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You're working in sustainability as you want to make a difference. You have a desire to create meaningful change - but is your business supporting you to accomplish that?
Barratt Developments is the largest residential property developer in the UK, with an impressive track record of creating great new places to live throughout Britain. They are determined to become the leading national sustainable housebuilder, as well as being a key contributor to the nation's strive towards Zero Carbon, and the global ambition of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Corporate Sustainability team is currently on a journey of growth and is looking for someone like you to deliver this sustainability vision. Day to day, you'll be putting your technical experience and expertise into defining and delivering a sustainability project framework, ensuring alignment of business principles with operational activities. You'll work closely with the Group Sustainability Director to transform Barratt's in-house capability, achieved by your proactive leadership of a cross-functional team, ensuring that the sustainability framework promotes, protects and enhances Barratt's reputation.
A confident and experienced leader - You'll be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Group Sustainability Strategy and Framework by designing, monitoring and measuring the impact of a comprehensive programme of initiatives that will ensure Barratt meets its commitments and targets.
An exceptional programme manager and multi-tasker - You'll be working closely with all technical functions within Barratt to drive a variety of Sustainability Framework projects from inception through to completion.
Innovative and adaptable - You'll continually "horizon scan," reviewing the risks and opportunities facing Barratt across all ESG areas. You'll recommend changes to the Group Sustainability Strategy and Framework ensuring the business is always proactive where there is benefit.
An outstanding organiser and mobiliser - You'll be responsible for inspiring, exciting and challenging key stakeholders, both internally and externally, and bringing people together to integrate sustainability initiatives into core business processes and decision making. You'll be the "go to" expert for major sustainability projects, taking every opportunity to communicate and educate others on important ESG topics.
In terms of experience;
It's important that you have Corporate Sustainability leadership experience in a large organisation.
It's vital that you possess a technical or engineering background with experience driving a technical function to deliver an overarching strategy.
It's important that you're technically proficient - you will possess a relevant degree in a sustainability-related discipline and a strong numerical and technical understanding of sustainability topics.
You'll be an accomplished manager, with experience leading a team of sustainability specialists.
You'll have outstanding writing skills and an eagerness to drive narrative development.
It's vital that you possess the ability to inspire, excite and challenge, particularly when engaging board and executive-level stakeholders.
You can be based almost anywhere in the UK, so long as you are within a reasonable distance of one of Barratt's regional offices.
In return for your skills and expertise, you'll be met with a competitive salary, a car allowance or company car, and an impressive bonus. You'll also have some peace of mind - in the past year, Barratt has continued to push ahead with its growth plans and long-term commitment to sustainability.
If this has piqued your interest, get in touch with Jonathan Goldsmith at jonathan.goldsmith to discuss the role. Don't worry if your CV isn't ready yet - we can work out the finer details later.