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FaithInvest has launched a recruitment drive for its new Chief Executive. We are looking for a CEO with a rare and special combination – a highly influential strategic thinker who is as comfortable in the faith world as they are in the investment world. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual who shares FaithInvest's passion for growing the movement of faith-consistent investing globally for the benefit of people and planet and for changing the way the financial markets are motivated.
Deadline for applications: Midnight, 8 January 2021
ABOUT THE JOB
The CEO will have overall responsibilty for leading FaithInvest from its current start-up phase to maturity and lead our mission to grow faith-consistent investing worldwide.
FaithInvest was established in 2019 as a non-profit, global membership network for faith-based asset owners. We empower faiths to use their investments to create a better world – for people and planet – by providing a global network, knowledge hub and consolidated voice for faith groups and faith-based organisations engaged in investments.
We are not fund managers. We do not make investment decisions for the faiths. Instead, we empower faiths to develop their own ethical investment policies and practices in line with their own core beliefs and values.
Location: Working remotely from home with frequent travel in/to the UK and internationally (subject to Covid restrictions). Includes regular (6-8 weekly three-day team meetings in the UK.
Hours: Full time
Duration: Permanent, subject to funding (secured to September 2022) with initial review after six months.
Benefits: 28 days' annual leave, including Bank Holidays, with Christmas closure as additional, discretionary leave; pension scheme (3% employer contribution, 5% employee contribtion
Application deadline: 7 January 2021
Notification date: by 13 January 2021
First interview date: w/c 18 January 2021
Charismatic, energetic and values-driven, you will have a strong track record of delivering transformation and cultural change, ideally in the areas of faith, environmental and social sustainability and/or ethical finance/socially responsible investing.
You will be motivated by multi-faith collaboration and the use of investment capital and business to effect positive change in the world.
You will be as comfortable conversing with faith leaders – whether Christian or Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist, Jewish or Daoist – as you are communicating with investment professionals around financial investments and related areas, for example, ESG, impact investing.
You will have a strong track record of success at a senior level in an organisation (ideally a non-profit) and be an experienced people-and-project manager who can lead a strong cohesive team in driving the organisation forward and serving our members, while working remotely.
You will have exceptional networking and relationship-building skills.
And you will have a proven track record in successful income generation and fundraising.
The Chief Executive has overall responsibliity for leading FaithInvest from its current start-up phase to maturity. This is a full-time role, working remotely with extensive travel in/to the UK and internationally (subject to Covid conditions). The role involves leadership in four distinct categories:
The Face of FaithInvest
Bridges are the symbols of FaithInvest - bridges between religions; between the religious and investment communities; between faith-based goals and real investment opportunities.
A confident and skilled public speaker, you will represent FaithInvest in building bridges between these diverse communities – understanding the importance of the lens of faith and values while also appreciating the needs of the investment community.
Strategy and direction
Working with the Board, the Honorary President and senior team, the Chief Executive will develop and nurture FaithInvest's business plan and strategy. Although there is a preliminary business plan and strategy in place, FaithInvest, like all start-up organisations, will be moulded by its members and staff over time. As Chief Executive, you will be critical to this process.
FaithInvest has started with a small core team and, as such, needs a Chief Executive who can lead the development of the team and organisation. You will be an experience people-and-project manager who can attract the right calibre of talented employees as we grow, and guide our various activities as we progress.
Fundraising and business continuity
FaithInvest has been successful in attracting preliminary funding for operations for the first three years but as we proceed the Chief Executive will be responsible for raising the necessary funding and support to enable us to flourish and grow.
For more information, including the Principal Responsibilities and Person Specification, please download the briefing pack below.
To apply for this position, please submit a CV setting out your career history and with key responsibilities and achievements, and a covering letter providing a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack above.
Closing Date: Midnight, 8 January 2021
Notification Date: By 13 January 2021
First Interview Date: Week beginning 18 January 2021
All applications must be submitted via NFP People.
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