Sustainability Consultant

Future Shift
London
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Future Shift is seeking a passionate and experienced sustainability professional/consultant who has experience (or in-depth knowledge) of the B Corp certification and the GHG protocol to join our team.

As a Sustainability Consultant, you will play a pivotal role in guiding our clients towards sustainable practices, achieving B Corp certification, and reducing their carbon footprint. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on businesses and the environment.

About Future Shift

We believe that all businesses (not just big corporations) deserve equal access to the highest level of sustainability, reporting and certifications. We’re proud to have delivered simple and effective sustainability through our partnerships; with an added flavour of activism-aligned thought.

Through our Shift Implementation Platform and Product-Led Consulting methodology, we’re redesigning what sustainability means to business.

About the Role

  • London/Bristol Based
  • £36k p/a starting Salary - could be negotiated dependent on experience
  • Employee Share Option Scheme
  • You will have access to a co-working space, working alongside the founder
  • 30 days paid holiday (including bank holidays) + your birthday off (paid)
  • Development budget to support your growth.
  • Travel expenses when working on the road (food and travel)

Responsibilities

B Corp Certification:

  • Lead clients through the B Corp certification process, from initial assessment to final certification.
  • Conduct comprehensive evaluations of clients' practices, policies, and performance against B Corp standards.
  • Provide strategic guidance and recommendations to clients for achieving and maintaining B Corp certification.
  • Collaborate with clients' teams to implement necessary changes and improvements to meet B Corp requirements.

Carbon Assessments:

  • Perform thorough carbon footprint assessments for clients, including Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, using our own platform for data collection.
  • Analyse data and identify opportunities for reducing carbon emissions and improving overall sustainability performance.
  • Develop tailored strategies and action plans to help clients minimise their carbon footprint and mitigate environmental impact.
  • Track progress and provide ongoing support to ensure successful implementation of carbon reduction initiatives.
  • Assist companies in navigating Net Zero, SBTi, CDP, and CRPs.

Consulting and Advisory Services:

  • Provide expert guidance and support to clients on a wide range of sustainability-related issues, including waste management, energy efficiency, water conservation, and sustainable sourcing.
  • Conduct research and stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging sustainability standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate sustainability principles into clients' business operations and decision-making processes.

Client Engagement and Relationship Management:

  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients and serve as a trusted advisor on sustainability matters.
  • Communicate effectively with clients at all levels, from executives to frontline staff, to drive engagement and alignment around sustainability goals.
  • Deliver engaging presentations, workshops, and training sessions to educate clients and raise awareness about sustainability issues and opportunities.

Commercial and Sales:

  • Identify and pursue business development opportunities to expand our sustainability consulting services, with a focus on B Corp certification and carbon assessments.
  • Engage with prospective clients to understand their sustainability needs and propose customised solutions that align with their goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to develop proposals, presentations, and other materials to support client acquisition efforts.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key decision-makers and stakeholders in target industries to foster long-term partnerships and drive revenue growth.

Customer Success:

  • Take responsibility and manage customer engagement services.
  • Engage with long term customers to understand their needs and experiences working with Future Shift.
  • Create and oversee processes that enable feedback-led product and service development
  • Build and maintain relationships with key clients and stakeholders fostering long-term client relationships that drive revenue growth.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in sustainability, environmental science, or related field.
  • Proven experience in sustainability, with a focus on B Corp certification and carbon assessments as a bonus.
  • Deep understanding of B Corp standards, assessment criteria, and the certification process.
  • Expertise in conducting carbon footprint assessments and familiarity with carbon accounting methodologies (e.g., GHG Protocol).
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in excel, with the ability to interpret complex data to inform decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholders.
  • Project management experience, including managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines.
  • Passion for sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change.

Join Our Team

If you are enthusiastic about sustainability, possess a strong track record in data analysis, and are dedicated to helping businesses become more socially and environmentally responsible, we invite you to apply for the position of Sustainability Consultant at Future Shift.

Future Shift is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other.

How To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to careers@future-shift.co.uk.

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