Head of Sustainability

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Sector: Sustainability and Environment , Environment and Sustainability
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £90000.00 per annum + Car
Job ref: IR2030_1674882002
Published: about 1 year ago

Head of Sustainability
Newcastle | £90,000 + Car and Excellent Benefits

Irwin and Colton are pleased to announce we have been engaged by a leading construction company to recruit their Head of Sustainability. They have set ambitious sustainability targets which they are making good progress on, and are looking for someone to continue driving this forward, taking a lead on sustainability across the business.

Responsibilities of the Head of Sustainability will include:

  • Support strategy development and drive this forward across projects and the group, influencing decision making and best practice
  • Leading on the delivery of Carbon Reduction and Social Engagement, including leading the carbon science-based target (SBTi) program
  • Identify and analyse group-wide data, developing measurable action points which can be incorporated in objectives throughout the group
  • Act as the main point of contact for the sustainability program with key stakeholders including clients, contractors, and regulators

The successful Head of Sustainability requires:

  • Proven Sustainability Management experience, ideally within the construction, property, civils, or related industry sector
  • Strong technical knowledge across relevant sustainability legislation, compliance, and regulations, with a focus on carbon and social engagement, ideally with an understanding of science-based targets
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent, in an appropriate environmental discipline, and ideally hold a professional membership with a recognised environmental body (IEMA, CIEEM, CIWEM)
  • A passion for excellence, and an ambition to lead the sustainability agenda within an industry leader

For more information on this opportunity or to discuss your next career move, contact Isla Robson on or 01923 432 801, or apply here.

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