Job Opportunities

 

Finance Director

Location:                        Central London (London Bridge office)

Hours:                             Part-time (20 hours a week)

Closing date:                  Rolling process until suitable candidate found

Salary:                             £55,000-£65,000 per annum on a full-time basisoa full time basisannuannum on a full time basism on a full time basis

 

The Role

We are looking for a part time strategic, can-do and skilled financial professional, who can hit the ground running. Able to assess, evaluate and prioritise, you will have experience leading transformational change and improvement in one or more of your roles. You have non-profit financial knowledge and will bring experience of developing robust financial systems and processes.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the organisation’s day-to-day financial activities such as cash flow management, general accounting, invoicing, compliance and audits. As a member of the senior management team, the Director will also participate in projects to promote operational effectiveness of the organisation through thoughtful management of our technological and financial resources.

Climate Bonds is a small team of people driven by a big mission – our business plan is ambitious but our resources constrained; we are looking for someone with drive and ambition to help us deliver.  Reporting will be to the CEO and the Board of Trustees

The role is flexible on hours and days of the week. You will be working within an organisation leading the development of innovative international climate finance solutions with global stakeholders including governments, investors and NGOS.  

We are looking for a part time strategic, can-do and skilled financial professi

onal, who can hit the ground

running. Able to assess, evaluate and prioritise, you will have experience l

eading transformational change

and improvement in one or more of your roles. You have non-profit fin

ancial knowledge and will bring

experience of developing robust financial systems and processes.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the organisation

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flow management, general accounting, invoicing, compliance and aud

its. As a member of the senior

management team, the Director will also participate in projects to promot

e operational effectiveness of

the organisation through thoughtful management of our technological

and financial resources.

Climate Bonds is a small team of people driven by a big mission

our business plan is ambitious but our

resources constrained; we are looking for someone with drive and ambition

to help us deliver

.

Reporting

will be to the CEO and the Board of Trustees

The role is flexible on hours and days of the week

.

You will be working within an organisation leading the

development of innovative international climate finance solutions wi

th global stakeholders including

governments, investors and NGOS.

Responsibilities & key functions

  • Lead the collection, processing, and reporting of all financial transactions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and fixed assets
  • Work with the Finance Officer/bookkeeper and project accountants as well as any outsourced service providers to ensure accurate and timely monthly financial statements for leadership review, including budget-to-actuals-to-projections for income statement, cash flow, and balance sheet
  • Manage the annual financial audits and ensure compliance with all legal requirements governing non-profit organisations, including tax, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Produce accurate and timely monthly project financial management reports for leadership review
  • Provide robust and expert financial advice to the Board, CEO and other managers
  • Work collaboratively with various team members (e.g. country program managers), to provide financial tracking, reporting, insight and support for grant management efforts.
  • Oversee budgets for grant bid proposals and manage financial grant reporting
  • Financial planning
  • Devise and maintain financial systems, procedures and internal controls 

 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated understanding of non-profit organisational accounting and operations
  • Knowledge and ability to track and manage restricted and unrestricted non-profit funding
  • Ability to anticipate and establish appropriate internal controls in all areas, emphasizing accounting, finance, operations, and software applications security;
  • Familiarity with audit, compliance and internal control issues, and best practices along with risk management and insurance
  • Strategic about achieving objectives; handles multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow through and attention to detail
  • Motivated by an entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with a facility for preparing and clearly presenting information to multiple audiences
  • Proactive communicator and collaborator; enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving team.
  • A recognised professional qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) with a thorough practical understanding of management accounting
  • Experience of setting up and maintenance of Governance models at an enterprise level looking across Finance, Tax and related Legal aspects that can be presented to senior management and the Board
  • Understanding of UK charitable regulations a plus; willingness to learn a must. 

Desirable

  • Experience of Xero and Insightly financial and CRM packages 
  • Experience writing funding submissions
  • Experience in working in small organisation or NGOs. 

 

Next steps

Send your CV and cover letter as a PDF file to recruitment@climatebonds.net quoting reference ‘Finance Director’ in the subject line.

