Head of Accountability and Reporting Support (12 Month Fixed Term Contract - Family Leave Cover) High Possibility of Extension

Principles for Responsible Investment

  • Team: Reporting and Assessment
  • Grade: Head level
  • Salary: £60,000 - £65,000
  • Location: London UK
  • Closing: 8:00pm, 8th Jan 2023 GMT

Job Description

About the PRI

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

Working at the PRI provides an opportunity to engage with highly motivated, culturally diverse professionals on a wide range of cutting edge issues, such as income inequality through the lens of sustainable finance. The PRI provides scope for development at all levels with opportunities for project leadership and management working alongside some of the most influential signatories and leaders across financial markets and economies.  In combination with a supportive culture that encourages continuous learning and flexible working policies, PRI is a highly engaging place to work on truly transformative issues.

Job Description

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join a small and passionate team enabling Signatories to fulfil their commitment to the 6th principle of the PRI and disclose their responsible investment activities. The mission of the Reporting and Assessment team at the PRI is to provide a framework and platform where signatories can easily report and share their responsible investment activities, view analysis and historical reports, and assess how they can improve their practices. The Head of Accountability & Reporting Support oversees the PRI’s Accountability workstreams, maintaining and developing the minimum requirements for membership as well as showcasing best practice via the Leaders’ Group. The role also supports the annual PRI reporting process, ensuring all signatories are aware and supported before, during and after the reporting cycle. The role reports to the Chief Reporting Officer. Full details on the Reporting and Assessment activities can be found at: https://www.unpri.org/reporting.

Core Responsibilities:

Team management

  • Provide oversight and management of direct reports, supporting their development and managing their performance effectively to help the team fulfil their potential. 

  • Support the Chief Reporting Officer and the Director of Products and Services in delivering against the team’s business plan and budget, including interactions with the Executive Team, the Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee, and the Board.

  • Ensure direct reports meet agreed deadlines, acting as a point of escalation for team performance and quality issues

  • Provide regular reporting to the Director of Products and Services and Chief Reporting Officer as required


  • Lead on the delivery of key Accountability projects such as the minimum requirements and Leaders’ Group.

  • Ensure Accountability measures are enabled through the Reporting Framework.

  • This includes working closely with the Reporting & Assessment Framework team, the Data insights team and the Reporting Platforms team.

  • Deliver supportive resources and internal/external communications around Accountability outputs.

  • Ensure continued improvement of Accountability operations through thorough reviews, aligning strategic direction with the mission and vision of the PRI.

  • Collaborate across the PRI teams to utilise expertise in developing the Accountability measures/projects, signatory reporting support and external communications around it.

  • Being an ambassador for accountability and transparency as core aspects of responsible investment. Representing PRI where needed, fostering relations with key responsible investment reporting initiatives and making connections within and outside PRI on RI reporting initiatives / projects.

R&A Communications and Reporting Support

  • Hold oversight on R&A comms and Reporting support delivery

  • Deliver supportive resources and internal/external communications around annual reporting process and reporting outputs

  • Collaborate across the PRI teams to utilise expertise in developing improved signatory reporting support and external communications of Reporting and Assessment-related outputs.

  • Ensure reporting support for signatories is efficient and scalable, utilising the most appropriate platforms and channels, placing signatory needs first.

  • This include working closely with the IT team to ensure strategic support solutions are developed to maintain high-quality support for a varied and increasing signatory base

  • Ensure processes for R&A comms and reporting support are aligned and consistently followed

  • Support Reporting platform implementation and maintenance.

  • Support data management process implementation and maintenance.

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at a ‘Head level’ within the organisation to demonstrate management skills across the following core competencies:


  • Ensures decision makers have all relevant and available information in a timely manner before decisions are made​

  • Evaluates risks, issues and opportunities assessing probability and consequences on both short- and long-term basis​

  • Simplifies issues and actions down to key factors and components for ease of use in decision making​

  • Can effectively capture and structure ill-defined or vague problems and is comfortable handling uncertainty​

Business Awareness

  • Reflects broader understanding of the PRI’s financial, legal and people frameworks in decision making ​

  • Understands (and utilises) how the different teams within the PRI contribute to the PRI mission and Signatory value ​

  • Understands where the key decision points and points of influence are, advising team members how to act accordingly​

  • Prioritises the delivery of PRI objectives within the team ​

  • Identifies any conflicts in PRI priorities taking appropriate action where required


  • Develops collaborative working relationships breaking down silos and promoting collaborative working by team members​

  • Identifies and leads initiatives for building team profile internally and promotes links with other teams ​

  • Recognises and acts on non-verbal communication, understanding what is and what is not said in a conversation​

  • Proactively develops partnerships that do not currently exist in areas of mutual benefit


  • Takes a creative and inclusive approach to problem solving that broadens the teams thinking​

  • Uses the most effective influencing style to challenge or build consensus (across teams, within teams or upwards)​

  • Appreciates the impact of their communication on others, modifying behaviour and communication style to work in different situations​

  • Translates complex data that is potentially challenging for the audience and presents it in a way that enables understanding​


  • Role models continuous, balanced and honest feedback to others​

  • Builds a collaborative team environment which values the sharing of forward thinking, creative solutions and innovation​

  • Delegates responsibility to more junior team members to develop their capabilities​

  • Coaches less experienced team members/ colleagues to help them to be more successful​

  • Creates opportunities to develop and train the team to improve their skills and knowledge​


  • Translates project objectives into team work plans​

  • Judges how to balance team capacity and where to prioritise effort​

  • Embeds project management processes in team, leading by example and clearly defining team roles, responsibilities and expectations​

  • Regularly monitors progress within the team, addressing and resolving issues as they arise​

Technical Competencies & Experience:

  • Significant project management experience with varied timelines and multiple stakeholders.

  • Adept at maximising resources, managing conflicting priorities to effectively meet deadlines, ensuring delivery is in line with organisational targets.

  • Very good programme management skills, with experience in delivering successfully, including directing others that may not be your direct reports

  • Well-developed people management skills and experience

  • Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills

  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others, ability to foster an inclusive working environment

  • Experience working in financial markets

  • Good understanding of the importance of accountability in the RI market

  • IT/system skills - Microsoft Office

  • As this is a global role, international travel may be required

  • Preferable: Experience in developing benchmarks, questionnaires or other research or rating tools and understanding of the main players in the responsible investment reporting ecosystem such as the GRI, the Integrated Reporting Initiative, GRESB, etc.

  • Preferable: Language skills other than English

We particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian, and other people of colour, those with visible or non-visible disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates and those who are neurodivergent.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 8th Jan 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 8th Jan 2023