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We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Marketing Director

Please scroll down below to find out more about these roles and apply.

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

LOCATION: Oxford, UK

SALARY:  Competitive – dependent on experience

HOURS:  Full time

Title:   Portfolio Manager / Junior Portfolio Manager, depending on candidate’s experience

Executive Summary:

  • Your opportunity to join an award-winning company committed to delivering positive impacts for people and the environment
  • A pivotal and highly visible role interacting with various internal and external stakeholders to assist the fulfilment of sustainability strategies
  • A rare chance to be at the heart of climate finance and help the transition towards a low-carbon economy
  • Well-suited to a commercially-focused, numerate professional with a personal interest in sustainable development

About Us

The highest-ranked certified B Corporation in the UK, ClimateCare works with public and private sector partners to deliver world leading climate, environment and development programmes.

Our experts design integrated programmes and implement them, selecting and devising the best projects to tackle poverty, improve health, protect the environment and deliver value for the organisations involved. We have a unique combination of project development and financial expertise, a focus on robust, measurable results and a 20-year track record of successful projects

This unique Climate+Care approach is a cost-effective way for corporates to take full responsibility for their climate and social impacts and for the public sector to deliver more efficiency for its spend.

As the market leader for over 20 years, by unlocking new sources of finance and leveraging mainstream funding, we deliver some of the largest and most successful sustainability initiatives in the world.

Our work has an immediate and measurable impact for people and the environment: to date we have cut over 21 million tonnes of CO2 and improved life for over 16.5 million people.

Find out more at www.climatecare.org

Carbon Portfolio Management

A core part of many successful companies’ sustainability strategy continues to be the reduction of carbon emissions in-house as well as voluntary investment into carbon reducing projects and to renewable energy to compensate for their emissions. ClimateCare manages this process, helping businesses contribute to a wide array of low carbon projects around the world.

Our clients have diverse and specific preferences for the low carbon projects in which they invest or support, typically requiring a portfolio of several projects. In order to ensure ClimateCare can always deliver against the required carbon and environmental / development outcomes of our clients’ programmes, the Portfolio team must always have access to new projects and programmes.

The team works with our extensive network of project partners and suppliers to fulfil these portfolio elements via the purchase of carbon credits, renewable energy certificates, and other relevant environmental instruments. We also work with other market intermediaries to sell our exclusive partner projects to the wholesale market.

We are a small team but pivotal to the fulfilment of the carbon side of the business, sitting in between the projects and carbon supply market and business clients.

Role

A rare opportunity has arisen for an outstanding individual in ClimateCare’s Portfolio Team.

Commercially minded yet analytical, the Portfolio Manager will have the responsibility to construct and tailor bespoke voluntary carbon portfolios for new and existing clients, develop wholesale business engaging with clients directly, and participate in buying activities end to end from price negotiation through to delivery. The role will require development of a broad understanding of the (voluntary) carbon market, active and focused engagement with our supplier and wholesale network, and application of the knowledge gained to ensure ClimateCare can always provide the best portfolios, projects and credits to our clients and prospects in the short and longer term. The right individual will be hard working, think laterally and proactively to capitalise on opportunities, and always be looking ahead as the market continues to evolve.

This is a full-time, permanent position, reporting to the Head of Voluntary Portfolio Management.

Position title will be dependent on candidate’s experience.

Key responsibilities

Create portfolios for prospects and existing clients

  • Accountability for production of all carbon or other environmental project or portfolio proposals to deadlines, following briefs or specifications and working with the Business Development & Client Services teams to agree the most effective sourcing strategy
  • Price proposals for all client options and portfolios weighing up specific client portfolio and financial requirements with supplier and supply conditions, market trends, and the benefit to ClimateCare
  • Source project credits from existing ClimateCare partnerships and the wider market
  • Obtain, maintain and manage the flow of all project information required by the wider teams

Generate wholesale transactions

  • Implement the team’s proactive wholesale strategy and maintain good relationships with wholesale market buyers to meet business targets
  • Respond to wholesale pricing requests and oversee fulfilment of sales
  • Identify and pursue new wholesale opportunities, structuring deals appropriately

Control the supply of carbon project credits

  • Build and maintain good relationships with key existing and new suppliers / project developers, holding periodic update meetings where required
  • Seek new partnership or transactional opportunities to secure a constant supply of a range of diverse, compelling & competitive project credits
  • Understand the supply side market and share information effectively to assist in generating competitive pricing, and in longer term planning

Trade, transact and manage project credits

  • Negotiate with suppliers to generate the best structure and most advantageous pricing
  • Take responsibility for the fulfilment of single project and portfolio transactions from contracting and trade documentation with the counterparties to delivery/retirement of credits
  • Maintain the internal trade booking system and ClimateCare’s external carbon registry accounts with the wider team

About you:

Essential

  • Commercial or business background
  • Track record of prioritising a high workload, with deliverables to different internal teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with capacity to work well in a team environment
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly numerate with good working excel skills

Beneficial

  • An understanding and some familiarity with carbon markets and their role in tackling climate change, though in-depth projects knowledge is not needed
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to generate and maintain excellent and productive external relationships

To Apply

Share our passion and think you’re the perfect addition to our team? Send us your CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you want to join us and why you’re the perfect fit for this role to portfolio@climatecare.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Location: Oxford, UK

Type: Full-time, permanent

Salary: Competitive

Reporting to: CEO

Use your communication skills to tackle climate change and make a real difference for people and the environment.

