Job: Head of Transition Finance Research

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Grade 9: £48,835 – £56,587 p.a.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 1st December 2021

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Transition Finance Research, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme (OxSFP). Transition Finance is the provision and use of financial products and services to support counterparties, such as companies, sovereigns, and individuals, realise alignment with environmental and social sustainability. The post holder is a recognised and leading authority in their field, and responsible for managing grant funded research projects, including the operational management of a research group. The post holder will be a self-starter, tasked with scaling world-leading OxSFP research and associated funded projects on Transition Finance, including sustainability-linked finance and financial services, engagement and stewardship, stranded assets, and counterparty transition strategies. The post holder will also contribute to teaching and supervision on these topics. The post holder acts as the team leader, setting clear task objectives, developing productive working relations and line-managing the other members of the team. The post holder contributes to their development through induction, appraisal, and coaching.

OxSFP is a multidisciplinary research group working to be the world’s best place for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. The OxSFP work with leading practitioners from across the investment chain, with firms and their management, and with experts from a wide range of related subject areas.

We intend to significantly increase the reach and impact over the next five years. You will be personally responsible for rapidly developing and implementing effective partnerships, focused on but not limited to capacity building and training, and bringing in funding, and supporting the next phase of the OxSFP’s and SSEE’s development.

You will hold a relevant PhD with significant post-qualification research experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop novel research projects and methodologies. The post holder will have a demonstrated ability to secure significant research funding through a track record of successful grant applications. Evidence of effective teamwork in interdisciplinary research contexts and multiparty collaborations is essential. You will have the ability to lead and motivate a team of research staff and manage budgets.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.

The appointment will be available full time for 36 months (with possible extension depending on funding approval).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 1st December 2021, and interviews will be held in mid-December 2021.

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