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Director, Social Finance Accelerator

Social Finance’s strategic focus is on creating impact at scale, transforming the lives of as many people as possible. Globally this is one of the unsolved challenges of philanthropy.
We are frustrated that too often great innovations do not realise their impact – insufficient resources and thought are given to breaking down the barriers to scale and building the enablers to sustainable impact at scale.
To realise our ambition of scaling impact we are seeking our first Director, Social Impact Accelerator to:

• Establish and lead the Accelerator – a new five year £10m initiative rolling out and refining Social Finance’s approach to impact at scale; and
• Drive organisational thinking and learning about what it takes to effect transformational change

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Data Scientist

Social Finance is a global leader in creating social change and is looking for a data scientist to join our fast-growing team. Our innovations, including the Social Impact Bond, have mobilised over £500m funding for social change to support thousands of vulnerable families and people in the UK and abroad from children in need to ex-offenders. Working at the intersection of data, digital, investment and public services we explore through our work questions such as: How should the government use data and digital to support its citizens? How do you design services that can respond to changing user needs? How do you align financial success with social impact? And, how do you avoid introducing ethical, social, or cultural bias into solutions and services?

You will work with our partners and Social Finance teams to deliver data science projects and products. You will support projects from initial idea to delivering insights that result in improved services.   
 
• Deliver Impact: run data-focused projects and create products that enable our partners to more effectively use data and analyses to improve decision-making. 
 
• Turn data into insight:  you will work closely with our partners and team to turn their often messy data into insight (inc. everything from data wrangling to algorithm selection and implementation to creating easy to understand visualisations) that can inform some of the most important decisions government takes.   

• Wear many hats: support our teams and get involved in everything from conducting user research to deciding what to build and building it.  
 
• Mentor and Coach: Help train and mentor our team of data scientists – including designing and running training sessions, overseeing projects and coaching peers

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User Researcher

Social Finance is a global leader in creating social change and is looking for a User Researcher to join
our fast‐growing team. You will work closely with social change innovators, thought‐leaders, data‐scientists, and social
issue experts to design and deliver services that enable the public and social sector to provide
better support for some of the country’s most vulnerable populations.

You will work at the intersection of data, digital and public services: How should the government
use data and digital to support its citizens? How do you design services that can respond to
changing user needs? And, how do you avoid introducing ethical, social, or cultural bias into
solutions and services?

For more information, please click here