Researcher - Responsible Investment (ESG/Ethical/CSR)

  • Job Reference: Nov 2020
  • Date Posted: 29 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Ethical Screening
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: £19,000 to £23,000
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Researcher - Responsible Investment (ESG/Ethical/CSR)

Ethical Screening is looking for a Researcher to join our research & analysis team. We require a self-motivated person able to accurately consolidate and summarise information from a wide variety of sources. The role will involve in-depth research into publicly listed companies on ethical, ESG and sustainability themes.

This is a full-time contract based in Cheltenham, UK, however we will also consider proposals for part-time hours (please state this on your application covering letter). Remote working and flexible opportunities are available.

Qualifications/Experience

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A recent graduate with a degree relevant to responsible investment, in whole or part (via modules chosen or dissertation) for example environment, human rights, corporate governance.
  • Working, or have previously worked, in a research, analytical or data gathering role, with a degree in any subject.
  • Able to demonstrate relevant skills and interest in the subject matter, for example via work experience or other relevant qualifications/courses (those changing career, or returning to work).

All candidates must have a strong interest and motivation toward responsible investment.

A knowledge of investment and financial markets is desirable.

Skills

  • Thorough and methodical, with excellent attention to detail; an enquiring mind-set.
  • Able to work efficiently through a varied work-load, with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, sharing information and ideas.
  • Learn quickly and be willing to contribute to other areas of our work, such as report writing and event attendance.
  • The ability to remain impartial and separate personal views from those held by clients.
  • Good business English for both written and oral communication.
  • Competence in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Knowledge of programming, databases or experience using MS Access is desirable, but not essential.

How to apply

Send a copy of your CV with covering letter addressed to Lisa Whitaker (Operations Manager) by clicking APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW. 

In your covering letter please highlight an area from your CV that is relevant to the role, and one ethical or social responsibility issue that is of particular personal interest.

Salary range: £19,000 - £23,000 (pro rata)

Deadline: 9am Monday 23rd November