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Job Purpose and Background
Are you passionate about tackling sustainability? Would you like to be at the heart of driving changes through environmental disclosure? CDP is offering an exciting opportunity to launch a career in environmental sustainability. The successful candidate will join the Questionnaire & Guidance Team, supporting the delivery and development of the corporate questionnaires and guidance materials. In this role you will develop your strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills as well as subject matter expertise, while contributing to a variety of disclosure-related tasks and projects relating to corporate environmental performance. We are looking for candidates with some experience in climate change.
About the Questionnaire & Guidance Team
The Questionnaire & Guidance team provides a critical contribution to CDP’s mission. We develop CDP’s world-leading questionnaires and guidance for organizations reporting environmental information to investors, customers and other data-users. We balance completeness, transparency and high quality of data requested by data-users, with the practicality and resources required by companies to collect and report on this data within their own operations and throughout their value chains. The Q&G team is part of the Environmental Practices team which is responsible for evolving CDP’s thought leadership and disclosure framework. It sits withing the Environmental Impact Department.
Key responsibilities include:
To support the Questionnaire & Guidance team working on a diverse range of tasks related to delivery of questionnaires and guidance materials. This will include:
Drafting and proofreading content for our questionnaire and guidance materials;
Analysing response data in Excel to inform revision and development of the questionnaires;
Inputting content in CDP’s online disclosure systems, and checking and testing the questionnaires and guidance;
Responding to internal queries on the questionnaires and guidance;
Preparing and delivering internal and external communications materials.
The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet CDP’s operational needs.
Required skills and experience
Academic and/or professional understanding of corporate environmental responsibility, the nature of sustainable economies, and corporate sustainability reporting;
A demonstrable knowledge of the global climate change agenda and of climate-related risks and opportunities for companies;
Strong prioritization, time management and organizational skills, with an ability to pay attention to detail;
An ability to process complex data, and demonstrable IT experience, including proficiency in Excel;
Strong communication skills, including a high standard of written English;
The ability to present complex information in a simple and concise way;
Flexible working style with experience working within a team to deliver projects.
This is a full-time role on a permanent contract, based at CDP’s central London office with the possibility of hybrid working, and reporting to the Technical Manager, Climate Change Questionnaire.
Salary and benefits: £27,000 – £32,500 per annum depending on experience. 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and other benefits. There is a 6-month probationary period.
Before you apply
Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK. We cannot sponsor this role.
We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application. By providing your CV and covering letter, you are permitting CDP to use the information you have provided for recruitment purposes.
How to apply:
The deadline is 9:00am GMT Mon 25th September 2023, with interviews planned for w/c 9th October 2023.
Please load your CV into CDP’s career site, plus a covering letter clearly setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages.
Please note that while all applications will be reviewed, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.