Property & Construction
Have you achieved substantial improvements in reducing adverse environmental impact?
Are you passionate about environmental sustainability?
Paradigm Housing Group are committed to doing their job as a landlord to make sure their properties are safe and kept in good repair for customers. Our Corporate Plan sets ambitious targets for us to reduce the environmental impact of our business and to start a major investment programme to reduce and eventually eliminate the CO2 emissions impact of the 16,000 homes which we own or manage across Beds, Herts and Bucks.
We are seeking an experienced Sustainability Manager to develop and deliver our Environmental Sustainability Strategy.
We have already made significant strides in developing our plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate waste to landfill and to enhance biodiversity across our estate. We need somebody who is able to develop and implement practical, effective systems across the business to deliver our objectives to reduce environmental harm and enhance our environmental performance.
To do this, the ideal candidate will be able to show us their experience of organising and mobilising business commitment to greater sustainability, and delivery of measurable impacts.
You will be able to work at a strategic and a project level. We need somebody who can understand and communicate what we need to do over the medium term, to engage with Directors, managers and staff across the business to embed this understanding, and take practical steps to improve performance.
This will include keeping the organisation up to date on the sustainability agenda and new legislation, understanding and securing opportunities to work with our stakeholders and partners, applying for funding, and developing engagement projects to work with our customers to help them to play their part.
To be successful in this role you must have knowledge and experience of delivering a strategic workplan across multiple strands, and of reporting or compliance with one or more of the regulatory regimes for carbon emissions reporting, waste management and biodiversity.
This role also requires the following skills:
Post-secondary/High school education with degree (or equivalent qualification)
Experience of carrying out a similar specialist role in a corporate sustainability function
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
The ability to motivate a wide variety of people to change their behaviour and to communicate and build understanding about the importance of environmental change and how each person can contribute.
Experience of designing and setting up systems and processes for managing strategic programmes
Ability to research complex topics and communicate findings in an easy to understand format, including presentations
Does this sound like you? This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.