Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 19838

Greenhouse Communications is looking for an outstanding Sustainability Director of Financial Services who is passionate about sustainability and driving positive climate action, with a focus on how they transform financial markets and systems.

Greenhouse Communications is seeking someone who understands financial markets and integrated communications, with a strategic vision and excellent management skills. You will be confident, well networked and knowledgeable, able to actively engage with the most influential figures across finance, business, politics, academia and civil society.

Greenhouse Communications is focused on transforming the financial system so that it aligns with planetary boundaries and funds the shift to a net zero economy. In the last year, they have won new clients, including the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets and the Green Finance Institute. This new position reflects this growth, with an opportunity for a new leader to take on both clients and grow the company's division and team.

They see huge potential, and the position is for an individual who is ambitious with a high degree of self-sufficiency, maintaining positive client relationships and winning new clients.

Skills and experience:

  • Deep understanding of why climate, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries are material for the financial sector - including issues such as climate risk, portfolio alignment with 1.5 degrees, carbon markets, economic transformation and sustainable investment.

  • Experience in and understanding of the financial ecosystem - NGOs, institutional investors, insurers, policymakers and others - and the levers that can drive change.

  • Outstanding PR and communications skills, both verbal and written, excellent media contacts and ability to develop and lead international campaigns.

  • Ability to provide strategic counsel on messaging and narrative to deliver client objectives.

  • A sound understanding of digital communications and the ability to provide strategic counsel and oversee delivery of digital strategies and campaigns.

  • Knowledge of influencers and media, and who has the potential to shift and accelerate progress at speed and at scale.

  • Able to lead teams by providing direction, motivation, strategic counsel, setting of goals and coaching.

  • Commercial acumen, experience in developing new business and managing client budgets, with a view to growing impact.

  • Great network of contacts to help build the business and secure game-changing clients who are driving impact globally.

  • Excellent client handling skills and an ability to present to a range of stakeholders at a senior level.

  • Passion for making a difference to the environment, community and the world around us.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive base salary depending on location (Bristol or London) and experience.

  • Bonus of 10% of salary is awarded annually, based on performance.

  • Flexible working: core hours 10am-4pm with 2-3 days per week expected in the office.

  • 25 days holiday (plus your birthday and days between Christmas and New Year).

  • Additional paid holiday for Slow Travel (travelling via means other than flight).

  • Bupa private healthcare and cash plan (savings on everyday healthcare expenses).

  • Ethical pension scheme with Aviva.

  • £100 personal budget per year for creative development.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

  • Benefit in kind EV car club.

  • Office perks include weekly yoga classes, breakfast, and organic fruit.

About Greenhouse Communications:

Greenhouse Communications use the power of communications to drive social and environmental change.

They help create communications strategies and campaigns with impact, to scale the ideas, technologies, products and services that offer solutions to the big challenges they face. Every single one of their superstars has a decisive role to play.

They are proud to be a B Corporation and part of an inspiring global community using business as a force for good.

They work with inspiring businesses, entrepreneurs and NGOs across multiple sectors to achieve long-term positive change. They help their clients stand out from the crowd and deliver real impact.

If you are interested, please apply now or contact Jamie Ferguson at jamie.ferguson@acre.com for more information.