• LOCATION: London
  • BASIS:  Full-time
  • LEVEL:  Associate
  • SALARY: £24k - £32k p.a.

Job description

The Reporting and Assessment (R&A) team is looking for a driven and structured team-player to support the implementation of the largest global reporting project in Responsible Investment for institutional investors – the PRI Reporting Framework. Signatories to the PRI are required to disclose their activities and progress on responsible investment, to ensure the accountability of the PRI initiative. The R&A team designs the Reporting Framework and assessment methodology, collecting data in an online reporting tool, and analyses data to drive change in the industry. The team is vibrant and flexible, working closely together with other teams at PRI. Full details on the R&A activities can be found here: https://www.unpri.org/signatories/reporting.

The associate role is an entry-level position. The associate will provide operational support to the team, and be responsible for supporting the implementation of the team’s external communications strategy. This includes key tasks such as planning for and executing mailouts, webinars and tutorials, social media posts, and website updates, liaising with the Communications team and Signatory Relations team at the PRI to ensure operations run smoothly and that we deliver on time. Other responsibility areas include creating reporting support content for investors, providing reporting support over email, phone and one-on-one meetings, and supporting Reporting & Assessment team members with other reporting-related projects.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support the team deliverables and report to the Reporting & Assessment Manager.

  • Assisting in the implementation of the team’s external communications strategy, and liaise with teams across the PRI to ensure deadlines are met

  • Support signatories in reporting their RI activities – respond to helpdesk phone calls and email queries, introduce PRI reporting to new Signatories

  • Support the team’s work on strengthening accountability

  • Contributing to reporting support content such as webinars, tutorials, presentations and similar.

  • Improve processes by studying current practices 

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at a ‘Associate level’ within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:

Analytical

  • 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

Business Awareness

  • 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

Collaborative

  • Approachable, credible and willing whenever engaging with colleagues

  • Actively and appropriately seeks input from others

  • Focuses on interacting with colleagues in an positive and open manner

  • Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly

Communicative

  • 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

Developmental

  • 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

Structured

  • 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:

  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong attention to detail, but with the ability to see the bigger picture

  • Structured, with a positive attitude to problem solving under pressure

  • Able to manage a varied workload and prioritise based on importance and urgency

  • Strong project management skills,

  • Ability to learn quickly and master a complex brief;

  • IT/system skills (Microsoft Office) (Sharepoint, Marketing Cloud, BrightTalk etc. preferred)

  • Must be eligible to work in the UK. Degree in a relevant field such as finance, sustainability, climate change is desirable but not essential

  • Interest in environmental, social and governance issues in institutional finance

  • Some experience in managing and delivering projects would be advantageous

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