Senior Investment Portfolio Manager

Job Title: Senior Investment Portfolio Manager
Salary range: £60k - £65k per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


About the role


We are looking for a talented individual to play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of investment strategy for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) initiating and implementing innovative approaches to committed investments and guidance on new projects.


As our new Senior Investment Manager, you will work with the Investment and Commercial Activities Director to ensure best value for money is being achieved across the portfolio of investments through creative thinking, to develop new opportunities for maximising investment across a diverse range of activities from real estate and infrastructure (e.g.

rail, trams, road, and 5G) to socio-economic activities and climate change activities.


Relationship Management is key to this role, as is the ability to be a “critical friend” and assist in the delivery of our investments.

Monitoring performance and impact is part of the role but taking proactive steps to assist the Sponsor is critical.


The different Directorates are responsible for delivering against their plans to meet the long-term strategy for the Region and their particular area and the role is to support and provide expert advice with this.

There will also be interaction with the Mayor of the West Midlands and at a senior level with Directors of the seven Metropolitan Councils, 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships, and wider membership of non-constituent authorities where the WMCA may co-invest.


Who we need


We are open to the sectors candidates will have gained their experience in and you may well be working within the Investment or Development sector or in Financial Services.


Experience of managing projects, dealing with changes, and risk assessment in environments where reliance upon others outside of the direct team is required.


Good knowledge of the real estate sector, including an understanding of development appraisals and the development process, is of distinct advantage.


Above all, you will have experience of providing specialist advice and support to complex investments with a particular understanding of the rationale and returns for public sector investment and/or the role of patient capital.


About the team


The post holder will work closely with the Investment and Commercial Activities Director on a wide variety of activities, deputising where appropriate.


The Investment Programme has already committed close to £830m in projects.

The Investment team also has responsibility for two loan investment programmes to which WMCA have committed £210m for real estate projects.


It is intended that the post holder will have two direct reports and will need to lead these Officers to deliver Monitoring and Evaluation activities to assess progress against delivery milestones across a number of projects in order to ensure value for money is being delivered.


Who we are

The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.

The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities, and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.


Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living.

We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader.

In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced.

There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games.

These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


Closing Date: Midday 1st June 2021
Interview/Assessment Date: 10th or 11th June 2021


This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.


Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian, and ethnic minority groups, and women at senior levels.


We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.


Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Finance
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2021-05-11 15:18:30 -

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