23 Aug 2016

We’re hiring at BGV

By Paul Miller

The tech for good world is growing fast and we’ve decided it’s time for the BGV team to grow too. Many of the ventures that we’ve invested in already are doing very well and each time we open applications for our accelerator programme we hear from more and more founders interested in starting a social venture that puts their skills to work on important social or environmental problems. We’ve also found there are more investors interested in putting their money to work to have a positive impact.

All this means that the opportunities for us to develop BGV get better and better and we need to grow our team to keep up with demand. Our aim is to become the best impact investor we possibly can and with that in mind we’re hiring for three new roles at BGV to help us get better at finding, investing in and supporting the best social ventures possible.

A Chief Investment Officer to lead our investment strategy and take overall responsibility for maximising positive social impact and investment returns

A Venture Adviser to join the team offering advice and support to the teams and ventures we invest in

A Team Organiser to keep everything running smoothly and handle the admin that comes with a growing organisation

If you click through to each role, you’ll find a more detailed description of what we’re looking for.

We’ve put all the applications on Applied, a startup currently sharing our offices at Ministry of Startups. Applied automatically disguises information that can be subject to subconscious biases so that reviewers can concentrate on what really matters: candidates’ strengths. This means every applicant is given the best chance of success, regardless of their background. We used it for our recent internship applications and were pretty impressed.

If you have questions, do drop me a line at paul@bethnalgreenventures.com and I’ll try to help.