We are recruiting! Senior Sustainability Manager position available

June 18, 2021

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Kate Orszulik

Job title: Senior Sustainability Manager

Company: Considerate Group (Considerate Hoteliers Ltd)

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Location: London or Munich

Experience: minimum 7 years professional experience

Salary: from £38k+ dependent on experience and capability

Other benefits: Annual bonus + pension + flexibility to work from home 2 days per week. Overnight stays in client hotels possible.

Deadline for applications: 18th July 2021

Start Date: Ideally, as soon as possible after an offer is made

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced senior sustainability manager to enhance our team.

Reporting to the Managing Partners and the COO, this role will share responsibility for the high-quality delivery of Considerate’s products, services and strategic projects. In addition to coordinating and quality-assuring the activities of Considerate’s team, the role will require the scoping and management of consultancy projects, including the development and implementation of client ESG strategies, and delivery of engaging webinars and workshops.  

Key to the role is an ability to quickly and easily develop relationships with existing clients and partners, as well as to seek and develop new business. There will also be opportunities to participate in innovative grant-based projects with a focus on technology. 

Company Background

Considerate’s mission is to help hospitality businesses become measurable and inspiringly more sustainable. We achieve this through a combination of innovative technology tools, advisory services and a first-class customer service. With the benefit of a number of long-term client contracts, and a healthy pipeline of new opportunities, Considerate is successfully navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Through our sophisticated environmental data management system designed specifically for the hospitality sector, we allow hospitality businesses to monitor, analyse and improve their environmental performance, while saving costs and reducing inefficiencies in their operations. Con-Serve™ is certified as ISO 50001 compliant and allows for a correlation of consumption to other metrics such as hotel’s occupancy, restaurant’s food covers or outside temperatures. We are currently developing our mobile app fluttr, as part of an innovation competition funded by the UK Government.

The Considerate Group also provides advisory services to the hospitality sector, covering the social and environmental dimensions of sustainability. This includes, but is not limited to, developing holistic ESG strategies, delivering workshops, corporate sustainability reporting, and the provision of various sustainability toolkits.

The Considerate client portfolio includes boutique hospitality brands; many of London’s flagship properties; national and international hotel groups; management companies; and private Islands.

We are a growing team of dedicated hospitality and sustainability specialists, currently operating out of London, Munich and New York, servicing clients worldwide.

Responsibilities

Coordinating Considerate’s team

Oversight of weekly activities for Considerate’s London-based team

Quality-assurance of English (and ideally at least one other European language) , data-led reports and work-stream outputs

Scoping and delivery of consultancy projects

Support the scoping of strategic projects and solutions for clients, including input into written reports / proposals.

Take a leading role in the delivery of advisory projects which may range in scope from environmental, resource consumption data analysis and compiling carbon foot printing reports to delivering workshops or writing policies for individual clients.

Delivery of engaging webinars and workshops

Design and deliver virtual webinars and face to face workshops to clients on topics including: ESG strategy development, policy writing, CSR branding, green team set up and development, waste management, carbon foot printing, etc.

Actively promote and represent Considerate Group by delivering presentations and attending events with potential clients and industry peers.

Develop relationships

Develop and maintain client relationships, using email, virtual and face to face presentations and meetings, and LinkedIn.

Develop and maintain team relationships; as part of a small team with a relatively flat reporting structure, support colleagues at all levels as needed to ensure effective clients/project delivery.

Innovation

Keep up to date with technical developments in fluttr and Con-Serve™.

Keep abreast of sustainability and hospitality landscape, including scientific and industry developments (as well as political, legislative, market and voluntary market developments).

Deliver entrepreneurial advice/suggestions within the company to further develop the sustainability offering.

Requirements

Required experience & interests

At least seven years of work-based experience in sustainability, either as a consultant or in-house corporate sustainability professional

Direct experience working in hospitality operations and/or management

Experience in project and people management and/or supervision

Interested in working in a dynamic start-up environment 

Essential skills

Fluent written and spoken English.

Highly organised and pro-active project management skills, with an ability to work to tight deadlines.

Excellent data presentation skills, including advanced analytical skills and the ability to solve technical challenges.

Excellent communication skills with an ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms

Excellent presentation and workshop delivery skills; able to present ideas in a proficient manner in a number of settings to a wide variety of audiences.

Excellent attention to detail; confident quality assuring own and others’ work.

Flexible and able to work in a fast changing, start-up environment with an ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and changing priorities.

Highly customer service orientated with strong business/commercial acumen.

Self-driven and reliable.

Desirable skills

Fluency in an additional major European language (German, French, Spanish) highly desirable.

A master’s degree in a related discipline, or equivalent work-based research and analytical experience.

Understanding of the key resource use considerations in the built environment and experience of metering systems including AMRs.

Strong knowledge of climate change, sustainability or non-financial reporting, along with legislative, market and voluntary market developments, particularly in sustainability and the hospitality sector.

Understanding of low energy/carbon technologies and operational interventions designed to meet carbon reduction strategies.

Specific experience calculating and reporting on carbon footprints.

Experience in conducting broader ESG, CSR or sustainability audits.

You must be eligible to work in the UK should you apply for this position in London.

Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter to Kate Orszulik at ko@considerategroup.com by 18th July 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online, analytical task and provide one employer reference in full before being invited to attend an interview.