Contribute to Sancroft's client service, new business acquisition and ongoing organisational development to continue the growth and development of Sancroft.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Sancroft as a Senior Consultant in a successful team working with household names, blue-chip companies, hard-working manufacturers and service industries, and investors across all asset classes to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into their business strategy.
The demand for a more sustainable economy has never been stronger; Sancroft's work helps our clients anticipate and meet these challenges, to realise the opportunities in sustainable business.
Sancroft was founded in 1997 and has been at the heart of sustainable business ever since, existing to advise the world's largest brands and companies, helping them improve their environmental, ethical and social impact, as well as growing their bottom lines. Sancroft seeks to strengthen the ambition of business to act sustainably and increase the capacity of businesses to do so by designing strategies, systems and processes that connect sustainability to core business. Current and past clients include AllSaints, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Dalmore Capital, RIT Capital, Greencoat Capital, Springer Nature, and The Wine Society. Sancroft is proud to be a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and are partners of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development Network (UKSSD).
Our team is small but highly effective. We are one of the best-known firms in our business. Our size and structure gives every one of our colleagues the opportunity for growth and development, to create a career that brings personal satisfaction, exciting work opportunities and the ability to achieve your ambitions.
A Senior Consultant is a core member of Sancroft's team and carries a balance of responsibilities and opportunities for future growth and development. Your responsibilities will include:
Reports to: Chief executive or Director
Direct reports: Consultant/analyst/senior analyst/other
This focuses on business development, ensuring client services are delivered to the highest standard, providing technical sustainability expertise and facilitating teamwork and personal development of colleagues.
Client acquisition: Use existing networks and experience, including existing clients, to develop new profitable business opportunities for Sancroft. Create new contacts and expand network for Sancroft; be visibly associated with Sancroft externally at events or initiatives relevant to our work or our clients.
Client service: Take lead responsibility for service relationships with client portfolio, and ensure work is delivered at an outstanding level of quality, within time and budget constraints, mobilising and motivating colleagues in collaboration with their line managers, and overseeing their work. Be responsible for maintaining relationships with clients over time, through various project cycles.
Management and mentoring: Line manage professional development of at least 2 junior colleagues. Regularly share your professional experience to help colleagues learn and grow.
Content expertise: Contribute experience and knowledge to improve Sancroft's expertise and ability to meet the various and increasing needs of our clients. Stay involved with emerging trends, risks and challenges that will enable Sancroft to serve our clients and stay ahead of the competition.
Significant previous experience in consultancy or a related professional services field
Broad knowledge of sustainability issues and trends facing business in a variety of sectors
High standards of excellence in service delivery and client satisfaction
A proven sales/new business development track record
Substantial knowledge of the sustainable business field, including major regulatory/non-regulatory drivers and standards, understanding of key sustainability issues across numerous business sectors, and a passionate curiosity in how business will help bring about a sustainable, prosperous and just future
Specific experience in the finance sector and its ESG issues would be additionally desirable
Excellent communications skills, project organisation, self-management, strong work ethic and integrity
Dedication to ongoing development of colleagues' skills and abilities to deliver on Sancroft's strategy and to assist them in their personal and professional growth
Entrepreneurial, business-oriented mindset
Ambition to build your career in one of the most exciting and meaningful industries in today's world
For more information, please apply or contact Jamie Ferguson via email@example.com.