Graduate Sustainability Advisor

Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties

Sevenoaks, Kent
£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01732 227 500 Anthony Barron

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Thursday, 3rd May 2018  

The Berkeley Group is one of the market leaders in the property development industry. We focus on creating beautiful, successful places in London and the South of England. We work together with partners to tackle the shortage of good quality homes, and make a lasting contribution to the landscape and to the communities we help create.

Due to an increase in the number of projects being undertaken and a continued focus on sustainability, Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties) is looking to appoint a Graduate Sustainability Advisor. This is a new role which will provide the right candidate with unique opportunity to help promote sustainability across all areas of the business. Whilst reporting directly to the Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties) Sustainability Advisor the individual will also be part of a wider Sustainability Team working across different areas of the Berkeley Group.

What will you do?

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking sustainability reviews of live construction sites to ensure compliance with legal and company requirements. These reviews will focus on areas including waste management, pollution prevention, protecting ecology, energy & water efficiency and mitigating nuisance.
  • Assist with Sustainability and Our Vision reporting to senior management        
  • Help format and maintain key sustainability forms, trackers, reports and documentation
  • Researching new products and best practice in order to provide Project Teams with recommendations for improvement.
  • Tracking progress against company sustainability targets by collating, analysing and reporting data relating to energy water and waste along with other KPIs.
  • Developing ways to clearly communicate progress to a variety of audiences.
  • Providing updates on sustainability initiatives to staff and contractors.
  • Assist with training for all staff on sustainability and Our Vision
  • Working with office staff to develop initiatives to improve sustainability.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the sustainability agenda and new legislation to understand how it may affect business activities

 Who are we looking for?

The right candidate will hold a degree in a relevant subject and will be passionate about promoting sustainability. You must also be confident, articulate and resilient in your approach, with the ability to apply sustainability principles in a commercially focused manner. You will also have:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Confidence in working with a variety of different people
  • The ability to motivate people to change their behaviour
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • An understanding of sustainability issues within the construction/house building industry
  • A level of computer literacy, with experience in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • A Full UK Driving License   


Access to the company Health & Wellbeing programme which includes:

  • An account with Perkbox, which offers over 200 plus discounts and freebies from the UK’s biggest brands.
  • Small onsite gym at Sevenoaks (with access to free pilates and circuit sessions) 
  • Running Club
  • Free fruit in the office
  • Funding for Group Sports and Activities
  • Financial Advice Workshops   
  • Access to Bupa Boost     

To Apply

Please submit your CV and answers to the following questions to

  1. Why do you want to work for the Berkeley Group? (300 words maximum)     
  2. What are your key skills, experience and traits that make you suitable for a sustainability role within the Berkeley Group? (300 words maximum)        
  3. Which of the Berkeley Group’s new developments is your favourite and why? (300 words maximum)    
  4. Give an example of when you have faced a major challenge and how you overcame it (300 words maximum)        

Please note that applications which do not include answers to the four questions above will not be considered.

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