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Senior Programme Manager, Banking - Centre for Sustainable Finance

The closing date for applications is 21 April 2019.

Senior Programme Manager, Banking

Centre for Sustainable Finance

Salary: £40,792 - £51,630

Vacancy reference: EN16370

How do we create a financial system fit for a sustainable economy? How in particular can the global banking industry enable the transition to a circular, zero carbon, restorative economy by 2050? In this role you will provide the thought leadership and commercially-grounded solutions necessary to answer this question.

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) empowers leaders to build a sustainable economy. We catalyse market leadership through our business and policy platforms and world-class educational programmes, informed by cross-disciplinary research from the University of Cambridge and beyond.

CISL has pioneered sustainable finance since the global financial crisis. Our expertise are sought by firms and policymakers, and we have long-term relationships with over 50 institutions in the investment, banking and insurance sectors through the Investment Leaders Group, Banking Environment Initiative and ClimateWise and through our executive education programmes. Our expertise lies in understanding how to build resilience to environmental risk in financial decision-making, how to harness capital for positive impact, and how to enable sustainability through innovation finance.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who is motivated by the prospect of building a sustainable financial system. Working directly with some of the world’s most influential banks, you will work collaboratively with companies, regulators and researchers to enable financial institutions to achieve this goal.

This is an exciting and highly visible opportunity to take responsibility for the design and delivery of CISL’s work in a critical area. The role will encompass existing workstreams with banks such as service propositions to accelerate the low-carbon transition and partnering with clients to counter deforestation in supply chains, while allowing for the development of new collaborative concepts.

Applicants should be committed to the values that underpin CISL's work.

High proficiency in English (both written and verbal), and educated to at least degree level, candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Clear understanding of the global banking sector
  • Strong experience in a financial or sustainability working environment with insight into sustainable banking
  • Knowledge of major global issues, such as climate change, and how they affect financial institutions’ risk, opportunity and leadership
  • Strong relationship management skills with an ability to build, grow and maintain rapport with clients, partners, sponsors and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in complex, fast-moving and virtual teams
  • Strong project management skills, including financial planning and collaborative working
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience in facilitation and consensus building.

The following attributes are also desirable:

  • Strong marketing and business development skills
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Experience in event management
  • High proficiency in another major global language
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area.

While this post is offered on a full-time and permanent basis, we are open to offers of long-term loans or secondments from institutions. Informal enquiries may be made to the CISL Human Resources team:

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The closing date for applications is 21 April 2019. 

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