We are hiring!
Senior Sustainability Consultant
London: full time
We are looking for an ambitious senior sustainability professional who can leverage their expertise to develop our sustainability solutions business and grow new revenues and deliver outstanding work in this area from blue-chip clients.
This is a rare opportunity to play a leading part in extending our stakeholder communications proposition and helping fulfil our purpose: ensuring companies are more trusted and valued in the eyes of their stakeholders.
Reporting to our Sustainability Director, the role will entail you collaborating closely with the Sustainability Communications Director, Investor & ESG Communications Director and ESG Director as well as the rest of the Insight and Knowledge Team to enhance our reputation for sustainability thought leadership within the industry and beyond. By joining us you will be working on a hybrid model and have a wonderful opportunity to explore our picturesque offices in Bishops park, Putney bridge.
Why this job?
The role will require you to have an excellent understanding of the latest sustainability and ESG focus areas and good practice of corporations today and to be forward-looking. You will also possess a strong level of knowledge around the main disclosure frameworks, indices and reporting tools for sustainability performance such as SASB, TCFD, the UN SDGs and GRI, among others.
You will have experience in leading the development of large sustainability consultancy and reporting projects for blue-chip organisations, including materiality assessments, reporting gap analyses, content reviews and advice, stakeholder engagement with clients’ senior leadership team and key external stakeholders.
Our clients and our colleagues will see you as a subject-matter expert on all things sustainability, so you will need to be a confident communicator and competent presenter, facilitator and your written work will be exemplary.
The measures of success will include the successful delivery of projects to both existing and prospective clients, the enhancement of our reputation as leaders in the field and new revenue growth from sustainability consultancy.
The role is well suited to a passionate, motivated and experienced senior sustainability professional with a strong intellectual aptitude and strategic capabilities. An excellent level of writing is required with a strong vocabulary and impeccable grammar.
You will have excellent interpersonal and presentational skills, be able to inspire people to deliver great work and have a collaborative approach to working with both clients and internal teams. High-quality standards of work and a strong commercial acumen is a must, as well as the desire to want to make a material contribution to successfully growing our business.
Come join Black Sun!
Across the globe, there is a powerful movement demanding that business focus on purpose, sustainability, and wider value creation. It has never been more important for business to build and maintain trust with their key audiences.
And that’s where we come in! We are a new company for this new world – a partner to some of the biggest brands and businesses worldwide – helping them to engage with these audiences, build enduring relationships and spark positive change through inspiring communications.
As our world rapidly changes, our focus remains constant. At heart we are storytellers, we define articulate and shape the value creation story, bringing it to life across different channels and communications formats. Our team is made up of over 130 talented specialists working across the UK, Europe, and Asia – analytical thinkers, renaissance creatives, digital mavericks and inspiring change makers!
We win many awards and recognition for our work – but great work doesn’t happen by magic – join Black Sun and you will become part of an amazing, diverse, and inclusive community – a team of passionate and skilful people who will expand your horizon, energise your talents and ignite that spark of magic within you.
Beyond what you would expect; a competitive salary, great benefits and hybrid working – we will support you in developing the skills and expertise to fast track your career. You will have the opportunity to make a difference every day, shaping the future of communications and creating positive change – and most importantly, to have fun along the way.
Some of the key responsibilities in this great role include:
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Reporting to: Sustainability Director
Work closely with: The client delivery teams, client relationship management teams and the wider business including back-office functions and directors.
Phone chat with talent acquisition manager
1st Interview with hiring manager
2nd interview with hiring director and senior manager within the Insight Team
In addition to a competitive salary based on skills and experience, as an employee at Black Sun, you will have access to a range of great benefits and perks, including:
25 days holiday per year with ‘bonus’ days for long service
Personal development opportunities
Group life assurance
Group personal pension plan
Employee assistance programme
Over the last 18 months, the way in which we work has changed. We surveyed and engaged with our staff to learn about what Black Sun’s future of work looks like, and thanks to everyone’s positive engagement and feedback, we developed a hybrid way of working, governed by three fundamental principles: Colleague, Client, and Culture. This means that however you decide to deliver work, you should protect all these 3 C’s. After a period of onboarding, employees can work from home, office and, where applicable, on-site with clients. The number of days is dependent on teams, role, time of year and deliverables.
Here at Black Sun, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We foster a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best work and be relevant in a rapidly changing world
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