The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.
We support over 350 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.
As towns, cities and countries around the world declare climate emergencies, seas rise, forests burn, glaciers melt, increasing numbers of people take to the streets demanding urgent action and our societies begin to wake up to what the science has been saying for many years, there has never been a more important time to be working on climate change.
The ECF’s strategic communications team is the outreach unit of the foundation. Its role is to act as a centre of expertise for communication on climate change and to play an active role in helping create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, national and sectoral level. Team members deliver strategic advice, communications and outreach support to ECF’s programmes and its grantees, and work as part of a global network of communications experts to enhance the public debate on climate change and its solutions.
As Financial Controller, Strategic Communications you will join a vibrant and growing international team preparing to transition to a new operating structure. While the primary focus of the role will be to support the existing operational structure to ensure accurate and smooth financial management, for the right candidate there might be opportunities to be involved in setting up financial function in the new structure.
This is a new role that will be evolving as preparation for transition gains momentum and even more so once the process is complete. In the beginning, you will be working with large data sets to produce funder reports, assist teams in managing their budgets and support the operations team with any financial questions that arise in the course of our work. You will collaborate closely with the existing operations team and multiple stakeholders, including the wider Strategic Communications team and the ECF Finance Team.
The Financial Controller, Strategic Communications will report to the Finance Manager, Strategic Communications. This role will suit a finance professional who enjoys working in dynamic and collaborative environments, interfacing with both finance and business roles.
Flexible but The Hague / Brussels is where most of the team is located. Candidates must be located in a European time zone. Some travel may be required as and when possible. We may be able to provide co-working spaces in some locations.
Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered.
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We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.