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Senior Director Renewable Energy, UK

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: UK
Categories: Business Banking

Job Title: Senior Director Renewable Energy
Business Unit: Business Banking
Location: Flexible UK
Basic Salary £69,120 - £86,400 per annum DOE

Contract Type: Permanent

Disrupt the status quo. It’s a simple statement that tells you everything about our ambition. It’s about thinking what money could be, instead of what it’s always been. Thinking this way gives us so many opportunities to make our customers happier. We’re not like other banks – and we want you to help us be even more exceptional.

The bank has identified sustainability as a strategic priority and has set a target of having at least 5% of it’s business lending book in sustainable businesses, of which renewable energy infrastructure is a key part. With c2% achieved to date, this represents a clear pathway for growth.  

We are looking for someone to lead in sourcing and delivering complex, structured transactions.  In this role you will be working closely with professional sponsors, advisors, other members of this team and Risk.  

Here’s what you’ll be doing..

  • Having an interest in low-carbon energy and the environment 
  • Growth and expansion into new areas of the market 
  • Educating and influencing internal stake holders, facilitating lending into new/ niche areas 
  • Sourcing new lending opportunities 
  • Attending, and participating in, relevant industry events  
  • Structuring complex transactions in line with both customer and bank requirements  
  • Project managing transaction processes, including external advisors, through to financial close/ first drawdown   
  • Achieving targets and working under the pressure of deadlines  
  • Building customer relationships, both new and existing   
  • Customer satisfaction and repeat business  
  • Contributing to the bank’s wider sustainability objectives  
  • Flexible working  
  • Leading and developing other team members.  

To be brilliant you must have … 

  • A network of contacts in the energy sector  
  • A track record of having worked and succeeded in a comparable environment 
  • Experience of banking clubs   
  • A relevant professional qualification  
  • Experience working both in teams and alone  
  • Energy, enthusiasm and new ideas  
  • A willingness to challenge the status quo and to find new and better ways of doing things 
  • Strong organisational skills  
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills  
  • The ability to influence and support decision making  
  • Financial analysis and modelling skills  

RED HOT Rewards

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at or

Point to note…

At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit…

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.


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