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Careers

Current opportunities

HEAD OF FUNDRAISING

Hours of work: Full time – 37.5 hours per week. We are currently piloting a ‘four-day week’, working Monday to Thursday and an average of one Friday in four.

Location: UK or US based, hybrid or remote working

Salary: £75,000 per annum plus a generous benefits package. 

Contract type: Permanent.

Application deadline: Please apply before 27 May.

Role available: As soon as the candidate is available.

To apply: To apply, locate further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners by following the link below.

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Expressions of interest to join the A4S Knowledge & Technical Team

We are looking for skilled individuals to join our friendly, fast-moving and innovative Knowledge and Technical team. You will need to be a qualified professional accountant, with previous sustainability experience.

Hours: Flexible working hours and contract type according to preference and availability. We support a job-share.

Location: Your contracted place of work will be Central London,  but we will support a flexible working arrangement for the right candidate.

Salary and position: Flexible to discuss and based on skills and experience plus a generous benefits package.

To apply: Please write to hr@a4s.org with your cover letter containing your expression of interest and your detailed CV or to request additional information.

 

General

We are always on the lookout for skilled, enthusiastic individuals to join our team and support our transformative work. We welcome speculative applications – particularly from individuals with qualifications, significant experience and relationships bridging or including finance and sustainability.

If you haven’t had much experience making job applications, or if it’s something you haven’t done for a while, check out our Top Tips for your application. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you require reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process, please let us know in advance.

 

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Our hiring process and what to expect working at A4S

We’re really pleased that you’re considering applying for a role at A4S, and value your time in doing so. A4S is committed to a fast, efficient, and transparent recruitment process, supported by excellent communication with all candidates. We ask for a CV and a brief cover letter. Our standard interview process is two rounds, usually over two weeks, where questions and practical exercises help ensure sure you are the best fit for us and the available role – and, equally important, ensure you feel the same. Please carefully check the job advert for full application instructions, where any variation to this standard process will be made clear.

If you’re successful, you’ll join a small team of about 40, who are based primarily in and around London. You’ll interact and work with most of your colleagues and stay in the loop on the full extent of our programmes. We value our people, and strive for a collaborative, supportive and non-hierarchical structure. Our dedicated office is in Mindspace Shoreditch – a vibrant, modern and dog-friendly co-working space.

Our benefits

A4S offers a good work-life balance, employee growth and development, a vibrant organizational culture and a competitive range of benefits:

  1. 25 days leave, increasing by one day every year to a maximum of 30 days (pro-rata for part-time roles).
  2. Up to 5 days per year for volunteering.
  3. BUPA private medical insurance which covers GP virtual consultations, hospital treatment, cancer treatment, mental health treatment and more.
  4. A 7.5% employer pension contribution, with a 2.5% minimum contribution from the employee.
  5. WeCare membership, providing you and your family or cohabiting partner with access to 24/7 medical consultations, mental health support, guidance on legal and financial issues, and more.
  6. Death in service and income protection insurance.
  7. Perkbox membership, offering: generous discounts across everyday spending, wellness and fitness, restaurants, gifts, travel, and more; and a wellness hub with content covering nutrition, workouts and meditation.
  8. Flexible working arrangements – both in terms of location and core hours – are available (subject to agreement and role-dependent, but never unreasonably refused)
  9. A ‘cycle to work’ scheme with a spend limit of £2,500.

Top Tips: Applying to the role

  1. Please upload both a CV and a cover letter. We need to receive both to consider your application. We’re happy for documents to be in either Word or pdf format.
  2. In your CV, don’t just describe what you’ve done, tell us about what you achieved and your impact. It will help us to understand what you could bring to A4S if you join us.
  3. In your cover letter, tell us about why you’re applying to the role and to A4S as an organization. It really helps us to understand your motivations. If there’s something you want us to know about you that isn’t captured by your CV you can also tell us that in your cover letter.
  4. Unless we have indicated that we can consider sponsoring a visa, applicants must have the right to work in the UK – or, if we have specified the role is to be based elsewhere, applicants must have the right to work in that country or region. For permanent roles in the UK we will consider applicants with Graduate or HPI visas that have at least 18 months remaining. For fixed term roles, such as 1-year internships, remaining time on the visa must be the same as or longer than the employment term. 
  5. We’re going to be assessing your application in relation to the employee specification for the role you’ve applied to. Take time to think about how your CV and cover letter demonstrate that you have the types of skills, experience and knowledge we need. Every job has it’s own requirements, so every application you make should be tailored to that particular role.
  6. We hope to get lots of applications, which means we’ll be doing lots of reading. We really appreciate it when CVs and cover letters are clearly laid out and easy to read.
  7. We prefer it if you don’t include a photograph with your CV – we’ll be assessing your application based on the knowledge, skills and experience you show us.
  8. Before you upload your document, make sure to spell check them and proof read them for errors that a spell checker won’t pick up. Accuracy and attention to detail are important in all our roles at A4S, so it’s something we pay attention to.
  9. Finally, please include your name in the file name of your documents when you upload them – we need to know who they belong to! 

Top Tips: If you're invited to the interview

  1. We’ll probably ask you to complete a short exercise and send it to us about 24 hours before your interview. We’ll send you details when we set up the interview with you.
  2. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the interview process, please let us now when we contact you to set up the interview time.
  3. We’ll try to make the interview as relaxed as possible. We’ll ask you questions about why you would like the role, and ones that help us understand your skills and experience. To prepare for this, remind yourself what is in the employee specification for the role, and think about what examples you have that show how you meet those needs. The STAR framework can be a really useful approach to use. We also recommend taking another look at the A4S website, so you’re familiar with what we’ve been doing and our latest news.
  4. The interview is a chance for you to understand more about the role and A4S, as well as a chance for us to understand more about you. Think about any questions you have for us that will help you decide if this is the right job for you.
  5. We’re doing most of our interviews online using Teams or Zoom – we’ll send you a link. It’s a good idea to test your technology out in advance to check it’s working. If you have trouble connecting on the day, or problems during the interview, just let us know.
  6. If the role is London-based, you are welcome to undertake your interview in person at our office – we will discuss this option with you if it applies. In accordance with our policy, please discuss travel expenses with us before booking or undertaking travel to our address.

Any questions? Contact: hr@a4s.org.

 

Accounting for Sustainability is a Charitable Incorporated Organization, registered charity number 1195467. Accounting for Sustainability is part of the King Charles III Charitable Fund Group of Charities.
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