- LOCATION: London, UK
- BASIS: Full-time - Permanent
- SALARY: £32,000 - £40,000
- CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm, 31st Oct 2021 GMT
Signatories to the PRI are required to disclose their responsible investment activities each year. This is a great opportunity to join the team responsible for developing and maintaining the PRI Reporting and Assessment (R&A) Framework – the largest global reporting project in Responsible Investment (RI) for institutional investors. Full details on the R&A activities can be found here.
This role reports to the Head of Reporting & Assessment Framework and the successful candidate will be part of the team responsible for maintaining and developing the written R&A Framework, with a particular focus on the indicator-level (question-level) assessment criteria and scoring pathways through the Framework. This includes having a good understanding of the Reporting Framework content and structure, and collaborating with R&A colleagues and across PRI teams, to develop the assessment, ensuring the assessment and indicators are reflective of PRI’s mission and guidance. The candidate will be organised, detail-oriented and methodical, with a keen interest in responsible investment.
The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with asset class specific question development within the Reporting Framework in cross-collaboration with other specialist teams. Other responsibility areas include providing reporting support to investors, conducting analysis of feedback, and supporting R&A team members with other reporting-related projects.
- Support the team deliverables and provide regular reporting to the Head of Reporting & Assessment Framework and the Director of Reporting and Assessment, as required.
- Support the maintenance and development of Reporting Framework modules and related assessment criteria, including collaborating and co-ordinating with PRI specialist teams.
- Understand the logic dependencies within the Reporting Framework, and how this impacts indicator- and module-level assessment, applying this to the development of the assessment criteria.
- Support the implementation and publishing of the written Reporting & Assessment Framework for the annual reporting cycle.
- Maintain a robust documentation and governance process for Reporting & Assessment Framework development, including tracking changes to the Framework and Assessment methodology, maintaining good version control.
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of PRI data that feeds back into the development and improvement of the R&A Framework, working closely with the Data insights workstream.
- Prepare R&A presentations or other outputs, both independently and in collaboration with other teams.
- Assist with supporting signatories in reporting their RI activities – including developing support materials, responding to signatory queries on the Reporting & Assessment Framework, signatory meetings, and presentations (internally and externally).
- Responding to signatory queries on indicator-level assessment criteria and the overall Assessment methodology, both during the annual reporting cycle and upon the release of Assessment outputs.
- Assist with checking that the Reporting Framework content has been implemented into the reporting tool and checking that indicator-level assessment criteria has been implemented accurately.
PRI expects roles at the Associate level within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:
- Incorporates the fullest range of information available into analysis and decision making
- Uses appropriate technical processes/systems to develop and evaluate options in an effective and time-efficient manner
- Assimilates data to draws out relevant insights and findings from analyses
- Identifies opportunities and risks to feed into decision making
- Presents analyses in an appropriate format providing clear and concise recommendations
- Understands, and always works towards, the mission and the aims of the PRI
- Is curious about what is happening in other parts of the PRI
- Is Signatory centric – seeks to understand, listen and respond to Signatory needs
- Understands own teams’ objectives and seeks to internalise them in own activities
- Understands who does what at the PRI and uses the knowledge to complete activities
- Approachable, credible and willing whenever engaging with colleagues
- Actively and appropriately seeks input from others
- Focuses on interacting with colleagues in a positive and open manner
- Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly
- Writes succinctly and clearly tailoring level of detail to the requirements of the end user
- Communicates clearly and precisely and able to convey thinking comprehensively
- Provides regular, clear and concise communications to manager, colleagues or other relevant people to keep updated on activities
- Structures and prepares well-written, logical outputs with limited guidance and editing
- Demonstrates self-awareness actively seeks feedback from others and acts upon it
- Explores new ideas with an inquisitive mind
- Questions the status quo and suggests new ideas
- Seeks out opportunities to drive continuous improvements in ways of working
- Open-minded attitude which welcomes change and new ideas
- Prioritises and organises time effectively, focussing on the key organisational priorities
- Develops ways of working and processes to execute and improve efficiency across the PRI
- Methodically tackles problems, working with colleagues where necessary
- Takes account of the needs of other colleagues and/or Signatories when considering how to execute a piece of work
- Promotes and utilises effective project management skills
Technical Competencies & Experience
- Strong project management skills, structured, able to manage a varied workload and deliver to strict deadlines under pressure.
- Able to understand and solve problems logically and in a structured manner.
- A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others, the ability to foster an inclusive working environment
- Personable and polite, and able to deal with stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.
- Strong attention to detail, but with the ability to see the bigger picture.
- Ability and willingness to learn quickly and master a complex brief.
- Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills, and able to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
- IT/system skills (Microsoft Office, especially Excel).
- Language skills, other than English, are desirable.
- Must be eligible to work in the UK
- Desirable competencies, but not required:
- Degree in a relevant field such as finance, sustainability, climate change. Second degree preferred. Knowledge of environmental, social and governance issues in institutional finance.
- Experience or affinity with the financial industry (reporting, engagement, voting, ESG incorporation).
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, especially in working with large datasets would be advantageous.
Please note interviews will take place week commencing 8th November 2021