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We’re Recruiting an Investment & Deal Executive – Job Description

15 March 2024

Investment & Deal Executive – Job Description

About Green Angel Ventures

Green Angel Ventures is the reference early stage investor for UK climate innovation. We specialise in the fight against climate change. We invest through our EIS Climate Change Fund, on behalf of our co-investment partners, and through our syndicate (Green Angel Syndicate). Together with our skilled in-house team, these funding sources also provide the knowledge and experience to add substantial value to emerging climate start-ups.

Green Angel Syndicate is one of the largest angel syndicates in the UK. We identify, invest in, and help the growth of companies which have specialist technology or processes which can help limit or reduce the world’s carbon emissions. In the 6 years we’ve been investing, we have recruited more than 350 members, and invested in over 40 portfolio companies. This role focuses on member recruitment and care for our syndicate members.

Green Angel Ventures is a team of 20 people, and this is an exciting time for us. As well as increasing the number and size of investments into companies fighting climate change, our Climate Change Fund is raising and deploying more money than ever, and we have been awarded substantial government funds to invest, allowing us to make a bigger impact, faster. In July 2023, we won both of our industry’s two top annual awards, reflecting our strong market position and impact. In the near future, we expect to start deploying a large climate venture fund.

The role 

GAV is growing, and we need another person working in our Deal Flow team, which sources and evaluates hundreds of investment opportunities each year. Tasks will include: 

  • Reviewing business plans, assessing and meeting potential investee companies.
  • Preparing information to aid GAS Members’ evaluation of potential investee companies.
  • Selecting companies for pitching, based on Members’ feedback, portfolio objectives, and GAV team’s views.
  • Attending due diligence meetings, preparing notes, uploading information to the GAV IT platform.
  • Researching aspects of potential GAV Investments to aid due diligence assessments.
  • Coordinating the due diligence and investment processes for a potential investment.
  • Communicating with GAS Members on all aspects of potential investments.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential investee companies through research and attending external pitch events.
  • Updating the information we hold on potential and portfolio companies, in our IT systems.
  • Improving our processes, to strengthen GAV’ deal flow quantity and quality.
  • Building, populating, and reporting on investment, companies, and deal-flow.

About you

  • In your application, you will be able to demonstrate your experience in, and aptitude for, each of the areas in which you’ll be operating, through your education, working experience, and/or voluntary activities.
  • You will be determined to use your skills and background to help GAV and its portfolio companies to fight climate change. Ideally, you have knowledge of and interest in sustainability and climate change.
  • You have strong English writing skills. You can convey complex technical and commercial information in concise written text, and adapt it to different audiences. 
  • You’re a people person. You have the confidence to engage with our High Net-Worth members, startup CEOs and Founders, and our partner companies.
  • You can present and sell the GAV service to investee companies.
  • You have a sound commercial understanding of entrepreneurship, business planning, and company financials.
  • You can use your initiative, suggest changes, and take decisions confidently.
  • You have good common sense, and can identify when ‘something isn’t right’ with a potential investment opportunity.
  • You’re comfortable reporting on progress, producing high quality work, and meeting deadlines.
  • You are organised, self-motivated and self-directed. (We have always been a fully remote organisation, and we work hard to maintain a fun and supportive culture, despite being physically apart.)

Green Angel Ventures is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst our own workforce, our members, and the workforces of our portfolio companies. It is within our interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workforce, as this is good practice and is fundamental to our core values.

Our aim is to ensure that all members, employees and job applicants are given equal opportunities. All employees, members and investors will be respected and valued.

Location

All GAV team members work from home – we have no office. Some of our team who are based around London meet up for in-person working fortnightly, and we get all staff together twice a year for a couple of days. This role is mostly working from home, with occasional travel to locations in the UK. Many of our industry or member events are London-based, and it would be an advantage if you lived within an hour of London.

Benefits

  • Green Angel Ventures operates in one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors in the modern economy: the intersection of climate change, technological innovation, and fund management.
  • This is a permanent contract with salary in the range of £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience.
  • We operate an auto-enrolment pension scheme (3% employer contribution on base salary, 5% employee) which you may opt out of.
  • We pay a small monthly working-from home allowance, tax free.
  • You’ll get 25 days holiday per year, plus all bank holidays, and your birthday.
  • Holiday days increase with length of service, up to 29 days.
  • We offer paid ‘journey days’ for travelling on holiday by train/coach/boat instead of flying.
  • There will be many opportunities for long-term career growth as Green Angel Ventures continues to scale, and expand its operations into areas such as Fund management.
  • Your voice counts. We employ smart people, and we listen to their opinions. You’ll play an active part in our organisation, and in our plans for the future.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter (max 1 page) and CV (max 2 pages) to recruitment@greenangelsyndicate.com with “Deal Team role – your name” in the subject box. 

Within your application cover letter please specify how you meet the requirements of the role set out above, and confirm the following additional points: 

  • Your available start date
  • Understanding of the salary bracket 

We cannot consider applications without a cover letter, and those which do not confirm the points above. As part of our diversity and inclusion commitment we are collecting data on the diversity of applications we receive for this role. Providing this data is not mandatory, but if you are willing please tell us your gender, your ethnicity and whether you live with a disability as part of this application.

Application deadline: 9am 15 April 2024. We may close applications early if the right candidate is found.

Remote first round interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.