We are at a pivotal moment: the climate and biodiversity crises are deepening, and inequalities are even more marked in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global investment system has an oversized impact on many of these global challenges. We want to make sure that impact is positive. At ShareAction we work with investors, policymakers and individuals to unleash the positive potential of the investment system. We aim to build a world where our financial system serves our planet and its people.
Good health is important to us all, and to society. The Covid-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on how vital a healthy population is. Yet millions of people's lives are limited by ill-health. Much of this is linked to avoidable risks such as unhealthy food options, excessive alcohol consumption, poor quality jobs and insecure housing – factors shaped by companies and their investors.
ShareAction’s Long-term Investors in People’s Health (LIPH) initiative seeks to support the investment sector to consider health and and its wider determinants in their decision-making processes. We run collaborative initiatives to help investors move to action – holding companies to account for their impacts and engaging in public policy advocacy.
Given the ambition and importance of the programme, we are seeking to appoint a Co-Head of Health, to work alongside a Co-Head peer, to lead ShareAction’s Long-term Investors on People’s Health (LIPH) initiative.
Each Co-Head has distinct areas of responsibility, but they are expected to work seamlessly together as a team and provide support and cover for each other as appropriate. The role under recruitment will have responsibility for workstreams on investor standards and expectations, public policy as well as programme management and team leadership.
The successful candidate will be a skilled team manager and confident internal and external representative for the team’s work. They will work collaboratively with colleagues across ShareAction to embed health in all our work and to act as a lead expert on the subject.
What you’ll do:
It would also be great – but not essential - if you have:
What we will do for you
Working with ShareAction will offer you the opportunity to achieve significant personal impact in one of the most respected and exciting organisations in the responsible investment space. ShareAction seeks to offer all its employees an exceptional working experience with opportunities to develop existing and new skills, applying them in ways that help change the world for the better. You will be challenged but also supported very actively to succeed within a friendly, high performing and highly motivated team.
ShareAction teams enjoy hybrid working, splitting their time between home and our office. You’ll have access to a modern, flexible office space in central London and regular social events with colleagues. There is no mandatory requirement for time spent in the office, but many individuals and teams make use of office space weekly and, as a senior leader, you will likely want to convene your team in-person on at least a monthly basis.
Hours: Full-time, but with some flexibility possible
Salary: £55,460 to £60,622 + 8% pension (non-contributory), and benefits including a healthcare scheme
Reporting to: Director of Corporate Engagement
Deadline for applications: Monday 4 December at 9am
Interview date: First round on 11-12 December (online). Second round week of 18 December (in-person at Aldgate East).
ShareAction values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen) and welcome applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities and so if you are not 100 per cent sure that you meet all the requirements but believe you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and use the application questions to tell us about your experience and what you hope to bring to this role.
We also actively encourage 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.
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.
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