Project Manager - Programmes

UN Global Compact Network UK

  • Team: Cross teams
  • Salary: £26K - £30K per annum depending on experience
  • Location: London (Clerkenwell)
  • Closing: 8:00am, 9th May 2022 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:

You can find more information about the UN Global Compact Network UK and its governance 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 to help business achieve their sustainability objectives - 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 Network participants' needs and our unique value proposition is essential.

  • Someone with impeccable business writing skills. We'll need you to generate effective content for project concept notes, marketing emails, and social media posts to drive engagement with your projects. We'll also need you to be comfortable with public speaking.

  • Someone with experience planning and delivering virtual and in-person events. Before the event you'll be designing agendas, recruiting speakers, marketing, and managing logistics and post-event you will conduct feedback surveys and event analysis, then produce resources and reports from your activities.

  • Someone that is well organised and manages efficiently, as you will need to deliver multiple projects at different stages of development concurrently. You'll also need to initiate partnerships and maintain positive relations with Network Participants and other stakeholders.

Working at the UN Global Compact Network UK is a great opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainable development.

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:

  • Support other Project Managers with the delivery of existing projects; this might include recruiting event speakers, writing marketing messages, or live-tweeting during a webinar. 

  • Develop a concept note for a project that you will lead including researching an issue and identifying how we can make an impact; then you'll coordinate delivery of that project recruiting speakers, developing a marketing plan, and delivering the events/report/accelerator programme/working group.

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.

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!

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 Mon 9th May 2022


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 Mon 9th May 2022