We are recruiting for a Group Sustainability Manager to join our Group Sustainability team, reporting to the Group Sustainability Director.

This will be a highly varied role with interaction across all group functions and operating businesses, and a range of external stakeholders. The role will require some travel across the Persimmon businesses and can be more home based, and ideally within easy reach of one our Midlands regional offices. This role is at mid-management level, and we would expect candidates to have relevant experience, with a background in sustainability from similar sector organisations or consultancy.

The role will include:

  • Supporting the Group Sustainability Director in managing and developing the Group’s social and environmental performance and deployment of the sustainability strategy and contribute to the future strategic direction.
  • Sustainability data collection, analysis and reporting, and managing the external data assurance requirements for carbon and increasingly other non-financial metrics.
  • Supporting the completion of a range of ESG reporting indices (including CDP, MSCI).
  • Assisting in the reporting of sustainability performance throughout the Group, liaising with all relevant stakeholders and preparing reports for Executive committees.
  • Supporting on delivery of the Group’s net zero carbon transition plans, and reporting to TCFD.
  • Engaging in sustainability and R&D projects to improve performance, working cross functionally across the business.
  • Supporting in the development and delivery of sustainability training and engagement, working closely with key internal departments to ensure an integrated approach.
  • Developing internal and external sustainability communications, creating case studies and messages for marketing, external affairs teams, to ensure our approach promotes sustainability and corporate responsibility.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement across all areas of sustainability and tracking external trends and undertaking benchmarking.

What we need from you?

  • Proven experience in sustainability matters relevant to the home building or construction sector, or transferrable skillset.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of key sustainability issues and trends affecting the sector.
  • High degree of experience in sustainability data collection, management and reporting, with excellent writing skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with reporting to external surveys, eg CDP etc
  • Experience of net zero carbon and transition pathways desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, and presentation skills with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences.
  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Ability to work with high productivity from a home base, and willing to travel across the UK (on a limited basis).

We are also interested in candidates who have additional specialisms in sustainability data management and systems or sustainability communications.

What’s in it for you?

Salary and benefits package

  • Competitive Salary (DOE)
  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus
  • Health Care

Sustainability is an integral part of the business with good progress being made, and this role offers the opportunity to help shape and drive forwards our future.

Persimmon has a Hybrid Working Policy for core roles in the business allowing staff to apply for home working up to 2/3 days per week.

When you join us, the future is yours to explore. You can realise your full potential through industry-leading training and clearly signposted career paths. Persimmon is where hard graft and team spirit means real variety, satisfaction and rewards. A place where you can be at your best, and even go beyond what you thought you were capable of. If this sounds like the place for you, apply today and start Building Your New Possible.

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No Agencies please – Persimmon will not accept speculative CVs as a means of introduction

Persimmon is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

If you have any questions about the job or application process please contact us at talentacquisition@persimmonhomes.com