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This is an exciting opportunity for a smart and proactive individual to join our team and play a key role in establishing the work of Resolution Ventures.

Resolution Ventures is a new centre using social investment to back practical innovation that advances the Foundation’s core mission of raising living standards for low to middle income Britain. We are now seeking a diligent and creative person to support Resolution Ventures in a new programme of social investment in Workertech. Over the next 3 years, our Workertech Partnership will invest in social ventures that harness technology to improve the prospects, power and career-choices of workers – particularly those on low-pay or in precarious employment. Creating a supportive ecosystem of impact entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, employers and other partners will be critical to the success of this programme. The Ventures Manager will be responsible for building, communicating with, and supporting this network.

Reporting to the Director of Ventures, and working directly with the Chair, the post-holder will engage, convene and support a network of social investees and partner organisations, helping to ensure that the programme benefits workers on low pay and in precarious employment, and is informed by their lived experiences.

This is a new role and the post holder will need to be capable of working both at pace on several different projects concurrently and collaboratively within an organisation committed to high standards. The Ventures team is small and works flexibly, delivering to tight deadlines in liaison with internal and external partners. A strong desire to progress and advance the project is essential.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience in social investment and stakeholder management preferably within a social innovation programme. You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of social impact, tech for good and venture investment. An entrepreneurial mindset, clear writing and communication skills, attention to detail and experience managing a project or a programme of stakeholder communication are also required.

The Foundation prides itself on analytical rigour and we strive to achieve standards of excellence in all our work. This commitment is matched by dedication to our core purpose, working to improve the living standards of those on low-to-middle incomes. These twin pillars of rigour and purpose underpin everything we do. We are a fast-paced organisation, focused on responding to the current economic crisis as well as contributing to crucial longer-term public policy debates.

We offer a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our small close-knit team at an exciting time in our development as the Foundation builds on a period of significant impact and seeks to step up to major challenges in the years ahead. Our team enjoys frequent interaction with senior stakeholders in government, media and the wider policy-making world. We actively develop and grow the skills and reputations of all our team, and provide training and development opportunities, including support for formal qualifications when applicable.

We welcome applications from all under-represented communities and groups. As part of our commitment to increasing diversity within our own work force and the policy making sector, we are particularly keen to attract candidates from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds. To facilitate this, we invite interested black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates to attend a pre-application workshop with our team, to find out more in advance about the role, the application process, and what it’s like to work for the Foundation. Workshops will be held on 18 January 2021. Please contact sharmina.khanam@resolutionfoundation.org to register your interest.

We welcome applications from candidates from lower-income backgrounds and can provide financial assistance for interview expenses if required. We are also happy to discuss individual requirements relating to the application process and/or the demands of the role itself with candidates who have disabilities to ensure reasonable adjustments are confirmed in advance. Please contact sharmina.khanam@resolutionfoundation.org if you would like to speak to someone in confidence about your needs.


Pre-application workshops for black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates: 18 January 2021

Closing date: 23:59 on 24 January 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 8 February 2021


For more information, please download our application pack.

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