As a Head of Sustainability, you will be based in our Warwick office (3 days a week, 2 days remote), you’ll be responsible for:

  • Develop & implement a group sustainability framework and approach to drive sustainability improvements across the Wolseley group, creating KPIs and a roadmap to achieve measurable improvements.
  • Line management of an individual, ability to support and guide them
  • Maintain a company-wide environmental management systems in accordance with the requirements of ISO14001 including training and sample auditing.
  • Report on sustainability strategy, metrics and progress to internal & external stakeholders including under CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) and CfD (Climate related Financial Disclosure) reporting frameworks.
  • Undertake and maintain a Double Materiality Assessment programme to inform the group sustainability strategy.
  • Collect and track environmental data for performance monitoring and inclusion in the annual report, managing the relationship with third party data providers.
  • Support, influence and engage sustainability working group leads and Business Unit leads in delivering against agreed sustainability improvement plans and lead the working group for waste management/reduction.



And here’s what we’d like you to have:

  • Sustainability experience in a PLC business or large organisation, ideally with environmentalist background previously
  • Understanding of reporting requirements within CSRD & CfD reporting frameworks
  • Understanding of emerging trends, themes and focuses within the sustainability sphere and how they relate / impact the organisation.
  • Ability to engage and influence internal external stakeholders, including leadership and other specialist departments.
  • Passionate about sustainability, articulate and confident presenting, strong leadership and programme management skills.



Also, did we mention? In addition to the competitive salary, there are also benefits on tap – including annual leave (increasing with length of service), private medical insurance, car allowance, a generous pension scheme (matched up to 9%), potential to earn bonuses, free parking, onsite canteen and access to a great range of online and high street discounts.

We also promote positive health and wellbeing by offering free access to healthcare, our popular YuLife app, our Cycle to Work scheme and more!


About us

The Wolseley Group is a leading plumbing, heating, cooling and infrastructure trade specialist merchant, which employs over c.5,500 people across the UK and Ireland, spanning 10 brands.

Through our offices in Warwick and Ripon, our three distribution centres and our network of over 550 branches, our people work together to provide exceptional service to our customers every day.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having an organisation that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities, where everyone is treated with Fairness & Respect.