ESG and Sustainability Manager

Head Office/Support Centre

Sustainability Manager

We are excited to be going to market with this brand new Sustainability Manager opportunity. Reporting into the People Director, this role will lead on our environmental workstream to accelerate our ESG commitments.

You will be our champion coordinating our Environmental, Social and Governance workstreams, whilst introducing and managing projects and initiatives to deliver business targets and objectives.

 About the role

  • Leading the development and delivery of our long-term sustainability strategy
  • Identifying areas where the business could improve its sustainability practices
  • Social and environmental vetting of supply chains
  • Liaising with stakeholders to develop and embed sustainability objectives across all business activities
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Introducing Environmental, Social and Governance targets and initiatives to communicate with the wider business.
  • Ensuring legal compliance by keeping up to date with relevant legislation and advising where necessary
  • Act as a positive role model for colleagues

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven experience within a previous sustainability, ESG role
  • Experience in managing projects which deliver against strategic objectives
  • The ability to take a logical and measured approach to complex issues
  • A good understanding of Environmental, Social and Governance related standards and frameworks, including; Green House Gases (GHG) Protocol, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Knowledge of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  • Understanding of corporate sustainability reporting regulations
  • Familiar with corporate net-zero programmes and net-zero strategy
  • The ability to communicate confidently and concisely to all levels within the business 

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • Hybrid working
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

About Us:

At The Works we believe in giving everyone the opportunity to learn, be inspired and have fun. This applies to our customers and people

Our customers love us as we are a unique place to get inspiration on new books to read, get crafty or to learn and play with their families

A common theme from our people when asked why they love working in our business, is that it's like having a second family at work and you can't find our culture anywhere else - nice right? Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. Plus, there’s something new which upskills our teams to stay engaged, motivated and grow as professionals

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