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Janine Nicholls, COO, Snowball

Wed 6 September 2023

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  • Be part of investing for positive outcomes for people and the planet

  • Full-time position, London office, hybrid working

  • 40 days holiday, plus UK bank holidays, private health insurance, life insurance, workplace pension

  • High degree of responsibility and professional development within an entrepreneurial environment


An exciting opportunity for someone who wants to build a career in impact investment. Snowball is an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorised investment manager that gives investors access to a diversified, global, multi-asset, multi-manager portfolio of investments. These investments provide positive impact for social equity and environmental sustainability in conjunction with competitive financial returns.

We are looking for a Business Development and Fundraising Manager who shares our passion for delivering broad and long-lasting positive Impact. Our current fund is structured as an evergreen Limited Partnership which means that Snowball is continuously fundraising and encouraging both new and existing investors to commit capital to create positive Impact.


Working in a small team (currently ten people) you will be involved in all areas of the business, ensuring Snowball is strongly placed to manage future growth. Specifically, you will be responsible for managing fundraising and helping with marketing and investor relations activities.



Working closely with each of the CEO, COO and CIO you will help shape, manage and support Snowball’s fundraising strategy and activities.

You will be the first point of contact for potential investors and be responsible for managing all meetings and follow-ups. You will be responsible for research and origination, managing both the pipeline of potential investors and the investor CRM database. You will also be responsible for ensuring the timely completion of RFPs / due diligence requests and data room, working closely with the Head of Marketing in preparing fundraising materials, pitch decks etc.


You will work closely with the Head of Marketing to help maintain Snowball’s edge and competitive position, assisting with product market research, competitor analysis and presentations for internal strategic meetings.

Investor relations

You will also contribute to fund closings, investor reporting, and investor events.


  • Demonstrable interest in social equity and/or environmental sustainability

  • 3+ years of relevant experience: [placement agent, investor relations, fundraising]

  • Self motivated with a desire to succeed and a proactive approach

  • Strong relationship-building and project management skills

  • Excellent, and accurate, communication skills

  • Flexible and willing attitude

  • Knowledge of high net worth, family office, foundation, institutional and consultant investor communities an advantage

  • Experience of a regulated fund management environment helpful but not essential

To apply for the role, please send CV and cover letter to by 15th September 2023.


Every financial investment shapes the world. The question is: what kind of world do we want? Snowball is purpose-built to demonstrate better investment in action. Diversity of thought is key to the success of our mission to contribute to a sustainable future for all.

At Snowball, we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. We exist to invest in solutions for social equity and environmental sustainability: we welcome applications from people with lived experience of the effects of these two interconnected challenges.

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible. Please let us know if you have particular requirements to help you interview with us.

Snowball is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.