Current Openings

About Sustainable Finance Skillnet:

Sustainable Finance Skillnet is a national network working to develop skills and leadership capacity to advance ESG best practice across Ireland’s financial services sector.

Sustainable Finance Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies.

The Sustainable Finance Skillnet is promoted by Sustainable Finance Ireland.

About Sustainable Finance Ireland:

Sustainable Finance Ireland is Ireland’s leading national platform working to advance the sustainable finance agenda at home and abroad.

A supporting player in the Irish Government’s Ireland for Finance strategy 2025; our role is to promote, connect and support to strengthen Ireland’s position.

Sustainable Finance Ireland is supported by public and private sectors actors.

Sustainable Finance Ireland works to support its members by providing thought leadership, raising awareness on excellence & best practice, building capacity in the sector, hosting our peer network and catalysing innovation with supportive frameworks and tools, while collaborating with partners at home and abroad to ensure Ireland’s financial eco-system achieves a leading position in sustainable finance.

About the Role:

Sustainable Finance Ireland seek to appoint a Sustainable Finance Skillnet Network Executive on a fixed term, part-time basis. 

Reporting to the Sustainable Finance Skillnet Network Manager, the Network Executive will carry out all necessary tasks to ensure the project objectives are met and all governance procedures are followed appropriately. 

The Network Executive will work closely with the Network Manager in developing and maintain relations with key stakeholders and members.  

Below are some of the key duties and responsibilities of the role:

Account Management

  • Procurement – Follow all accounting, procurement, and governance procedures to ensure all legislative, Skillnet and best practice standards are met 
  • Data Management – Ensure all data is collected, collated, and inputted to meet funding body requirements, maintain all appropriate records in an orderly manner and ensure compliance with data protection legislation
  • Financial Management – Manage all aspects of network finances – debtors and creditors, cashflow and budget
  • Deliver reports to the Network Manager as required

Communications

  • Be the initial point of contact for enquiries, handle general queries and requests for information and follow up on more specific queries in consultation with the Network Manager
  • Maintain and update project website and on relevant social media platforms
  • Prepare content for various publications such as the Network newsletter
  • Liaise with training providers and bodies and maintain a harmonious and effective working relationship
  • Draft and format documents and presentations as assigned
  • Provide input into operational and future plans for the Network

Marketing & Event Management

  • Co-ordinate and administer events and other promotional activity as identified in the operational plan
  • Carry out secretariat duties for the network steering committee and advisory groups as assigned
  • Prepare marketing materials for the Network ensuring they adhere to all branding guidelines

Other key tasks

  • Carry out assigned Network Manager duties in his or her absence
  • Carry out other duties as identified and agreed with the Network Manager that are appropriate to the overall purpose of the role

Note: This is a non-exhaustive list and serves to reflect the nature of the duties included in the role.  

About the Candidate:

Qualifications

  • Third Level
  • Desirable – Sustainability or Sustainable Finance

Knowledge

  • Has knowledge of the financial services sector, preferably sustainable finance
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of skills development for Irelands economic future
  • Has a knowledge of the operational practicalities of delivering training and development activity

Experience

  • Business to business customer experience
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment
  • Marketing and promotional experience, e.g., website, events, promotional publications
  • Working with large amounts of data
  • Working in a small team environment
  • Experience in training activity desirable

Key Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent Project management skills – experience with similar projects
  • Learning, Education and Development skills
  • People & Networking skills – ability to manage the relationships with all key stakeholders across a national network
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and/or on own initiative
  • Understanding of project budgets and financial management
  • Marketing and brand awareness acumen
  • Organisational – ability to meet deadlines and successfully complete projects

Salary: €25,000 – €30,000 per annum DOE
Part time, fixed term contract
Duration: 12 months

Please send your application  to careers@sustainablefinance.ie

About Sustainable Finance Ireland:

Sustainable Finance Ireland is Ireland’s leading national platform working to advance the sustainable finance agenda at home and abroad.

A supporting player in the Irish Government’s Ireland for Finance strategy 2025; our role is to promote, connect and support to strengthen Ireland’s position.

Sustainable Finance Ireland is supported by public and private sectors actors.

Sustainable Finance Ireland works to support its members by providing thought leadership, raising awareness on excellence & best practice, building capacity in the sector, hosting our peer network and catalysing innovation with supportive frameworks and tools, while collaborating with partners at home and abroad to ensure Ireland’s financial eco-system achieves a leading position in sustainable finance.

About the Role:

Sustainable Finance Ireland seek to appoint a Communications Executive on a fixed term, full time basis. 

Reporting to the Sustainable Finance Ireland Head of Marketing the Communications Executive will help deliver the Sustainable Finance Ireland Marketing and Communications Plans for 2022 and 2023.

The Communications Executive will work closely with the Head of Marketing  in developing and maintain relations with key stakeholders and members.  

Below are some of the key duties and responsibilities of the role:

Work with Sustainable Finance Ireland to support their initiatives, events, and day to day communications to a multitude of stakeholder groups including the financial community, Government, public and international audiences.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic communication professional to develop and deliver communication programs in support of Sustainable Finance Ireland’s key strategy deliverables, writing, editing, and packaging key messages to a wide range of stakeholder audiences, leveraging the latest digital techniques.

You will be responsible for creating relevant stories to support Sustainable Finance Ireland’s remit in promoting Ireland as a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Finance; ensuring consistent & engaging voice and message across all communications.

  • Manage, deliver, and measure communication campaigns, developing a calendar of activity to support business objectives and measuring the impact of communications on stakeholders i.e., newsletters, social media messaging, email marketing, direct mail and more.
  • Create high quality communications content and campaigns and produce written materials
  • Plan and execute key stakeholder communications events
  • Provide support in the management of external agencies and PR partner to support media relations in Ireland. Proven success in working with third party agencies and to tight budgets and deadlines
  • Manage multiple websites and social media channels ensuring content is up-to-date
Skills and Competencies:
  • Experienced communications professional
  • Strong social media experience including paid advertising on popular platforms.
  • Strong editorial, content creation and digital skills – a good eye for a story and a strong writer
  • Good organisational skills and excellent attention to detail, a self-starter – able to work to tight deadlines and manage projects independently
  • A good team-player who develops strong working relationships with people at all levels within an organisation and can influence in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and executing communications plans that utilise a wide variety of media, including various digital platforms/channels
  • Experience of setting and delivering against KPIs for communications and demonstrating personal and collective impact
  • Strong organisational skills including database management, familiarity with a variety of cloud-based work tools.
  • Confidence to manage up when needed and deal with a multitude of stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work effectively remotely
  • Be a proactive self-starter

Desirable skills

  • Experience in the financial sector
  • PR experience

Note: This is a non-exhaustive list and serves to reflect the nature of the duties included in the role.  

Qualifications:

  • Third Level
  • Desirable – Sustainability or Sustainable Finance

Salary: €35,000 – €40,000 per annum DOE
Full time, fixed term contract
Duration: 24 months

Location: Remote at present

Please send your application  to careers@sustainablefinance.ie

Closing Date for applications is Monday 14th of February 2022