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Disruptive Sustainability Foundation Opportunity

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Location: London Salary: Competitive
Sector: Industrials / Business Services / Transport Specialism: Operations / Change / Transformation, Strategy
Type: Permanent Contact: Emily Salisbury
COMPANY: 

Our client is an incredibly successful, high growth, tech hedge fund which utilizes technology to automate trading, in order to make the best trading decisions possible and revolutionise the trading space.

In 2019 they set up a separate foundation in which they pledge 15% of their hedge-funds profits, aiming to invest in disruptive methods that will create the strongest and fastest environmental impact.

This role is based out of Central London and is uniquely positioned to continue its dominance within the Climate Change and sustainability space.

ROLE: 

Our client are looking for two Research Analysts to join the Climate Change Foundation, reporting directly into two newly appointed Co-Directors, who are both figure-heads within the world of sustainability.

Within an exciting period of growth, they are looking for these hires to step in and take on multiple different roles in order to develop the foundation. The role is therefore varied and will evolve over time, but will include: 

- Conducting research, tracking trends and building a pipeline of grant making opportunities

- Supporting the Co-Directors in developing and delivering effective grant making strategies 

- Providing global, national and regional insights that contribute to the strategy and planning process 

- Supporting grantees through the application process 

- Developing initial reviews of applications and supporting the full assessment of granting opportunities 

- Producing analysis, insights and reports for senior managers and trustees 

- Supporting the delivery of external communications Engage 

REQUIREMENTS: 

- Is a self-starter. Uses initiative to understand the landscape and independently solve problems 

- Has a delivery mindset. Applies quality thinking and research, but remains focused on making progress and delivering impact 

- Is curious, enthusiastic, and willing to learn 

- Has a keen sense of priority, and approaches work with energy and pace

- Has strong interpersonal skills and can partner well with others at all levels, both internally and externally 

- Strong academics from a top tier University

- Ideally experience studying or working in countries that have directly felt the impact of the climate change emergency

- Some grant making experience in a foundation is ideal, but not essential