University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Programme Manager - Centre for Sustainable Finance

United Kingdom

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Programme Manager - Centre for Sustainable Finance

Opportunity to take on a meaningful and stimulating role within the inspiring and dynamic Centre for Sustainable Finance (CSF) team at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Do you want to make a difference in the transition toward a sustainable economy? Are you interested in a fast-paced and demanding role, working with industry leaders to develop influential and forward-thinking work to shape the future of the financial services?

Achieving sustainability is the greatest challenge of our time, and bold and collaborative leadership will be crucial for meeting this challenge successfully. CISL is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy.

The CSF helps financial institutions play a leading role in building a more sustainable economy through a unique combination of deep industry collaboration and high-calibre applied research. We work with over 50 global financial institutions across banking, insurance and investments. The centre bridges the worlds of business, finance and policymaking in order to enable the transition to a sustainable economy, facilitating stronger mutual understanding between financial institutions, their clients in the real economy and the institutions which govern them.

The role

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced programme manager to join the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) within CSF.

The BEI is a group of global banks committed to pioneering actionable pathways towards a sustainable economy. It works with its members to co-create horizon scanning applied research and convenes academic and industry collaborations. It is a member-led, not-for-profit group, convened by CISL alongside our investor and insurer groups. Our research draws on the intellectual breadth of the University and an international network of leading thinkers and practitioners to tackle the most important sustainability challenges across banking and the broader financial sector.

The role requires you to manage multiple workstreams, demonstrating exceptional programme management capabilities. This includes the ability to think strategically about project developments, measuring and evaluating research impact, and working with a wide range of stakeholders and external partners.

Key skills and experience:

  • Qualified to at least degree level or equivalent with demonstrable commitment to the values that underpin the work of CISL.
  • Understanding of sustainable finance, particularly across climate and social themes, actively keeping a pulse on major initiatives and events.
  • Advanced research abilities with strong communication skills
  • Ability to deliver professional and compelling project reports, presentations, short articles, clearly and articulately summarising findings to facilitate practical application by stakeholders and broader financial sector.
  • Ability to manage in-person and virtual events.
  • Ability to develop and deliver CSF project plans and workstreams within agreed scope, budget, and timelines, reviewing progress against targets and adapting as work evolves.
  • Ability to work independently and bring structure/organization to complex projects, often under time pressure.
  • Ability to grow and maintain relationships with partners; companies, policy makers and funders.
  • What you'll receive:

  • 41 days annual leave (inc bank holidays).
  • Flexible/hybrid working considered.
  • Excellent benefits including a generous pension scheme, discount portal, cycle to work scheme, access to the University accommodation service, relocation support, employee assistance programme, family friendly policies.
  • Extensive development opportunities.
  • This post is a permanent full-time role on a hybrid working basis with at least 2 days in our award-winning Cambridge office.

    We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to our Human Resources team: Email: [email protected]

    Please quote reference EN40497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further Information - Programme Manager CSF
  • Department/Location

    University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge








    10 May 2024

    Closing date

    2 June 2024

    Job details


    Programme Manager - Centre for Sustainable Finance


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    May 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

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