It is said that “money makes the world go around” but the global financial system in its current form is in danger of making our world a very inhospitable place indeed for future generations.
Though it has lifted many out of poverty, today the global financial system has an oversized impact on many of the existential challenges we face. Biodiversity loss is such an example, as is climate change and the growing gap between rich and poor in terms of both income and health. Investment, lending and insuring decisions can enable destructive and exploitative industries or they can support a transition to a more sustainable way of living and use of precious resources. The latter approach is known as responsible or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment.
ShareAction’s vision is of a world where the financial system serves our planet and its people. Our mission is to define the highest standards of responsible investment and to drive change until these standards are adopted worldwide. We work towards our mission by:
ShareAction’s policy work is key to the changes we want to see in the financial system, as the rules of the system guide the behaviour of financial institutions.
We are looking to appoint a Policy Officer who will work with the rest of our UK Policy team to help influence regulation and policy making to drive a more responsible and sustainable financial sector.
If you are looking for a career in public policy then this role might be right for you. It would give you the opportunity to hone your advocacy, relationship building and communication skills, and develop your understanding of UK politics, the financial system and social and environmental issues.
More information about our policy activities is available on our webpage at https://shareaction.org/policy-and-regulation/.
Although the 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 do:
We are looking for a passionate, determined individual, with the following experience and skills:
Hours:Full-time, but with some flexibility possible.
Contract type: Permanent.
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 per annum + 8% pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme.
Closing Date: Monday 17 May, 9am.
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.