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Sustainability Consultant (Graduate)

Employer
Confidential
Location
Lancashire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Oct 2021

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Specialism
Consultancy
Sector
Consulting & Business Services
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
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We are currently looking for a Sustainability Consultant Graduate to join our growing Team. Within this role you will be responsible for developing and executing a robust but stretching programme of product development to support customers to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and comply with mandatory and voluntary sectoral reporting and target requirements. We do a lot of work with the public and third sectors so you may be working on Green Plans for the NHS, social impact strategies and ESG disclosure for social housing and Higher Education Sustainability Leaders reports.

The role offers a diverse range of activities and will involve both an understanding of technical report writing and the importance of linking sustainability activities to, whilst not detracting from, organisational frontline priorities.

This is a rewarding role that sees real results helping new and returning customers with their energy, asset management and sustainability requirements.

Competencies

The successful candidate will be a critical part of a small team serving as a force for good by encouraging customers and stakeholders to adopt, practise and to measure and report against environmentally conscious operating procedures.

You will have the chance to work on and learn about all areas of sustainability reporting. Our focus is on the environmental and social sides of sustainability and we work closely alongside colleagues who specialise in carbon and energy management.

You must have:

* A degree in environmental management, sustainable business practises or a related field that requires strong investigative and analytical skills, e.g. statistics, geography, engineering.

* Demonstrable interest within the field of environmental management, e.g. through having undertaken a related degree or having gained paid or voluntary experience in the sector

* Excellent working knowledge of key Microsoft software packages including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

* Good report writing and communication skills

* Proven ability to work as part of a team

Desirable experience:

* Knowledge of environmental legislation in the UK, particularly relating to the built environment

* Knowledge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how these apply to business in practise.

* Relevant work experience in sustainability or environmental management auditing and compliance

* Work experience in a customer service environment

The successful candidate will be an analytical thinker who can demonstrate the ability to successfully deliver customer-facing projects.

Principle Accountabilities

* The delivery of sustainability consultancy products and services, especially around reporting. This to be delivered in line with national policy objectives, sectoral initiatives and recognised standards and reporting for environmental management, sustainability and sustainable procurement.

* Supporting the creation and distribution of customers' sustainability disclosures and estates-related reports including, but not limited to, Greening Government reports, Sustainable Development Management Plans (Green Plans), and any future public sector sustainability measurement and reporting requirements that may arise.

* To work alongside colleagues to support customers on energy efficiency and sustainability matters.

* To liaise with customers about matters pertaining to sustainability, sustainable procurement and compliance, highlighting any business risks or opportunities to the senior management team.

* To upload and update information in our Customer Relationship Management software (Sugar), providing reports and information.

* Ensuring services are delivered in line with relevant legislation and Inspired policies including those relating to Social Value, Equality and Diversity, Customer Service and Health and Safety and that you uphold the values of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.

* To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time that reasonably fall within the scope and grade of the post.

In return, the right candidate can look forward to a varied and dynamic role in rapidly evolving sector with plenty opportunity to develop skills in sustainable procurement, ESG disclosure, energy management and sustainability.

If you are interested in this role and would like to be considered, please apply below and our careers team will be in touch. Good Luck
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