The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is Hiring a Sustainability Lead (£43,082 – £53,525 per annum (pro rata))

IIED is Hiring a Sustainability Lead (£43,082 – £53,525 per annum (pro rata))

Job Ref: SSM-03-24-G4

Closing Date: 25 Mar 2024

Location: UK – Hybrid with access to London or Edinburgh offices

Function: COO

Salary: £43,082 – £53,525 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience

Status: Part Time

Type: Permanent

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Sustainability Lead
Hybrid (within the UK) with access to London or Edinburgh office

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work across five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 150 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

We are now looking for a Sustainability Lead to join us on a permanent, part-time basis, working 17.5 hours per week.

The Benefits

– Salary of £43,082 – £53,525 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience
– 25 days’ annual leave per year (pro rata), increasing with service
– Closure between Christmas and new year with additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits
– An interest-free season-ticket loan
– A cycle-to-work scheme offering tax savings on the cost of purchasing a bike for travel to and from work
– An employee assistance programme
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
– Enhanced sick pay entitlements, increasing with length of service
– Flexible working options
– Support for learning and development
– Compassionate leave up to ten days per annum
– Dependents leave
– Eye tests and glasses
– Therapy treatment

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This is an exceptional opportunity for a high-calibre sustainability professional with specialist knowledge of environmental and ethical targets and reporting.

Your expertise will be instrumental in shaping the delivery of our sustainability strategy, addressing pressing global issues and making a meaningful difference in the world.

Ready to lead transformative change? Seize this chance to drive sustainable development and shape a brighter future for our planet. Read on and apply today!

The Role

As our Sustainability Lead, you will support functions across our organisation to help deliver our sustainability commitments .

Specifically, you will support improved environmental, social and governance actions, whilst setting annual sustainability targets and reporting on these to ensure we deliver on our commitments.

You will help finalise our Sustainability Strategy and reporting framework to ensure improvements are delivered.

You will work with teams responsible for aspects of sustainability including finance, travel, facilities, people and governance, and you will develop an internal stakeholder engagement plan to raise awareness and drive changes in staff behaviour.

Your role will also involve:

– Engaging partners to improve understanding of their sustainability priorities
– Identifying opportunities for collaboration
– Sharing our experiences of developing and implementing a sustainability strategy
– Producing the annual public sustainability impact report
– Overseeing the annual ISO 140001 assessment
– Finalising updates to the carbon offsetting policy
– Supporting the finance-led banking transition plan

About You

To be considered as our Sustainability Lead, you will need:

– Sustainability expertise, particularly on environmental and ethical aspects of sustainability
– An awareness of key issues and debates in sustainability
– An awareness of the key issues, actors and debates involved in the global sustainable development agenda
– Knowledge of the challenges facing organisations operationalising sustainability commitments
– An understanding of change management practices to support organisational shifts to more sustainable ways of working
– An understanding of emerging legal frameworks on sustainability and net zero reporting
– A qualification in environment, business sustainability or related fields

IIED is a hybrid working organisation and, if/when working from home, you will need a reliable internet connection .

The closing date for this role is the 25th March 2024.

Other organisations may call this Sustainability Strategy Lead, Environmental Sustainability Lead, Net Zero Programme Lead, Sustainability and Compliance Lead, Climate Change Lead, or Environmental Impact Lead.

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