The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) supports the UK finance sector in being a global leader in advancing sustainable development through financial services. We seek a highly motivated, visionary and well organised leader to drive and develop the organisation. ​

The UKSIF CEO Remit

Your scope of activity as the new Chief Executive Officer will be broad and challenging, including managing the evolution of UKSIF’s next strategic plan and the team resources needed.

UKSIF's vision is a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment. ​The mission is to support their members in growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK. Developed with active board and member involvement, this will enable the organisation to prioritise among its opportunities for influence, harness its distinctive role and deliver maximum impact.

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    Vision

    A fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment

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    Mission

    To support our members to grow sustainable and responsible finance in the UK

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    Aims

    To inform, influence and connect UK finance, policymakers and the public

At UKSIF we are committed to equal opportunities and positively welcome applications from across the spectrum of potential applicants.

We believe diversity drives innovation. 

We make all forms of diversity a priority in our recruitment processes. We are committed to inclusion across ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, identity and experience.

To help ensure an inclusive opportunity, we offer flexible working and are willing to consider job share candidates.

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    A Well Established Organisation

    Since they were founded in 1991, the UKSIF and their members have contributed significantly to the substantial growth in UK sustainable investment and finance. UKSIF is an active member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and their work includes periodic collaboration with other similar organisations, such as other national ‘SIFs’, with the aim of helping to facilitate the international expansion of sustainable investment and finance.

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    Growing Membership Numbers

    There are over 240 members of the UKSIF, including asset managers, banks and building societies, pension funds, investment consultants, data providers and financial advisers. With recent regulatory changes and fast-growing public interest, sustainable finance has moved to the heart of financial services development.

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    What Will You Need To Succeed?

    Increased public, political and regulatory interest is boosting sustainable investment and finance, however current challenges include critique linked to greenwashing, and questions re. the extent of the positive impact being delivered by the financial services sector.

    You will need to be comfortable leading change in this environment, and in addition to the track record and characteristics desired, will have a belief in the capacity and willingness of UK financial services to change, integrity, a willingness to challenge the market and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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    Ideal Characteristics

    ​• A sociable and effective networker with the ability and desire to act as a brand ambassador for UKSIF

    • A motivational leader capable of inspiring a high performing, close knit team

    ​• A natural and consultative communicator 

    ​• A diplomatic agent for change and consensus building; an effective influencer with a variety of stakeholders

Find Out More

This recruitment process is being managed exclusively via Acre. Following on from an initial conversation, hiring will have three stages, each conducted remotely via video conferencing. We aim to extend an offer of employment to the successful candidate in late June with an anticipated start date of September 2020.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, or you'd like to find our more, please contact Helen Pradas-Page, Head of ESG & Responsible Investment, at helen.pradas-page@acre.com or +44 (0) 207 400 5598.

You can download a comprehensive overview of the opportunity by using the form below.

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