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Graduate Sustainability Advisor

Cooper Parry Castle Donington

Job description

Sustainability Advisor

Do you recognise the drive for businesses to be sustainable has never been greater? Do you have great ideas on how we can make the difference and a communication style to bring people with you?

We have a fantastic 6-month opportunity for a Postgraduate/Graduate to join Cooper Parry and our Head of Sustainability to drive forward our ambitious sustainability agenda and support the set-up of the internal sustainability department.

In our 3 Year Vision we committed to balance purpose and profit, we are B-Corp certified and, on our way to net zero. This position is critical to helping us achieve our ambitions.

What you’ll be up to:

The successful candidate will support our Head of Sustainability with the following projects:

  • B Corp certification
  • Impact Report
  • Carbon Inventory exercise
  • Net Zero strategy
  • Sustainability Sussed Community and Events
  • Employee engagement programme

Day to day you can expect:

  • Supporting the team with research and data gathering and insights for carbon inventory and impact report.
  • Liaise with internal / external stakeholders leveraging contacts and networks to support the development of the sustainability department.
  • Preparing guidance to assist the business in managing the net zero transition.

  • Develop ways of working, processes and templates where needed.

  • Track progress on sustainability targets.

  • Maintain key forms, reports and documentation.
  • Adopting a proactive approach to improving performance and promoting sustainability to all staff.
  • Keep up to date with legislation, best practice and the market insights.

What we’re looking for..

  • Understanding of key sustainability issues and how they can be integrated into business to create measurable value.
  • Understanding of current sustainability standards, tools and trends. Preferable: GHG Protocol, SDG, SBTi.
  • The ability to balance your commitment to the environment with the need to be corporate and business minded.

  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills for analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data, carrying out research, writing reports and making recommendations.

  • High level of competence using standard software packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to collaborate and build effective working relationships.
  • Confidence to present information to various stakeholders
  • Positive, proactive & solution focussed.
  • Ability to roll sleeves up and get stuck in. Ability to multitask.

This opportunity can offer flexible working hours if you are completing a post grad course.

What’s in it for you..

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1. We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

  • Mentoring & development opportunities
  • Open holidays

  • No dress code - Just “Wear something!”

  • A truly flexible approach to work, balancing working from home or in the office

  • Cooper Parry social/sports clubs with regular social events
  • Discounted vouchers & Cashback
  • Company wide volunteering days
  • Attending industry events

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