Advisor

Organization
I.G. Advisors
Location
London, UK
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
05/15/2022
How to Apply
https://forms.gle/XW8XzVa5FcpKCPGV6
Where to Apply
emma@ig-advisors.com
Tags
Full-time

I.G. Advisors (I.G.) is an award-winning strategy consultancy specialising in social and environmental change. Our mission is to build the capacity of nonprofits, businesses and philanthropists to achieve impact and growth  —  from grassroots organisations working tirelessly in their communities through to those seeking large-scale, systemic change. We’re based in London, but have a global team, and work with clients on every continent. You can learn more about our work, thought leadership, podcast, creds deck and much more on our website, www.impactandgrowth.com (and be sure to check out our latest 10 Year Impact Report: https://bit.ly/3xJDqTF).

The full role description & job pack can be found here (and is detailed at a high level below): https://bit.ly/3xKZVIc

Please note, you must have permission to work in the UK.

Why Work With Us?

I.G. is a unique workplace, with care and solidarity at the heart of everything we do. We have a flexible work policy and support each team member to perform their very best and continue to grow, and thrive, within the team. We build a culture of trust; Flexible work policy, generous salary, access to commission and bonus packages, travel opportunities, generous holiday entitlement and close support are exchanged for everyone giving 110% in their work, as our team consists of the most driven, dynamic and ambitious talent from across the sector. We offer a high support, high intensity workplace, where it is possible to learn, grow, develop and achieve impact beyond your wildest dreams, as long as you have the tenacity, imagination and compassion to be a part of the collective.

Recruitment Process

Our clients expect excellent results, and therefore we are looking for the very best candidate to fill this role. Our recruitment process is rigorous to give you a chance to show us what you can do, and assess if this is a role you’ll thrive in. The process will include interviews and a full test day, for which you will be paid £65.

The Role

Advisors work across our charity, corporate and philanthropy clients (often at the same time); this role requires organisation, initiative, and adaptability.

Client Work
Build a clear picture of all clients, their needs, their set-up, and the style of advice they need, and use this to build positive, excellent relationships (including with individuals, charities, social enterprises, companies and foundations).
Consistently deliver high quality work that meets client briefs in terms of content, style and attention to detail by project managing and directly producing deliverables, making best use of the skills, capacity and knowledge of the team. This work varies but includes research, interviews, analysis, operational and project strategies, memos of recommendations, feasibility studies, messaging drafts, coaching, facilitation, presentation, securing buy-in from senior stakeholders, and much more.
Provide a final line of defence for client deliverables, with high-calibre copy editing of teamwork, and proof reading of documents.

I.G. Work
– Contribute to our strategy discussions where appropriate, and constructively challenge in ways that lead to positive refinement.
– Business development is a big part of the Advisor role and includes representing us at events, delivering pitches, preparing and creating new proposals, and proactively seeking to renew existing client relationships for future work, and find and build new relationships.
– Line managing Junior Advisor(s) and project manage client work. Being able to provide clear, regular and constructive feedback and recognition is key, as well as being a role model for junior staff.

Who You Are

We are looking for someone who is:

– Brilliant: Keen to learn and gain experience in the philanthropic sector, with ideally 3-6 years of related work experience within the social good space; that could be as a fundraiser, social entrepreneur, philanthropy advisor or CSR professional. We value brilliance and a willingness to work hard and learn fast over relevant job experience.
– A strategic problem solver: Solving problems is at the heart of what we do. Our team is good at diagnosing issues and figuring out how to solve them.
– Intellectually curious: You should have a solid understanding of trends and priorities in fundraising, philanthropy, social investment and corporate impact, and maintain an ability to keep up to date on these.
– A stellar communicator with first class relationship management skills: A people person who is “on brand” 100% of the time, with clear and persuasive verbal and written communications. This includes native level fluency in English, and additional languages are always a plus.
– A quick learner: We don’t expect you to know or have done everything when you start – instead, we’ll be looking for you to pick up new skills and knowledge quickly, then run with them.
– A detail-oriented worker: Incredibly efficient and organised, known for your unparalleled attention to detail, and able to demonstrate responsiveness, reliability and dependability. – A love of structure and deadlines, and knowledge of how to prioritise to meet them.
– Politically aware and compassionate: ​​Actively attentive to issues at play in social and environmental justice, with an ability to apply both critical and compassionate lenses to all elements of working with colleagues, clients, and external stakeholders.
– An independent team player: Someone who thrives working with a small team in a flexible and fast-paced environment, as well as being an independent self-starter who can manage workload and assignments independently.
– An early adopter of technology who is savvy across many platforms and tools: Able to pick up new technology quickly; our regularly used tools include Xero, Hubspot, Asana, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, social media, and Slack.
– Discreet and able to handle confidentiality: Able to work sensitively with high profile individuals or private philanthropic entities.
– A coffee drinking dog lover: We are a dog friendly workplace and generally highly caffeinated (tea drinkers welcome, too).
– Fresh, dynamic and slightly irreverent: Just like our podcast.

Benefits

– Salary: starting at £36,000
– Discretionary Bonus & Commission: A discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance, plus generous commission on new clients brought into the firm.
– Progression & Development: All staff are supported to develop skills and knowledge in relation to their career aspirations, and progression is actively supported.
– Hours: 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday. Hours are flexible to accommodate for team wellbeing while meeting client deadlines.
– Location: Office in London, SE1, with flexible, hybrid work place policy.
– Benefits: Pension, health insurance, 38 days off per year (including 25 days annual leave, your birthday off, UK bank holidays, and the time between Christmas and New Years).
– Diversity & Inclusion: We are an internationally diverse organisation, with multiple languages, religions, nationalities, and ethnicities represented across the team. We are proactively anti-racist, feminist, and mental-health positive. All our staff are supported to bring their whole selves to work, build an inclusive culture, and follow their passions within the sectors we work in. We strongly encourage applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as well as LGBTQAI+ and disabled individuals.