STV Children's Appeal Investment Manager
Closing Date: 31 March 2017
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a STV Children’s Appeal Investment Manager. The Scottish Children’s Lottery is a new charitable lottery for Scotland to help children and young people across Scotland and operated by four newly formed charitable societies.
The four new charities will operate the lottery and distribute monies raised in the areas of early years’ intervention, education, employability and community development.
The investment strategy of the charities will be supported and guided by the STV Children’s Appeal which will manage and advice on charitable donations.
This new role of STV Children’s Appeal Investment Manager will be the key interface between the STV Children’s Appeal and the newly formed charities operating under the umbrella brand of Scottish Children’s Lottery.
The STV Children’s Appeal has raised over £13 million in its first five years of operation and has made circa 500 grants to projects across all local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 60,000 children.
Every single penny raised by the STV Children’s Appeal is invested in Scotland with all donations spent on the children who need it most as all overheads are met by STV and The Hunter Foundation.
The STV Children’s Appeal works in partnership with a number of key Scottish charities. The STV Children’s Appeal Investment Manager will be responsible for the development of a partnership with the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
Drawing on the track record and expertise within the STV Children’s Appeal in this area of social investment; this STV Children’s Appeal Investment Manager will advise on the investment strategy of the new charities operating the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
The successful candidate will research and recommend suitable projects for financial support from a pool of projects, including those currently supported by the STV Children’s Appeal as well in addition to new projects which will have applied for funding directly from the lottery.
As the principal liaison and interface between the four lottery charities and the STV Children’s Appeal; the STV Children’s Appeal Investment Manager will be the lead ambassador for the charitable investment strategy of the lottery at external forums.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate senior experience of fundraising and investment within the third sector in Scotland and an understanding of key social and political trends.
Applicants will be hold established contacts with key charity partners, relevant government departments and other charitable investment organisation operating with Scotland.
• Understand and promote the social welfare and investment ambitions of the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
• Understand the investment strategy of the STV Children’s Appeal to provide sharing of a best practice approach with the four charities operating under the umbrella brand of the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
• Working with the lottery charities, establish criteria and implement and manage appropriate workflows for an open and transparent application system linked to the Scottish Children’s Lottery.
• Research and identify suitable investment opportunities for the Scottish Children’s Lottery, drawing from the portfolio of applications received.
• Research and identify suitable investment opportunities for the Scottish Children’s Lottery, drawing from the portfolio of STV Children’s Appeal projects.
• Apply due diligence to all recommendations and proposals.
• Establish a system of recommendation and sign off for investments.
• Undertake impact analysis and monitoring of the investment strategy of lottery charities.
• Provide appropriate investment support to the lottery charities, ensuring the lottery trustees are informed and engaged.
• Work with the STV PR & communications team to achieve profile for the lottery charities and their relationship with the STV Children’s Appeal.
• Represent the social welfare and investment ambitions of the Scottish Children’s Lottery across the third sector, ensuring all eligible charities are aware of the opportunities available from lottery funding.
• Represent the social welfare and investment ambitions of the Scottish Children’s Lottery with governmental, political and third sector groups, working within the area of child poverty and opportunity.
• Achieve an effective working relationship between the Scottish Children’s Lottery and the STV Children’s Appeal, encouraging sharing of best practice and information.
• Keep up to date will all developments in the charity and political sector, in the area of child poverty and opportunity.
• Assist in any other aspect of the work of the company as reasonably required.
Skills and experience:
• Experience of operating at a senior level in a fundraising and investment capacity within the third sector
• Passionate about enabling others to improve the lives and prospects of children with a track record of working with charities and to maximise the impact of investments and delivering a sustainable social impact
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships and build networks with both internal and external stakeholders
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills and ability to challenge established thinking
• Full understanding of the social and political trends within the area of child poverty and opportunity in Scotland
• A positive and proactive attitude to managing a high volume of work and conflicting priorities calmly and effectively
• Good organisational and project management skills
• Self motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative and also part of a team
• Degree qualified or equivalent
• Excellent IT skills, including proficiency in all MS Office applications
• Full, clean driving licence is essential.
Early applications are encouraged and due to the anticipated high volume of applications received for this vacancy, only candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted further in this regard.
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org