Virgin Money is a new force in UK banking.

It brings together the combined history and expertise of Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and Virgin Money. They are the only bank outside the ‘Big 5’ that drives a full-service personal and business banking capability.

Virgin Money is not your traditional bank. Think innovation and disrupting the status quo. By thinking this way, they have the opportunity to make their customers happier while making an impact. Their commitment to sustainability or ESG is one of the most obvious ways they look to demonstrate their Purpose of Making you Happier about Money.

In their quest to use money for good, Virgin Money is looking for a Corporate Sustainability Programme Lead to own and drive the Group’s refreshed sustainability strategy.

The position will entail:

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    Evolving, delivering and reporting the

    corporate sustainability strategy for

    Virgin Money’s key stakeholders

    Leading the cultural shift to a more

    sustainability-focused organisation

    Managing the overall Corporate

    Sustainability budget

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    Designing and executing communication

    and engagement strategies

    Owning the Sustainability Standard and

    external reporting via the Group’s Annual

    Report and Accounts and corporate


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    Managing a programme of community


    External representation at events and

    formal working groups

    Leading and chairing working groups/forums

    across the business to support the delivery of the ESG strategy

At Virgin Money we have a moral and commercial imperative for creating a sustainable business. As society continues to adjust to new challenges, I believe we have an opportunity – and an obligation – to play a strong role in helping customers and communities navigate the road ahead.

From transitioning to a greener economy and re-imagining customer’s business models, to developing more inclusive products and supporting fundraising in a digital age – we are working hard to be a force for good in society.

David Duffy - Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Money

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    Sustainability Goal: Put our (Carbon) Foot Down

    Reduce the negative impacts of our operation, suppliers and partners on society and the environment.

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    Sustainability Goal: Build a Brighter Future

    Deliver products and services that help our customers make a positive impact on society and the environment.

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    Sustainability Goal: Open Doors

    Work with customers, colleagues and communities to encourage sustainability practices and economic activity that creates shared prosperity.

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    Sustainability Goal: Straight-up ESG

    Align our strategic goals to ESG and embed them in all areas of the business with robust targets, tracking and disclosures.


You can apply for this role by contacting Kate O'Rourke at, or via our website by clicking here.

If you're interested in finding out more about the role, and about Virgin Money, you can download the full candidate information for by using the form below.

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