Director, Sustainability Communications

3 days left

Standard Chartered Bank
London, United Kingdom
03 Mar 2023
02 Apr 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role Responsibilities

Sustainability is a significant reputational driver for Standard Chartered, anchored in our brand promise to be here for good. It is also one of our strategic business priorities and is reflected by our three global Stands: Accelerating Zero, Resetting Globalisation and Lifting Participation.

As Director, Sustainability Communications, you will be supporting the development and execution of the group-level communications strategy in relation to global challenges, positive impact, business growth and managing reputational risk. You will be responsible for creating content and campaigns related to our Sustainability and ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) strategy, including amplifying the work of our Global Impact team. You will make an important contribution to writing and coordinating key sustainability content for our annual report, as well as overseeing the delivery of our Task Force for Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) report and other ESG disclosures.

Your role will help ensure connectivity across the Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing (CABM), Sustainable Finance, Group Public & Regulatory Affairs (GPRA), Investor Relations and Group Finance teams.

• Support the Global Head of Sustainability Communications to develop the Bank's group-level multi-channel communications strategy for global sustainability and ESG, encompassing campaigning, storytelling and brand building with a view to strengthening our reputation.
• Alongside Group Strategic Media and Global Impact teams, help to track the Sustainability/ESG landscape to identify challenges and opportunities for strategic communications and deliver best-in-class communications across both traditional and digital channels in order to differentiate and establish the Bank as an industry leader in ESG and Sustainability.
• Work closely with the Global Content, Digital and Executive Communications teams on Sustainability content, communications and campaigns
• Support the creation of key messaging and content for thought leadership, including associated social media amplification
• Support delivery of ESG reporting/disclosures, in partnership with the Finance/IR and Sustainable Finance teams
• Help co-ordinate speaking events and stakeholder meetings when needed, co-ordinating with Global Platforms team for flagship events
• Support the Group Media team in managing media opportunities, as appropriate
• Develop employee engagement content and materials, working closely with Sustainable Finance and Global Impact teams
• Be a Brand Champion, ensuring all communications live up to our brand promise of 'here for good' while, at the same time, delivering committed business outcomes, a strong corporate identity, and uplift to our employer branding
• Be a champion of best practice sustainability communications and disclosures and share learnings across CABM
• Be aware of and understand sustainability and ESG-related policies, standards and/or regulations that may impact the Bank, as well as upcoming policies and the anticipated direction of travel

Our Ideal Candidate
• Extensive experience of campaigning and working with the media (e.g. as a journalist or PR professional), preferably in financial services
• Extensive experience of financial reporting, including ESG disclosures
• Understanding of current sustainability issues, policies, news and politics, including relevant sustainability and reporting standards and frameworks
• Experience in developing and implementing communication strategies and content campaigns across all platforms
• Experience in managing agencies and multiple stakeholders, including senior management and third-party vendors, across multiple locations
• Ability to develop effective and collaborative working relationships

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
• Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
• Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
• Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
• In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
• Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
• Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
• Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
• Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
• A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
• Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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