Sustainability Manager


£Competitive + Benefits


Posted 2 months ago

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Use the power of communications to make a better world. Purpose BT are building and leading the UK digital skills movement with one simple ambition: to use the power of communications to make a better world, for their customers, for their communities and for society. Opportunity BT's ambition is to create a team to help continue to define, design and deliver their most ambitious, future-looking strategy to date - to provide digital skills, support and empowerment to individuals, led by the Digital Impact and Sustainability (DI&S) team. Acre is proud to be working with BT to identify individuals to join the business across a range of roles; from digital literacy and the role of AI, through to human rights and climate change, all with the purpose to build more inclusive societies; made from a modern blend of skillsets required where performance and purpose meet. Organisation BT is a technology company respected for their research, innovation and brand, capable of achieving positive impact at scale. They support emergency services, hospitals and banks, keeping economies around the world online, safe and secure, whilst also delivering large scale technology infrastructure like the creation of BT Sport. They have relationships with a wide range of customers, including 30m consumers, 1m businesses and around 1,500 multinational corporations. BT is evolving in response to significant change in market conditions, regulation and competition. Their ambition is to build a leadership position in creating a more productive relationship with digital technology. This is an exciting time to join an influential organisation. The Role This pivotal role will lead on the development and implementation of strategies and programmes which respond to key environmental trends and commercial drivers which effect BT. Reporting to the Head of Environmental Sustainability, this provides a fantastic opportunity to act as the spokesperson both internally and externally on environmental affairs at BT. Responsibilities;
  • Identify and deliver on key environmental issues which BT should focus on to reduce its environmental impact i.e. plastics and circular economy
  • Work across the business to influence key stakeholders developing compelling rationale for why BT should focus on these areas
  • Manage virtual teams implementing programmes that tackle urgent issues, such as BT's plastics campaign
  • Develop and launch new projects, such as a renewable electricity offer for BT customers
  • Represent BT externally at events, conferences, investor presentations and with NGO's, government and commercial partners
  • Act as the key spokesperson internally working across the business at group level on environmental sustainability
  • Work with the CFUs and the Carbon Trust to identify new products, quantify them and assure BT's 3:1 net good model
The successful candidate needs to have extensive experience influencing change at executive level and be effective at building relationships as well as engaging and influencing stakeholders on challenging topics. Experience required;
  • Bachelors or master's degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of key environmental challenges facing the sector and an excellent, relevant network
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to develop strategic partnerships
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with experience of speaking and presenting at external engagements. Experience planning and working with relevant events would be advantageous.
  • Sound commercial acumen with the ability to run and implement complex programmes involving multiple internal and external stakeholders
This is an exceptional and unique opportunity to join an ambitious organisation at a key stage of growth. If you have the experience and skills required, please apply today. We have 10 impactful roles with BT currently active, look at them all here.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Georgie Beach 0207 400 5570

Job Ref. BBBH8577