Portfolio Manager - Growth Lending

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Job Title: Portfolio Manager

Location: London, flexible and remote working 

Salary: £40-60k per annum (dependent on experience) + 10-15% performance related bonus

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Benefits: Employer pension contribution; health insurance; additional benefits 


About us

Growth Lending Limited is an accredited provider of the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) working rapidly and effectively, understanding and supporting fast-growing businesses. 

We have joined forces with invoice financing specialist GapCap to support UK SMEs where traditional banks can not. We work with innovative and high-growth SMEs, accelerating their growth by providing flexible credit solutions. We provide facilities from £100,000 to £30m and have lent more than £1bn to more than 500 SMEs to date.

We are proud of our global footprint and have offices in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Cambridge, as well as Cape Town, and we are targeting exponential growth in 2021.

For more about us, please check out some of the videos posted by our team via LinkedIn, on topics like:

Flexible funding

Multiple CBILS loans

Revolving credit facilities


About the role

The Portfolio Manager (PM) role will give you invaluable experience managing investments in highly disruptive SMEs, in the UK and other international markets. Our PMs truly own their work end-to-end, supporting our clients in a tangible, impactful way.

You will broaden your understanding of a wide range of business models, markets and risk profiles. You will build meaningful relationships with CEOs and CFOs of innovative disruptors, as well as more established businesses. Working with these senior stakeholders of our portfolio businesses, you will effectively collate accurate financial information, anticipate the financial needs of the relevant businesses and help them to manage the portfolio’s risk and opportunities. Weekly flash reporting, monthly portfolio analysis and assisting with quarterly reporting of the portfolio’s performance to our investors will continuously enhance your toolkit.


What we are looking for 

We need from you the experience and skills required to grasp the technical aspects of this role confidently from the start. Successful team members radiate maturity, confidence and approachability, and are able to adjust their style to get the best from our diverse clients. You will be consistently proactive, with a genuine drive to provide your clients and colleagues with your best work. You will already understand the SME market, particularly in the UK, and the challenges of working with finance in small businesses. You will be self-motivated and driven to get all elements of your work right first time. Extensive knowledge of our receivables finance, corporate finance and commercial finance products, along with the industry overall, will set you up for continuous development and growth. 


Please apply with a CV and supporting statement explaining how you meet the person specification and why you feel you are the right person to join our team.


Interview Process

  • Initial interviews will be with BAME Recruitment weeks commencing 22nd & 29th of March.
  • 3 interview stages with Growth Lending conducted from week commencing 12th April.  


Growth Lending is committed to creating inclusive career opportunities and applications are welcomed from individuals regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and faith. 

We guarantee accelerated professional growth in return for the right skills, experience and approach to work. We pride ourselves on being a continuous learning organisation, so we offer regular one-on-one coaching sessions and carefully curated professional development, in addition to exceptional on-the-job training.


Application closing date: 23:59hr, Sunday 21st March 2021.


All applicants are required to hold the relevant UK Visas/Work Permits.

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