Sustainability Manager

Location
City of London, England
Salary
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted
11 Jun 2021
Closes
09 Jul 2021
Ref
PR/001042
Contact
Sarah Alexander
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A global law firm is looking for a Sustainability Manager to join their responsible business team. The role is the first specialist sustainability hire into the team; you will drive the implementation of the strategy, firmly embedding sustainability within the business, with the support of a part time assistant. The firm wide sustainability strategy works towards carbon neutral 2023 and net zero 2030.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical knowledge and oversight to environmental / sustainability projects, identify issues and recommend solutions
  • Closely monitor emissions reduction plans and liaise with our workplace services team.
  • Lead the Sustainability Board, liaise with focus groups and networks.
  • Tracking progress and trouble shooting, contract and budget management
  • Engage and influence across the business; from landlord and contractor discussions to drafting and presenting at Executive and Global Board level
  • Supporting international colleagues, contributing to the development of an international sustainability framework by sharing good practice.

Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level with relevant post graduate qualifications (or otherwise have equivalent professional experience in a related field)
  • Proven experience of a similar environmental role essential
  • Implementation of carbon emissions reductions initiatives desirable
  • Technical environmental or engineering experience desirable
  • Managing external audits, verification and related activity (eg ISOs)
  • Project management experience essential
  • Management of complex change projects
  • Knowledge of the professional services environment desirable
  • Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEAM) - desirable

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