HR/Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Apprentice

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12, Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN
£19,000.00 annually
12 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The role holder will own and deliver initiatives and campaigns that contribute to the Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy. They will identify and build internal relationships in order to foster buy-in to existing and future CR initiatives with the aim of integrating CR work into everyday business practices.

This includes:
  • Acting as a business contact by actively engaging with community organisations (charities etc.) in order to drive social impact
  • Manage general volunteer and D&I enquires and manage the CR inbox in collaboration with the CR team administrator. Management and ownership of the CR Calendar, handling queries and updating the calendar accordingly. Contribute to regular communications to promote initiatives and update colleagues across the business on CR best practice. Contribute to the development of the business' CR strategy. Work with colleagues to devise a strategy that builds on the business' existing social impact. Including the Cold-Spot strategy and the Inspiring Futures flagship programme expansion. Work with D&I colleagues to use data from across the business in order to inform reporting and strategy development. Help organise CR events that engage internal and external stakeholders by owning the administrative and logistical aspects
  • Identify relevant social and environmental risks to the business and escalate internal and external stakeholders accordingly. Recognise risks to own organisation's corporate reputation, whether through action or inaction, recommending actions to remedy the issue
  • Keep abreast of developments to ensure the business is aware of current and future opportunities and challenges in relation to social issues by representing the business at CR events and conferences
  • Monitor spend on CR activity in order to achieve targets within spend, for example network group budgets and partnership spending. Escalate budgetary risks to senior leaders
  • Help to ensure that all colleagues, where appropriate, are trained on the practical application and integration of CR to their daily duties. Including engaging and training the Community Engagement Champions and Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group members and supporting the in-house volunteer programme coordinators with running their activities
  • Contribute towards the business submitting to industry/topic-specific rankings and relevant memberships to third-party accreditations which measure the social impact of the business; examples include but not limited to Business In The Community (BITC) Responsible Business Tracker, United Nations (UN) Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), Social Mobility Employer Index, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, GivX
  • Contribute CR information and news towards internal and external communication channels such as internal newsletters or social media posts. Monitoring and managing the CR communications planner alongside the team. Management of the CR Resource page to ensure it contains relevant up-to-date resources and updating this page accordingly
  • Contribute to fundraising activity that enables internal and/or external CR projects. Working with the Charity Committee and Network Groups when possible to ensure smooth, aligned delivery of events

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Comfortable with dealing with reports and numerical data
  • Knowledge of social issues and community organisations in London and Edinburgh, particularly around the FCA's office in the borough of Newham

Personal qualities

  • Be approachable
  • Be a reliable member of the team, working co-operatively and with flexibility
  • Be prepared to undertake professional development as required
  • Demonstrates a high level of honesty and integrity
  • Self-motivated, flexible, able to take initiative and demonstrate resourcefulness
  • Well organised, with the ability to manage own workload
  • Willingness and curiosity to learn
  • Confident in asking questions
  • Demonstrates an active interest in Corporate Responsibility, including diversity, community and the environment
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Desired qualifications

  • 2 A Levels in any subject at Grade C/4, equivalent or above
  • 5 GSCEs including maths, English, ICT at Grade C/4, equivalent or above

Future prospects

During this Apprenticeship you will undertake first class training/development of yourself, we provide 100% tailored programs to meet your needs. This employer is looking to develop an apprentice. Apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme will be considered for a permanent role within the FCA.

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