Head of Sustainability


Competitive salary + Benefits + Bonus


Posted 2 weeks ago

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Acre has been engaged on an exclusive basis by an exciting, high profile property developer to identify their new Head of Sustainability. The role of the Head of Sustainability is to be the expert lead across the business in creating a vision, strategy and delivery approach for sustainability across the group, their estates and projects under development.

Our client is looking for an inspiring individual who is not only a thought leader but who can deliver tangible outputs through highly effective project and people management. You must be able to drive change through operating within the wider sector whilst collaborating with project CEOs to deliver meaningful outcomes on the ground.

Some key objectives include;

  • Development of strategies covering environmental & social-value outcomes for key projects across London as well as any future projects, covering all phases of development from project conception to steady state management.
  • Set clear goals, objectives and target metrics as part of these strategies - then deliver plans and measure performance against targets set.
  • Deliver succinct and effective measurement and reporting mechanisms for their investors, partners and communities.
  • To provide expert advice, thought leadership and recommendations to the business on all aspects of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
  • Be a thought leader in the real estate industry - using key projects to showcase what can be done; learn from others to enhance performance and reputation of the business.
  • Review, structure and lead a skilled team to deliver all aspects of the role.
  • Work closely with their finance/asset and development teams to understand and optimise the cost/ business case for all of the above activities.
  • Deliver all legal compliance and due diligence requirements.

In this newly created high-profile position, you will demonstrate a high level of competence in business acumen, strategic agility and managerial courage.

Key skills and attribute

  • You'll be an acknowledged leader in sustainability in the real estate sector
  • You'll be a brilliant people manager who leads day-to-day, creating a high performing team that embodies their commitment to sustainability ethos through effective and innovative delivery
  • You'll be able to influence and make recommendations at a senior/Board level on areas from strategy to policy, governance, process, reporting and business planning
  • You'll be a role model for demonstrating subject matter excellence coupled with great leadership skills
  • You'll bring solid project and budget management skills combined with high energy to set dynamic pace of delivery

This is a hugely exciting time to join this high-profile business in a newly created, senior position. Your contribution will positively impact the business, the wider development sector and the communities in which they work. For an initial conversation, please call James on 020 3854 1312

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Ben Flint 020 7400 5573

Job Ref. BBBH8542