Senior Sustainability Advisor

Berkeley St Edward

Battersea, London
£35,000 - £40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Richard Crocker

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 4th August 2019  

Senior Sustainability Advisor – Berkeley St Edward

The Berkeley Group is a developer of residential-led mixed-use schemes, with a passion for creating successful, sustainable places.

We focus on London and the South East where our knowledge, experience and proven track record, give us a competitive advantage in the planning and delivery of our schemes. Our projects range from detached houses in the countryside to multi-phase large scale regeneration projects in London.

Berkeley St Edward is one of the divisions of the Berkeley Group; our sites include a range of central London sites and large scale out of London regeneration projects.

Job Description

The Senior Sustainability Advisor will be a key member of the Berkeley St Edward Sustainability Team, supporting the business at both a project and divisional level. This position will have a broad approach, focussing not only on environmental issues, but also the social and economic impacts of the division’s activities. The role will include assessing company and project performance, and supporting a number of project teams to ensure that the Berkeley Group progresses towards its aim of being one of the UK’s most successful and sustainable businesses.

Location: Based out of the Berkeley St Edward office in Battersea, London, but will involve frequent travel to construction sites across London and the Home Counties.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Adopt a proactive approach to improving performance and promoting sustainability to all staff
  • Raise awareness of sustainability and the Group’s Our Vision Strategy via both formal and informal training of staff
  • Work with project teams throughout the whole development process from land buying to design, the purchase of goods and services and build, through to sales and customer service
  • Undertake frequent visits to construction sites to assess compliance with the in-house sustainability management system and make recommendations for improvement
  • Assist in the collation, analysis and reporting of data (such as waste volumes and utility use) to enable the assessment of performance against sustainability targets
  • Keep up-to-date with the sustainability agenda, new legislation and best practice guidelines and understand how they may affect the company
  • Prepare guidance to assist project teams in managing sustainability
  • Attend meetings with management to discuss sustainability performance
  • Work as part of the Group’s Sustainability Forum to drive good practice and implement commitments
  • Compile written reports on sustainability performance Requirements The right candidate will have 2-4 years’ experience of working in sustainability within the construction industry (or similar) and will hold a degree in a relevant subject. The candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic about promoting sustainability. You must also be confident, articulate and resilient in your approach, with the ability to apply sustainability principles in a commercially focussed manner.

The right candidate will also have:    

  • Good knowledge of sustainability issues within the construction / house building industry. Knowledge of concrete framed construction and complex city-centre schemes would be of particular interest.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Confidence in working with people at all levels in an organisation
  • The ability to motivate people to change their behaviour
  • Experience of delivering training
  • The ability to work independently and manage their own workload

Please note that Berkeley St Edward operates core working hours of 08.00 - 17:30.


The right candidate will be offered a salary package circa £35-40k (dependent on experience) and a contributory pension scheme (subject to satisfactory probation period). Berkeley St Edward also offers a range of employee perks, including free healthy breakfasts, fitness funding and volunteer days. To Apply Please submit your CV and a short statement (300 words) outlining why you are interested in working for the Berkeley Group to The email should include ‘Senior Sustainability Advisor – Berkeley St Edward’ in the title.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 4th August.

Please note the following:    

Work experience is necessary for this role and therefore applications from recent graduates will not be considered.    

Selected applicants will be invited to interview. Those successful at the first interview will be required to undergo a second interview, including a presentation, before being offered a role.

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