CDSB is able to offer the right individual the opportunity to work on the strategic development and delivery of this exciting global initiative. As Managing Director, covering maternity leave, you will be responsible for providing effective operational management to the busy Secretariat’s day-to day operations including strategy and operational plan delivery, fundraising, advocacy and relevant communications activities.
The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a number of key projects in 2015-16, including: CDSB’s fiduciary duty and climate change disclosure campaign to support the Road to Paris; engagement and adoption of the CDSB Framework across the 28 EU Member States for compliance with the new EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive; and, global outreach to promote and secure adoption of CDSB’s revised framework as CDSB’s work program expands from a climate focus to cover natural capital and environmental information.
We are offering the successful individual the opportunity to represent CDSB on various international working groups, advisory bodies and partner / stakeholder committees and the invaluable opportunity to gain experience of working with a broad range of international initiatives including and the development of the Natural Capital Protocol. This senior position uniquely positions the successful candidate to be at the forefront of the development of non-financial reporting agendas globally.
The post-holder will work closely with CDSB’s Board and Board member organisations, CDSB’s Technical Working Group, and with the management team of CDP. The role requires collaboration with leading international business, investors, the accountancy profession, NGOs and academics to further CDSB’s mission of providing decision useful environmental information to markets via the mainstream corporate report.
CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based in CDP’s offices in central London.
- A relevant professional qualification;
- A proven track record of working at a senior level in operational management in a multidisciplinary cross-functional environment;
- Experience of team leadership in a fast-paced and changing environment, and of developing high-performing, diversified teams;
- Ability to develop and execute project plans with a high level of attention to detail;
- Experience of budgeting, budget management, financial processes and the ability to work in a cost effective manner;
- Experience in securing funding from a variety of sources and delivering against funding applications that support organisational strategy;
- Strong English language skills, both oral and written;
- Able to prioritise, effectively manage and deliver on a large and diverse workload, to tight deadlines;
- Creative and strategic thinker, able to act on own initiative;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to influence and motivate others;
- Ability to communicate information and ideas to various audiences in a way that demonstrates subject-matter knowledge, confidence and facilitates comprehension;
- The ability to negotiate with others, to liaise with a wide range of people, and to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy;
- Good understanding of how policy and legislation is developed;
- Self- motivated and able to work with high degree of autonomy;
- Solution focused;
- Willingness to travel internationally and represent CDSB outside of business hours; and
- Understanding and commitment to the missions of CDSB & CDP.
- Knowledge of latest developments in natural resource accounting;
- An understanding of integrated reporting and the changing environmental trends and policies that will affect companies including wider business and societal impacts;
- Experience of working with large multi-national companies or complex organisations;
- Experience with coordinating international advisory working groups.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK.
Start date: May 2015 (negotiable)
Salary: Competitive NGO salary and benefits offered.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter of no more than 1 page explaining why you are suitable for this position, together with information about your current/expected salary level. Submit your application to: Mardi McBrien at firstname.lastname@example.org
For your application to be considered, all documents must be received by 5pm (GMT) March 2 2015.
Secondments will be considered.
Contact Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB: email@example.com or 0203 818 3938. More information on the Climate Disclosure Standards Board can be found at www.cdsb.net.