Social Finance is always on the lookout for bright, forward thinking people with the commitment to help us create impact at scale.
If you’d like to work at an organisation that is passionate about its work, delivers results to be proud of, and enjoys finding innovative solutions to problems then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be in good company: we pioneered the first social impact bond, developed an Incubator to solve problems to some of society’s most difficult social issues, and have created two funds to provide financing to well-deserved charities.
“Working in a team is the best part of my job. Social Finance relies on collaboration, both internally and with our clients, and being part of a team means you’re not on your own, wondering how to get stuff done.”
Project manager, Digital and Data team
We are based in Vauxhall, London with sister organisations in the US, Israel, India and the Netherlands, as part of the Social Finance Global Network. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Having started with a handful of individuals in a basement in 2007, our team now comprises over 100 people with a shared passion for social impact, and comprises a range of experiences from the public, commercial and voluntary sectors.
Our people bring a unique set of skills in digital, data, research, operations, policy, facilitation and financial analysis that is highly valued by our partners in social change.
We have five core teams: Digital and Data, International, Impact Incubator, Government and Enterprise and Health and Social Care
“I wanted a job that had a good cause behind it. Now, I work with local government, charities and decision makers, using data to help people facing disadvantages.”
Data scientist, Digital and Data team
What we do
We develop models, products and services that are pragmatic and have the scope to drive systemic change to improve people’s lives. In the UK, we focus on issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental health, learning difficulties, loneliness and children on the edge of the care system. We also look to improve equity for marginalised communities in social services.
Internationally, we design outcomes-based models for issues such as maternal and neonatal health, education and employment.
Everyone at Social Finance believes that change is possible. Our unique blend of skills and backgrounds enables us to create breakthrough solutions to society’s toughest problems. To help us do it, we have three core values that guide everything we do:
Be ambitious for lasting change and don’t stop until social systems truly meet people’s needs. Change is hard but by juggling social insight, business flair and practical savvy we make it happen.
Unearth the evidence, ask awkward questions and don’t give up until we get the right answer. Through rigorous thinking and learning from others we generate ideas that make a big social impact.
Be all ears, see all angles – we seek to understand, not to blame. We embrace diverse backgrounds to build strong teams and create lasting partnerships for change.
If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear more.
Diversity and inclusion
We need a diverse organisation to be effective. Our work requires us to bring together people with a broad range of skills and life experiences to ensure our impact across a range of social issues and systems. We are committed to having an inclusive culture and working environment in which everyone feels at home and is supported to achieve their potential. We know there is further to go and are implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy with a group of external experts to hold us to account.
Social Finance actively encourages applications from under-represented and minoritised groups, including those with lived experience of the social issues we are working to address.
Our commitment to you
Social Finance offers a range of training and development support, using both in-house expertise and external partners to develop and deliver our training programmes. Alongside the Project Managers you work with day to day, your Line Manager will support you in your career planning and personal development. All new staff have a buddy in place to help them learn about life at Social Finance.
We support a range of flexible working options and welcome UK-based applications from outside of London and the south east. We can also accommodate secondments and part-time working.
We offer a generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays and corporate leave between Christmas and New Year when the office is closed. We also offer a contributory stakeholder pension scheme, season ticket loans, bike to work schemes and Give as you Earn via salary sacrifice.
Encouraging community and wellbeing is important to us. We have a health and wellbeing plan to encourage better working practices for individuals. Social Finance is a disability confident committed employer as well as a founding signature of the UK social investment sector’s Diversity Forum manifesto.
About the application process
We use a recruitment platform called Applied to record your application. Applied is focused on using behavioural and data science to improve hiring decisions and minimise unconscious bias in the recruitment process. You will be asked to respond to situational-based questions which will allow you to express your ability.
Please note that we will not be viewing your CV during the initial sift process. The selection panel will not have access to your CV, so it is therefore essential that you respond to each question fully.
You can find out more about the blind review process via the Applied website.