Location Hounslow
Job-type Permanent
Salary Up to £120,000 + Benefits
Reference 17017

With BA Better World, British Airways is putting sustainability at the heart of its business.

In a brand-new role within British Airways, you will be tasked with orchestrating the net-zero and environmental elements of the Better World sustainability programme, taking ownership of key issues including climate, noise, resources and reporting.

You will be responsible for:

  • Crafting and implementing a refreshed net-zero and environment strategy, helping to deliver sustainable transformation plans for the next decade and beyond

  • Guiding the organisation towards zero emissions by driving innovation and investment in sustainable aviation fuels, low carbon aircraft, carbon capture technology and nature-based solutions

  • Establishing transformational resource goals on waste and adopting circular economy principles

  • Engaging teams across the organisation to make sure the net-zero and environment strategy is embedded into broader business decisions and planning

  • Managing a team of 5 environment and sustainability professionals, each specialising in delivering an element of the net-zero and environment strategy with opportunities to grow further

To succeed, you will need:

  • A highly collaborative, innovative and action-oriented approach and the ability to influence and engage at a senior level to embed lasting structural and behavioural change

  • A degree-level qualification in Environmental Management or a related subject

  • Previous leadership experience in a corporate environment or similar role with a track record of having delivered sector-leading change programmes

  • Significant expertise in climate change management and mitigation, including climate modelling and assessment of climate-related risks and opportunities

  • Experience in policy development and influencing at a national and international level

  • Practical knowledge of TCFD, materiality, environmental management systems, waste and compliance

This is a pivotal, high profile and influential role, full of challenges as well as opportunities for you to innovate and demonstrate sector leadership in a critically important field.

If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch with Johnny at Jonathan.Goldsmith@acre.com.