in silos. So, if you enjoy variety and pace, this job will offer you exposure to a breadth of health issues and to all parts of the organisation.

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