2020 represents an exciting year for GSG and we will be growing our team to deliver our ambitious mission.  At the current time GSG is looking for candidates to fill the following positions.    Please check this page again as we continue to review our staffing requirements for the year(s) ahead.
 
If you are interested in the roles below – or you are interested in joining us and growing the Impact Movement globally – please email careers@gsgii.org with a covering letter and your detailed CV and specify which role you are applying for in the subject line.   For specific roles please note the preferred location, and that GSG is not currently able to sponsor work visas. 

Market Development Associate

The Market Development Associate will play a critical role in supporting the global GSG community to share knowledge and learnings. The role holder will perform the following activities as part of a growing team and organisation.

 

Activities (expected % of time allocated to each in brackets)

  • Research (30%)
    • Analyse and review impact investment research reports, creating summaries of information within them (both in MS word and MS Powerpoint)
    • Support in the development of new knowledge sharing content and tools relevant for key stakeholders and a community of 500+ NAB members
    • Create surveys, conduct interviews and analyse the data gathered (in MS excel)
    • Update existing research reports with up to date information

 

  • Project Management (30%)
    • Support with the development of new and existing National Advisory Boards (NABs). This work can include the development of new tools relevant for key national stakeholders.
    • Assist on the delivery of activities and programmes such as workshops & meetings
    • Contribute to GSG core activities including M&E and reporting activities

 

  • Stakeholder Management (20%)
    • Work closely with members of the National Advisory Boards and GSG partners, ensuring timely responses to queries and issues raised
    • Support on presentation to individuals and groups of people seeking to know more about the GSG

 

  • Team support 20%)
    • Help in coordinating the team and build efficiency within the GSG Leadership team
    • Assist in designing, preparing and following up on high level meetings
    • Support with the two annual events organised by the GSG: The GSG summit and the leadership event.
    • Other ad hoc activities

 

Deliverables, Year 1

  • Complete an annual survey and analyse the data
  • Update research published in 2019 with relevant additional information
  • Support in the prepation of webinars and other online and in person knowledge sharing activities
  • Committee meetings and board meetings preparation

 

Key skills / attributes

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years’ work experience ideally most of which in field of impact investment and/or social entrepreneurship, with stakeholder management responsibilities
  • Experience in synthesizing research papers and analysing data
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple stakeholders and projects in parallel and on an international scale
  • Ability to think at system level and comfortable with abstract thinking—but balanced by ability to implement quickly and with attention to detail, and keep multiple balls in the air at once
  • Excels at building long lasting relationships and managing them, in person and in process (incl. database, CRM, etc)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to use initiative
  • Excited by a dynamic role with ambitious goals and fast changing responsibilities and projects
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally

 

GSG Mission & Objectives

  • The GSG is an independent global steering group promoting sustainable development and advancing education in impact investment. The GSG was established in 2015 as the successor to, and incorporating the work of, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8.
  • The GSG currently has 32 member countries, plus the EU, each with National Advisory Boards (NABs), and strategic partnerships with leading global organisations. It is an organisation of over 500 senior people. The GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business, government, and philanthropy.
  • The GSG, a British charity, aims to bring solutions to social and environmental challenges through education by spreading the use of impact approaches in making philanthropic, business and investment decisions.
  • Under the leadership of its Chair, Sir Ronald Cohen, and a talented professional team, directly and through its NABs, in coordination with strategic partners, GSG drives the implementation of impact policy and catalyzes important initiatives directly country by country, and also by working with multilateral bodies, such as the OECD, the G7, the G20 and the World Bank

 

Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

  • Cliff Prior, CEO-elect (starting May 2020), formerly CEO of Big Society Capital and UnLtd
  • Anne-Marie Harris, COO & CFO – CDC investment committee, formerly Bridges Fund Management
  • Alasdair Maclay, Chief Funds Officer – formerly the Rhodes Trust, Actis & CDC
  • Krisztina Tora, Chief Market Development Officer – formerly Global Social Entrepreneurship Network
  • Seb Welisiejko, Chief Policy Officer – formerly Argentina Government, Portland Trust & GSG

 

How to Apply / Contact

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to: careers@gsgii.org.
  • Due to the high number of applications usually received the GSG is unable to get back to candidates who are not invited for an interview.

