Senior Communications Executive - Digital (London, 9-month, possibility of extension)

Support the transition to a more sustainable financial system through building engaging online events, delivering social media campaigns, and developing successful strategies for generating online engagement.

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is looking to hire a full-time Digital Communications Executive for our busy international Secretariat to support the communications team in online communications management and strategy.

The position is available to start immediately and is fixed-term for 9 months, with the possibility of extension. Secondments welcome.

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

CDP hosts the CDSB Secretariat. This is a full-time role based at CDP’s London office, reporting to the CDSB Global Communications Manager based in London, with one another team member based in Berlin.

Additional information about CDP can be found at

About the role

Working in the communications team the ideal candidate will have experience supporting online events, building social media campaigns, and developing successful strategies for generating online engagement.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to help 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 digital communications, strong copy writing skills, experience of online events and creative ideas to raise our profile.

Senior Communications Executive, responsibilities include:

  • Generating online engagement through compelling social media campaigns;
  • Raising CDSB’s profile with key audiences to drive adoption of the CDSB Framework;
  • Creative ideas for raising CDSB’s profile in the marketplace;
  • Supporting on online events;
  • Support on slide deck generation and design for events; and
  • Liaising with designers to create visually engaging content.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 2-3 years’ experience communicating to a business audience
  • 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;
  • Good MS Office software skills; and
  • Experience managing press enquiries.


  • 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.


c. £30,000 pro-rata, 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.

Start date:


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their complete application documents (motivation letter addressed to Patrick Hanrahan, CV, and salary expectations) in English, as a single PDF file and via email to with “Senior Communications Executive – First name Last name” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday, 12. April 2021 with interviews expected to take place on Friday, 16. April. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and as such early applications are appreciated.

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