Centre Manager, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY
Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 p.a.
The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) is a national centre, established by UK Research and Innovation in 2021, to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally. This was one of the key recommendations made by the UK Green Finance Taskforce in 2018 and contained in the UK Green Finance Strategy in 2019. It will unlock opportunities for the UK to lead internationally in greening finance and financing green.
The Centre Manager will play a central role in the set-up, operationalisation and management of the Centre, working closely with the Director and Deputy Director. This includes coordination across the consortium of seven major UK research institutions involved in the Centre and working with all partners to ensure the Centre delivers strong outcomes and impact. The consortium is led by the University of Oxford and the Centre Manager will accordingly provide key central support, including: project management; stakeholder engagement; communications, outreach and events; monitoring, evaluation and learning; and reporting. The role will also include opportunities to contribute on policy, publications and outreach, as well as supporting the establishment of a new legal entity to host centre activities over the long-term. You will also manage the secretariat to the Centre’s governance and advisory boards and coordinate with Oxford research services, finance, administration and HR as required to ensure the smooth operations of the Centre and its research projects. You must have a relevant academic qualification at Masters; or equivalent. You will have a strong interest in sustainability and green finance.
You will have a strong track record in project management, preferably in a research context, including communications, events, stakeholder engagement and policy engagement. You will have good financial management skills with experience of budget administration, forecasting and reporting. Excellent communications skills and experience of contributing to reports/publications/presentations are essential. You will have a pro-active and adaptive attitude, able to identify new opportunities for impact while balancing them against existing priorities and resources.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.
The post is full-time for 2.5 years (with possible extension depending on funding approval).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 26 November 2021, and interviews will be held in early December 2021.
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