Location Edinburgh
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 18493

Roslin Cell Therapies Ltd (RoslinCT) is a world-leading cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), creating cutting-edge therapies that change people's lives.

Originally founded in 2006 as a spin-out from the Roslin Institute, they built on the broad range of scientific expertise available in the field of cell biology. Famous for Dolly the Sheep, RoslinCT pride themselves on their ability to help clients overcome the challenges of bringing their life-saving therapy to market through their cutting-edge process development and manufacturing capabilities and infrastructure.

Collaborative, dedicated and talented people are at the backbone of their culture, working both autonomously and in driven teams to make life-changing products utilising ground-breaking science.

The business is going through transformational growth; they have recognised Sustainability & ESG are essential in creating a long-term path for the business to thrive. This is a rare opportunity to play a crucial role in the strategic development of sustainability performance for an organisation that is solving some of society's most pressing health challenges.

If you enjoy setting sustainability strategy and driving performance in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this role will provide a unique and career-making challenge.

The Role

The Head of Sustainability will report to the CFO and will work in close collaboration with C-Suite and the wider leadership team to set the sustainability strategy for the organisation across the UK and US businesses.


Working across our UK and US businesses, The Head of Sustainability will be responsible for the following:

  • Working closely with each of the businesses to develop their narrative on their key outcomes, areas for society, payors and patients and developing the key measures to demonstrate leadership

  • Establishing and leading engagement across ESG topics with internal and external stakeholders, including our key investor

  • Help the business align on key objectives, metrics, ways of working, and sharing best practices to drive sustainability

  • Ensuring that the business adheres to their investors' financial disclosure requirements and ensure that they implement the relevant policies and processes that need to be in place as a result

  • Establishing an effective Sustainability & ESG framework which will enable effective reporting and communications on sustainability in line with their stakeholders' expectations across our two geographies, cultures and regulatory requirements

  • Scoping and embedding valuable tools and building relationships with relevant external stakeholders to ensure the businesses can report effectively across key ESG themes and respond to appropriate non-financial disclosures across the environmental, social and governance dimensions

The role will suit a self-starter who can work autonomously in a fast-moving and evolving environment that scales alongside our growth.


A key part of working at RoslinCT is embodying our company values, which are integral to their work. You should be able to demonstrate:

  • Passion for customer satisfaction

  • Ability to support a 'one team' approach

  • Great communication

  • Commitment to personal growth and development

  • Accountability for your work

Skills and Experience

  • Bring a track record of working with the C-suite and Investor Relations on Sustainability Strategies and ESG reporting

  • Have experience and bring a strong understanding of developing sustainability strategies, ESG reporting and the regulatory framework within an international corporate setting; we are especially interested in UK and US experience

  • Have an understanding of the role of a Head Sustainability in a fast-growing environment

  • Be a natural relationship builder, highly capable of influencing and upskilling executive teams

  • Be able to drive a roadmap against strategic goals and KPIs at pace

  • Be a fast learner and able to adapt quickly to changes in regulatory requirements and ESG policies

  • Demonstrate resilience under pressure and have the ability to bring people with you in a subject that is unfamiliar to them or seems unrelated to their day-to-day activities

  • You will be used to working on multiple projects and influencing at all levels

  • Most likely have experience in healthcare or related sectors with an interest in advanced therapy medicinal products and the impact that they have on society

The role will be based at Edinburgh BioQuarter, which acts as a hub for Scottish Life Science with close links to the University and the Royal Infirmary. Some travel to the US may be required.

This role will be pivotal in helping the organisation navigate through a high growth and transformational phase with sustainability as a core enabler to long-term success. The role provides a unique opportunity for anyone that wants to serve as a catalyst for change and is interested in making a lasting mark in their career.

If you are interested in applying for this role, or looking for further information, please contact Emily Goetsch emily.goetsch@acre.com.