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Join our team – we are recruiting a Charity Impact Co-ordinator

Charity Impact Co-ordinator 

EIRIS Foundation has a small team with big ambitions to use our knowledge and long-term experience of responsible investment and assessing corporate responsibility to contribute to the economic transformation envisaged in the Paris Climate Agreement and the SDGs.  

We see charities as playing an important role, both in terms of their own investments and the leadership they can offer and the ways they can influence other investors and their own supporters. 

We have created this new role to: 

  • Grow our network and relationships with those involved in charity investment and expand the responsible investment conversation within the sector. 
  • Promote what we have to offer and identify the challenges and opportunities people are facing and what help they would value most. 
  • Develop the support we can offer by building on our Ethical Money Action Plan through publicly available material such as case studies and by updating the web content currently available on www.charitysri.org or through events and relationships with individual charities. 
  • Support efforts to improve the context in which charities make their investment decisions, whether these are regulations or guidance, or the practice of fund managers and others offering services or advice to charities.  
  • Assist colleagues on other Foundation projects, which we anticipate making up 30-50% of your time each year depending upon the other opportunities that arise.  

Accountability 

You will report to the CEO. 

Working with others  

You will work closely with the Head of Communications and Charity Impact who leads on the charity strand of our work. You will also work with other colleagues (or deputise for them) on other Foundation projects. Our strategy includes a significant focus on collaborative working with other organisations to maximise our impact, and so you will be expected to identify such opportunities in your own work and to maintain strong partnership relationships where relevant .  

Tasks  

The EIRIS Foundation has a small team (currently six people) and everyone is expected to work flexibly as we create opportunities to increase the overall impact of responsible investment and business. The detailed work plan will evolve as we find what works best to advance our agenda with charities but will include at least the following elements: 

  1. Networking and gathering information about charities and those who work with them including opinion poll or survey information to support our own work under each theme.  
  1. Organising roundtables, webinars and meetings with key players, combined with follow-up plans to maximise the impact of those meetings. 
  1. Researching information relevant to our charity programme, including understanding the current state of responsible investment amongst charities and the services and other help on offer to them. 
  1. Providing training to charities and others on responsible investment.  
  1. Writing material for our website and publications. 
  1. Working 1-2-1 with particular charities to provide advice and support to advance their mission through their own investments and by working with other responsible investors and recruiting charities to use such advice and support.  
  1. Undertaking advocacy work with regulators, professional bodies or services providers to charities.  
  1. Dealing with enquiries from the public and other organisations in relation to our work. 
  1. Writing funding proposals to potential donors and foundations to support our charity programme.  
  1. Building contact lists to support our communications plans. 
  1. Working on other Foundation projects may include any of the above as well as helping to supervise or undertake research, assessment and promotional projects across the range of our activities.  

Skills, experience and approach  

You will need to have: 

  • Knowledge and experience of charity investment and finance and a belief in the value of responsible investment or alternatively a strong background in responsible investment with a clear vision of the role of charities can play within it.  
  • Networking and promotional skills, desirably with a track record of building support for a cause or recruiting supporters or clients. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that create impact and carry conviction in reports, on websites or social media or in person with both professional and wider audiences.  
  • The awareness, listening and advocacy skills necessary to give advice to clients or to work creatively with partners and to influence others.  
  • Event organising skills and desirably a track record of organising successful events.  
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues and take responsibility for the delivery of your own projects.  

For the person with the right balance of skills, experience and approach we will offer a salary of £36,000 per annum. This is a permanent role subject to a three month probationary period. Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays. 15% pension scheme (9.5% employer contribution and 5.5% employee). Office based (Covid permitting) but part-time and flexible working considered.  Closing date 26th of October.

Please apply for this role via our online recruitment platform: Apply here

If you have any issues in applying for this post, or if you have any questions, please email lisa.stonestreet@eirisfoundation.org