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JRF is seeking an exceptional individual to join our Social Investment Committee and help us accelerate our mission of ending poverty in the UK.

About Us:

JRF is an independent social change organisation, fuelled by a vision of a more equitable and just future. We tirelessly work to create a world free from poverty where people and planet can thrive.

Since 2015, our Social Investment Committee has played a vital role in achieving this vision. We invest our resources in initiatives that create positive change on social issues like affordable housing, good jobs, and low-cost finance, believing that poverty in the UK can be solved. We prioritise investments that generate financial returns, allowing us to reinvest and amplify our impact.

The Opportunity:

This is a unique opportunity to join a dedicated team actively shaping a more equitable future. You’ll leverage your expertise and passion for social change to guide our investment strategy, contributing directly to our mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and recommend potential social investments aligned with our mission and impact goals.
  • Provide expert advice on investment strategies that consider financial returns, social impact, and ethical considerations.
  • Be a critical friend to the Social Investment team in the analysis and monitoring of existing investments, ensuring they deliver against social and financial objectives.
  • Contribute to shaping the Committee’s overall investment approach and policies.
  • Champion impactful solutions that address systemic inequalities and promote social justice.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Proven track record in social investing, impact investing, or related fields.
  • Deep understanding of social issues in the UK, particularly those related to poverty, housing, and employment.
  • Strong analytical and financial skills coupled with the ability to assess social impact.
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for social change and a commitment to ethical and responsible investment practices.


  • This is a voluntary role with a time commitment of four days per year, plus additional preparation/engagement for formal SIC meetings.  Occasional virtual meetings are also required ‘off-cycle’ to support specific decision-making processes.
  • Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by poverty.
  • Work alongside passionate Trustees and staff members who share your values and commitment to social change.

Ready to step forward and make a difference?

We look forward to receiving your application.