ClimateCare is a market leading Social Enterprise operating in the climate and sustainable development space. A Profit for Purpose business, we help organisations turn their climate responsibilities into positive impacts by supporting projects that cut carbon and improve people’s lives.

Ranked the number one B Corp in the UK in 2018, we are looking for a talented and ambitious communications professional to join our team.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping and delivering ClimateCare’s communications strategy as we reach an exciting point in the organisation’s growth.

You will:

  • Develop and manage our brand presence, ensuring the ClimateCare brand is front of mind with our target audiences and stakeholders
  • Execute effective and innovative marketing and PR campaigns that drive business development and raise our profile, effectively communicating who we are and what we stand for. Through effective management and the provision of content, guidance, templates and support you will ensure the ClimateCare brand is represented consistently and in a way that is aligned with our core purpose and values at all times.
  • Support our customers, helping them effectively and clearly communicate their work with us,
  • Manage and develop a marketing manager and marketing executive and bring in expert agencies to support delivery when required.

Main purpose of the job

The main purpose of the Marketing Team is to create a sense of urgency and drive key audiences to take action on climate and development issues, positioning ClimateCare as the ‘go to’ organisation for large business and governments to take responsibility for their climate and social impacts.

To achieve this, communications need to:

  • Be inspiring, timely and relevant to the audience
  • Demonstrate the team’s expertise and thought leadership in the fields of climate and sustainable development and show why ClimateCare’s offering is relevant to potential clients.
  • Contain clear calls to action
  • Maintain and enhance ClimateCare’s brand awareness & reputation
  • Add value for our clients and partners, using their stories to inspire others and creating positive brand equity for both organisations.

Deliver effective marketing campaigns

Working with the wider team you will oversee the generation of new leads and the delivery of sales promotion campaigns to support business development across our Oxford, Nairobi and India offices. You’ll ensure effective allocation of spend, robust evaluation and regular feedback between sales and marketing teams to create continuous improvement. You will also input into proposals and pitches as required.

Provide support for our clients

Working with our account managers you will identify communications activity that delivers measurable value for our clients and for ClimateCare. In addition to providing communications advice to clients, you will create, deliver and measure the impact of communications around their ClimateCare programmes.

Key functions

  • Own and deliver the corporate communications plan. Ensure effective use of marketing spend to meet objectives, together with regular measurement, evaluation and reporting of activity.
  • Manage the ClimateCare brand and provide templates and design support to ensure all outbound materials are of a consistent high quality.
  • Manage, maintain and optimise the ClimateCare website, working with the wider teams to ensure it accurately represents our brand and delivers inbound leads.
  • Manage our social media presence in support of business development objectives.
  • Manage our presence at events – and secure awards and speaking opportunities to increase our profile.
  • Manage external content strategy, ensuring relevant and timely content for PR, social media and digital channels.
  • Lead the development and implementation of innovative and effective campaigns which deliver positive results, in support of sales objectives and priorities.
  • Support our business development teams with content development, copywriting and design, to ensure they have the materials available to develop leads and close sales.
  • Provide relevant marketing and PR support for our clients, helping them communicate their work with ClimateCare and securing endorsement and positive profile through articles, awards, speaking slots and case studies.
  • Recruit, manage and develop the Marketing Manager and Marketing Executive. Brief and managing external freelancers / agencies when required.

About you

You will be passionate about tackling climate change and keen to make your mark in this sector. You are a self-starter, someone who likes to set strategy and work ‘hands on’ to deliver it. You will already have extensive experience managing successful corporate or third sector  communications in a related topic area and delivering integrated B2B communications campaigns in the Climate Change, Corporate Sustainability, Environment or Sustainable Development space. You inherently understand the concepts surrounding these issues and will be able to understand and simplify complex concepts to communicate them effectively to audiences, You will proactively seek out opportunities to promote the work of ClimateCare in a very ‘noisy’ environment.

You will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ marketing communications experience, at least some of which is in a relevant sector.
  • Experience of setting SMART objectives for your team and for team members and ensuring high standards of team performance.
  • Experience of owning / working across the communications function for an organisation and managing all aspects of the marketing mix to meet objectives.
  • Proven ability to write engaging, concise, relevant copy delivering cut through for different audiences. You must have an excellent grasp of English, ability to understand complex concepts, attention to detail and a strong ability to write, review and proof copy.
  • Hands on experience supporting sales teams with lead generation and provision of sales materials in a complex B2B environment
  • Experience of campaign tracking, measurement and evaluation (ideally through Salesforce).
  • Knowledge of website analytics tools and experience of updating, managing and optimising a WordPress website.
  • Experience of developing and publishing content across multiple digital and social media channels.
  • Experience of writing and placing articles in the media and handling press enquiries.
  • A relevant degree and/or professional qualification

You will:

  • Be a self-starter, who takes full responsibility for their deliverables with very strong organisational and interpersonal skills, self-belief, attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure whilst handling multiple work streams.
  • Be passionate about tackling Climate Change, and highly motivated by the role ClimateCare plays in this and the work it does and have a desire to make a difference.
  • Have a strong sense of humour; enjoy working within a small team, but with absolute responsibility for your deliverables.
  • Be keen to share your expertise and upskill the wider team.
  • Ambitious to learn and develop your own experience and skill set – in marketing and in the sector.
  • Be a real team player and work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

To Apply

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your CV to Rhiannon.szmigielski@climatecare.org. Please include a covering letter to tell us about your skills and experience and how your communications expertise would add value to ClimateCare.