Apply for the ongoing UK Export Finance Job Recruitment 2022 via our latest job vacancies & employment portal. This UK Export Finance job opening is available to all qualified candidates.
Our mission is to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer.
We are the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations.
We work with over 100 private credit insurers and lenders to help UK companies access export finance (the particular class of loans, insurance policies or bank guarantees that enable international trade to take place as easily and securely as possible). We exist to complement not compete with the private sector.
We help UK companies to:
- win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers
- fulfil contracts by supporting working capital loans
- get paid by insuring against buyer default
We can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.
Job Title: Senior Environmental and Social Adviser
Location: London, United Kingdom
Experience: Mid Career
The Environmental and Social Risk Management team (E&S team) is responsible for the implementation of UKEF’s environmental, social and human rights (ESHR) policy. The E&S team represents UK Export Finance and, where appropriate, the UK Government on ESHR issues relating to UKEF’s operations.
The E&S team currently consists of a team of 10 members of staff. We are now seeking to fill up to 2 new positions in the team due to organic growth and demand, following on from UKEF’s record volume of export support last year, and our continued focus on environmental, social and human rights risks and opportunities, and applying good international industry practice to their due diligence, and post-issue management.
About the Role
The Senior Environmental and Social Adviser provides advice, manages, and takes responsibility for the ESHR due diligence and monitoring of cases. These primarily fall within the scope of the OECD Common Approaches and Equator Principles (as set out in UKEF’s environmental, social and human rights (ESHR) policy) but also includes wider ESHR review of other UKEF products including short term business and corporate financing. In addition, the Senior E&S Adviser provides technical ESHR advice to the Business Group, provides training and mentoring on ESHR issues within UKEF, and supports and contributes to the E&S team reporting. The Senior E&S Adviser supports the Head of the E&S team in providing ESHR advice on relevant policy and international relations matters, such as with the OCED Export Credit Group and the Equator Principles group, as well as any necessary policy revisions in technical areas (for example climate change considerations or human rights).
Case managing and taking responsibility for ESHR due diligence and monitoring
- Undertaking and leading in screening, ESHR due diligence and monitoring case work;
- gathering and appraising case ESHR risk assessment and management information;
- benchmarking against relevant ESHR international standards;
- discussing management of ESHR risks, UKEF’s due diligence and monitoring requirements with applicants, UK exporters, project sponsors, etc.;
Training of other staff
- Mentoring and assisting other E&S advisers on ESHR issues; and
- Assisting with the development and training to other UK Export Finance staff, including awareness raising presentations and ESHR training for underwriters.
Production of management information
- Contributing to internal and external ESHR reporting;
- Attending EGAC meetings to discuss specific ESHR case due diligence reviews and monitoring, when required; and
- Contributing to Executive Committee and Management Board reports and UKEF’s Annual Report and Accounts.
Developing policy and procedures
- Assisting the Head of the E&S team with the development of UKEF’s ESHR policy and contributing to policy papers for Executive Committee and Management Board;
- Working with other UKEF divisions to develop approaches to ESHR review of emerging and “non-traditional” products, including short term and corporate business; and
Further duties of the role can be found in the candidate information document.
- Degree/post graduate degree in engineering or environmental science, social sciences and/or significant practical experience in engineering or environmental science, social sciences.
- To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. If you do not meet this requirement, you would not be eligible for SC clearance and therefore not eligible to apply for this role.
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Technical questions relating to the role
- Technical – a short presentation (this will be on a topic determined by UKEF and will need to be prepared in advance).
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- An environment with flexible working options
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- A Civil Service pension
Things you need to know
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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