Communications Executive


£23,000 - £28,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2019  

Job Purpose and Background

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Communications Executive to work in our communications team, based in our London headquarters. Reporting to one of the Communications Managers, the ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with some prior experience of working in communications, strong interpersonal and organisational skills, and a keen interest in sustainability.

This is a unique opportunity for a bright and motivated individual early on in their career who is seeking to develop skills and experience across communications in a dynamic and fast-growing charity. The successful candidate will play an integral role supporting our busy communications team across the breadth of its work.

About CDP:

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Communications Managers with CDP campaigns, launches and announcements; as well as in their day-to-day media-related activities.
  • Work with other members of the communications team when required, covering content and digital.
  • Support the team on cross-campaign planning; and help to maintain central communications resources, including press lists and communications calendars.
  • Team-wide support including managing corporate subscriptions and coordinating daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports on communications activity.
  • 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 business needs.

Required skills and experience:

  • Prior experience working in communications, ideally in the sustainability or corporate fields, with some experience of media relations desirable;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • The ability to draft compelling copy for social media and other channels;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and an ability to meet multiple deadlines;
  • The ability to prioritise tasks effectively and support a busy team;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to process complex material.

This is a full-time role based at CDP’s London headquarters reporting to one of the Communications Managers.

Salary and benefits: £23,000 - £28,000 per annum, annual discretionary bonus, 30 days’ holiday, generous non-contributory pension provision, life assurance and others.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the United Kingdom.

Before you apply

We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application. For more details on how we use your information, see our applicants privacy notice. By emailing us your CV and covering letter, you are permitting CDP to use the information you have provided for recruitment purposes.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Communications Executive’ in the subject.

The deadline is 9am on Monday, 3rd June 2019.

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