Download the full job description here

 

Bookkeeper/Office Administrator

Location:                        Central London (London Bridge office)

Hours:                             Full Time - 40 hours a week

Closing date:                  Rolling process until suitable candidate found

Salary:                             £26,000-£28,000 per annumoa full time basisannuannum on a full time basism on a full time basis

 

The Role

We are looking for a full time, can-do and skilled bookkeeper, who can hit the ground running. You will have wide ranging responsibilities within the Finance and Office Management functions and will work closely with the Finance Director and the IT & Office Manager. You will have day to day responsibility for the bookkeeping and support our staff with office management related queries.  

We are looking for a part time strategic, can-do and skilled financial professi

onal, who can hit the ground

running. Able to assess, evaluate and prioritise, you will have experience l

eading transformational change

and improvement in one or more of your roles. You have non-profit fin

ancial knowledge and will bring

experience of developing robust financial systems and processes.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the organisation

͛

s day-

to

-day financial activities such as cash

flow management, general accounting, invoicing, compliance and aud

its. As a member of the senior

management team, the Director will also participate in projects to promot

e operational effectiveness of

the organisation through thoughtful management of our technological

and financial resources.

Climate Bonds is a small team of people driven by a big mission

our business plan is ambitious but our

resources constrained; we are looking for someone with drive and ambition

to help us deliver

.

Reporting

will be to the CEO and the Board of Trustees

The role is flexible on hours and days of the week

.

You will be working within an organisation leading the

development of innovative international climate finance solutions wi

th global stakeholders including

governments, investors and NGOS.

Responsibilities & key functions

Bookkeeping

  • Completing the monthly bookkeeping
  • Supporting preparation of the management accounts
  • Raising invoices and chasing debtors via both email and telephone
  • Uploading coding and checking supplier invoices
  • Manage pension queries from staff
  • Manage paperless authorisation of all expenses with document management system
  • Ensure correct allocation of VAT
  • Helping produce and submit VAT Return and payment
  • Raise payroll payments and posting of payroll data
  • Banking cheques
  • Processing travel payments
  • Raising payments for approval

Accounting and Reporting

  • Posting any accruals and prepayments in Xero as required
  • Supporting preparation of monthly management accounts and analysis of variances monthly and ytd
  • Preparation of monthly cash-flow report
  • Financial Grant reporting as required
  • Balance sheet reconciliation
  • Helping with preparation of all documents requested for annual audit

Office Administration (In conjunction with other support staff)

  • Ordering stationery and office supplies
  • Organising team functions
  • Managing room bookings
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • General and ad hoc administration duties 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Certified bookkeeper
  • Proven work experience as an office administrator or manager
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite and online IT platforms
  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and prioritise across multiple projects and timeframes
  • Motivated, organised and a self-starter
  • Experience of Xero 

Desirable

  • Experience in working in small organisation or NGOs. 
  • CRM platform and Salesforce knowledge
  • Understanding of UK charitable regulations a plus; willingness to learn a must. 

 

Next steps

Send your CV and cover letter as a PDF file to recruitment@climatebonds.net quoting reference ‘Bookkeeper/Office Administrator’ in the subject line.

Download the full job description here

 

Climate Science Relationship Manager

Location:                        Central London (London Bridge office)

Position:                         Climate Science Relationship Manager - Standards Team

Duration:                        Initial: 6 months Maternity Cover. Strong potential to become permanent

Hours:                             Full-time     

Closing date:                  Rolling process until suitable candidate found

Interviews:                      Weeks of 23rd & 30th April 2018

Salary:                             £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience

 

The Role

The Standards Team works with many scientific partners to develop specific eligibility criteria that can be used to identify when assets and investments are compatible with the Paris Agreement targets. We are seeking a senior relationship manager with knowledge of climate science and low carbon pathways to shape a number of programmes (including rolling out a Climate Science Framework Programme) that provide guidance and criteria to financial markets around not just ‘what is green’, but also ‘how green is it’?

Climate Science Relationship Manager will also be instrumental in our efforts to educate financial and policy communities about assets and investments that are compatible with a 2-degree scenario. This includes assisting in the derivation of a set of clear ‘green definitions’ and green Criteria that assets need to meet in order to be eligible for inclusion in a green bond that can be Certified under the Climate Bonds Standard, and participation in ongoing discussions with regulators and policymakers to determine ‘green taxonomies’ (or green classification schemes) for green finance.

