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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Senior Project Coordinator, Policy and Industrial Transformation

Salary: £27,929- £32,348

Ref: EN34352

Closing Date: 30 January 2023

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy.

Our work has never been more relevant as leaders in business and government look to ‘build back better’ from the Covid-19 global pandemic.  In our eyes, this means an economic recovery which prioritises investment and innovation in solutions to climate change, the restoration of nature, whilst delivering inclusive, resilient societies.

About the role

•    Do you want to help contribute to a better future?
•    Do want to coordinate a variety of projects in an exciting field - specifically involving business and industry, working on climate, nature policy?
•    Do you enjoy working with others and sharing a common enthusiasm to get the job done?

This exciting role is based in the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s Cambridge office, as part of our Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation (CPIT). It is an opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced team that engages with senior business leaders and both UK and European policy makers to support the transition to a net zero economy. 

CPIT works at UK, EU, member state and international levels to deliver influential projects that include the Corporate Leaders Groups, the Corporate Leaders Network the Aviation Impact Accelerator, the EU Green Growth Partnership and the UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero. We work closely with a number of partners through being a founding partner of the We Mean Business Coalition.  

The key duty of this role will be to provide senior project coordination to the CPIT team’s work, specifically supporting the UK policy and research projects, the UK Corporate Leaders Group and international work including COP activities. The post will work as part of a wider team and may support a range of additional projects, especially where additional capacity is needed on events management and publication of written outputs. 

We are looking for someone with a strong record of accomplishment in project coordination to support the development and delivery of this portfolio of work. You will work alongside the Team Director, Programme Director, Programme Managers and Project managers to support the delivery plans for complex programmes. 

Key skills and experience

Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and will be expected to demonstrate the following essential skills and experience:

•    Experience working in a relevant role with excellent administrative and organisation skills, including financial processes such as invoicing and purchase orders;
•    Excellent IT skills, including familiarity with project management software, Outlook 365, Microsoft Office Suite;
•    Demonstrable knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Project administration/management;
•    Excellent written and oral communication, including the use of correct grammar
•    Structured thinking and excellent time management skills;
•    A team player with the ability to work remotely within a busy team, often under time pressure;
•    Ability to use own initiative to manage competing priorities and to manage the expectations of others in that context.
•    The following attributes are desirable:
•    Experience developing high levels of trust and credibility in relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
•    Experience of managing events across a range of formats.
•    Some awareness of UK policy making or international policy processes.

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