ShareAction and the global system of finance
The global investment system has an outsized impact on many of the critical challenges of our day. Through their investment decisions and stewardship of companies, investors that choose to can help achieve a transition to a more sustainable, healthier and fairer way of living - this is known as responsible investment.
ShareAction is well established as a leading player in the global field of responsible investment. Our vision is a financial system that serves our planet and its people. Our mission is to define the highest standards of responsible investment and to drive those standards until they are adopted across the world.
Public policy and financial regulation are critical to the outcomes we seek.
ShareAction’s policy team, based in London and Brussels, has played an influential role in shaping UK and European sustainable finance policy development over the last decade. This is an exciting time for the team, which is currently growing from six members to eight. The team is responsible for driving forward ShareAction’s distinctive public interest agenda through successfully managing relationships in the UK and the EU with senior financial policy makers and their officials, politicians of all parties, financial supervisors and regulators, and other significant players in the policy-making eco-system.
The Director of Policy is responsible for setting and delivering ShareAction’s agenda on public policy advocacy. Working closely with the Head of UK Policy and the Head of EU Policy, the Director identifies opportunities, plans work and ensures successful delivery of the policy team’s strategy.
The Director of Policy is a member of ShareAction’s Leadership Team and works with senior colleagues to set organisational strategy, identify and mitigate risks, and to ensure cohesion and morale across ShareAction. The Director of Policy takes a leading role in fundraising for policy-related work.
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Working with ShareAction in this senior role 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.
Contract type: Full-time, permanent
Salary: £72,000 plus 8 per cent pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme
Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 11th July 2022
Interview dates: First stage interviews will be held on Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th July 2022. There will be three rounds of interviews.
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.
ShareAction’s London office is based in vibrant Bermondsey and a short walk from London Bridge underground and national rail. Remote working will remain the norm for many ShareAction staff as we continue to face the Covid-19 pandemic, with office space available in London for those who wish to use it.
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.