Senior Finance Advisor

Reporting to CEO

Full time, fixed term, 12-month contract

Salary: approximately ~ £50,000 depending on experience

Deadline: 9am Monday 1st March

Location: London based.

Job Description

We’re hiring a Senior Finance Advisor to lead Make My Money Matter’s policy work in support of our mission to ensure the trillions of pounds invested by UK savers helps build a better world. Specifically, this role will focus on identifying and driving efforts to green the global pension industry, and scope opportunities related to the wider financial sector.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile start up committed to changing the world. The ideal candidate must be ambitious, personable, and creative, with a proven track record in achieving change within the world of sustainable and responsible finance. We want someone with a good understanding of the financial sector, established relationships with key stakeholders, and knowledge of the reforms needed to shift finance into sustainable and responsible practice. It will require an ability to work effectively with the campaign team and external partners to translate complex reforms into attractive campaigning actions and advocacy goals. We want someone who is passionate about our mission and is excited to join a new initiative working to transform the financial system.

ABOUT US

Spearheaded by film maker, SDG advocate and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis, 

Make My Money Matter works to create public demand to invest in people and planet. Starting with pensions, we help people find out where their money’s being invested and empower them to demand it does better. Once we have helped catalyse this demand, we connect this movement with decision makers in the public and private sector, and together call for the financial system to put people and planet on a par with profit. 

Doing this, we aim to move trillions of pounds – away from the destructive, harmful investments of the past, and into those which help build a future we can all be proud of. 

Our campaign includes three core workstreams:

  1. Public Campaign: We’re going to tell the story of how we can create a better future for people and planet, and of how our money can do good while it grows – without compromising on returns. We’re going to show people what their money does now, and give them a call to action to demand it does better in the future
  2. High Profile Partnerships: We’re convening NGOs, businesses, universities, local authorities, and public figures, and helping them work with their pension fund to make positive changes that ensures their money aligns with their values
  3. Policy and Advocacy: We’re working with a core set of partners, including advocacy groups, government agencies, and the finance industry, to create a unifying call for high priority, high impact policy reforms that can transform the system from within. We’ll advocate for this manifesto at key national and global moments, including COP26 and UK hosted G7 in 2021.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an exceptional candidate with a proven track record in sustainable finance. You will understand how personal savings are invested through pensions and banks, the impact of investments on people and planet, and the reforms needed to shift finance into sustainable investment, including alignment with the Paris Climate goals.

This is role requires someone comfortable working with a range of stakeholders, juggling a variety of priorities, and operating in a fast-paced setting. You will be a flexible and enthusiastic team player with a track record of problem solving, creativity and delivery.

Your responsibilities

  • Continue to develop Make My Money Matter’s policy position and scope future areas for reform that can drive more sustainable and responsible practice.
  • Undertake advocacy with the sector, industry, government, regulators and international organisations to secure meaningful policy commitments.
  • Convene partners to amplify Make My Money Matter’s policy goals and build momentum within the sector to achieve commitments.
  • Lead on the research and publication of proprietary reports related to the sector.
  • Work with international partners to co-ordinate global policy and campaign efforts
  • Develop our approach to the banking sector, including building partnerships, scoping policy and advocacy opportunities, and identifying where the campaign will add value.
  • Monitor and evaluate activity and contribute to organisational evaluations, including commissioning, interpreting and sharing campaigns insight work.
  • Support strategy development, operations and fundraising as required within start up environment, where everyone is a team player.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A passion for our mission, and a belief in a more sustainable economy where people have more voice and choice around how their money is invested.
  • A proven track record in financial services and/or sustainable finance
  • Experience in using policy, research and analysis to achieve regulatory change or advocacy goals
  • Demonstrable experience working with senior stakeholders and high-profile figures, and the capacity to quickly build trust and establish relationships.
  • A strong understanding of key policy and regulatory issues in sustainable finance, and the role of government/regulators in the UK and internationally.
  • An understanding of key stakeholders and influencers across the financial sector
  • Good knowledge of key issues, including climate, sustainable and responsible business, global economics, international development or wider public policy.
  • Sound judgment, good attention to detail and a solution orientated mindset.
  • Creativity, humour, proactivity; a sense of urgency for change; a great team player.
  • Experience in entrepreneurial settings, working independently and to tight deadlines.
  • Authorisation to work in the UK

In return, we Offer

  • Competitive salary and pension, generous holiday entitlement and flexible working
  • A fantastic opportunity to make a difference with a high-profile, high impact campaign
  • A supportive, inclusive environment, and a committed, vibrant team

How to apply

Please submit your CV and one page cover letter describing your interest, and what you can offer us, to tony@makemymoneymatter.co.uk with “Senior Finance Advisor Application” in the subject line. Please include current employment status and likely notice period. Please note that due to the high number of applicants, we are only able to respond to candidates who we wish to interview.  

