Aviva’s work on climate change has taken on increasing prominence in recent years and this is only expected to increase in the future.
We want to build on our decades or work as a leading voice when it comes to corporate responsibility and climate issues and this exciting job opportunity will play a major part in being able to achieve this.
Aviva’s Public Policy and Group Corporate Responsibility teams are friendly, diverse and flexible; working together to ensure that the company plays a strong role in tackling climate change, both in terms of our engagement with governments and our own actions.
This unique role will operate across both teams, bringing together various strands of climate change work, with a focus on commercial angles.
The role holder will lead on the development and execution of both global public policy strategy and internal strategic priorities relating to climate change, in close conjunction with senior leaders and specialist teams across the business.
We are happy to accommodate flexible working arrangements (including part-time and home-based working) but there will be an expectation of regular trips to the London office for meetings and other travel for events once COVID restrictions are relaxed.
Some international travel will also be required.
Work as part of a wider UK, EU, International Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility Department, collaboratively shaping the external policy environment, focusing on issues and campaigns which advocate long-term sustainable development and are important for our customers, the company and society.
Coordinate Aviva’s climate change campaigns, in particular for next year’s UN climate conference in Glasgow.
Contribute expertise and thoughts to the development of new commercial products that can help to address the climate crisis.
Lead a project to define how Aviva can encourage discussions and action on climate change across all areas of its business.
Proactively manage Aviva’s reputation among key global political figures through external contact and campaigning activities.
Become a trusted counsel on climate issues both internally and externally, winning the respect of opinion formers and senior colleagues.
Skills and Experience
Expertise in climate issues within a commercial context and a passion for long-term sustainability.
Experience of achieving results with organisations within the financial services sector, through effective relationship management, influencing and networking capabilities.
Confidence when working with governments, politicians, political groups, officials, public bodies, campaigning groups and trade associations, particularly in a global context.
Comfortable providing advice and guidance to senior management.
Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
Collaborative and willing to support the team, but not afraid to challenge the status quo either.
What will you get for this role?
Salary of around £65,000 - £75,000 (with potential room for negotiation) depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications
Generous defined contribution pension scheme
Annual performance related bonus and pay review
Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy / sell up to 5 additional days
Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through My Aviva Extras plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)
Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme
Working at Aviva
At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.
We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues.
We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.
The way we do this is important too. We always Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people that’s you so we can be pretty flexible.
If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that.
In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs.
So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.
We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.
We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job . Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.
We’d love it if you could submit your application online . If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Megan Douglas a call on 0121 234 7665 or send an email to megan.douglas aviva.com.