The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™

Help drive the conversation on global resources, sustainability and political risk

Position: Communications and Events Manager

  • Do you have experience in events management, communications and/or marketing?
  • Are you skilled in communicating complex ideas to a select and senior audience?
  • Are you interested in political risk, sustainability & tackling climate change?
  • We are seeking an exceptional candidate to support our external communications and events for industry leaders in the resource and sustainability sectors.

Background: Critical Resource is a leading advisory firm specialising in sustainability issues and political risk, advising major companies and engaging with international stakeholders at the most senior levels. We have two main goals: to provide authoritative, independent analysis on these issues and to support boards and c-suite executives to manage them in a strategic, far-sighted and responsible way. Our team brings together experience working for The Economist, the UN, McKinsey, the OECD, Chatham House and a number of major resource firms. Our Senior Advisory Panel features world-leading experts in sustainability and global affairs, including Rachel Kyte (UN Special Representative for Sustainably Energy), Sir Paul Collier (world-leading development economist at Oxford University), and Bill Emmott (former editor-in-chief of The Economist), alongside chairmen of leading resource companies. See for more background.

The opportunity: We are seeking a Communications and Events Manager to work as part of Critical Resource’s London-based core team, reporting to our Head of Communications. This role will help lead activities to strengthen Critical Resource’s profile and brand among senior executives and investors in the natural resource sector. Tasks will include:

  • Events management and coordination: Leading the planning and logistics of Critical Resource’s events, such as panel talks, drinks events and private dinners; promoting the events with relevant senior executives.
  • Managing Critical Resource’s internal and external communications: Coordinating our monthly email briefing newsletter, including securing high-profile interviewees for the briefing and administrating its distribution; managing and updating content for our website; providing administrative support to our Senior Advisory Panel.
  • Positioning Critical Resource as a thought leader on political, social and sustainability issues in the energy and natural resource sectors: Pitching and helping to develop op-eds and articles for senior colleagues; securing speaking slots for Critical Resource at industry conferences and events; building relationships with key influential media and industry publications.
  • Supporting Critical Resource’s marketing and business development work: Developing and updating materials used for business development; coordinating outreach campaigns to leading natural resource firms and investors; building awareness of Critical Resource among senior natural resource industry executives through targeted content; and supporting the expansion and coordination of our global advisory network.

The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake a set of essential administrative tasks, e.g. helping to maintain our internal client database, scheduling calls and meetings, updating our website and other tasks.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to further their experience in communications and engagement with a select, senior audience. We offer a working environment which is driven by our social purpose, values initiative and excellence, and is highly supportive of employees’ professional development.

Location: Central London (nearest tube – Farringdon)

Time & availability required: Initial 12-month, full-time contract with a three-month probationary period, starting as soon as possible. Potential for extension of contract beyond initial 12 months.

Salary: Competitive starting salary, plus performance-related bonus.

The ideal candidate will have:

Skills / qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely
  • Experience in communications, events and project management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to engage effectively with high-level executives and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong interest in global business trends, political / international issues, the natural resource industries and the intersection between them
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise activities against tight deadlines
  • A strong academic record in a relevant subject (e.g. communications, journalism, public relations)
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with PowerPoint, Excel.

Personal attributes

  • Attention to detail and a diligent and thorough work ethic
  • High ethical integrity and commitment to confidentiality
  • Personable character and a good team player
  • Professional approach, reliability and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and energetic; persistence and drive, with an appetite for helping to grow the business

Please send both a CV and a maximum one-page cover letter to by Tuesday 23rd July.

We expect there to be an initial round of telephone interviews w/c 29th July, followed by two rounds of interviews and a written test. The expected start for this role is August or September at the latest.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position.