Fundraising Associate

The Fundraising Associate will play a critical role in supporting the sustainability of the GSG community. Working closely with colleagues all around the world, the successful candidate will enjoy researching opportunities, developing engagement strategies, and building relationships with all our supporters.

 

Activities (expected % of time allocated to each in brackets)

  • Research & strategy: researching and advising on strategy with current and potential funders and investors e.g. corporates, foundations, philanthropists (35%)
  • Prospect management: maintaining accurate data on the CRM and coordinating next steps and actions (20%)
  • Proposal writing: creating new text to pitch the opportunity, responding to requests for proposals (20%)
  • Reporting & comms: completing donor reports and updating donors on progress (15%)
  • Committee support: preparing for fundraising committee and board meetings (10%)
  • Team contribution: participating in team meetings and activity, available for any ad hoc work for the team
  • Relationships: depending on progress, engage directly with donors and prospects and build relationships

 

Deliverables

  • Identifying (30), researching (20), and developing strategies (10) for prospects every month
  • Weekly to do list of actions due & fortnightly review of CRM database status
  • 3 new fundraising proposals written per month
  • 2 donor reports and updates per month
  • Committee meetings and board meetings preparation

 

Position

  • London-based
  • Full-time, permanent
  • Reporting to Alasdair Maclay, Chief Funds Officer

 

Key skills / attributes

  • Experience of fundraising research and prospect management
  • Experience of database management and MS Office skills
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Communication and diplomacy skills
  • Desire to strive for excellence
  • Initiative taker but comfortable to reach out for support if needed
  • Ability to see the big picture but also focus on the detail
  • Ability to be flexible and pivot if circumstances change

 

GSG Mission & Objectives

  • The GSG is an independent global steering group promoting sustainable development and advancing education in impact investment. The GSG was established in 2015 as the successor to, and incorporating the work of, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8.
  • The GSG currently has 32 member countries, plus the EU, each with National Advisory Boards (NABs), and strategic partnerships with leading global organisations. It is an organisation of over 500 senior people. The GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business, government, and philanthropy.
  • The GSG, a British charity, aims to bring solutions to social and environmental challenges through education by spreading the use of impact approaches in making philanthropic, business and investment decisions.
  • Under the leadership of its Chair, Sir Ronald Cohen, and a talented professional team, directly and through its NABs, in coordination with strategic partners, GSG drives the implementation of impact policy and catalyzes important initiatives directly country by country, and also by working with multilateral bodies, such as the OECD, the G7, the G20 and the World Bank.

 

GSG Leadership Team and Trustees

Executive Leadership Team

  • Cliff Prior, CEO-elect (starting May 2020), formerly CEO of Big Society Capital and UnLtd
  • Anne-Marie Harris, COO & CFO – CDC investment committee, formerly Bridges Fund Management
  • Alasdair Maclay, Chief Funds Officer – formerly the Rhodes Trust, Actis & CDC
  • Krisztina Tora, Chief Market Development Officer – formerly Global Social Entrepreneurship Network
  • Seb Welisiejko, Chief Policy Officer – formerly Argentina Government, Portland Trust & GSG

Trustees

  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Executive Chair of GSG & EOF (UK)
  • Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, CDC (UK)
  • Rosemary Addis, Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Australia)
  • Nicola Cobbold, Attorney and Chief Executive, Refugee Outcomes Fund (UK)
  • Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund (Luxembourg)
  • Elias Masilela, Executive Chair- DNA Economics (South Africa)
  • Giovanna Melandri, President and Founder, Human Foundation (Italy)
  • Maria Laura Tinneli, Founder- Acrux Partners (Argentina)
  • Masataka Uo, Founder and CEO of Japan Fundraising Association (Japan)
  • Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation (USA)

The Role

  • The Fundraising Associate will play a critical role in supporting the sustainability of the GSG, the NABs, and the innovative impact policies and products that the movement is progressing
  • Reporting to the Chief Funds Officer and working closely with colleagues all around the world, the successful candidate will enjoy researching opportunities, developing engagement strategies, and building relationships with all our supporters and colleagues
  • This is a permanent full-time role based in London

Application process

  • To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to careers@gsgii.org
  • Deadline for applications is 20 February 2020

Interviews will be in early March 2020

Head of Communications

The Role

The Head of Communications will play a leading role in implementing GSG’s purpose and mission by overseeing all our communications activities and global co-ordination.

