Senior Impact Manager
£39,100 – £46,000 per annum
Farringdon, London / Home-based
Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity to join us as our newly created Senior Impact Manager to lead the development and execution of our Child-Lens Investing approach, with the aim to set Save the Children apart in the impact investment field and ensuring that our investments are directed towards solutions that benefit children, families and youth.
Save the Children UK (SCUK) believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
SCUK has a history steeped in innovative thinking and creative solutions, ambitious innovations which strive to change lives. From the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, to building ‘model villages’ for refugees in the 1930’s, throughout the last 100 years, our organisation has continually looked for new ways to bring impact and relief to children across the world. From these pioneering programmatic innovations to new ways to generate income, SCUK has an established record of creating ground-breaking change – right back to our founders, Dorothy Buxton and Eglantyne Jebb. Now, perhaps more than any other time in our last century, innovation has never been more important.
This newly created post will work with and across a range of different departments within the Save the Children Movement, including SCUK’s Innovation team, Save the Children Global Ventures and our Kumwe Hub (Save the Children Rwanda).
SCUK’s Innovation team is focussed on developing and testing solutions which have the potential to maximise the impact of existing and new resources, and increase funding directed towards Save the Children’s goals.
Save the Children Global Ventures (SCGV) is a platform within the Save the Children’s movement that is dedicated to launching and managing impact investment products and innovative finance structures. Within its strategy, impact management serves as a critical value proposition. As such, SCGV seeks to pioneer the most intensive version of Child Lens Investing that exists in the market.
Kumwe hub is our innovative finance and impact investing arm runout of the Save the Children Rwanda Country Office serving the whole of Africa. Kumwe invests in local businesses that have a solution for children, families or youth through grants, concessional loans and business support in the areas of education, health, nutrition, protection and climate.
About the role
As the Senior Impact Manager, you will develop, implement, and enhance Save the Children’s impact measurement and management (IMM) approach, centred on Child-Lens Investing. As part of implementation, this new role will ensure that our impact management approach is comprehensively and robustly integrated across our global initiatives and promotes leading, data-driven strategies for improved child well-being.
In this role, your key accountabilities will be:
Child-lens Investing Approach:
- Support the development and execution of the Child-Lens Investing approach and wider IMM framework, which will initially focus on creating impact management frameworks, tools and policies.
- Collaborate closely with SCUK’s Innovation Team, SC Global Ventures, and the Kumwe Hub to integrate the child-lens approach and IMM framework into their initiatives, in areas such as impact investment, social entrepreneurship and outcome contracts.
- Ensure that the child-lens approach and IMM framework are adequately managed at the community level.
- Set up processes for reviewing and assessing impact performance and learnings, while also ensuring consistent coordination across teams. Importantly, the role will interface closely with the different portfolio management teams to integrate their efforts into impact management narratives.
- Offer guidance and support, including training and ad-hoc assistance, to internal Save The Children teams on implementing the Child-Lens Investing approach.
- Work in tandem with Save the Children’s impact monitoring and evaluation teams, aligning the approach with STC’s Global Impact Indicators and globally-recognized standards such as IRIS+ and Child Rights and Business principles.
- Connect with impact management organizations and practitioners in the sector to promote learning and high-performance execution of our Child Lens Investing approach
- Collaborate with UNICEF and other organizations to contribute to field building efforts towards promoting the widespread adoption of Child Lens Investing
Data Management and Reporting:
- Assist in developing impact management infrastructure, covering data collection, insight extraction, and decision-making.
- Pioneer the use of impact data for deriving insights and learning. Present these insights to key stakeholders, including impact community groups and portfolio company leaders, to inform and influence further strategic decision making.
- As part of a key investor and donor relations function, own and lead regular impact reporting to funders on behalf of various investment vehicles and their respective investment portfolios. Such reporting will include both regular quarterly or bi-annual reporting but also more comprehensive annual reporting that will include quantitative data as well as qualitative impact narrative presentation.
- Advocate for improved impact management practices across the Save The Children movement and the broader impact investment field by sharing and adopting leading tools, practices, and learnings
To be successful, it is important that you have:
- Demonstrated experience in designing and executing impact management & measurement frameworks, especially in impact investing and/or social entrepreneurship contexts.
- Demonstrated experience in designing appropriate metrics in collaboration with communities, and in building inclusive ways to measure impact at a community level
- An understanding of the current weaknesses of the impact measurement offering in the sector today and ideas on how we can do better
- Exceptional writing, data analysis and project management skills.
- Proficiency in effectively conveying social impact to very diverse sets of stakeholders.
- Experience in managing, leading, and influencing various stakeholders in project execution.Da
- Genuine passion for the well-being and development of children.
- Skilled in harnessing, analysing, and interpreting data.
- Ability to manage complex issues, maintaining focus amidst challenges.
- A creative approach to problem-solving with a strategic vision.
To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents.
Please Note: We will be holding a Webinar to answer any questions around the SCUK, the department and this exciting new opportunity. This will be held on 1st November at 1.30pm (UK Time). The link to the webinar can be found here.
What we offer you:
Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.
We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.
To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.
Ways of Working:
Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.
On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.
Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.
We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.