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Investment Manager

Nationwide, Nationwide, United Kingdom, £ 30000 - 35000 per year Flexible for the right candidate, Permanent



Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation have joined forces in 2020, recognising that we will be able to make a greater difference together than would be possible alone. Our overarching mission is to use the UK’s creativity to build a more prosperous, inclusive society and help drive the nation’s sustainable growth. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

This is a unique opportunity to join our highly motivated Investment team. As an Investment Manager you will be fast-paced, operating at the heart of our investment programme. The Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund, in partnership with Triodos Bank UK, is a £24 million fund providing vital scale up finance to the UK’s most promising creative businesses.

You will engage with investee companies and a wide range of partners, sponsors and organisations from private sector businesses, investors and fund managers. Your goal will be to drive a wide business investment portfolio. Through adding value you will enable the success and growth of our investee companies, and shape your own journey as an Investment professional.  

The ideal candidate will have some previous relevant experience working in a similar field. We are looking for appetite, self-confidence and potential rather than years served. You must be determined, have the ability to build strong relationships; and the drive to use your growing knowledge and contacts to help companies move their business to the next stage.

LOCATION*: Bristol, Manchester or London

CONTRACT: Full time employment, minimum 3-year term

SALARY: up to £35k subject to experience *flexible for the right candidate

TO APPLY: Email jobs@creativeengland.co.uk by 3rd August 2020 midday. First interviews will take place by VC.


  • Network and develop relationships within the creative, investment and professional services ecosystem in order to find the best investment prospects.
  • Evaluate and filter deal opportunities through a detailed due diligence process
  • Craft, prepare and present investment opportunities to the Credit Committee
  • Work in Partnership with legal and finance to complete contracting and payments
  • Grow businesses by way of supporting the founders of our portfolio companies, whilst ensuring our interests are protected 
  • Execute on recoupment through contributing to return on investment strategies.
  • Build new funds, partnerships and opportunities via providing wider support to the team where required
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met in relation to compliance, reporting and GDPR


To be seriously considered for this role, please have the following in regard to:


  • Some knowledge or experience of SME investments
  • Some knowledge or experience in developing investment programmes for SMEs (including assessment and decision processes, and monitoring)
  • Knowledge and experience of small and medium size businesses, particularly in creative sector*


  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Capable in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • A strong grasp of financial governance and ability to read and review financial information such as P&L, Balance Sheet and cashflows*
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking*


  • Passionate about the creative sector, striving for business and industry growth
  • A proactive self-starter, taking accountability for your personal development and the ability to work using your own initiative
  • Comfortable working in a small fast paced team with ability to manage multiple workstreams



We ask a lot of our employees, which is why we look after you in return. For more information on our people perks get in touch……Here are a few tasters!

Flexibility: Two days a week, feel free to skip the commute and hit your deadlines from home.

Location: On the days you are in the office, get here quickly thanks to our accessible office locations and access our Cycle2Work scheme.

Holidays: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + Summer Fridays (3pm finish July-August)

Dress: Bring your whole self to work, be comfortable, be you

For more information please visit www.creativeengland.co.uk

Job Details

Full Time
Nationwide, Nationwide, United Kingdom
£ 30000 - 35000 per year, Flexible for the right candidate