Contract: 1 year, full time
Salary: €50,000 -€55,000 per year, subject to experience
Annual Leave: 23 days
Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution, following successful completion of probation.
COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY
We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion lead to success and help us to achieve our best potential as an organisation. We commit to Respect, Equality, Inclusion and Diversity. We strongly welcome applications from members of minority and marginalised communities.
ABOUT RETHINK IRELAND
Rethink Ireland (previously Social Innovation Fund Ireland) provides cash grants and business support to charities and social enterprises working in Irish communities across the country. These are the organisations not just thinking differently, but who are putting their ideas into practice and building a more inclusive Ireland. We work with companies, families, individuals and foundations who understand new thinking in Ireland is needed. Every euro they donate to Rethink Ireland is matched by the Irish Government from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
Since our first year of operations in 2016, we have created a €65 million social innovation fund. We’ve partnered with companies, trusts, foundations, families and individuals to create 30 funds tackling issues such as inequality and educational disadvantage to support over 200 social innovations. These innovations have reached 300,000 people and enabled 864 people experiencing disadvantage to progress into employment.
Working in a high growth and fast-paced environment, the purpose of this job is to manage the onboarding process of new funds and projects to Rethink Ireland. The Fund Manager will lead on managing the open call for application and oversee the selection process. Working closely with all teams – Business Development, Marketing, Portfolio Management and Finance – this person will be a critical relationship manager with Rethink Ireland applicants, donors and Rethink Ireland teams. This is an exciting and crucial role sitting at the heart of Rethink Ireland.
Reporting to the Head of Business Intelligence and Operations, the successful candidate will work as a peer to Fund Managers.
JOB DESCRIPTION DETAILS
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
You are calm, flexible and creative, working well under pressure to find solutions to challenges. You are someone who has the ability to work as an integral part of a small team in a highly fluid environment. Your input will help shape how social investment can work for charities and social enterprises across Ireland. You will have significant scope to build and shape this fund from an early stage and will be working at the cutting edge of the innovative field of social investment, in partnership with our fund stakeholders and the full support of the wider team at Rethink Ireland. You have experience of making investments on a scale and context relevant to this role, of making investments with social and/or environmental objectives and of advising and supporting SME and/or social enterprises as they develop their business models.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly believe that diversity and inclusion equate to success. The work we do is underpinned by respect, equality, inclusion & diversity.
In line with Ireland’s Equality Legislation we actively oppose discrimination on the following 9 grounds:
We also actively oppose discrimination on the grounds of socio-economic disadvantage.
HOW TO APPLY?
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