Careers

We are always on the lookout for bright, forward thinking people with the commitment to help us create impact at scale.

Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with governments, service providers, the voluntary sector and the financial community. Together, we find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and globally. Learn more.

We're 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.

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.

Learn more about what we do.

Our people

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.

Photograph of Ankita Saxena

“It’s great knowing that your work will have an impact – and Social Finance is also a really interesting organisation, with many different areas you can work in.”

Ankita Saxena
Associate, Government and Enterprise

Read more about Ankita's work

Photograph of Michael Hanks

“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.”

Michael Hanks
Data Scientist, Data and Digital Lab

Read more about Michael's work

Photograph of Osutaro Kili

“Working in a team is the best part of my job. We rely on collaboration, both internally and with clients – being part of a team means you’re not alone wondering how to get stuff done.”

Tarö Kili
Project Manager, Data and Digital Lab

Read more about Taro's work

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, and can 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.

 

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