Head of Asset Owner Initiatives

Well respected charity that promotes responsible investment is seeking a Head of Asset Owner Initiatives to play a leading role in delivering secretariat support for the OPSC work plan 2022-23.

We are at a pivotal moment: the climate and biodiversity crises are deepening, and inequalities are even more marked in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global investment system has an oversized impact on many of these global challenges. We want to make sure that impact is positive. At ShareAction we work with investors, policymakers and individuals to unleash the positive potential of the investment system. We aim to build a world where our financial system serves our planet and its people.


The Asset Owner Initiatives team aims to raise responsible investment standards through its vibrant networks of charities, universities and pension schemes and pools.


The newly created role of Head of Asset Owner Initiatives (reporting to the Director of Financial Sector Standards) will be responsible for design and delivery of ShareAction’s strategy for asset owners and asset owner networks. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the high standards of secretariat support that we have offered asset owner networks over many years. This will include oversight of member relationships and delivery of work plans of the OPSC (Occupational Pensions Stewardship Council), CRIN (Charities Responsible Investment Network) and RINU (Responsible Investment Network – Universities).

The OPSC is the youngest but also the largest of our asset owner networks for which we provide the secretariat in partnership with the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions). The new Head will focus initially on directly supporting OPSC members in the delivery of their agreed workplan for 2022/2023. This role will be subject to a personal confidentiality agreement, which protects information related to OPSC planning, operations and both current and prospective member organisations Over time and as resources allow, the scope of the role will develop to encompass a wider international programme of work with pension schemes and other asset owners.

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