Non Executive Directors - Big Society Capital
Charities and social enterprises are improving the lives of people across the UK, but often lack access to the finance they need to grow and achieve increased social impact. To address this, Big Society Capital plays a leading role in building awareness and understanding of social investment and by investing its own capital to help develop new sources of finance for the sector.
Big Society Capital, with match funding from co-investors, has made over £1 billion of investment capital available to charities and social enterprises. Established in 2012, it now has capital of over £500 million from dormant bank accounts and equity investments by the four largest UK high street banks.
Big Society Capital is now seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to join our Board. One role is for an individual with experience successfully leading a social enterprise or trading charity. The other is for an individual who has worked for/with social enterprises or charities who is a qualified accountant with risk and investment management experience and, ideally, also has exposure to working with regulators. Candidates for both roles will need to demonstrate a strong interest in, or engagement with, social investment as a tool to support organisations that are creating social change.
Previous experience as a Trustee or Non-executive Director is highly desirable.
Please note Big Society Trust is also recruiting a Non-Executive Director, and you can find more information about this opportunity on the Big Society Capital or Prospectus websites.
For further information about the Big Society Trust and details of how to apply, please read the Appointment Brief below.
You are also invited contact our retained advisers Borge Andreassen and Jessica Stockford at Prospectus on 0207 691 1920 for a confidential discussion about the opportunity.
Closing date: December 7
Preliminary interviews with Prospectus: December 12 – January 5
Interviews with Big Society Capital: Week of January 15