Job opportunity: Technical Manager

CDSB is looking to hire a full-time Technical Manager for our busy global Secretariat to lead, deliver and expand its technical work programme.

CDSB has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to lead, deliver and expand its technical work programme, with a focus on activities which will relate to the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure recommendations, due for publication in mid-2017, with the aim of making corporate reporting fit for purpose.

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on the corporate reporting landscape. The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification, proven analytical and writing skills, possess the ability to broker solutions to complex technical challenges, provide leadership to a growing technical team and be proficient leading CDSB’s internationally renowned technical work programme. 

About the role

Working closely with CDSB’s Technical Working Group, the successful candidate will lead CDSB’s technical work across a number of national, European and international projects and will represent the organisation on various working groups, advisory bodies and partner / stakeholder committees.

You will be responsible for managing and growing the technical work program and resources, which will include both project management and hands-on technical drafting within the CDSB Secretariat. The role requires collaboration with leading national and international policymakers, international businesses, institutional investors, the accountancy industry, NGOs and academics. 

This role will provide you with valuable experience across a broad range of international initiatives (such as the International Integrated Reporting Framework); regulatory developments including the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and stock exchange listing requirements.

CDSB is an international award winning initiative and this senior position in the global Secretariat provides the successful candidate with a platform for thought leadership and the opportunity to be at the forefront of the development of global non-financial reporting. 

CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based in CDP’s offices in central London.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant professional qualification and at least 7 years working experience in two or more of the following disciplines: financial management, accounting and reporting, corporate governance, assurance, environmental reporting, technical writing, law, policymaking, investment, research;
  • Good understanding of how policy is agreed and how legislation is developed, including at national and international (e.g. EU and G20) level;
  • Strong English language oral and written skills;
  • Ability to co-ordinate and work across diverse project teams, and to develop and execute project plans with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Proven analytical skills;
  • The ability to communicate and liaise with a wide range of audiences;
  • An understanding of integrated reporting, the changing environmental trends and policies that affect companies, including wider business and societal impacts;
  • A team player, who can work in collaboration, and is enthusiastic and supportive;
  • Willingness to travel internationally and represent CDSB outside of business hours;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the missions of CDSB and CDP; and
  • Permission to work in the UK; CDP cannot assist with work permits or other immigration requirements.


Experience of working with large multinational companies or complex organisations;

Experience with coordinating international advisory working groups;

Experience of working within or with relevant regulatory bodies, e.g. Financial Stability Board and its members, OECD, stock exchanges, IASB;

Knowledge of current discussion on natural resource accounting. 

Start date: 1 March, 2017

Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, flexible working, annual collective performance bonus scheme, initial 24 days’ holiday rising to 30 days over time, pension provision up to 8% of salary after 3 months employment, central London location. 

Interested? Please send a copy of your CV, a recent example of your technical writing, with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role, what you will add to our organisation and how it fits with your career plans to .

Secondments will be considered.

Deadline for applications: 5pm GMT Friday 20th January 2017. 

Additional information

Additional information about the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and our work can be found at  

Additional information about CDP can be found at