Sustainability Consultant London, United Kingdom

Action Sustainability drives real, sustainable change with its clients. We are looking for an experienced sustainability professional with a passion for delivering real sustainable change and making a difference.

  • Do you have a track record of managing and delivering complex projects for clients and embedding sustainability principles and best practice into those projects?
  • Do you enjoy stakeholder engagement as part of effecting change?
  • Can you see the bigger picture whilst maintaining an eye for the detail?

The successful candidate will be a seasoned sustainability professional with strong organisational skills, a self-starter who is results driven and has the ability to provide expert professional advice and engage and influence stakeholders to drive change. If you share our passion for more sustainable business and enabling change, then this role could be for you.

Who we are

Action Sustainability is a leading consultancy with the aim of inspiring sustainable business. Our team comprises 30 full and part time employees and associates.  Notable successes include:

Many of our clients are sector leaders on sustainability and supply chain issues and we are proud of our reputation for leading the thinking in this area. They include manufacturing, technology, infrastructure, FMCG, government, healthcare and construction.

Action Sustainability is an accredited Living Wage employer. We are committed to maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace culture and welcome applications from all people with relevant skills, knowledge and experience, including those from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. We have made a pledge to be net zero.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To manage projects, deliver technical outputs to quality, time and budget resulting in client satisfaction and securing follow-on work.
  • To support the Lead Consultants in identifying opportunities, submitting proposals and winning new work.
  • To work effectively with the business’ other services in the Supply Chain Sustainability School and Sustainability Tool to deliver combined services to clients, partners and members of the School
  • To develop and deliver training materials that will improve the knowledge and competence of those receiving the training.
  • To engage senior sustainability and supply chain directors and stakeholders from a variety of sectors to identify new commercial opportunities.
  • To manage and run Working Groups in the School, co-developing the plan of activities with them to implement sustainable outcomes
  • To speak at conferences about the outcomes you have delivered.

Skills, knowledge and experience:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working as a sustainability professional with a demonstrable track record over several years of delivering high quality projects with tangible sustainability outcomes.
  • A high level of knowledge and skills in at least one sustainability area, such as climate and carbon, resource efficiency, social value, or modern slavery/ethical labour standards (not an exhaustive list).
  • Experience of working in the built environment sector is ideal, but not essential
  • A clear understanding of the sustainability demands and interactions between clients, contractors, budget holders, designers and organisations in the supply chain.
  • An ability to understand and clearly articulate a client’s business needs and aims.
  • A track record of managing and influencing multiple stakeholders with a proven ability to build trust and relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of delivering training on sustainability and facilitating interactive workshops with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Managing a diverse portfolio of projects simultaneously, including winning work
  • Proactive approach – a “can do” attitude and ability to make things happen.
  • Demonstrable oral, written and numerical skills
  • Willingness to work in dynamic, flexible environment within a small but highly influential business.

Reporting to:

  • Lead Consultant


  • Degree or equivalent industry experience
  • IEMA or equivalent

Terms and conditions:

  • Salary:  £40 – 45k, dependent on experience
  • Holidays: 25 days plus 8 statutory holidays plus 1 day for birthday
  • Other benefits: 8% contribution to pension
  • Location: The role will be based in our London office, Angel, but flexible working can be included as part of the role
  • Development: We offer the opportunity to grow in this award-winning consultancy with the support of leading experts and innovative practices

Start date of advertisement: 04 February 2021

End date of advertisement: 04 March 2021

Anticipated Job Start: 19 April 2021

To apply, please submit your application here.