Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary 6 Figure Salary
Reference BBBH12503_1613477920

The BSI's purpose is to inspire trust for a more resilient world. Their solutions and services improve performance and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Their mission is to share knowledge, innovation and best practice to help people and organisations make excellence a habit. Given the scale of the BSI's operations relative to the reach of their standards, stakeholders and clients, their greatest contribution to sustainable development is through influencing and assisting other organisations on their sustainability journey,

As the BSI's Director of Group Sustainability, you will be working cross functionally with the board, senior leadership team and business streams to embed sustainability internally and influence externally. This is an exceptional opportunity for a sustainability specialist and purpose driven individual to define, develop and deliver the sustainability agenda throughout a global organisation.

You will have:

  • A proven track record of developing and delivering global sustainability strategies within a corporate and culturally diverse, international working environment

  • Trusted leadership skills with recognised ability to engage stakeholders and inspire and motivate employees at all levels to create employee ownership of sustainability

  • An ability to make decisions under pressure with impartiality

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken and an ability to represent BSI externally at a senior level to further the Group's sustainability agenda

  • An open, transparent, confident and , collaborative working style with a solution focused approach

Reporting to the General Counsel and leading a team comprising a Head of Group Sustainability, Sustainability Co-ordinator and Sustainability Analyst, you will ensure the integrity of the Groups sustainability commitment for all stakeholders, underpinned by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and furthering Purpose to inspire trust for a more resilient world by:

  • Identifying and delivering an integrated framework and strategy for Sustainability

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders contributing to the broader sustainability agenda

  • Leading and advising on the role BSI Standards (iso 140001 etc) will play in global sustainable development

  • Providing expertise, advice and direction to the Sustainability Committee, Board and Group Executive, including risks and opportunities, to develop the BSI sustainability strategy and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Being the key interface between senior executive stakeholders to ensure the Global Sustainability strategy is delivered and embedded throughout the business

For more than a century the BSI have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth.

If you see yourself working with a global leader who is steering the conversation and setting the standards, please apply below. For more information, contact Dan bond via dan.bond@acre.com.