Diversity and inclusion

We strive to create a fair and healthy environment where all colleagues feel challenged, valued and supported. We aim to cultivate a culture of collaboration and respect, where our people are highly engaged, and individual contributions are celebrated. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.


Campaign Manager

Reporting to Campaign Director

Full time, fixed term, 12-month contract

Salary: ~£30,000-£35,000 depending on experience

Deadline: Monday 1st March.

Location: London based

Job Description

We’re hiring a creative, innovative and experienced Campaigns Manager on an initial fixed term, one-year contract. This is a critical role in our campaign to ensure the trillions of pounds in UK pensions are invested to build a better world.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile start up committed to changing the world. The ideal candidate must be ambitious, personable, and creative, with a proven track record in campaigns, policy and advocacy. The candidate should be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment, be capable of managing multiple priorities in high pressure conditions, have experience working with senior, high profile stakeholders, and come with a background in climate, sustainable finance or development campaigning.

ABOUT US

Spearheaded by film maker, SDG advocate and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis, 

Make My Money Matter works to create public demand to invest in people and planet. Starting with pensions, we help people find out where their money’s being invested and empower them to demand it does better. Once we have helped catalyse this demand, we connect this movement with decision makers in the public and private sector, and together call for the financial system to put people and planet on a par with profit. 

Doing this, we aim to move trillions of pounds – away from the destructive, harmful investments of the past, and into those which help build a future we can all be proud of. 

Our campaign includes three core workstreams:

  1. Public Campaign: We’re going to tell the story of how we can create a better future for people and planet, and of how our money can do good while it grows – without compromising on returns. We’re going to show people what their money does now, and give them a call to action to demand it does better in the future
  2. High Profile Partnerships: We’re convening NGOs, businesses, universities, local authorities, and public figures, and helping them work with their pension fund to make positive changes that ensures their money aligns with their values
  3. Policy and Advocacy: We’re working with a core set of partners, including advocacy groups, government agencies, and the finance industry, to create a unifying call for high priority, high impact policy reforms that can transform the system from within. We’ll advocate for this manifesto at key national and global moments, including COP26 and UK hosted G7 in 2021.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for an exceptional candidate with a proven track record in public campaigning – ideally within the climate, finance or international development sectors – to mobilise people across the UK in support of our campaign. You will have experience using a variety of on and offline tools, have a track record of delivering key campaign moments or objectives, and be well versed in analysis and planning. You will be able to demonstrate a personal role in influencing political or business decisions and have demonstrable experience building and managing relationships with senior stakeholders and cross sector partners.

This is a diverse role requiring someone comfortable working with a range of stakeholders, juggling a variety of priorities, and operating in a fast-paced setting. You will be an enthusiastic team player with a track record of problem solving, creativity and delivery.

Your responsibilities

  • Devise and deliver new campaign tactics to drive public action – both on and offline
  • Lead on compelling narratives and messages to engage internal and external stakeholders, drive awareness, and encourage action
  • Inform our strategy for key advocacy and campaigns moments
  • Support in the identification of, and preparation for, political advocacy opportunities
  • Support on the development of flagship Make My Money Matter research and insights to build awareness and visibility of the campaign
  • Establish and oversee relationships with relevant creative agencies
  • Establish and oversee relationships with key campaign partners and coalitions
  • Grow and cultivate Make My Money Matter’s network of high-profile supporters
  • Contribute to our policy agenda and support on engagement with the finance industry
  • Monitor and evaluate activity and contribute to organisational evaluations, including commissioning, interpreting and sharing campaigns insight work.
  • Support as required with strategy development, operations and fundraising as required within start up environment

We’re looking for someone with

  • At least four years’ experience, preferably within a high-profile campaigning organisation, consultancy and/or policy and advocacy environment
  • A proven track-record of delivery on campaign or advocacy goals
  • Experience working on finance, climate, international development or public policy
  • Confidence managing projects, organising public events and devising stunts
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to mobilise diverse audiences
  • Demonstrable experience working with senior stakeholders and high-profile figures
  • The capacity to quickly build trust and establish relationships
  • Sound judgment, good attention to detail and a solution orientated mindset
  • Creativity, humour, energy, and proactivity; a sense of urgency for change
  • Experience in entrepreneurial settings, working independently and to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of UK/global affairs, and a commitment to the goals of our campaign
  • Authorisation to work in the UK

In return we offer

  • Competitive salary and pension, generous holiday entitlement and flexible working
  • A fantastic opportunity to make a difference with a high-profile, high impact campaign
  • A supportive, inclusive environment, and a committed, vibrant team

How to apply

Please submit your CV and one page cover letter to david@makemymoneymatter.co.uk  with “Campaign Manager Application” in the subject line. Please include current employment status and likely notice period. Please note that due to the high number of applicants, we are only able to respond to candidates who we wish to interview. 

Diversity and inclusion

We strive to create a fair and healthy environment where all colleagues feel challenged, valued and supported. We aim to cultivate a culture of collaboration and respect, where our people are highly engaged, and individual contributions are celebrated. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all background