Location England
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference ACRE-12546

Are you a strong operational leader who can lead a global, high-profile multistakeholder initiative? Are you passionate about helping to create an economic and financial system where companies and investors address social inequality risks and impacts? If so, then look no further.

The Taskforce on Inequality and Social-related Financial Disclosures (TISFD or Taskforce) is a global initiative involving investors, businesses, civil society, policymakers and regulators working together to co-create a global framework for inequality and social-related disclosures.

Our client is looking to hire an exceptionally talented and experienced individual to join as Executive Director, running the operations of the Secretariat and providing strategic leadership and management of TISFD's workplan to ensure the delivery of this high-profile project.

What's the role?

The Executive Director will:

  • Build and oversee a talented and diverse Secretariat team to drive TISFD's Technical, Engagement, Learning, Communications, and Operations

  • Provide overall strategic direction and leadership for the Secretariat's staff

  • Ensure the Secretariat's management and operations are aligned with relevant regulations and good practices

  • Oversee disbursement of funds, and ensure the integrity of financial transactions, systems and reports prepared by TISFD's Secretariat

  • Lead the development, implementation and coordination of TISFD's strategic activities and programme in alignment with the workplan and guidance from the Steering Committee and Working Group

  • Support the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee by leading the effective execution of TISFD's workplan and technical scope document

  • Ensure timely delivery of TISFD milestones, including testing of TISFD's Framework and consultations before its launch

  • Together with the Co-Chairs, review and refine the draft governance rules to support the decision-making process

  • Oversee research and other technical work of the Secretariat in service to the WGs established by the Steering Committee

  • Ensure open communication and engagement across all stakeholders while adhering to best practices of co-creation

  • Develop and manage TISFD's membership and broader stakeholder engagement and support, including liaising with standard setters and policymakers and regulators

Qualifications for the Role


  • A minimum of 15 years (with master's degree) and 17 years (with bachelor's degree) of experience in the public sector (national or multilateral, including UN), the private sector (non-governmental sector, corporate, financial) and/or academia or nonprofit sector is required

  • Understanding of financial markets and significant experience working in and/or engaging with the private corporate and/or finance sector

  • A genuine interest in and understanding of social and environmental sustainability, including an understanding of differing regional, stakeholder, and market perceptions of these issues globally

  • A proven track record of leading complex inclusive and equitable multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary programs/initiatives to successful outcomes, ideally within a global or international context

  • Experience in managing and reporting on complex multi-million-dollar programme budgets

  • Willingness to adopt multiple responsibilities (e.g., strategy, stakeholder engagement, project management, communications, fundraising, report writing, on-ground delivery)

  • Strong people management skills including the ability to facilitate and mediate constructive dialogue between people with conflicting viewpoints, setting clear deadlines, logically tackling problems, and setting priorities for the team

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills with senior-level officials, partners, and influencers

  • Ability to represent multiple stakeholder groups, put aside personal biases (e.g., political, identity-based, etc.), and maintain a commitment to the balance of power across groups which fosters inclusivity and diversity

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills, with a proven capacity to translate information and big ideas into actionable plans

  • A strong independent work ethic in addition to an ability to work as part of an agile and fast-moving team


  • Prior involvement with TNFD, TCFD, or a major standard-setting initiative.

  • In addition to English, ability to speak other languages.

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