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ESG Project Manager

Employer
White & Case
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Other specialist roles, Project management
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Are you ready to make your mark as part of a global team supporting Operations through ESG? Then you’ve come to the right place. At White & Case, we’ll support you, give you responsibility and welcome you as an integral member of our diverse, international team from day one.

The global team supporting Office Operations is growing. To this team we would like to add a new role – to lead and drive ESG projects relating to data, reporting, governance, risk, strategy, and internal frameworks to meet our regulatory obligations, client requirements, and voluntary commitments.

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers and staff operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices and shared services centers; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure ESG is strategically aligned to the Firm’s ESG Agenda; 
    By supporting the Regional COOs and General Counsel to deliver/promote the ESG strategy, through collaboration with the wider Firm and partnership, whilst acting as a key strategic advisor on the project approach, resource, and budget requirements to deliver on project goals
  • Establishment of an ESG Programme Management Office (PMO) to  implement required project management methodologies and governance; Becoming the internal subject matter expert on complex/unfamiliar initiatives and disseminate subject information for stakeholders. You will also work to identify these key business stakeholders, monitor/report progress to stakeholder groups, and define the business case, project objectives, scope, resources and agreed set of expected benefits and outcomes
  • Delivery of the entire ESG Programme plan; 
    Proactively manage project and programme risk, and operational risk by ensuring that key initiatives are delivered whilst maintaining oversight of the programme and coordinating planning across multiple workstreams/delivery teams, giving due consideration to firm wide priorities and dependencies
  • Project Management and execution of all projects and initiatives; 
    Creating and maintaining high quality project plans and work packages that support delivery, ensuring that responsibilities are assigned to project resources, and drive implementation of new tools and solutions firmwide identified as project deliverables. You will be leading from the front, design, plan, and own the end-to-end delivery of a programme of work with multiple project sub-projects/workstreams

Qualifications and skills

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, with a significant track record of end-to-end delivery of projects, including demonstrable experience of shaping complex multi-workstream programmes, building momentum, and buy-in to a new project
  • A strong academic record, preferably of graduate level an advantage
  • Formal project management qualification, for example APMQ or MSP
  • Understanding of ESG principles and frameworks (e.g., CSRD, TCFD, CDP, UN Global Compact, Ecovadis, Modern Slavery, climate disclosures) is preferred. The ability to quickly learn and become effective in this area is necessary
  • Experience of leading business transformation projects, working with both internal and external stakeholders, and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships across the Firm at all levels, and with external parties
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, resources, priorities, and deliverables to tight deadlines
  • Demonstratable strong problem-solving skills, process-driven mindset, resourcefulness, and ability to meet responsibilities with minimal direct supervision

What We Offer

When you join us, you’ll be working directly with partners, business leaders and many other inspiring colleagues across our global network of offices. We live by our values—to be pioneering, united and human—and we believe that you’ll experience them from your first day. We will give you the support and development opportunities that will help you achieve your potential.

We believe that consistent high performance merits reward and support. Our compensation package reflects your calibre as a finance professional, and our benefits are designed to support your changing needs and priorities across different life stages.

About White & Case

We are a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration, and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.

Location & Reporting

Based in London, and reporting to the Associate Director, Global Operations.
Our standard office hours in London are 09:30-18:00, with a current requirement for
3 days in the office per week.
There will also be the potential to travel internationally.

Firm Benefits

We offer a flexible range of benefits, services and programmes designed to help support your lifestyle requirements. Some of the benefits currently available include:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension plan with matched employer contribution up to 7.5%
  • Yearly wellbeing fund
  • Income protection
  • Holiday purchase
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Private GP services
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Cycle to work
  • Holiday purchase (available during annual enrolment)

Equal Opportunity Statement

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We are a Disability Confident (Committed) Employer. We will be happy to work with you.      

Note to recruitment agencies: Our internal Recruitment team are responsible for all end-to-end lateral recruitment processes. All agencies must sign White & Case terms of business, which are office specific. Candidates submitted by an agency without terms of business agreed with the appropriate office, and/or outside of our online application tracking system, will not be considered a formal introduction.

Any applications and CVs sent directly to White & Case Partners and employees will not be accepted as formal introductions. If you have any questions, please contact the London Recruitment team.

When engaging with agencies, we are supported by our preferred suppliers.    

Company

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. 

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7532 1000
Location
5 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
GB

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