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Head of Investments - Community Wealth Fund

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2888
  • Published: Wed 05/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £75,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

Salary: £82,140
Location: 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG     
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 36 hours, full time 
Closing Date: Thursday 27^th June 2024 at 23:59 

About Camden
Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Our residents and communities are at the heart of everything we do. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today and we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind.  Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

How You’ll Be Involved
As Head of Investments for the Community Wealth Fund (CWF), you will be a key member of our senior management team, reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. This dynamic role involves guiding the CWF through its initial phases, developing a participatory investment strategy that enhances economic opportunities and diversifies leadership in Camden. Your leadership will place Camden citizens at the heart of investment decisions, fostering social justice, local democracy, and civic pride.

You will establish and lead a high-performing investment team, oversee the CWF investment budget, and develop a participatory investment framework. Collaborating with the participation and partnerships team, you will drive meaningful social action and influence senior leaders and elected members, ensuring Camden moves towards a more inclusive and equitable future. Your role will include managing prospective investments, conducting analyses, structuring deals, and negotiating legal documents. Additionally, you will build key investment operations capabilities such as fund administration and risk management, while supporting organisation-wide initiatives and enhancing stakeholder engagement through robust measurement frameworks and compelling narratives.

All About You
We are looking for someone with substantial experience in social investment and impact investment within a fund management capacity. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of leading investment deals end to end, showcasing proficiency in managing the entire investment process effectively. Additionally, we look for someone experienced in empowering teams to innovate, fostering new ways of working to achieve solutions.

As a self-starter, you will need to excel at working independently and sourcing new opportunities. Your expertise in project management, team leadership, and supervision should be evident, highlighting your ability to collaborate with professionals and stakeholders to deliver strategic and operational business objectives. Furthermore, your skill in gathering strategic insights and presenting them to key stakeholders will be essential in achieving service vision and organisational strategy. You will also possess a proven history of driving impactful change across entire systems, emphasising your strategic vision and operational capabilities.

Important Information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser.

To apply for this role please send your CV to Rebecca.Blackmore@camden.gov.uk in addition to completing an application by clicking "Apply". In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application please answer the following two questions in a succinct manner : 

  1. In the past few years, Camden has been on a journey of devolving power to its citizens and residents, culminating in the creation of We Make Camden and Camden’s 4 missions, which was developed following conversations with residents, partners and community leaders. Thinking about an investment context, where do you see power being held in the investment process and what are some ways in which to devolve power to the residents of Camden?
     
  2. What are some of the challenges in impact investing/ social investment as it relates to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how do you propose to solve these challenges? 

We will be holding an information session on Monday 17^th June at 12pm via MS Teams, please email shahaduz.zaman@camden.gov.uk to book a space to attend. It will be a great opportunity to engage with some of the team & find out more about this exciting role! 

What We Offer

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities;
  • Interest free loans
  • Access to our incredible staff networks
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities

Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' for more details.

Inclusion and Diversity 
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity 

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

Asking for Adjustments 
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.

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  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2888
  • Published: Wed 05/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £75,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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