Communications & Marketing Manager, CDSB Secretariat, London-based

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is looking to hire a full-time Communications & Marketing Manager for our busy international Secretariat to have responsibility for management and curation of the stakeholder experience for the CDSB brand globally.

Job purpose and background

About CDSB

CDSB is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the disclosure of environmental and climate change information in the mainstream corporate report and provide the CDSB Framework to companies to facilitate this. Additional information about the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and our work can be found at www.cdsb.net.

CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat, and the role will be based ideally in one of CDSB’s offices in London. Additional information about CDP can be found at www.cdp.net.

About the role

Working with the global CDSB Secretariat, the Communications & Marketing Manager leads CDSB’s global online and offline communications activities, press relations, events and oversees the publication of its thought leadership. The successful candidate will also lead CDSB’s communications & marketing strategy.

It is a unique and exciting opportunity to grow the profile of an organisation that works to build the trust and transparency needed to foster resilient capital markets and contribute to more sustainable economic, social and environmental systems.

We are looking for a results-oriented self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and a track record in, and passion for media relations, excellent copy writing skills, organising events and creative ideas to raise our profile. 

This is a full-time role based at CDP’s London office, reporting to the CDSB Policy & External Affairs Director based in Berlin and management responsibility of one staff also based in Berlin.

Communications Manager responsibilities include:

  • Maximising media coverage of CDSB through building relationships with key journalists, creating compelling news stories and thought leadership;
  • Raising CDSB’s profile with key audiences to drive adoption of the CDSB Framework;
  • Creative ideas for raising CDSB’s profile in the marketplace;
  • Developing content for media articles, blogs and marketing collateral;
  • Event management;
  • Communicating CDSB’s brand and strategic market positioning to key stakeholders;
  • Social media and other digital content (infographics, etc);
  • Providing editorial support to colleagues to communicate technical content effectively;
  • Liaising with designers to create visually engaging content;
  • Managing the CDSB website’s content & liaising with developers; and
  • Coordinating globally with partners.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 5 years’ experience communicating to a business audience, ideally with a particular focus on accounting community, finance teams, the investor community and C-suite;
  • Ability to process complex information and create compelling content and media articles;
  • Lots of creative ideas for impactful communications;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • An understanding of and desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines under pressure; and
  • Good MS Office software skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience communicating to policymakers, regulators and governments;
  • Knowledge of InDesign and managing content on Drupal; and
  • Language skills other than English desirable though not essential.

Benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience, 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and other benefits.

Before you apply

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Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK for the term of the contract. We are not able to sponsor this position.

How 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 with ‘CDSB Communications & Marketing Manager’ in the subject by 9am GMT Monday 11th May 2020. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and as such early applications are appreciated. 

Start date: ASAP

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications expected, only successful candidates will be notified of interviews.