User Centred Design Associate, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI)
Grade: Standard Grade 7
Closing date: Friday 24 June, 12:00 noon
The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) is a national centre, established by UK Research and Innovation in 2021, to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally. CGFI is supporting the integration of climate- and environment-related financial factors into mainstream financial decision-making and helping to enable the reallocation of capital towards net zero-carbon, resilient, and nature positive solutions.
We are looking for a User Centred Design Associate, reporting to the CGFI Innovation and Impact Lead, to play a central role in designing CGFI and partner activities to be as impactful as possible, embedding design thinking and a ‘user perspective’ in everything we do.
You will be responsible for the implementation of CGFI innovation support activities, including events, workshops and business, design and knowledge exchange ‘sprints’. You will ensure activities are relevant for target audiences across the different CGFI stakeholder communities e.g. different types of financial institutions, climate and environmental analytics businesses, academic institutions, NGOs regulators and public institutions. You will also be involved in the design of user engagement and knowledge exchange activities to ensure use cases and requirements are captured and learned from, as well as shaping CGFI outputs and knowledge exchange activities to address these accordingly. Another key responsibility is supporting the CGFI communications strategy and implementation, including ‘productising’ the CGFI offering.
The successful candidate must hold a relevant Master’s degree or equivalent and demonstrate broad understanding of CGFIs mission and issues on which we work. You will have strong communication skills in particular excellent skills of consultation, collaboration and influence in order to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders. Capability of developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with people at all levels within diverse organisations is essential.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE). SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.
This is a fixed term post for 2 years with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
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 12:00 noon on Friday 24 June 2022, and interviews will be held in mid- July 2022.