Working directly with the CEO, you will lead on carrying forward our global communications strategy, and ensuring that we make effective use of a range of digital platforms to support our objectives. The success of that work will depend on the candidate’s ability to effectively work with colleagues across the GSG organisation and external partners, to constantly raise awareness of our mission and agitate for change.

Objectives

  • Input on and manage communications activities around GSG’s initiatives at global level and in GSG’s member countries
  • Develop a communications strategy with key leaders from within the organisation and external partners which raises the global profile of the GSG and deliver this strategy to colleagues across the organisation
  • Deliver an effective and appropriate media programme for the GSG’s key spokespeople, managing any external support as necessary
  • Serve as the main communications contact point for GSG, and demonstrate the ability to share GSG’s work and stories with external parties
  • Manage GSG’s brand and recognition including marketing and communications plan for the Annual GSG Summit
  • Guide the digital strategy including the curation and production of content to be share on digital platforms (social media, website, newsletters etc.), as well as community engagement
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on communications efforts
  • Manage and liaise with third party firms who may be engaged on an ad-hoc basis (international strategy, media relations, website update, CRM system etc).

Position and Remuneration

  • London-based (organisation fully set up for working from home; some office work preferable once situation allows for that)
  • Full-time, permanent
  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Salary commensurate with experience; statutory UK pension contribution

Key skills / attributes

  • Natural communicator including excellent written English
  • A genuine interest and familiarity with impact investing and GSG’s work
  • 5 or more years of relevant professional communications, including managing communications for high profile and global organisation such as the GSG
  • The ability to liaise and negotiate conversations with a wide range of stakeholders including journalists and social media influencers
  • Experienced in management of social media networks and with an understanding of how to maximise their benefits and minimise any risks
  • Strong team spirit with a desire to play a leading role in a high-performing team working across multiple geographies in a fast-paced environment
  • Ideas generator with the ability to see the big picture but also focus on the detail
  • Desire to strive for excellence

Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualification, preferably with a focus on communications and or development affairs

Preferred additional skills

  • Willingness to travel globally when required
  • Language skills reflecting the global communities with which we partner

GSG Mission & Objectives

  • The GSG is an independent global steering group promoting sustainable development and advancing education in impact investment. The GSG was established in 2015 as the successor to, and incorporating the work of, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8.
  • The GSG currently has 32 member countries, plus the EU, each with National Advisory Boards (NABs), and strategic partnerships with leading global organisations. It is an organisation of over 500 senior people. The GSG brings together leaders from the worlds of finance, business, government, and philanthropy.
  • The GSG, a British charity, aims to bring solutions to social and environmental challenges through education by spreading the use of impact approaches in making philanthropic, business and investment decisions.
  • Under the leadership of its Chair, Sir Ronald Cohen, and a talented professional team, directly and through its NABs, in coordination with strategic partners, GSG drives the implementation of impact policy and catalyzes important initiatives directly country by country, and also by working with multilateral bodies, such as the OECD, the G7, the G20 and the World Bank.

GSG Leadership Team and Trustees

Executive Leadership Team

  • Cliff Prior, CEO-elect (starting May 2020), formerly CEO of Big Society Capital and UnLtd
  • Anne-Marie Harris, COO & CFO – CDC investment committee, formerly Bridges Fund Management
  • Alasdair Maclay, Chief Funds Officer – formerly the Rhodes Trust, Actis & CDC
  • Krisztina Tora, Chief Market Development Officer – formerly Global Social Entrepreneurship Network
  • Seb Welisiejko, Chief Policy Officer – formerly Argentina Government, Portland Trust & GSG

Trustees

  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Executive Chair of GSG & EOF (UK)
  • Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, CDC (UK)
  • Rosemary Addis, Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Australia) 
  • Nicola Cobbold, Attorney and Chief Executive, Refugee Outcomes Fund (UK) 
  • Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, Equity Investments, European Investment Fund (Luxembourg) 
  • Elias Masilela, Executive Chair- DNA Economics (South Africa) 
  • Giovanna Melandri, President and Founder, Human Foundation (Italy) 
  • Maria Laura Tinneli, Founder- Acrux Partners (Argentina) 
  • Masataka Uo, Founder and CEO of Japan Fundraising Association (Japan) 
  • Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation (USA) 

Application process

  • To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to careers@gsgii.org specifying the role for which you are applying in the subject

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis but ideally applications should be submitted by 15 May 2010.