Senior Communications Specialist - Funds and Platforms

  • London

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Marketing and Communications teams are the key ambassadors of our corporate brand. From overseeing the way in which we approach our clients and showcase our products and services, to positioning South Pole as a global thought leader in the fight for climate action, we sharpen and strengthen our brand positioning and multiply our impact in the market through our strong value proposition. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!


Job summary:

Reporting to the Director of Global Communications, the Senior Communications specialist supports all  communications needs for the Climate Funds and Platforms (F&P) business line to ensure that key messages are delivered to stakeholders in a clear, concise and timely manner, according to the highest standards of quality. You will play an active role in drafting and/or reviewing written communications by the South Pole Climate Funds & Platforms team, supporting the communications plans of the individual funds and/or platforms under the F&P business line, providing communication suggestions for F&P clients as needed, as well as drafting content for websites, social media, pitches and powerpoint presentations by management.


 Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Provide communications for South Pole’s F&P business line, ensuring that key messages on climate action and climate funds are delivered in a clear, concise, engaging and inspiring way, using a high impact writing style and format
  • Draft content for social media and websites for clients
  • Help develop tailored communications plans for the external funds and/or action platforms that South Pole manages, together with South Pole’s Communications and F&P teams and consistent with values, guiding principles and the business strategy of the specific fund or platform
  • Work collaboratively with the extended communications and marketing teams, and support the Director of Funds & Platforms, and the Director of Global Communications, as needed

Requirements:

Essential:

  • Education in communications, journalism, climate change or other relevant field
  • Approx. 3-5 years of relevant work experience in fields related to internal/external communications, journalism, editing, marketing, or similar
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, a good storyteller
  • Experience with social media and web content
  • Excellent powerpoint skills, ability to create engaging presentations
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and translate key messages into inspiring and engaging content
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills; ability to work effectively in a fast-paced global organisation
  • Innovative and resourceful mindset, who is able to challenge the status quo, bring new ideas and make creative suggestions to increase the impact of communications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fluency in English is a must, any other additional language is a plus
  • Passion for and experience in working with climate change, climate finance or related fields

Desirable:

  • Experience working with organisations or projects that focus on climate change, climate finance, conservation finance, sustainable development and/or impact funds

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Locations

Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London

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Fred. Roeskestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam Directions jobs@southpole.com View page

Berlin

10178 Berlin Directions View page

London

48 Warwick St
W1B 5NL London Directions +44 20 3980 9560 View page

Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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