Consultant – Sustainable Business

Eunomia Research & Consulting

London, Manchester or Bristol
£27,000 - £33,000 (indicative only) based on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 0117 917 2250 Emma Hanlon

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Friday, 9th August 2019  

Location: UK (Manchester, London or Bristol)

Hours of work: Full time, contracted to 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, although part time can be considered.

Start date: As soon as possible. An indication of the notice period you are required to work out (if relevant) and your earliest possible start date should be identified in your application.

About the company:

Eunomia Research & Consulting is an independent environmental consultancy working primarily in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, low carbon energy, marine planning and climate change mitigation. We employ around 90 members of staff and have offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Brussels, Athens, New York and Auckland. From these offices, we work throughout the UK, across EU Member States and beyond.

Job description:

We are looking for an environmental consultant with at least five years’ experience in consultancy or within a business sector, working primarily with businesses on resource efficiency (RE) and sustainability projects, including what are now termed circular economy (CE) opportunities, both practically oriented or with a policy/strategy focus. You will be used to both working on projects under a project manager and managing projects yourself.

It is important that you have a practical understanding of both the policy and business contexts, and the related challenges facing businesses. You should also be able to provide practical advice and support in helping them to address these. The ability to identify and help implement efficiency savings and new business models is particularly important. We are looking for a creative problem solver who has the aptitude to see where the underlying problems lie, and the communication skills to be able to articulate these insights in a clear and persuasive fashion.

The role would be UK-based but could well involve international work from time to time.

Key activities:

The type of work is expected to include:

  • Delivery of environmental business support and policy work across a range of RE and CE-related subject areas;
  • Research including industry consultation;
  • Report writing and presentation of results;
  • Reactive bid writing and undertaking some proactive business development activities;
  • Project management activities (potentially a few projects simultaneously):
    • Ensuring timely technical project input is received from technical leads;
    • Liaison with the Project Director on strategic project issues;
    • Assignment of team responsibilities;
    • Project team and client communications;
    • Coordination and delivery of tasks in order to meet the required outcomes of the project;
    • Ensuring project documents are complete and current; and
    • Regular financial tracking, reporting and initiating corrective actions.

Reports to:

Senior Consultant based in Manchester (although you could be based in any of our UK offices).

Key relationships:

  • Eunomia Project Directors and other Project Managers;
  • Other Eunomia staff – Project Managers, Consultants and Junior Consultants;
  • Business leaders and senior managers;
  • Business support organisations; and
  • Policy makers and influencers.

Person specification:

We’re looking for a well-organised and ambitious self-starter who will help us to capitalise on our reputation, our existing contracts and contacts, our tools and our expertise, to help us build and deliver our expanding sustainable business and circular economy services. The candidate needs to be confident, with a positive outlook and determination to help businesses change their operations for the environmental and social good. A personal interest in, and commitment to, environmental and sustainability issues is expected.


  • At least five years delivering and managing complex projects in the private sector RE and CE fields;
  • Educated at least to degree level (though in exceptional circumstances other candidates would be accepted);
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills;
  • Strong project management and teamwork skills;
  • Strong report and bid writing expertise and excellent written English;
  • A good level of commercial awareness with a demonstrable aptitude for identifying the commercial angle;
  • A high level of numeracy;
  • Strong IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office suite;
  • The ability to work and/or manage multiple projects;
  • The ability to work easily with senior staff in businesses and other client organisations;
  • Willingness to ‘muck-in’ and carry out all types of task as necessary;
  • The ability to work within and to support the development of good teams; and
  • A commitment to the environmental principles which drive Eunomia.


  • Experience of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes in the UK and abroad;
  • Carbon Footprinting experience;
  • A relevant professional industry qualification or membership e.g. CIWM, IEMA; and
  • A project management qualification or accreditation (e.g. PRINCE2 or MSP).


£27k - £33k (indicative only) based on experience.


  • Death in Service scheme;
  • Private Healthcare;
  • Group Pension; and
  • Income Protection Scheme (after completion of probationary period).

Holiday Entitlement

24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) prorated rising by 1 day for each year to a maximum of 30 days per year.

Application information

In order to be considered all applications should be submitted electronically to by the closing date of Midday, Friday 9th August and must include the following:

  • A formal covering letter (maximum 2 pages of A4), addressed to Emma Hanlon summarising your suitability, your credentials, and reasons for applying. Please also state the notice period you are required to work out (if relevant) and your earliest possible start date.
  • A completed application form.

An application form can be downloaded from our website:

Hardcopy applications will not be considered.

First Interviews are planned to take place on 28th August in our Manchester office, though please note that both location and date may be subject to change.

If you have any queries please submit these by email or phone to: | 0117 917 2250

The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward.

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer.

Company no. 4150627

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