Project Coordinator, Sustainable Finance

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £23,487-£27,116
  • REF: EN28977
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

CISL builds strategic leadership capacity to tackle global challenges in pursuit of a sustainable world. We do this by catalysing leadership through our business platforms and world-class educational programmes, both informed by research from the University of Cambridge and elsewhere.

This exciting role at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides an opportunity to join the team in the Centre for Sustainable Finance. The Centre for Sustainable Finance works with groups of leading firms in the global investment, banking and insurance industries (through the Investment Leaders Group, Banking Environment Initiative and ClimateWise respectively) to help them play a leading role in building a more sustainable economy, one that works for people, protects and restores nature whilst addressing climate change. We do this using the university’s insight and rigour to address knowledge gaps and develop tools and frameworks that address real issues facing financial practitioners in driving this change.

The role provides excellent administrative support to a dynamic team across a range of projects within the Centre. The role is fast paced, providing a critical foundation for the rest of the team, ensuring work runs smoothly. The focus will be primarily to ensure that administrative, procedural and contractual obligations are met.

The main duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Ensuring appropriate administrative support is provided to the project teams and directors.
  • Facilitating high quality internal and external communications and relationship management.
  • Ensuring the efficient flow of information throughout the team and to clients.
  • Ensuring the Client Relationship Management (CRM) system is maintained appropriately by the project teams.
  • Writing minutes and formatting briefing documents and reports for approval by the Project Manager and senior team members.
  • Preparing for high level events such as meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions, which may take place nationally or internationally, as required.
  • Organising meetings and diary management for project teams, liaising with stakeholders to do so.
  • Coordination of travel, accommodation and logistics (with the assistance of our partner travel agency).
  • Advising process efficiencies and giving constructive feedback.
  • Ensuring that the project team are kept informed of project progress and responding to, and advising the team of any emerging risks.
  • Supporting the onsite management of events to ensure a seamless delivery, including onsite risk assessment and liaison with project team, external stakeholders, attendees and venue staff as required.
  • Coordinating a range of projects underway at any one time to maximise synergies between projects, to avoid overlaps, to review progress against targets and to propose amendments and revisions as appropriate.
  • Managing due diligence and membership invoicing processes.

Applicants should be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and will be expected to demonstrate the essential skills, traits and experience as outlined in the further information document provided for this role.

This post is full-time and supports hybrid working, with our office located in Cambridge.

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Please quote reference EN28977 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Further information

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