|Salary||Up to £90,000 + Benefits|
Acre is excited to be partnered a well-established British construction business to identify a newly created Group Head of Sustainability. In this position, the Group Head of Sustainability will lead on the development and implementation of a new, all-encompassing sustainability strategy to enhance business performance and create a strong social purpose.
The Group Head of Sustainability will work closely with the Board, ExCo, Operations Directors and individual Heads of Department to help create a culture of empowerment, where employees strive to take ownership of sustainability issues and tasks to successfully accomplish collective goals.
Lead on the development, implementation and delivery of the Group sustainability strategy
Work closely with the individual departments and business units to collate information and data in order to report back to the Board
Collaborate with the Head of Procurement in regard to energy management, responsible sourcing of materials and the sustainable supply chain agenda, in line with Group strategy
Spearhead the carbon emissions reduction programme
Create project road maps to ensure continual improvement of sustainability performance reporting
Ensure a best in class sustainability training programme is available across all levels of the business, at both project and leadership level
Drive the Group's improvements across the 'People' and 'Community' pillars of sustainability, including community support at project level ensuring engagement with schools, colleges and universities
Build positive relationships with government and industry networks and represent the Group in sustainability matters at external forums and events
Lead on CSR reporting to improve the transparency of the organisation's activities, including measuring the impact on the environment, on society and on the economy
Extensive leadership experience with the ability to plan outcomes for success within a 3-5 year timeline
Experience of leading on the creation and implementation of a bespoke sustainability strategy
Relevant technical knowledge gained through substantial and sustained sustainability experience in a large organisation
Skilled at translating data and trends into recommendations and solutions through business cases and Board reports
Communicates ideas with confidence; asserting own ideas and inspiring others to take action using creative and innovative approaches
Self-aware; takes personal accountability for delivery and acts as a cultural ambassador and champion
Problem solver; confidently identifies and articulates problems, presenting effective solutions and setting clear expectations and defined outcomes for self and others
Degree or relevant qualification in an environmental or sustainability-related discipline
This position is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who thrives on creating sustainable environments. It is best suited to a highly collaborative and influential sustainability leader who has a strong sense of social and environmental purpose. If you feel you have the correct skillset then please do not hesitate to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan.Goldsmith@acre.com.