Managing Consultant (Social Sustainability)

Salary: TBC
Location: Home based with ability to travel to St Neots, Cambridgeshire and customer locations

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.
Are you up to the challenge?

Here at Energise it’s not just a job, it’s a commitment to a more sustainable way of living. We are flexible, hardworking and not afraid to push boundaries. Our employees are encouraged to become the best they can be.

We are a Net Zero and sustainability consultancy with a track record of delivering energy and carbon management for corporates, public and third sector organisations, SMEs and individuals and supporting them on every step of their sustainability journey.

We are looking to expand our team and are seeking to employ someone who can not only do ‘The Job’ but questions it and then seeks to improve it.

We are currently seeking a passionate, positive Managing Consultant to join our growing team.

The Role

ESG is steadily climbing up the Boardroom agenda for large organisations and we are forecasting significant growth over the next few years. In order to provide a holistic sustainability offering to our customers, we are expanding our services across to the social elements of ESG, with an initial focus on diversity & inclusion and social value, expanding to wellbeing, coaching/mentoring, corporate culture and employment law as the team (pod) expands. This role is an opportunity for a passionate individual to set up and scale a team of consultants to influence the board room agenda in relation to people. As Managing Consultant (Social Sustainability), you will develop the services and team that have the ability to impact a wide range of organisations keen to widen the focus of their sustainability agenda.

To achieve success in the role you will need to be pragmatic in your approach to solutions, have excellent communication, listening and influencing skills, as well as the ability to inspire trust, be decisive, organise multiple consecutive work projects and think strategically as well as tactically.

As part of this role, and with the support of your team, you will be asked to:

In relation to service expansion:

  • Deliver the services designed to address board and operational level issues around diversity, inclusion, culture and ethics
  • Identify and co-create service offerings that will have the greatest impact on our customers’ progression towards social sustainability in conjunction with our service design team
  • Working with the marketing team, create content that captures the imagination of executives considering expanding the impact of their operation
  • Support the commercial team in setting up the materials needed to inspire potential customers to work with us on Social Sustainability matters
  • With the support of the commercial team, liaise with potential customers to explain the benefits of addressing Social Sustainability matters to support their wider sustainability goals
  • Recruit excellent consultants to support you in the delivery of customer work as the opportunities develop

In relation to service delivery:

  • Deliver the services designed to address board and operational level issues around diversity, inclusion, culture and ethics
  • Continually monitor service and project success, listening to our customers for feedback and tweaking the service design as necessary to achieve maximum benefits for our customer
  • Working with the Service Delivery team, set objectives that ensure we provide an excellent service against the agreed project plans
  • Review your pod’s progress against customer/project objectives and keep your pod members focused on maximising impact in line with agreed objectives
  • Oversee the output of your team to meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Present your team’s outputs to our customers in a way that tells a story to inspire them to continue on to greater action
  • Work with other Heads of, ADs, Managing Consultants, and others as appropriate, to ensure a coordinated and coherent delivery of cross-pod services.

In relation to customer service:

  • Support your pod members to identify opportunities for increasing the impact we can have for our customers’ organisations, contributing to our growth targets
  • Contribute to account plans to ensure that customer relationship managers have a full picture of the relationship with our customers across all service areas
  • Working with the customer relationship managers, ensure all customer relationships are nurtured and valued

In relation to pod/line management:

  • Line manage the members of your pod to support them in developing into independent and competent consultants who inspire trust in our customers and other members of the team
  • Set ambitious development goals and map development pathways for the members of your pod
  • Work with the Principal Consultant in your pod to ensure that consultants have an adequate technical training plan to meet our service delivery needs
  • Monitor resource requirements for your pod based on recurring and forecast revenue, ensuring that you have adequate resource and capacity to achieve project/customer objectives
  • Participate in recruiting additional pod members as the pod grows

In relation to our culture:

  • Champion a culture of excellence, in technical delivery, communication and leadership
  • Model excellent customer service, always encouraging others to look for opportunities to wow our customers
  • Actively listen to customers and members of the team, to build trust and develop relationships
  • Demonstrate a positive, ‘can do’ approach to problem solving
  • Encourage team building and peer-support

Experience, Qualifications and Characteristics

Required

  • Significant experience working in the D&I, Culture and/or ethics fields
  • Experience of achieving B Corp status
  • Leadership experience and experience of influencing senior stakeholders
  • Line management experience
  • Project and resource management experience
  • A vision for creating a high-impact team to support organisations to expand their social agendas
  • Passionate about excellence
  • Experience of working in a fast-growth environment
  • Able to deal constructively with challenges, maintaining a professional and positive manner
  • Positive approach to problem solving, thinking creatively to identify the best solution

Desirable

  • An understanding of Sustainability/Net Zero
  • Environmental or employment law background
  • Consultancy experience

Package

  • Salary TBC (dependent on experience)
  • Pension Scheme (matched 5% contribution)
  • Unlimited holidays (minimum of 28 per year and 5 per quarter)
  • Bonus scheme up to 5% of basic salary (employee and company-performance related)
  • Additional benefits information is available on our Careers page

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