UK- The UK Social Investment Forum, a network promoting the development of socially responsible investments among UK investors, is looking for a new executive director.

UKSIF is now on the lookout for an executive director as incumbent Helen Wildsmith has given notice. She will be leaving “after three very rewarding and enjoyable years.”

“The successful candidate will have the ability to harness the energy and resources of the staff team, and our very diverse membership base, in support of our 2006-8 strategic priorities,” the association states.

“This will require creativity and discipline, as well as the ability to fundraise for the 2006-8 period, influence public policy, and communicate effectively with a wide audience.”

UKSIF, which was launched in 1991, states in its web site: “UKSIF believes that all material social, environmental and ethical (SEE) issues should be integrated into standard investment practice and that individual investors should be able to reflect their values in their investments”

It includes among its affiliates more than 250 retail and institutional fund managers, financial advisers, SRI research providers, consultants as well as trade unions.

Among its members are Hermes Investment Management and Barclays Global Investors, BP Pension Fund and J Sainsbury Plc Pension Fund.