Location London
Job-type Contract
Salary £Competitive
Reference ACRE-12575

Are you motivated by the opportunity to join a world-class sustainability team?

Acre is partnering with a multinational consumer goods organisation to identify a Head of Corporate Responsibility on an initial 12-month fixed-term contract.

In this role, you will lead all aspects of human rights and ESG performance and futureproof the organisation with upcoming legislation. You will demonstrate the ability to drive change through the influence of others and the collaboration of relevant stakeholders, both internally and externally.

You will have experience working in a large corporate, matrixed environment, and have detailed knowledge of responsible business, human rights and the everchanging external reporting landscape.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the human rights programme, working with relevant business functions to deliver against the agreed action plan and impact assessments

  • Delivering annual human rights update to the general leadership team and the board, along with relevant reporting including the modern slavery statement

  • Working with external advisors to monitor relevant ESG legislation and agree on actions to ensure companywide compliance

  • Keeping up to date with relevant external human rights developments and participating in external working groups

  • Work with the ESG reporting hub in finance to ensure high-quality updates for the ESG performance rating are reported to GLT and the Board in a timely manner.

  • Develop annual metrics for ESG performance ratings

  • Collaborate with investor relations to deliver quarterly ESG content for press releases and relevant senior manager briefings

  • Develop ESG messaging and briefings for senior leaders, including preparation for investor meetings, and working with IR to respond to investor queries.

  • Stay well informed on ESG trends and insights and share with internal stakeholders to improve responsible business practices

  • Oversee the monitoring of the ESG regulatory reporting landscape to stay ahead of legislation.

  • Oversee relevant reporting regulatory gap assessments/actions where needed

Desired Experience:

  • Proven experience in delivering ESG work

  • Experience delivering human rights impact assessments and programmes across a matrixed organisation

  • Ability to write papers/updates for senior leadership, including GLT and the Board

  • Excellent knowledge of ESG reporting requirements

  • Ability to give strategic direction

Does this sound like you? If so, or if you would like an open conversation about this role or others, please get in touch with Jesse Harford at jesse.harford@acre.com.