WE’RE HIRING:

Project Officer- Climate Change

Hours: Full-time, but with some flexibility possible

Contract type: Permeant 

Salary: £24,163 – £28,000 + 8% pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme

Deadline: Monday 5 October 2020 at 9am (please note that the deadline has been brought forward)

First stage interviews will take place from the week of the 19th

 

Hours: Full-time, but with some flexibility possible

Contract type: Permeant

Salary: £24,163 – £28,000 + 8% pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme

Deadline: Monday 5 October 2020 at 9am (please note that the deadline has been brought forward)

First stage interviews will take place from the week of the 19th

 

Background

ShareAction is a charity and campaigning organisation working to unleash the power of the financial system to drive social progress and protect our environment. We focus on transforming the investment system, using it as a lever to generate positive social and environmental impact in the real world.

We do this by:

  • Educating and working with investors to improve their practices;
  • Influencing the policy-makers and industry regulators that can ensure the investment system serves society’s interests in the long-term;
  • Campaigning to unlock the power of investors, as shareholders in companies, to change corporate behaviour (on issues such as climate change, good work and human rights, sustainable food and public health);
  • Mobilising ordinary people, who have a stake in the investment system through their pensions and savings, to demand a change in how their money is invested;
  • Collaborating with other civil society organisations who share our vision.

Job Description

ShareAction’s corporate engagement programmes harness the power of investors to influence companies to drive improvements in their environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Our climate change campaigns have focused on decarbonisation, using science-based targets, and on the oil and gas and power generation sectors. We are currently exploring areas for new campaigns, which could include hard to abate sectors, transport and biomass.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Although your role will be varied and open to some change in the activities you will undertake, below are the types of activities that you can expect to be doing:

  • You will plan and deliver campaign activity of the Investor Decarbonisation Initiative (IDI) with a range of activities, including researching targets, drafting letters, and arranging meetings with investors, companies and other stakeholders;
  • Lead administration and recordkeeping for IDI using our Salesforce CRM system;
  • Provide input to the climate change team in an effort to develop new programmes, including contributing to funding bids;
  • Support the delivery of new campaign activities in our climate change programme;
  • Where appropriate, manage relationships with external organisations, including funders and NGO partners involved in IDI;
  • Play a role in wider team and cross-ShareAction activity related to climate change, to foster collaboration and partnership;
  • Support the delivery of other ShareAction campaigns as required.

Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive and the role might change slightly from time to time

Person specification

We are looking for a passionate, determined individual, with the following experience and skills:

ESSENTIAL

  • Have a good understanding of climate change, including global efforts to tackle it, particularly the role of business;
  • Experience in campaigning and making change happen, ideally in a corporate environment;
  • Experience of managing relationships with external stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyse information (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations;
  • Strong communication skills—both written and spoken English;
  • Excellent organisational skills, proven ability to manage competing demands on time while still meeting deadlines;
  • Very strong attention to detail, able to deliver work of a high standard;
  • Highly motivated, able to self-start and proactively seek guidance or direction where required;
  • Ability and comfort flexing between different areas of work.
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DESIRABLE

  • Subject matter expertise in climate change as it relates to one or more industrial sectors, such as oil and gas, electric utilities, transport or heavy industries;
  • Understanding of responsible investment, responsible business and ESG issues;
  • Proficiency with common office software including Microsoft Office, Outlook, SharePoint;
  • Experience of using Salesforce CRM system.
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ShareAction values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen). One of the ways we do this is by actively encouraging staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available- such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Due to Covid-19 all interviews will take place online, you will also be expected to work from home for the foreseeable future.

Please note that to be considered for this post you must be legally eligible to work in the UK. Due to current restrictions we are unable to hire anyone that isn’t already living in the UK.
Due to our size we are unable to sponsor visas.

How to apply

Please send an up to date CV and cover letter to Helen Wiggs at recruitment@shareaction.org by Monday 5 October 2020 at 9am (please note that we may close this role early depending on the level of response). Please ensure that your cover letter is no more than one side of A4 and that you address all of the criteria in the person specification by giving details of work experience (paid or voluntary), skills and achievements relevant to this post, and any other information to support your application.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Note that all personal information will be removed from applications prior to shortlisting which can delay the process in responding to applications. 

 

A bit more about us

ShareAction is a charity which promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. We believe that investment can be a force for good, serving savers and communities, and protecting our environment for the long term. We campaign on specific environmental and social issues that the investment industry has the power to influence, like climate change and workers’ rights. We advocate for policy changes required to enable responsible investment to thrive. We undertake research and rankings to drive up best practice among pension funds and asset managers. And we work with savers to help them push their pension schemes towards more responsible behaviour and sustainable investment practices.