Director of Business Development and Investor Relations

Director of Business Development and Investor Relations

About Reall

Reall is an innovator and investor in climate-smart affordable housing for people living on low incomes in urban Africa and Asia.

The world is urbanising at an unprecedented rate. Urban populations are projected to grow by 2.5 billion in the next three decades, with 90% of this growth in Asia and Africa. Currently at least 1.2 billion people live in substandard housing with 300 million new homes needed by 2030. As buildings already account for 32% of emissions in Africa and 24% in Asia it is clear that we cannot separate housing and climate agendas. Instead we must seek solutions which can meet shelter, inclusion and sustainability goals concurrently – and urgently.

Reall’s purpose is to improve the lives of 100M people in urban Africa and Asia by 2030 through climate-smart affordable housing.  We’re doing this because homes are not only a fundamental human right but they provide the platform for gender parity, climate resilience, clean air, renewable energy, and socio-economic justice. Climate-smart, affordable homes offer a solution to both mitigating this risk and building resilience in the most climate-vulnerable communities.

The Role

Reall is seeking a Director of Business Development and Investor Relations to provide strong strategic leadership to support growth across the organisation. A successful applicant will confidently provide vision and leadership to the Fundraising Team and the wider business with the aim of achieving increased growth in the full range of revenue streams. In particular, this includes ensuring that Reall secures sufficient grant funding to deliver our mission of a green affordable homes revolution.

Grant funding is essential to meet Reall’s strategic and operational requirements and complements the work underway to raise significant commercial funding (non-grant). The priority is leveraging new large-scale, multi-year funding, as well as ensuring strong relations with existing and prospective funders.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, this is a new role and expansion of the Executive Team which also includes: Director of Policy and External Affairs, Director of Africa & Asia Partnerships, and Commercial & Governance Director.

Full details are in the job description and person specification, which are available by clicking through to apply for this role.  Please note that you must have the right to live and work in the UK to be eligible to apply for this role.

Why work at Reall?

Salary – In the region of £80,000

Working hours – Flexible mix of homeworking and attendance 2 days per week at the Reall office in Coventry, UK, with some international travel.

Annual Leave – 25 days, plus a day off on your birthday.

Benefits – Access to RewardHub, which provides high street discounts and a cashback reward scheme in popular online and retail outlets. Access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential support to colleagues.

With a modest UK-based team, Reall is an organisation driven by efficiency, with comparatively huge ambitions and a track record of significant success.

Our internal operations are underpinned by a culture of psychological safety, promoting trust, curiosity, and confidence. This means that staff feel secure to speak their minds, tackle challenges creatively, and can never be described as risk averse.

A committed investor in its staff, Reall promotes an environment of conscious diversity in all its forms. You’ll be joining a high-performing, cohesive team with its sights firmly on global impact.

Further information

Reall is committed to equality and diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are black, Asian, minority ethnic, LGBTQ+, and those who have disabilities, because we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is important for our organisation and will lead to greater results and enhance our way of working.

Submit Application

Please ensure that you upload both a CV and a covering letter explaining why you meet the criteria for this role, in order for your application to be considered.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available. Reall is not able to sponsor a work visa for this position. Further information about who has the right to work in the UK is available here.

Full details regarding this role can be found in our Recruitment Pack.

Apply for this role

Applications close at 5pm GMT on Thursday  24 November. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please
apply as soon as you are able.