Position vacant – Communications & Events Executive

Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) is the voice of private investors in infrastructure. Based in London we have more than 50 investor members, who manage more than $780bn of infrastructure assets covering utilities, renewable energy, transport, digital and social infrastructure.

GIIA is seeking applications from interested candidates to join their small, but hard working, team as a Communications & Events Executive to increase awareness of our work both externally and within our membership and manage our programme of global events on a range of topics.

Reporting to the Head of Communications the successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Writing and editing marketing material, website and social media content, press releases, event invitations, member newsletters and internal briefing notes
  • Managing the office’s global events calendar for both online and in-person (when permitted) events. This will include managing guest lists and invitations, overseeing event logistics and post-event follow up.
  • Using the office’s communications grid to ensure scheduled communications to members are distributed on time
  • Delivering communications to keep members aware of upcoming events and opportunities for engagement
  • Media monitoring and social media tracking
  • Supporting colleagues with any reasonable requests for support

Essential Criteria

  • Previous communications and/or experience in a professional environment
  • Exceptional written skills
  • Highly organised with superior attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Willing to learn and open to receiving constructive feedback
  • Sociable and collaborative

Preferable Criteria

  • An appreciation of the role private investment plays in delivering major infrastructure
  • Previous experience with design programs (Photoshop / InDesign etc)
  • Experience with WordPress or similar content management systems

In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive pro-rata 25 days annual leave and can participate in a defined contribution pension scheme.

GIIA are following all Government guidance in relation to Covid-19, as such this role is currently home-based, with plans for a managed return to the office (near London Bridge) when possible, although our expectation is that we will maintain a flexible approach to home working

Closing Date: 11 November 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interview and starting date will be confirmed individually with relevant applicants.

Application Details

In addition to your CV, please send a cover letter (1 page max) outlining your suitability for the role, to Tim Horan at thoran@giia.net

GIIA welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds, with all different kinds of life experiences.

Please note interviews may take place prior to the closing date. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we will only be able to reply to those shortlisted for an interview.

 

Global Infrastructure Index 2020

GIIA has today released the results of the fifth annual Global Infrastructure Index (GII)- the largest survey of its kind gauging public attitudes to infrastructure around the world. In 2020, almost 20,000 people, across 27 countries, were asked a number of questions about the country’s record on infrastructure, investment priorities and the role of the private sector.

Key highlights from the 2020 Global Infrastructure Index include:

  • 79% agree that investment in infrastructure will create new jobs and boost the economy; 4% disagree.
  • 68% believe Government should prioritise infrastructure investment as part of the Covid-19 economic recovery; just 8% disagree.
  • There has been an increase in support for private investment among people if it helps their country get the infrastructure it needs with 68% in favour (up 4 percentage points from 2019) and only 8% opposed (down from 13% in 2019).

To view the full survey results please click here

To view GIIA’s press release please click here 

To view GIIA’s infographic please click here

 

 

GIIA Infrastructure Pulse Survey – Q3

GIIA, in partnership with Alvarez & Marsal, has today released the Q3 GIIA Infrastructure Pulse Survey for both the European and Americas markets. This quarterly survey aims to provide a regular temperature check of sentiment in the sector and to monitor emerging trends.

In Europe, the Q3 Pulse Survey shows an improvement in investor sentiment among those firms currently fundraising when compared to Q2, with the Nordics continuing to be the region viewed most positively by investors. In terms of sector outlook, respondents were increasingly bullish about transactions in communications infrastructure (reflecting increased appetite for, and number of, opportunities in fibre, telco towers and datacentres) as connectivity remains critical as people work from home. Sentiment also remained strong in the renewable generation, biomass and EfW sectors. In Europe, the importance of ESG continues to increase in terms of its significance to investment decisions.

Meanwhile, the Americas Pulse Survey also showed an improvement in investor sentiment among those firms currently fundraising and, like Europe, the sector viewed most positively was communications technology. However, most respondents expressed a more positive view in Q3, as compared to Q2, of the anticipated timeline for portfolio yields to return to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Click here to view the Q3 GIIA Pulse Survey – Europe

Click here to view the Q3 GIIA Pulse Survey – Americas

GIIA is grateful to Alvarez & Marsal for their partnership on this project.

Webinar | The role of hydrogen in achieving net zero

GIIA, in partnership with Arup, hosted a webinar to discuss the potential role of hydrogen in helping economies achieve the objective of net zero emissions by 2050.

Our expert panel, comprised of Filippo Gaddo, Director Energy Economics and Regulation, Arup, Marissa Szczepaniak, Investment Director, Vantage Infrastructure and Chris Train, Gas Goes Green, examined the following topics:

  • What are the differences between blue and green hydrogen and the economics of production?
  • Issues around the utilisation of technologies such as CCS in hydrogen production
  • Examining the technicalities and feasibilities of converting Europe’s gas grid, the risk of stranded assets and the scale of investment required
  • The role of the EU Hydrogen Strategy 2020 and what needs to happen with policy and regulation to attract private infrastructure investment?
  • What will Europe’s energy infrastructure look like in 2050 and how should utilities and private infrastructure investors plan their investment strategies over the coming decades?

View the webinar video here 

View the slide presentation here