Job purpose and background
If you are passionate about climate action and want to have a global environmental impact by working at the nexus of private and public sectors - this is the perfect job for you. CDP’s Associate Director, Climate will be responsible for overseeing delivery of a select number of CDP’s funded projects, ensuring implementation of CDP’s climate change strategy, fundraising, and team management. This role requires you to drive private sector action, provide insights to policy makers and support funding efforts, whilst working to mainstream corporate reporting on this topic by companies and investors a new business norm.
The successful candidate will be recognized as an expert in the field. You will have a strong record of excellence, and demonstrable achievement of leading teams and initiatives in complex, fast-paced, and fluid environments. You should have experience working in multi-stakeholder settings and be comfortable communicating with senior-level stakeholders from government, sub-national actors, business, finance, and civil society. You should be passionate about CDP’s mission and be able to spot opportunities to develop integrated and inclusive multi-sectoral approach to systems change, as well as expand and grow CDP’s network. You should have an excellent international network of experts and practitioners.
successful candidate will sit within the Environmental Practice team at CDP and
will work with various teams across CDP to ensure highest impact is achieved;
providing strategic input to the Interim Executive Director and Global Climate
Change Director; and work
collaboratively with CDP’s Stakeholder and Regional teams to implement its
ambitious strategy. You will be responsible for managing the successful
execution of the climate strategy, drive thought leadership, and directly
manage the day to day operations of CDP’s climate change team.
The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet business needs.
Skills and experience
The Associate Director is a full time fixed-term contract for 18 months based in CDP’s London office on Great Tower Street.
Salary and benefits: Competitive salary, 30 days of holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on the organisation’s performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and other benefits.
Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.
How to apply:
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to [email protected] with ‘Associate Director, Climate’ in the subject, followed by your first name and surname. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a final closing date of 9th March.