Confidential Company

Senior Director – Green Finance

Confidential Company

London, United Kingdom
5-7 Years | 7-10 Years | 10-15 Years
Position type
Full time


About this role

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to fill the role of Senior Director, responsible for the management of the Green Finance and TCFD service line.

This position offers a very exciting opportunity to engage with clients on a broad spectrum of sustainability services, and ultimately drive significant positive environmental and social impact.

Passion and a determination to deliver excellence are essential qualities as is a commercially astute and innovative approach to delivering client solutions.

About The Company

The company is an independent, international sustainability consultancy specialising in the commercial real estate sector. They have an extensive client base, including well-known high-profile names in the commercial real estate sector and pride ourselves on being able to translate technical building elements into simple, effective investment communication.

The company has also built a proprietry Investment Grade Sustainability Data Management Platform, that manages, measures and reports on sustainability performance, from portfolio to asset.

They have a team of intelligent, passionate and dedicated professionals who are all experts in their fields. Our approach is to provide an exceptional level of service, delivered by experienced professionals, whilst ensuring solutions are practical, simple to understand and tailored to each client’s specific requirements.

We are committed to fostering a working environment based on dignity and respect, in which everyone has a voice. We prize the diversity of our people and seek to provide equality of opportunity for all.

Core Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the development and delivery Green Finance and TCFD specialist service offerings covering:
    • Debt client services
    • Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Offerings
    • TCFD consultancy
    • Physical climate risk.
  • Responsible for supporting development of company-wide consultancy approaches to SFDR and TCFD (delivered through wider consulting teams as base level services).
  • Involved in direct engagement with clients to evolve their investment processes to fully integrate ESG considerations (the appointee has delegated control over level of engagement).
  • Engagement in business development activities towards expansion of existing client work as well as new client engagement.
  • A key consultee in the development of new products and services, and continual evolution of the company IP through direct involvement with the Product Team.
  • A member of the strategic consulting leadership team.

Skills & Requirements

The right candidate must have the following essential skills:

  • Knowledge of investment sector, preferably in real estate sector.
  • Expert or developing expertise in real estate investment with expertise in and / or a passion for sustainability issues and their application to real estate investment.
  • Proven client relationship management and stakeholder management (internal and external) skills.
  • Commercial acumen (monitoring budgets, achieving target profitability/margin).
  • Passion for furthering the sustainability agenda.
  • Understanding of managing programmes, competing priorities and multiple projects.
  • Ability to transform complex sector-specific language into everyday terms and concepts.
  • Strong presentation skills to a range commercial client audiences.
  • Proven business development skills.
  • Highly articulate and numerate with clear, highly developed communication skills.
  • Solid proven people management skills.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to set up, recruit and lead a local team, including day-to-day business practicalities of running an entity.
  • Team player.
  • Comfortable under pressure.

Desirable Skills & Requirements

  • Experience of managing stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the built environment, preferably commercial real estate investment management and finance.
  • Environmental and energy audit experience for commercial buildings.
  • Business development experience.
  • Familiarity with TCFD, net zero carbon, EU SFDR, GRESB, BREEAM In Use, Fitwel or WELL certification, environmental data and environmental legislation.
  • Degree or Masters in ESG related subject would be welcomed but is not expected.
  • Likewise, membership of a recognised professional body (e.g. Chartered Environmentalist) would be welcomed.

Benefits to The Successful Candidate

  • Opportunity to be part of the leading ESG Real Estate team in Europe, and to play a pivotal role in the development of the European business.
  • Competitive salary based on level of skill and reviewed annually in line with performance
  • Attractive bonus structure
  • Flexible working hours (core hours 10-4, with 37.5 hour working week)
  • Remote/home working in agreement with line manager
  • Two days per year to volunteer for charity
  • Excellent ongoing professional development support

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