My client is a highly successful, and rapidly growing financial services organisation in Sheffield. They operate as a wholesale financial institution in a wide range of financial services markets ranging from bank lending to venture capital.
Based in Sheffield, the Venture Capital Solutions team has a remit to design and deliver fund and direct investment programmes which support equity or quasi Equity investment, usually in the form of Venture Capital. The team works closely with the market to understand where market gaps exist and use intelligence from current and legacy interventions to produce appropriate and well-targeted interventions.
You will be responsible for management of the organisations relationship with the JEREMIE funds which were set up using EU Structural Funds. The funds are managed through private sector holding companies and you will have a key responsibility in ensuring propriety and value for money in the use of public funds. You will also have lead responsibility for dealing with new funds set up using EU Structural Funds where these are managed externally by the organisation.
Ideally you will have experience of working with Public Sector backed SME funds although this is not essential. You will have a strong appreciation of SME financing issues and knowledge and experience of dealing with EU funding programmes. You must also demonstrate impeccable communication skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders both inside the organisation and externally. You will also have experience of staff management and be able to work collaboratively as a senior part of a larger team. A knowledge of SME debt funds would be an advantage although not essential.
If you have a background in Venture capital / private equity and are looking to join an organisation where you can really impact,, contact Caroline Naylor on .