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This is a fantastic opportunity to join our northern based Debt team, with the addition of an Investment Associate. You’ll be supporting the team with investing into businesses from our NPIF Debt Fund, in the Yorkshire and Humber region and looking to grow your career with us.

Mercia is a values-based organisation built around being Growth Focused, Trusted, Connected, Responsive and Responsible/Respectful. We work hard to create a workplace which accepts every person’s differences, and our culture is strong and inclusive. We are proud to hear the team describe us as ‘friendly, fun, collaborative, welcoming, exciting, down to earth and caring’. We believe that creating an environment where you can be your best at work makes us stronger.

We know from research that you may not be tempted to apply for a role if you don’t meet all of the experience requirements, but if you can demonstrate that you have transferable skills for this role, then we welcome your application. Equally, if you need any reasonable adjustments through the application or interview process, please just ask us.

While we see this vacancy as a full-time position, we know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, so we have a Flex+ policy in place which allows for core hours and some homeworking during the working week. You would be expected to be fully mobile and travel to other Mercia offices and investee companies as required.

In this role you would have responsibility for:

  • Supporting with the completion of investments including preparation of investment documentation, management of the due diligence process, AML documentation and coordination of the legal agreements.
  • Initially with support if needed, you will be identifying, selecting and appraising suitable investment loans, to achieve annual investment targets for the fund.
  • You would be supported in undertaking business development activities and self-generating proposals, building new relationships and actively promoting the fund.
  • Ensuring that service level standards and turnaround times are always met.
  • Ensuring that regulatory and customer requirements are always complied with.
  • Preparing internal and external reports to key stakeholders.
  • Supporting the post-investment monitoring of investments.

About you:

  • Ideally you will be from a lending and/or regulatory background.
  • While there will be support from the team to get up to speed, you’ll be a self-starter, with the ability to multi-task.
  • You’ll be commercially aware and able to demonstrate a sound level of judgment.
  • You’ll have strong analytical skills, with a high level of financial awareness.
  • An effective networker, you’ll be able to build good relationships with our investees, clients and contacts.
  • Being a good team player goes without saying here!
  • You’ll need to be a confident communicator both verbally and in your written work.
  • Given the nature of this role, we are looking for you to be fully mobile and in possession of a valid UK Driving Licence.
  • A good working knowledge of CRM systems/databases and Microsoft Office products is helpful.

What we can offer you:

In addition to your base salary, we offer a broad and exciting range of perks and benefits, including family-friendly policies, wellbeing support, Mercia Spirit charity days, regular 1-2-1’s, mentoring and support with training and career development.

#OneMercia benefits

We value diversity at Mercia and are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment equally and fairly, regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious beliefs, gender or gender realignment, sexual orientation or marital status, disability, responsibility for dependants or age. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you prefer to use.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy if we receive sufficient applications for the position. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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