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Senior Sustainability Consultant

Senior Sustainability Consultant

The Client:

Join an award-winning global sustainability and ESG consultancy firm working to deliver tangible change among some of the UK’s most recognisable brands. Offering sustainability strategy, integration and communication services, this growing firm is well-positioned to support the global green business transition.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for writing Client Proposals in line with the Company’s client offering and quality standards

  • You will take responsibility for all aspects of project delivery either as a senior member of the project team or as project leader. This will include (but is not limited to): researching and analysing a wide range of internal and external data and information; working alongside clients and their stakeholders to understand their dynamic needs and evolving expectations of their businesses

  • Accountable for developing appropriate strategic and practical solutions and recommendations for our clients; and producing concise and engaging reports and presentations that exceed the clients’ expectations and enable them to accelerate their approach to sustainability

  • Accountable for effectively managing the performance and development of Consultants and Graduate Consultants working within your team

  • Responsible for planning and agreeing the weekly Project Resourcing plan agreeing the resources required across all projects working closely with the Principal Consultants and the other Senior consultants to ensure resources are full maximised. As directed and overseen by the COO

  • You will play a key role and will be expected to enhance current customer relationships and develop new business opportunities and supporting the Head of Client Development, including: developing proposals, attending or leading new business meetings and pitches, nurturing new client leads, introducing new potential clients to the business through your own networks, and representing the business at networks and events

  • Accountable for ensuring all company processes and procedures and followed and accurately recorded on the company internal consulting system (CMAP)

  • As a key member of a small, growing team, you will also contribute to the overall growth strategy and thought leadership. This includes the development of new ideas, workstreams, products and services that support our clients


Your Profile:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of being an excellent Consultant in a client-facing consultancy working with UK-based and global corporate businesses across a range of sectors, and possibly have some experience of working in-house within a large Corporate

  • Must be educated to degree level, ideally with a Masters, plus ICRS or IEMA or similar membership

  • A proven track record of practical, hands-on experience in delivering the following types of projects: sustainability strategy development, stakeholder engagement and analysis, materiality assessment, measurement and target-setting, sustainability reporting (GRI and/or similar), carbon accounting and strategy development and climate risk analysis. Some ESG and/or responsible investment experience would be beneficial

  • Excellent all round communication skills with a proven ability to engage all types of audiences

  • Excellent proven ability in being able to manage and coach other colleagues aiding their development within the business

  • Excellent proven project management skills

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills (including running client workshops)

  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Proven ability of delivering high quality work on time and within budget