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.
Banks’ financing decisions today will determine the kind of world we will live in tomorrow. However, our research has demonstrated that European banks are not yet doing their bit to avert the climate crisis. Through research, engagement, and campaigns, ShareAction’s banking team advocates for banks to phase out their financing of polluting activities such as fossil fuels and scale up their financing of green assets. We partner with a range of stakeholders, including investors, NGO partners, and indigenous representatives to make this happen.
The Senior Project Officer is to support the Head of Banking Programme in the ongoing management of ShareAction’s banking standards team. This critical role will involve maintaining good project management processes and systems in place to plan and monitor programme performance and expenditure, supporting our engagement with banks, and provide administrative support to the team as required. You might have a background in administration and/or internal customer service, looking to use those skills to improve your system management in a fast-paced environment.
What you’ll do (key responsibilities)
Responsible for the development and implementation of existing and new project management processes for the Banking Standards team
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and the role might change slightly from time to time
What you’ll bring to the team
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.
Contract type: 28 hours, 4 day week part-time. Working pattern up for discussion on offer
Who it reports to: Head of Banking Programme
Salary: £33,000 – 37,500 FTE pro rata + 8% pension contribution
Deadline for applications: 27 September 2023 at 9am London time
Interview dates: 2 rounds of interviews expected between 9 October to 20 October.
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 as part of the induction process, you will be expected to attend the London office in person during your first week in post, to cover items including Health & Safety, IT set-up, Office Orientation and Team member introductions.
ShareAction’s London office is based in vibrant Aldgate and a short walk from Aldgate East underground. Remote working will remain the norm for many ShareAction staff, with office space available as described 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.
Please refrain from using any AI tools to write your answers, as this will result in immediate disqualification for the role.