Communications Manager

CDP

London
£34,000 - £40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

cdp.net

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 7th October 2019  


Job Purpose and Background

Are you passionate about communications and the environment? Are you looking for a role that uses your skills in strategic communications to make a difference? CDP is looking for a full-time Communications Manager to be based in our London headquarters. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic investor and business-facing organization, working to get CDP’s messages across to our investor audience.

The successful candidate will play an integral role within our global communications team, which is responsible for CDP’s external global communications and marketing. You will be a results-oriented self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a wider global team. The successful candidate will lead, develop and implement integrated multi-channel global communications strategies and plans, in line with CDP’s strategic plan and the needs of our target audiences.

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$87 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 cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement a proactive multi-channel communications strategy across target regions globally;
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of communications plans and campaigns for specific programs of activity for target markets, sometimes in collaboration with partner organizations;
  • Build relationships with target media and maximize media coverage of CDP through compelling news stories and thought leadership;
  • Develop creative content in line with our content strategy and plan, for media articles, blogs, social media, marketing collateral, etc, working closely with the content team;
  • Maximise the effectiveness of key digital channels, working closely with the digital team; and
  • Build relationships and manage global coordination with CDP offices and external partners.

Required skills and experience:

  • Strong experience of developing multi-channel communications plans;
  • Strong PR experience and demonstrable knowledge of international media, including business, investor, trade and environment media;
  • Experience in the fields of financial markets and/or investor relations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and nurture relationships both internally and externally, including complex multi-stakeholder relationships;
  • Strong analytical mind with the ability to turn complex information into compelling stories and content;
  • Strong copy-writing and editing skills;
  • Extensive experience in promoting content on a wide range of digital and traditional platforms;
  • An understanding of or interest in financial markets and the ability to process complex information;
  • Excellent team skills and the flexibility to work across the business and with global offices;
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines under pressure and manage multiple project and stakeholder demands simultaneously;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; and
  • At least the equivalent of 5 years of relevant experience in communications, PR or journalism.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience working as part of a global team;
  • Fluency in other languages is welcome but not essential.

This is a full time role based at CDP’s London office reporting to the Senior Communications Manager.

Salary and benefits: £34,000 - £40,000 per annum, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), 30 days’ holiday, generous non-contributory pension provision, life assurance and others.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

Before you apply

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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 recruitment@cdp.net with ‘Communications Manager’ in the subject. The deadline is 9am on Monday 7 October 2019.


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