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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Portfolio Director 

Closing Date: Sunday 11th December 2022

Salary: £63,673- £73,787

Reference Number: 33555


 

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership draws on the intellectual breadth of the University and an international network of leading thinkers and practitioners to help members of business, government and civil society understand pressing issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion and poverty ¿ and develop responses that help themselves and others. If you are an effective leader, motivated by impact and experienced in developing the commercial reach and impact of education CISL can offer you a unique opportunity to work with the world's most influential organisations and individuals as they find effective and commercially relevant routes to address sustainability-related risks and opportunities in ways that accelerate the systemic changes needed for society and the environment.

The role We're looking for an exceptional individual to lead the development of our Commercial Reach and Impact team, scoping, innovating and testing new propositions, products and routes to market across CISL to ensure we can continue to create impact and real world change. As well as broad insight into sustainability drivers and the commercial implications for business, you will have a significant understanding of marketing and B2C channels, with the ability to engage and inspire others.

 

Key skills and experience:

-Experience of identifying potential business opportunities and turn them into active revenue generating initiatives

-Experience of working in fields related to sustainability/sustainable development and having an understanding of how social and environmental issues relate to strategy, leadership and organisational risk and opportunity.

-Experience in working with senior leaders and/or mid-career professionals from business or the public sector and with institutions and other stakeholders that are directly relevant to the designated area.

-Experience of convening, presenting to and facilitating discussions with senior corporate audiences.

-Experience of product design and innovation, of developing and piloting new resources, and harnessing research and insight in ways that respond to client needs

-Experience of commissioning and harnessing research to develop new thinking relevant to the team's area of impact.

-Experience of business and financial planning and reporting, and of growing income through scaling existing initiatives, and developing new ones in response to client or market need

-Experience of leading and growing teams and managing people.

-Strong relationship/client management and communication skills, including the ability to present complex ideas clearly and concisely to senior audiences and to facilitate discussions and network with senior leaders.

-Business development and client management skills.

-Strong people and team management skills.

-Problem solving skills and the ability to operate effectively within complex contexts and to innovate to develop new solutions.

-Strategy development and implementation skills

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Human.Resources@cisl.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference EN33555 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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