Vacancies: 2 x Technical Manager, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) Secretariat

Two full time roles for 10 and 12-month fixed term contracts.

Applications for this role are now closed.

Job Purpose and Background

The CDSB Secretariat team is ambitious, dynamic and works to build environmentally resilient capital markets through the inclusion of environmental and climate information into mainstream corporate reporting. 

As Technical Manager, you will support delivery of CDSB’s technical work programme through the provision of substantive technical advice and development of practical training, advocacy and capacity-building materials directed towards companies, investors, policymakers and regulators globally. The focus of your activities will be driving rapid uptake at scale of the 2017 G20 Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations, producing high-quality and technically-robust materials to enhance corporate disclosures related to climate, natural capital and environmental information globally.

CDSB is an international award-winning initiative and this position in the global Secretariat provides the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to make your mark on the corporate reporting landscape, helping to ensure the crucial interface between financial and non-financial information related to climate and the environment.  

The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification and a proven track record in this area, with strong analytical and technical writing skills and a solid understanding of the regulatory/legal/policy context. Each candidate  should possess the ability to broker practical solutions to complex cross-cutting technical challenges. 

CDP hosts the global Secretariat, and the roles will be based in CDP’s London offices. The role will report to CDSB's Technical Director.

About the role

Working closely with CDSB’s Technical Director, and collaborating with the wider CDSB team, the successful candidate will undertake research and produce substantive knowledge resources, successfully blending theory and practice, to support climate-related and environmental disclosures in mainstream reports aligned to the TCFD, with the primary audience as governments and regulators globally. The role requires collaboration with leading national and international policymakers, international businesses, intergovernmental organisations, institutional investors, regulators and stock exchanges, the accountancy industry, professional associations, NGOs and academia.

This role offers opportunities for advancing and influencing technical research and analysis related to a broad range of national and international initiatives and legal and regulatory developments including the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, stock exchange listing requirements, and efforts to achieve mandatory reporting of climate and natural capital in different jurisdictions worldwide.

The successful candidate(s) will have:

  • A relevant professional qualification (i.e. Master's degree or legal or accountancy professional qualification) and possesses at least four years’ relevant experience in a specialised role;
  • Strong English language verbal and written communications skills;
  • A proven ability to write quickly, succinctly and concisely and to distil complex and lengthy technical information into simple key messages;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple technical inputs; 
  • Knowledge of the links between climate/environmental and financial risks and related information;
  • An intellectual curiosity; 
  • Experience planning and delivering stakeholder engagement strategies and supporting working groups;
  • An enthusiastic and supportive team player, who can work effectively in collaboration with others;
  • Organised approach to plan and deliver against a varied workload, with competing priorities under your own initiative and to strict deadlines;
  • 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.

Desired:

  • A working understanding of the TCFD and corporate reporting/disclosure requirements related to non-financial information; 
  • A network in ESG reporting;
  • Experience of working in a complex multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Knowledge of current discussions on sustainability and non-financial reporting.

Start date:  

ASAP. Applications for both roles will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications close on 15 July 2019. Secondments welcome.

The post-holder(s) must be willing to travel internationally if required and to represent CDSB outside of business hours. The contract of employment will be with CDP which hosts the CDSB Secretariat as well as being one of CDSB’s Board members. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Competitive NGO salary, annual discretionary bonus, 30 days’ holiday, generous non-contributory pension provision, life assurance and others.

Before you apply

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Interested? 

Please email your CV, a recent example of your technical writing, and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience as well as stating whether you are eligible to work in the UK, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘ CDSB Technical Manager – First name Last name’ in the subject.

Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be responding to all applicants.