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Sustainability Director

£120,000 + bonus, car, pension, and corporate package

UK based


We are currently recruiting for a new and exciting role with a developing waste company.


The new Sustainability Director post will be part of exciting new plans to ensure that Sustainability, Environmental and Product standards for our client reflect best practice and that strategies and plans to develop these standards over medium- and longer-term horizons are in place.


The Director will ensure that these standards have a strong profile within and outside of the business and that mechanisms to confirm adherence to standards are robust and transparent throughout the organisation up to Board level.


The role is a new role brought about by strong growth and by the increasingly diverse waste recovery activities undertaken in recent years. It is a key role in supporting ambitious growth plans.  



Role Description

The role reports to CEO and is responsible for:

Sustainability, Business Development and Brand


  • Clarifying and codifying Sustainability framework, taking into account CO2 mitigation features and the wider Circular Economy benefits of  core Resource Recovery activities, Scope 1/Scope2 CO2 footprint and  contribution in the wider Social domain.

  • Within this framework, developing a cascade of strategic objectives, specific goals and actionable KPIs - ensuring that these KPIs have appropriate profile within the business and are being delivered.

  • Leading engagement with key regulatory authorities, promoting the profile in this arena and supporting specific engagements and negotiation

  • Working with Product and Business Unit managers to ensure that opportunities to enhance the quality and application potential of waste-derived products is a consistent routine that has a clear profile within the business

  • Working with Marketing, ensuring that Sustainability credentials and ambition are in the mix of attributes built into the brand

  • Working with Marketing, ensuring that core Circular Economy and the CO2 mitigation attributes of its waste-derived products and commodities are clearly articulated

  • Ensuring that companies own Scope 1-3 CO2 strategy is based on ambitious but achievable targets that are consistent with the clients role as an agent for CO2 mitigation

  • Ensure the portfolio of representative organisation memberships and affiliations is effective and being properly leveraged.


Qualities and Qualifications

Candidates for the role will meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the leadership qualities that allow for the role to be effective throughout the organisation

  • A degree in Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Management, or other related field of study

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior management roles that have had responsibility across Sustainability, Environmental Management, Quality and Standards. Ideally, this will have been in the Resource Recovery sector or a sector with similar challenges.




Contact Lisa or James for more details

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