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Environment & Sustainability Recruitment

Irwin and Colton specialise in recruiting environment and sustainability professionals, helping to create a sustainable future for the world and generations to come.

Our dedicated environment and sustainability team recruit professionals from Advisor through to Director level across the UK and internationally across all sectors.

With legislation and regulatory requirements continually being introduced, the field of sustainability is rapidly expanding and evolving. From addressing social justice concerns to mitigating environmental impacts, and fostering community engagement, the sector is diverse and dynamic.

As specialists in permanent, contract and executive level recruitment, we bring our clients in-depth understanding of the market.

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Our Sectors

We have placed hundreds of professionals across high-risk industries like construction, manufacturing, waste, recycling, and heavy industry. We are also equally adept at working across the property and facilities, corporate and consultancy, transport, logistics and public sectors.

Our fields of expertise within these sectors include:

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    Energy & Carbon
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    Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
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    Social Responsibility
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    Regulatory Compliance

Why us?

Experience you can trust

We focus only on health, safety, environment, and sustainability recruitment, providing us an unrivalled understanding of the industry. We are recognised for a quality, professional and personable service.

Specialist network

We have an unparalleled network of high-calibre environment and sustainability professionals. We work hard to build good relationships and constantly work to develop a deeper understanding of the industries we recruit for.


We utilise best in class recruitment technology and systems to ensure our consultants are equipped with the latest tools and stay at the forefront.

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A case study of our work: Berkeley St Jospeh

Where we started
Berkeley Group were looking to hire a Sustainability Manager to solely lead sustainability within the St Joseph business, managing the corporate sustainability strategy and standards.

How we helped
The organisation was keen to fill the position quickly, due to an internally sourced candidate withdrawing from the role. Our specialist sustainability team used our proven search methodology to secure a candidate who had sustainability experience within the construction industry.

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Our services

Permanent Recruitment

Our dedicated research team and sustainability specialist consultants will help you find the right candidates for your permanent roles.

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Contract & Interim

In need of an environment and sustainability professional at short notice or on a temporary basis? We can help you.

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Executive Search

We have found influential leaders for some of the worlds most well-known organisations.

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