Advisor / Senior Advisor - Advancing Net Zero


London with remote working
£35,000 - £55,000 dependent upon experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 22nd July 2022  

The Role 

As momentum around the climate and ecological crises build, the role of the built environment in tackling these, as well as improving our health, wellbeing, and quality of life is increasingly understood - and now demanded. April 2022’s IPCC report reinforced a stark message to limit global warming to 1.5°C, greenhouse gas emissions will need to peak by 2025 at the very latest. With the UK’s built environment directly responsible for 25% of the UK’s emissions, it is imperative for us all to mobilise and lead the charge towards rapid decarbonisation. 

UKGBC is right at the centre of this transformation. Our mission, vision and potential have shot up in importance for both public and private sector organisations that now want to play their part. At this pivotal moment for our industry, we need passionate, bright, positive and creative people to help us make change happen.

These Senior Advisor & Advisor positions offer a fantastic opportunity to play a leading role in contributing significantly to the building sectors’ net zero transition and to gain valuable experience working with leading businesses and other stakeholders whilst working with a passionate, knowledgeable, and growing team of colleagues at UKGBC. 

We are seeking experienced and passionate individuals with technical and practical knowledge of low carbon buildings (existing and/or new build) and global green building certification tools, strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills, and a passion for sustainability in the built environment. 

These roles are ideal for experienced early-career and seasoned built environment professionals seeking to diversify their skillset and extend their network across the breadth of the built environment industry. These industry facing roles offer the opportunity to rapidly develop and enhance skill sets in a range of areas, including project management, stakeholder engagement, communication, practical focused multi-disciplinary research and knowledge sharing. By being/becoming a technical subject matter expert the successful candidate will help shape the content of nationally applicable outputs while developing broad insight and knowledge through working across the entire built environment value chain.

UKGBC overview

UKGBC is growing fast in profile, size, and impact, and our increasingly agile approach to working enables us to be an inclusive, flexible, diverse, and caring employer. We are a purpose-driven, dynamic, and ambitious charity made up of a team who are all passionate about working together for a better built environment.

An industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment with over 650 member organisations spanning the entire value chain, we represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders who are striving for transformational change.

We collaborate to advocate, enable and inspire accelerated leadership and action, primarily by business and government, on climate change, resource use, nature & biodiversity, health & wellbeing and socio-economic impact. We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to the government, informing and influencing policy at national and local levels.

UKGBC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all existing and prospective colleagues. We aim to be inclusive to everyone regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or political beliefs.

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