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Fair Finance, London


Type: Full Time
Salary: £18,000 – £20,000
Fair Finance is a not for profit social business attempting to tackle unfair lending in London, and potentially the UK. It competes directly with usurious and predatory lenders through personal and business loans, offers people advice and support to manage their finances sustainably and campaigns for change.


The Business Loans Analyst will play a key role within the Fair Business Loans team as they are responsible for taking or following up new business loans enquiries. This will include talking to the owner about their business to find out whether they are eligible for a Fair Business Loans and taking them through the initial stages of their application ready for a Senior Business Loans Officer to review the case.


The Business Loans Analyst will be responsible for managing the reporting and tracking of business applications using Excel and other system databases. They will also support the Head of Fair Business Loans with marketing initiatives across both traditional and digital media and with development projects.


As with all parts of Fair Finance much of this job will involve dealing with clients – in person or by phone. You will be part of a small team and will be expected to take initiative and support other team members as needed.


Download the job description and details of how to apply


Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th April  2015


CDFA, London


£45,000 p.a.
+ Non contributory pension

The Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) is the voice for providers of fair and affordable finance. We represent and support a national network of social enterprises that lend money to businesses and people unable to get finance from high street banks. Our mission is to support the development of a thriving and sustainable community finance industry that brings wealth, well-being and economic prosperity to disadvantaged and underserved communities.

As well as providing support, advocacy and networking services, we are playing an increasingly important role in delivering funds to our members – capital that they can lend to their growing numbers of customers. We are now seeking to grow our team to develop and manage this vital fund-management function.

As Programme Manager, you will manage, deliver and develop CDFA’s fund-holding programmes.

You will be responsible for the delivery of contracts with public, private and third sector funders currently worth over £78million – ensuring the funds are appropriately distributed to our member delivery partners. You will ensure effective monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the performance of fund deployment, and manage relationships with funders and delivery partners.

To manage these innovative funding programmes, you will be an experienced and proactive contracts manager. You will have excellent relationship and interpersonal skills, able to lead and influence a wide range of stakeholders.  With a good eye for detail, you will have strong analytical and assessment skills and be confident to pick up new programmes quickly.

You will ideally have a finance background and have a keen interest in supporting the growth of the community finance sector. You will work as part of a small, committed team who are passionate about financial inclusion and working to ensure everyone has access to responsible finance.


Closing date for applications 9am 27th April

Interviews will be held over the 5th, 6th & 7th May


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Completed application forms should be returned to before 9am on 27th April 2015.






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