Senior Sustainability Consultant / Advisor

Considerate Group

London
£40,000+ dependent on experience and capability

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

considerategroup.com lb@considerategroup.com; bc@considerategroup.com

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Job title: Senior Sustainability Advisor/Consultant
Company: Considerate Group (Considerate Hoteliers Ltd)
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: London
Experience: 5-10 years
Salary: £40k+ dependent on experience and capability
Other benefits: Pension + bonus + flexibility to work from home
Deadline for applications: Open until suitable candidate is found
Start Date: As soon as possible

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced sustainability consultant to join our London based team. In this role, you will share overall responsibility for the delivery of Considerate’s products, services and strategic projects to a high standard. As well as managing and leading Considerate’s team of analysts and consultants, the role will require the scoping and delivery of major consultancy projects, including the development and implementation of client ESG Strategies. As a key part of your role, you will be required to develop relationships with existing clients and partners, as well as to seek and develop new business. There will also be opportunities to participate in innovative grant-based projects with a focus on technology.

Company Background:

Considerate’s mission is to help hospitality businesses operate more responsibly. We achieve this through a combination of innovative technology tools, advisory services and a first-class customer service. With the benefit of a number of long-term client contracts, and a healthy pipeline of new opportunities, Considerate is successfully navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Through our sophisticated environmental data management system designed specifically for the hospitality sector, we allow hospitality businesses to monitor, analyse and improve their environmental performance, while saving costs and reducing inefficiencies in their operations. Con-Serve™ is certified as ISO 50001 compliant and allows for a correlation of consumption to other metrics such as hotel’s occupancy, restaurant’s food covers or outside temperatures. We are currently developing our mobile app fluttr, as part of an innovation competition funded by the UK Government.

The Considerate Group also provides advisory services to the hospitality sector, covering the social and environmental dimensions of sustainability. This includes, but is not limited to, developing holistic ESG strategies, delivering workshops, corporate sustainability reporting, and the provision of various sustainability toolkits.

We are a growing team of dedicated hospitality and sustainability specialists, currently operating out of London, Munich and New York, servicing clients worldwide.

Responsibilities

  • Scope end-to-end strategic projects and solutions for clients, and input into written reports / proposals
  • Ability to develop and maintain clients relationships with face to face presentations and meetings
  • Support the senior management team in their business development activities
  • Take a leading role in the delivery of advisory projects which may range in scope from data analysis to delivering workshops, through to policy writing
  • Manage resources (staff and budget)
  • Lead a growing team of sustainability consultants, overseeing and reviewing outputs across all of Considerate’s work streams
  • Act as a main point of contact internally and externally for any sustainability related queries or requests
  • Keep up-to-date with fluttr and Con-Serve’s technical developments
  • Identify partnership opportunities, and work with existing partners on strategic projects
  • Actively promote and represent Considerate Group by delivering webinars, presentations and attending events
  • Keep abreast of sustainability and hospitality landscape, including scientific and industry developments (as well as political, legislative, market and voluntary market developments)
  • Deliver entrepreneurial advice/suggestions within the company to further develop the sustainability offering
  • Furthermore, as part of a small team with a flat reporting structure, you will be expected to support colleagues at all levels as needed to ensure effective clients/project delivery

Requirements

Required experience & interests

  • 5-10 years of experience in sustainability, either as a consultant or in-house corporate sustainability professional
  • An interest in environmental sustainability and hospitality
  • Experience in people management and/or supervision
  • Interest in working in a dynamic start-up environment 

Essential skills

  • Excellent technical skills in sustainability, including analytical skills
  • Excellent communicator with ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms, and ability to present ideas in proficient presentations to clients or larger audiences.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial approach
  • Flexibility – ability to work in a fast changing, start-up environment with an ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and changing priorities.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • Ability to solve technical challenges
  • Business acumen and customer service orientation
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-driven
  • Reliable

Desirable

  • A Masters degree in a related discipline.
  • Understanding of the key resource use considerations in the built environment and experience of metering systems including AMRs.
  • Strong knowledge of climate change, sustainability or non-financial reporting, along with legislative, market and voluntary market developments, particularly in sustainability and the hospitality sector.
  • Understanding of low energy/carbon technologies and operational interventions designed to meet carbon reduction strategies.
  • Experience in conducting sustainability audits
  • Foreign language(s), ideally German and/or French

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position.

  1. Send your CV and Cover Letter to Leyla Basacik via lb@considerategroup.com and Benedetta Cassinelli via bc@considerategroup.com. We will only accept applications that include a cover letter
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a task and will need to provide at least one employer reference

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