Accordingly, we are seeking a self-starting, hands-on, motivated individual with initiative, preferably with previous experience in a rapidly growing and evolving organisation. Our ideal candidate is someone with:

  • Significant expertise in managing senior relationships and cross-institution collaborative partnerships.
  • Knowledge of the technologies, infrastructure and processes that will rapidly transition the global economy onto a 1.5 or 2C warming trajectory, and the institutions and organisations that are driving this knowledge.
  • Proficiency in the technical detail, but fluent in distilling detailed technical information into easily digestible and applicable material for the financial markets.

 

Responsibilities & key functions

  • Co-ordinating a world-renowned Committee of Climate Science experts and key research partners
  • Developing a cross-institutional research and analysis agenda to clarify opportunities and responsibilities across sectors and countries that are compatible with the Paris Agreement targets.
  • Overseeing the roll out of this research agenda, co-ordinating all partners, and facilitating the research and engagement process.
  • Support the wider Standards Team as we progress with the development of eligibility Criteria for green bonds and market education on those Criteria.
  • Drafting education and communications material for the finance community.
  • Engage with bond issuers to interpret the Criteria for their assets and portfolios.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • 2:1 or above and a Masters in geography, environmental science or other related discipline
  • At least 10 years of work experience in a similar role focussing on low carbon transition paths and compatible technologies, assets and investments
  • Experience of establishing, maintaining and managing a network of senior professional relationships
  • Deep knowledge of climate change and climate change solutions across a variety of sectors
  • Ability and willingness to work both with quantitative as well as qualitative methods and to explore new approaches and methods
  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and prioritise across multiple projects and timeframes
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, organised and a self-starter
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to interact with a diverse array of people.
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills 
  • High aptitude & attention to detail

Desirable

  • Knowledge of bond markets
  • Other languages

 

Next steps

More information on the Climate Bonds Initiative can be found at www.climatebonds.net

Send your CV and cover letter as a PDF file to katie@climatebonds.net, quoting reference ‘Climate Science Framework Lead’ in the subject line.

Download the full job description here.

 

Head of Policy and Government

Location:                        Central London (London Bridge office)

Position:                         Permanent 

Closing date:                  Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis 

Hours:                             Full time

Salary:                             £50,000 - £60,000

 

The Role

We are looking for a Head of Policy and Government to join us in our London office. Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Further developing global and country-level policy analysis and recommendations to support a rapid increase in capital investment in climate solutions.
  • Guiding the public sector on how to work with the finance sector and industry to rapidly scale green bond markets in the EU, China, US, India, Brazil, Africa and other locations.
  • Developing and managing relationships with public sector stakeholders.
  • Promoting our policy work at external events.
  • Driving the policy research programme.   

 

Functional Responsibilities 

  • Further develop existing research programme around policy and regulation reforms to scale up green bond markets in emerging markets and developed economies
  • Liaise with governments, regulators, central banks, development banks and other public sector stakeholders, private sector and NGOs.
  • Manage government relations, either directly or working with relevant country teams responsible for in-country engagement
  • Supervise the development of government policy agendas
  • Present and advocate for research findings and report recommendations to be implemented by relevant public sector actors
  • Manage a small policy development, tracking and review team
  • Coordinate with senior management on long-term planning and strategy around mobilising capital for climate change solutions
  • Provide input into strategy for development of the organisation 

Download the job description.

 

Next steps

Send your CV and Cover Letter as a PDF file to recruitment@climatebonds.net quoting reference ‘Head of Policy and Government’ in the subject line. 

 

 

Internships (short term)

We often have projects and workstreams on which interns [with some experience] can make a valuable contribution, whilst learning a great deal about climate advocacy and finance. 

Currently we are searching for interns with skill sets relating to the following fields: industrial energy efficiency, energy efficient home components (HVAC, white goods), fisheries, and coastal habitats.

If you're interested in joining us in our London office, please email recruitment@climatebonds.net with a short CV and cover letter explaining why you'd like to gain some experience with Climate Bonds and which aspects of our work most interest you.