Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 19136

Are you a seasoned communications professional looking to make a real impact in the fight against climate change? The Executive Secretariat for the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market is seeking a strategic and visionary leader to head up our communications and public affairs function as Director of Communications.

As the face of the ICVCM, you will be responsible for raising awareness and communicating the critical work of our organization to the world. You will lead the development of an overarching narrative, as well as a comprehensive strategic communications and engagement plan, leveraging the power of our Board and Expert Panel members. Collaboration is key in this role, as you work hand-in-hand with industry and government leaders to generate meaningful events, announcements, and content for our website and social channels. You will lead a small team of consultants and in-house staff, building brand recognition and driving meaningful engagement with key stakeholders across all sectors.

The ideal candidate will be a politically savvy and accomplished leader with a deep understanding of how to leverage the power of communications to drive organizational objectives. You must also be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. A track record of delivering results and a strong commitment to the cause are essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with senior leadership to develop ICVCM's overarching narrative and communications approach

  • Provide effective management and leadership to the communications function

  • Develop relationships with key partners and organizations to ensure a well-resourced communications and public affairs function

  • Develop and deliver multi-faceted campaigns that engage key stakeholders

  • Build coalitions and inspire confidence at all levels

  • Have significant knowledge of marketing and communications best practices, including crisis communications and issues management

  • Manage a roster of senior spokespeople and advocates


  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience in a corporate setting

  • Proven experience leading and building a communications and public affairs function

  • Experience developing complex, sector-focused communication and marketing campaigns

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with senior-level officials and influencers

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in sustainable finance or carbon markets

  • Experience running a small team and working with external consultants

  • Crisis communications and risk management experience

  • Experience running communications across a range of stakeholders

  • Small-business/start-up experience

If you are passionate about making a difference and have a track record of delivering impactful communications strategies, please apply or contact Lewis Murray at lewis.murray@acre.com.