Investment Adviser

Employer
Anti Slavery International
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Pro bono
Closing date
11 Dec 2022
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CONTEXT
Our strategy commits us to working on four focus themes to drive systemic change and help end 
slavery for everyone everywhere:
•  Child Slavery
•  Responsible Business
•  Trafficking
•  Climate change and slavery
You can read more about us and how we work in the ‘About Us’ document on our recruiting webpage.
We are in the process of selling our freehold property and want to invest in the region of 
£500k-£800k in an appropriate mix of mid- and long-term investments to maintain the value of the 
fund and provide a source of income for the charity.
This role will be a key part of our governance structure providing independent direction and support to ASI as it seeks appropriate investments and the board in its scrutiny and oversight of 
investments and returns.

MAIN TASKS
•  Review and advise on ASI’s draft investment policy, in particular its ethical
criteria.
•  Support ASI in determining suitable investment objectives, risk appetite and strategy, in 
particular whether we should use an investment management firm or invest directly in passive funds.
•  If we decide to use an investment management firm, lead the search for a suitable investment 
management firm and developing an appropriate tender document, noting the ethical criteria/ ESG 
requirements. Receive and review tenders or offerings from investment management firms and, 
together with management, support a recommendation to the Finance Committee.
•  If we decide to invest directly, lead the search for suitable investments and recommend a 
portfolio of investments to the Finance Committee, potentially with the support of an Independent 
Financial Advisor.
•  Consider appropriate processes and structure for monitoring our investments and agree this with 
management and the Finance Committee.
•  Lead and support a periodic review of our investment portfolio and its performance.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential
•  Experience and knowledge of the UK investment market.
•  Understanding and knowledge about ethical investing.
•  No conflict of interest between advising ASI and their other professional interests. The 
postholder must not receive any commission or other compensation from any third party as a result 
of this role.
•  General experience of charity governance and boards.
•  Knowledge of investments by charities and its governance.

TIME COMMITMENTS AND STRUCTURE
•  The initial work in setting up the investments is likely to take perhaps 2-3 days per month for 
the first few months.
•  Once the investment management firm has been chosen and the investments placed, the ongoing work 
is likely to be minimal of perhaps 1-2 days per year.
•  Investments will be overseen directly by the Finance Committee, a subgroup of the board, which 
meets 3-4 times per year. The Finance Committee will review and agree key investments decisions.
•  The role would be overseen by the Treasurer of the Board, who is the Chair of the Finance 
Committee. Day-to-day contact will be with the Director of Finance & Resources and Chief Executive.
•  The role is unpaid but travel expenses for meetings would be paid.
•  It would be expected that the postholder would stay in the role for a minimum of 12 months.
•  The role would not be that of a trustee, with the accompanying governance requirements, however 
if the postholder were interested in becoming a trustee, the board may be open this becoming a 
trustee role in the future.

How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please email a CV to jobs@antislavery.org using the 
reference Volunteer Investment Advisor in the subject line.
If you would like an informal chat about the role, please email the Director of
Finance & Resources, a.gray@antislavery.org, to arrange a time and date to talk.
 

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