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Investment Coordinator

Comic Relief
London (Central), London (Greater)
£26,828 - £29,637pa
Closing date
30 Jul 2021
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Investment Coordinator

(2 Roles)

Fixed Term Contract ASAP until March/June 2022

£26,828 - £29,637pa

London, and currently remote


The Investment Coordinators play a key role in supporting the Impact and Investment department to invest in, support, and learn from amazing organisations in the UK and around the world who are leading positive social change in our communities every day.  We are seeking two Investment Coordinators to support our Government Partnerships team and our Approaches & Unrestricted Funding teams / an Investment Coordinator to support our Investment Team] and provide support across the broader department. The role is well suited to someone who is passionate about social justice and is looking for an opportunity to develop their coordination, grant management and team-work knowledge and skills. You’ll love this role if you enjoy a varied role, in a fast-paced environment, working with a range of different colleagues and teams – as well as working with data, systems and processes, and using your keen eye-for-detail to help colleagues stay on track and have the data they need to make decisions.

We have two open positions: one ends on the 31st of March 2022, and the other on the 30th of June 2022. Candidates will be considered for both.


The Investment Coordinators will support the four teams across the Impact & Investment (I&I) department to ensure the successful delivery of Comic Relief funding initiatives, the management of the funding portfolios, and delivery of learning and fund design objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with other Coordinators, across teams, with an open line of communication.
  • Work with line manager to provide support to the team(s) within which the role sits (70% of time).
  • Work with other Investment Coordinators and the Executive Assistant to have an overview of the department and to ensure that planning for predicable tasks is done effectively (20% of time), and that workloads are distributed fairly.
  • Working with Portfolio Managers to support management systems and processes for the partner-funded portfolios to aid efficient and effective management of our investments, quality donor reporting and ongoing learning.
  • Support Portfolio Managers in relevant processes when opening and managing a funding call, including preparation for shortlisting, assessing and decision-making panel meetings.
  • Provide general administrative support to the teams within I&I (e.g. organising meetings, preparing agendas, taking minutes).
  • Manage and respond to all inbound enquiries and queries for organisations seeking or in receipt of funding, including supporting external users of the grants management system, with up to 10% of time dedicated to Feedback & Enquiries.
  • Work with colleagues in I&I to deliver personalised feedback where relevant to those applicants who are unsuccessful.
  • Take personal responsibility for ongoing personal and professional development, alongside a broad understanding of how social change happens.
  • Actively participate in collaborative cross-functional working both within the Impact and Investment department and across the wider organisation.
  • Take on management of a small number of investments, leading on reviewing reports, authorising payments and providing ongoing support to funded partners.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience of working in the social change sector - either in a voluntary or paid position.
  • Basic understanding of best practice and effective grant management.
  • Experience of designing, implementing and managing processes.
  • Solid IT literacy in MS Windows, MS Office and Outlook.
  • Confident in working with data, and supporting others to use data to inform decisions.
  • A proactive professional able to use their initiative effectively to add value.
  • Good relationship management skills, able to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Collaborative, cross-functional approach that engages stakeholders.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organisation skills.
  • Good communication skills, written and oral.
  • A positive and fun individual with a “can do” attitude.

To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.

Closing: 9:00am, 20th Jul 2021 BST

Note: we will aim to interview on Monday 26th of July

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself
  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed
  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background
  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.


Our mission, thanks to our comedy heritage and the fantastic relationship we enjoy with the BBC, is 'positive change through the power of entertainment'.

And our biggest tool, in trying to achieve these two goals, is the ability to inspire people across the whole country especially those who don’t normally do charity - to do charity.

As the world has changed and become more complex over the last two decades, so Comic Relief has had to adapt and change too but the fundamentals remain the same - a just world free from poverty. In trying to achieve that vision we make this promise to the people who make those efforts possible - our supporters:

"In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.

Despite these costs, Comic Relief is still able to promise that for every pound the charity gets directly from the public, a pound goes to help transform the lives of people living with poverty and social injustice. If Sport Relief raises £20 million, Comic Relief will spend at least £20 million doing just that.

It can make this promise because its operating budget is covered in cash or in kind from all types of supporters like corporate sponsors and donors, suppliers, generous individuals and government (including Gift Aid) as well as from investment income and interest"


Comic Relief is obviously a charity - but it's also a business too.

The money we raise is allocated to a wide range of grants and social investments aimed at delivering real and long-lasting change to the poorest, most vulnerable people at home and across the world; as well as informing the public and young people in particular about global citizenship and the underlying causes of extreme poverty.

That money comes in from a number of different sources. Traditional charitable fundraising obviously plays a vital role. The public contribute to Comic Relief's annual campaigns by raising money through sponsorship and by making donations online, by post, by telephone and through major banks and building societies. This support, from almost the very day Comic Relief was formed, has been both humbling and inspirational.

On the business side of things, Comic Relief works with key corporate partners to produce products and promotions that are profitable. The clearest example of this is the Red Nose that is the emblem of Red Nose Day.

Where possible these products tie-in with the charity's commitment to delivering benefits to poor farmers and producers. The Red Nose Day 2007 T-shirt for instance was made with fair trade cotton from Mali, Cameroon and Senegal and there will be a fair trade Maraba Bourbon coffee grown in Rwanda, a country to which Comic Relief has had a clear commitment since the appalling genocide of 1994.

Another way Comic Relief raises funds is via the creativity made available to the charity. Comedians from time to time offer access to key brands like Little Britain for commercial exploitation. The charity also develops and owns key sub-brands like Robbie the Reindeer and Monkey, both of which deliver a revenue too.

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