Senior External Communications Specialist

Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands)

2 juli 2024

Do you want to make a difference and contribute to creating a better world? Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge, while putting your ideals to work? Join us, we are a frontrunner in ethical banking and global impact investing, and we need people like you to make change happen.

We believe that money can change the world for the better. In fact, our organisation was founded on this belief. Our mission is to create a society that protects and promotes the quality of life of all its members with human dignity at its core.

Triodos Bank is looking for a Senior External Corporate Communications Specialist.


How you will make a difference The senior external communications specialist is a crucial member of our team. You focus on building the relationship and dialogue between the bank and (groups in) society, via the media and Triodos Bank’s owned channels as well as through partnerships and memberships with stakeholder organisations, with the objective to ensure a true, transparent and balanced image of the bank. As a part of your tasks you will:
    • Manage media relations for Triodos Bank N.V., ranging from actively pitching stories to key publications to responding to media enquiries in close cooperation with the Head of Group Corporate Communications and the Director of Group Communications and Investor Relations
    • Work closely with the advocacy specialists and researchers of the team Impact & Economics and our Chief Economist on developing Triodos Bank’s vision on diverse themes and translate this vision into effective communication aimed at a wide variety of stakeholders. This includes developing press releases, articles, social media content, etc
    • Create briefing documents for senior management and the Executive Board in preparation for interviews or external speaking engagements
    • Develop and manage the year-round stakeholder engagement calendar; coordinate Triodos Bank’s engagement with key stakeholder organisations (e.g. Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken, B-Corp)
    • Produce, share and amplify presentations, reports, articles, quotes, statistics, positions papers, Q&A’s and other materials on topics relevant to the sectors of the Bank (content creation). This includes maintaining our website and keeping it up to date
    • Act as first point of contact for the communications colleagues of the Business Units for Group wide communications topics, issue management, position development and guidance on handling external responses to stakeholders

What you will bring

Your unique potential and your values matter to us most. We look for people who are self-aware and who think in a holistic way, always conscious of their impact on society, environment, and the economy.

To be successful in this role, you should:

  • Have a strong commitment to the values and mission of Triodos Bank and the role finance plays in the transition towards a more sustainable and fair economy.
  • Be pro-active, curious, connecting, detail oriented, creative, self-motivated and well organised.
  • Be willing to perform operational tasks as well as lead larger more strategic projects.
  • Have the ability to balance multiple demands in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Be a team player who likes to ‘think’ and ‘do’.

Furthermore, it is expected that you:

  • Have experience in corporate communication, media relations, issue management and stakeholder management.
  • Have strong interpersonal, relationship-building and advisory skills.
  • Have excellent writing capabilities (experienced in writing articles, reports, online content and all other elements of communication skills), in English and Dutch (as first or second language).
  • Have experience with the financial services arena is preferred.
  • Excel in building strong internal and external networks.
  • Are a spider-in-the-web when it comes to managing, orchestrating, researching and analysing developments that can help or hinder the reputation of the Bank.
  • Are an expert in (external) communications and media relations (with a focus on PR), and you’re comfortable acting as a sparring partner for senior management.

Your future colleagues

You will be part of the Group communications team. In this team, we work every day on strengthening Triodos Bank’s position as a frontrunner in sustainable banking, supporting its mission and business objectives.

Wat we bieden

What we offer you

An inspiring work culture

The most important thing about working with us is that you are part of community that is changing the world for the better. We are constantly improving our work culture to create conditions where every person can thrive, so you are able to:

  • find a sense of meaning in your work
  • create positive energy and impact with your co-workers
  • build mutual trust and respect in working relationships
  • enjoy fulfilment at a professional and personal level

A comfortable working environment

Our award-winning sustainable head office is based in Driebergen-Zeist, the Netherlands at the Reehorst Estate, just a 3 minutes’ walk from the train station. Combined with working from home, it is an inspiring place to work and connect with your colleagues.

And of course, great remuneration and working conditions:

  • a salary appropriate to the position, our remuneration policy and your experience
  • an attractive pension policy
  • a mobility card (including free private travels)
  • flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home
  • reimbursement of a company bicycle to the max of € 1,500
  • 30 holiday days with a 40-hour working week, plus the option of buying 2 weeks of extra holiday days
  • extra leave to contribute to voluntary work
  • a range of education and training opportunities
  • the option to join our collective health insurance
  • a working from home allowance per home office day
  • suitable home office equipment up to € 750 every 5 years

Sounds interesting?

If you feel that you want to make a difference, don’t hesitate to join the Triodos community by applying for this role.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Our culture is built on values that aim to benefit both society and individuals. We are committed to equity and diversity, and we value everyone’s perspective. We strive to create an environment in which all co-workers and our broader community can feel safe and included.

The closing date for applications is: 09.08.2024

If the role interests you and you have questions, please contact Marcel Proos, Head of Group Corporate Communications (+ 31 6 2931 4503 or [email protected]) before 19.07.2024. If you have questions about the application process, please email Ilona van der Sluis ([email protected]).

We also don’t want to miss out on candidates who feel they don’t exactly match the job description, so if this is a role that sounds interesting to you, and you feel you could add value, please apply!

The first round of interviews is plannend in the week of August 12.


Who we are

Triodos Bank is a leading expert in sustainable banking, founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, with branches in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain.

Triodos Investment Management is a globally recognised leader in impact investing, that currently manages 20 funds invested in both Europe and emerging markets.

Triodos Regenerative Money Centre is our business unit launched in 2019 with the explicit goal of restoring and regenerating nature and society.

We are a certified B Corp since 2015. B Corp is a growing global community of successful and sustainable companies that create positive social impact and change.

We are also one of the founders of The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a global network of independent banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental development. | |



Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands)


2 juli 2024