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Project Co-ordinator – Sustainable Finance

The deadline for applications is 6 January 2019.

Project Co-ordinator – Sustainable Finance 

Salary: £22,659 - £26,243


This exciting role at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides an opportunity to join our fast-paced Sustainable Finance team. CISL builds strategic leadership capacity to tackle global challenges in pursuit of a sustainable world. We do this by catalysing leadership through our business platforms and world-class educational programmes, both informed by research from the University of Cambridge and elsewhere.

Our Sustainable Finance team works with groups of leading firms in the global investment, banking and insurance industries (through the Investment Leaders Group, Banking Environment Initiative and ClimateWise group respectively) on challenges such as long-term value creation, financing sustainable food supply chains and the role of regulation in supporting resilience to sustainability risks.

This role, within the Sustainable Finance portfolio, provides excellent administrative support to a dynamic team across a range of projects within the Sustainable Finance team. The role will provide a critical foundation for the rest of the team, ensuring work runs smoothly. The focus of the role will be primarily to ensure that administrative, procedural and contractual obligations are met. 

The main duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Ensuring appropriate administrative support is provided to the project teams;
  • Facilitating the high quality internal and external information flows as required;
  • Ensuring the Client Relationship Management (CRM) system is maintained appropriately by the project teams;
  • Writing and formatting briefing documents, reports and minutes of client meetings for approval by the Project Manager and senior team members;
  • Preparing for high level events such as meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions, which may take place anywhere in the world, as required;
  • Coordination of travel, accommodation and logistics (with the assistance of our partner travel agency);
  • Advising process efficiencies and giving constructive feedback;
  • Ensuring that the project team are kept informed of project progress and responding to, and advising the team of any emerging risks;
  • Liaising with key project stakeholders (internal and external) on key variables such as costs, contractual arrangements and dealing diplomatically with any conflicting issues that may arise;
  • Supporting the onsite management of events to ensure a seamless delivery, including onsite risk assessment and liaison with project team, external stakeholders, attendees and venue staff as required;
  • Coordinating a range of projects underway at any one time to maximise synergies between projects, to avoid overlaps, to review progress against targets and to propose amendments and revisions as appropriate.

Applicants should be committed to the values that underpin CISL's work and will be expected to demonstrate the essential skills, traits and experience as outlined in the further information document provided for this role.

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This post is full-time and located in Cambridge. CISL is an equal opportunities employer and candidates from all backgrounds and predispositions are encouraged to apply. Informal enquiries may be made to CISL Human Resources team (

To submit an application, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages (Assistant staff):

This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not have an existing account) and log in before completing the online application form.

The deadline for applications is 6 January 2019.

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