Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference 18846

This role, and all roles at ICMM, are open to candidates from any and all geographic regions.

Minerals and metals are essential for modern living and the energy transition. Among other things, they enable farming, healthcare, communications, water and energy supply, transport, space technology and the construction of our cities.

Investments in natural resources do not always lead to positive social and economic outcomes for human well-being, our planet, or the prosperity of host communities and nations. This does not have to be the case; when mining and metals companies act responsibly, the extraction and management of natural resources can be transformative for the lives of employees, their families, local communities and entire nations.

ICMM stands for mining with principles. Bringing together a third of the global metals and mining industry, along with key partners, ICMM drive leadership, action and innovation for sustainable development, ultimately delivering a positive contribution to society. Through collaboration, ICMM member companies set the standard for responsibly produced minerals and metals in a safe, just and sustainable world.

About this role:

We are looking for a passionate and experienced practitioner to join the ICMM's Innovation team in order to push the needle on sustainable mining. You will have a strong background in transformative strategy development and bring deep expertise in climate change mitigation. In the role, you will work across a diverse innovation portfolio, including climate, tailings innovation, circular economy and Health & Safety. Working closely with other team members, you will be responsible for leading the implementation of ICMM's projects in the innovation portfolio.

You will spend your time:

  • Providing oversight and support on the delivery of each of the programmes in the innovation portfolio with a strong focus on the quality of delivery

  • Representing ICMM in multi-stakeholder initiatives and playing a leading role in communicating ICMM's work on innovation across various events and channels

  • Working closely with colleagues from policy and communications to track developments in the policy space and develop messaging and communications that help position and progress ICMM members' performance

  • Facilitating workshops, peer-to-peer exchange and multi-stakeholder initiatives to build capacity for implementing ICMM's commitments

  • Overseeing the Innovation for Cleaner and Safer Vehicles initiative, coordinating all governance groups and technical subgroups to deliver the 2022-2024 strategy.

  • Leading research, engagement and collaboration with members and external stakeholders to identify, develop and facilitate a multi-stakeholder partnership to drive innovation across ICMM's membership

  • Measuring and monitoring progress and ensuring an integrated approach towards delivering on the ICMM mission

Working within ICMM's matrix structure, you will have an opportunity to actively engage in other aspects of the broader ICMM work programme, applying your unique experience and expertise to strengthen the industry's contribution to the sustainable development agenda.

About you:

  • You will share the team's passion for sustainability and have significant experience working in climate change and innovation in the mining and metals industry or other relevant industries, ideally within a company, consultancy, civil society or association.

  • You will have a good working knowledge of the global policy environment related to all aspects of climate change, innovation and broader sustainable development issues

  • Ideally, you will have knowledge and experience working in or with corporate businesses across the areas of natural resource development, conservation, sustainability and/or international development

  • You will be an adaptable, creative and a strategic thinker who can move from planning to implementation with ease

  • A strong team player and influencer, you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, with the ability to build, maintain, and leverage relationships both internally and across multiple external stakeholder groups

You will bring:

  • Significant experience across climate innovation, adaptation and disclosure with experience in driving projects linked to the development of climate technology and adoption strategies in extractives / hard-to-abate sectors

  • Ideally, a degree in a relevant management, economics and or scientific/engineering discipline

  • Excellent planning, prioritisation and project management skills

  • Ability to lead the delivery of complex multi-stakeholder sustainability and or innovation-related work programmes

  • Well-honed skills in fostering collaborative international networks and experience in influencing and persuading others at senior levels of industry, investors, government, and others

  • Excellent influencing skills and experience coordinating people and actions

  • Fluent in English with first-class writing, presentation, facilitation and communication skills, including in connection with technical material

Have we piqued your interest?

ICMM's approach is anchored in collaboration, bringing together industry and broader stakeholders such as investors, suppliers, communities, Indigenous Peoples, academia, and civil society to achieve their vision of a safe, just and sustainable world, enabled by responsibly produced minerals and metals.

Apply below if you're motivated by the thought of helping ICMM continue to drive real, meaningful change in the metals and mining industry. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Bond at dan.bond@acre.com.

This role, and all roles at ICMM, are open to candidates from any and all geographic regions.