Lead Advisor (Carbon Management)

Yorkshire Water

Bradford, West Yorkshire
£28,487 - £35,608 pa dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.yorkshirewater.com careers@keldagroup.com 07790 616731 Gordon Rogers

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Exciting opportunity for a permanent, full time, Lead Advisor based in the Bradford area. 

Help us shape a more sustainable future with Yorkshire Water. We’re looking for an experienced and passionate individual to lead the business to continually improve its carbon performance, achieve its carbon aspirations and commitments, and embed best practice. 

This is an exciting and high profile role where the successful candidate will be able to shape their work and have a real and positive impact on the Company, the environment and on wider society. This new role will work across the business to lead a broad range of projects, develop our carbon understanding and strategy, and embedding best practice carbon management approaches that make a real difference. You’ll be part of a team of Lead Sustainability Advisors who each have their own specialism. 

The job will be based at our Head Quarters in Bradford, with flexible working arrangements and access to other office locations including central Leeds and elsewhere.

What will the role involve ?

You will be the Yorkshire Water expert on carbon, championing us to deliver leading carbon performance. The role will lead and facilitate the business in maturing its approach to measuring, reporting and managing all forms of its carbon impact. The role will use this knowledge to continually develop carbon policy, strategy and objectives. You will drive the business to achieve its carbon commitments, using your expertise to lead and support a broad range of projects to shape and embed best practice carbon management approaches across the Company and its supply chains. You’ll represent the Company at regional and national groups and events, and help the business obtain and maintain compliance with PAS2080 and/or other carbon standards, including supporting our ongoing compliance with the Carbon Trust Standard.

Your role will be varied, working at all levels, with many business departments and external stakeholders, and with opportunity to lead and support a range of projects that drive our programme of sustainability activity and ensure we continually improve our performance as a leading responsible business which is working in the best interests of our customers.

 What skills are we looking for ?

  • A passion for sustainability; commitment to driving change for the better; innovative and resilient in the face of obstacles; and open to being challenged and ready to challenge others.
  • Knowledge and experience of leading, supporting and influencing assessments, projects and/or strategies to drive best practice sustainable business practices and ensure legal compliance, preferably with a carbon management focus.
  • Understanding of sustainability legislation, management issues and best practices.
  • Experience of influencing colleagues at all levels of authority.
  • Experience of communicating technical information to others in a way they can understand.
  • Experience of analysing data and applying findings, for example to make the case for change.
  • It is desirable that you have a degree in a relevant subject and chartered membership of a relevant professional body.
  • It is also desirable to have knowledge and experience in the water Industry, and managing and improving sustainability matters relevant to the water industry.
  • A full valid EU driving licence a desirable requirement for this role.

 What's in it for you ?

This role presents the opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to make a genuine and lasting difference to an essential public service business. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities.

How to apply ?

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line via the careers section of the Yorkshire Water website, if you go to the current vacancies page. You can then apply, if you could also please submit your up to date CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Closing Date: 29 August 2017.
Interviews:  8 September 2017.


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