Sustainability Manager

£66,656 yearly
  • Mears Group
  • Welwyn Garden City, UK
  • 18 Nov, 2020
Full time Management Strategy-Planning

Job Description

Sustainability Manager

Upto £66,656 - Full Time – Permanent – Homebased (Remote)


The Role  

As a business, Mears has made progress in meeting the sustainability and carbon neutral agenda. However, we recognise that there is much more we need to do and there is further progress to be made in terms of our capability to design, deliver and manage carbon related solutions for us as an organisation and to provide specialist support for our clients.


In order to address this, we are looking to develop the capacity within our business to develop our strategy and approach to enable us to take the required actions. Reporting to the Head of Sustainability & Improvement, we are looking for an innovative self-starter who can develop and steer the following initial priorities:

  • Sustainability & Carbon Neutral Strategy and delivery plan
  • Products/services we can develop and deliver to existing and prospective clients to assist them deliver their sustainability and carbon neutral aspirations


The initial focus will be to review our current approach as an organisation and existing capability in delivering services to clients in order to create a clear Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Strategy and delivery plan.


This is an exciting opportunity to develop the role and be at the forefront of building our capability and a team to meet the needs of the business and our clients now and in the future. You will be able to influence the future sustainability approach of both Mears as an organisation and how we provide support to our wide network of clients across the UK.


Who are we?

Mears is one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers to both the public and private sector, with over 6,500 employees, working with clients to help develop, fund and implement their placemaking ambitions.


Our business is founded in local communities where we deliver the highest standards of care to people, their homes and their environment. We strongly believe in the benefits of combining housing and care approaches, to give the best possible service and to help tackle the deep-rooted challenges to the NHS and Social Care.


Through long-term, sustainable partnerships we deliver high quality, value-for-money services to meet our customers’ needs. We achieve this through a culture which values people, promotes innovation and encourages continuous improvement. This helps us to grow a successful and profitable business, which is highly valued by our customers, employees and shareholders.


Required Experience:

  • Proven track record delivering sustainability/carbon neutral related initiatives and projects to affect change
  • People focussed and passionate about changing cultures and behaviours
  • Solutions oriented with the ability to identify customer needs
  • Experience working with internal and external partners to deliver projects and initiatives
  • Ideally, experience in local government and social housing environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sustainability related qualification
  • Ability to influence, persuade and negotiate to achieve positive outcomes internally and externally with clients and partners


Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive basic salary – Upto £66,656
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Sharesave - a simple way of saving money direct from your salary for 3 years, in order to buy Mears Group PLC (Mears) shares at a price that is fixed and discounted at the outset.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff perks with Mears Rewards - discounts of up to 10% on coffee, weekly groceries, holidays, the list is endless.
  • Be part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Volunteering Leave - Mears supports employees to undertake volunteering in the community, in support of our social value commitment.
  • Maternity and paternity packages to make sure you get to spend time with your loved ones!
  • Use and access to the latest technology


For further information or a full job description please contact Jake Talbot in the Mears Group recruitment team, otherwise, if you feel you have skills and experience needed, please apply and we will review your application and be in touch to discuss further.