Project Manager - Global Goal

UN Global Compact Network UK

Location London (Clerkenwell)
Salary £24K - £30K per annum depending on experience
Team Global Goals team
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 26th Sep 2021 BST

Job Description

About the UN Global Compact Network UK:

The UN Global Compact Network UK is part of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest responsible business initiative. We connect UK companies and other organisations to a global movement dedicated to driving sustainable business and action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, rooted in UN treaties, provide a robust foundation for our initiative.

Our strategic plan has three pillars:

  • Inspiring business ambition to deliver the Global Goals;

  • Enabling practical action for sustainable business;

  • Shaping a responsible business environment.

We adhere to the core values of the UN and nine additional values and behaviours of the UN Global Compact. Find out more here:

The Network has over 400 participating companies and we are growing quickly. The Project Manager - Programmes will work in one of our Programme Teams (Global Goals, Climate Action, or Business & Human Rights) designing and delivering projects help Network participants as well as a much wider audience of recruitment prospects and stakeholders interested in our movement. 

The over-arching purpose of this role is to scale the global collective impact of sustainable business. By inspiring and enabling businesses to operate in line with our Principles, we are helping the world to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.    

We are looking for:

  • Someone with knowledge of the UN Global Compact and the responsible business agenda more generally. Understanding our participants' needs and our unique value proposition is essential.

  • Someone with impeccable business writing skills. We'll need you to generate effective content for newsletters, targeted emails, and social media posts.

  • Someone with experience planning and delivering virtual and in-person events, including designing agendas, recruiting speakers, marketing, and managing logistics;

  • Someone that manages efficiently. You will need to oversee multiple projects at different stages of development concurrently and will need to be well organised and proficient with MS Office applications and other productivity tools.

  • Someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment and works well in a team as well as independently. The Network is constantly evolving and so are our team and needs; you might have to quickly adapt to changes and be ready to work on new projects.

  • The Project Manager will also be expected to contribute to the generation of ideas for new projects for the Global Goals Programme and more generally in the Network.

The UN Global Compact Network UK has a very broad remit, but the Network Secretariat team is small, so the Global Goals Project Manager may have opportunities to support or collaborate on other activities from time to time

In your first 6 months:

We'll need you to get settled quickly. Through online training and meetings with relevant colleagues, we'll help you to become familiar with our way of working and all the programming offered by the UN Global Compact Network UK and our colleagues at HQ and around the world.

After your onboarding, we'll expect you to:

  • Oversee . 

What are next steps?

If you proceed with your application, you'll be asked to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire. The main reason we're using the Applied platform is to eliminate bias from our hiring process, so it's really important that we have this information so we can see if it's working. We will only ever see stats about groups and never about you; answering these questions will never have an impact on your application.

Next we'll collect some essential admin information from you.

Finally, we will ask you to answer four questions designed to test your ability to do the job. Please give it your best effort, your scores on these questions will be the primary consideration in whether you are invited for an interview. To avoid bias, we don't look at CVs until later in the process.

Every application will be scored, and you will receive feedback.

Good luck!

The UN Global Compact Network UK is recruiting a Project Manager to support its work driving corporate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This position is a great opportunity for individuals wanting to develop their career in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainable development.

The Project Manager will be responsible for delivering projects including webinar series, interactive workshops, and the Making Global Goals Local Business Roadshow, and may also lead on working groups and global impact initiatives. Responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing and managing partnerships with key external stakeholders;

  • Facilitating workshops and managing online platforms; supporting participants and Network members;

  • Executing marketing plans, including writing content for external communications;

  • Conducting research, feedback surveys, and event analysis; producing resources and reports on project activities.

Skills/background requirements:

  • Strong project management and organisational skills;

  • Sound communication skills (both written and oral), including comfort with public speaking and experience of using social media platforms;

  • Ability to initiate partnerships and maintain positive relations with Network members and other stakeholders;

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications are not yet open


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 are not yet open