We’re looking for knowledgeable individuals with expertise across a variety of areas to join our Steering Group!
Good Finance is a collaborative project that improves access to information on social investment . Our mission is to be the single trusted source of information on social investment for charities and social enterprises.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Improving knowledge on social investment, what it is, what it can be used for and the journey and process it require
- Enabling organisations to make informed decisions, based on their needs and situation, not on embedded attitudes
- Helping connect organisations to the right investors based on shared values
In addition to our digital platform, we run regional events and provide online learning opportunities.
In 2022, Good Finance turns five and with ambitious targets – including reaching over 500,000 unique users in 2022 – we’re on the look out for a new steering group member to help guide and support in the next phase of our growth.
Are you the next Good Finance Steering Group Member?
Do you have a specific skillset, area of expertise or lived experience that could help us to make better, more-informed decisions? You could be exactly who we’re looking for! Read our flyer and the information below to learn more about the role.
Who is the Steering Group made up of?
Good Finance is a collaborative project supported by funding from Big Society Capital and Access Foundation for Social Investment. We currently have individuals/representatives from the following organisations that reach or represent our key audiences, or bring essential sector knowledge:
- Big Society Capital
- Barrow Cadbury Trust
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
- Social Enterprise UK
- National Lottery Community Fund
- Pioneers Post
What is the role’s commitment?
Steering group meetings typically last for 2 hours and occur once a quarter . Each member brings relevant updates/news from their respective organisations before hearing and advising on what’s next for Good Finance. Meetings are hybrid and members are welcome to join virtually if required.
We hope that the individual would be willing to engage with the group via email/on an ad-hoc basis outside of this commitment and is able to serve a term on the group of at least a year.
What are we looking for?
Below are some of the key skills/areas of expertise we’re looking for, but we encourage applications from individuals with a diverse range of knowledge and backgrounds.
- Social Investment
- Social Enterprise
- Diversity + Inclusion
- User-centred Design
Please note, these are nice to haves, and if you think you have another area of expertise that could help you to contribute to our mission then please do get in touch.
What do you get in return?
By joining the Good Finance Steering Group, you’ll have a real influence on the future direction of the UK’s leading platform for knowledge and information about social investment. Through supporting the delivery of key tools and resources, steering group members create impact on social enterprises and charities, helping them to navigate a complicated landscape and understand finance options when they need it most.
You’ll also meet with a collection of like-minded individuals within the sector on a regular basis, providing the opportunity for collaboration beyond the realms of the Steering Group.
As part of our commitment to creating equitable and sustainable relationships across all parts of our work, there is a bursary available for Steering Group members subject to qualification. The bursary is available for member who:
- Contribute to the Good Finance steering group in addition to and above and beyond previous commitments
- Are not in receipt of any other renumeration, grant or payment which has been made available for this purpose
- Currently or previously have worked within the charity or social enterprise or social purpose sector
This policy does not cover organisations for whom it is within their strategic interests and priorities to participate as a Steering Group member. Payment will usually be made to the organisation the individual is representing in terms of charging a fee for a service which will be invoiced to us.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on bursary available or if you have any questions.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We encourage applications from people and communities underrepresented in the social investment landscape include racialised people, disabled people (visible and non-visible) and LGBTQ+ people. Please get in touch if you have any questions about necessary adjustments we are able to make.
Where do I sign up?
To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to Ishita Ranjan (email@example.com) by 15th April detailing why you’d like to join the steering group and what specific skills/areas of expertise you will bring to the table. We also welcome alternative options for submission including sending us your LinkedIn profile, a video clip or your personal website. We hope to contact candidates for a further exploratory chat by Mid-April.