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Sustainability Manager

Application Reference Number: 0191
Function: Sustainability
Location: Farnham Royal, Slough
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 12/03/2021
Job Purposed: Berkeley Oxford and Chiltern is a Division of The Berkeley Group, a developer of residential-led, mixed-use schemes, with a history of creating successful, sustainable places.Berkeley builds homes and neighbourhoods in its core market of London and the South where its knowledge, experience and proven track record, with over thirty years of experience in this market, give it an unrivalled ability to deliver new homes and communities. We believe we should make a vital contribution to the landscape, to the communities we help create, and to the environment as a whole. We aim to achieve this through our commitment to excellence in design, sustainability, and addressing the needs of our customers and their neighbours. The plan for the business, Our Vision, sets out our approach. Current developments within Berkeley Oxford and Chiltern include Taplow, Woodhurst Park and The Brackens, Ascot to name a few examples.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Adopting a proactive approach to improving performance by engaging with the management team and all staff
  • Developing new ways of driving sustainability performance through the operating company and leading on initiatives within projects
  • Keeping up-to-date with the sustainability agenda, new legislation and best practice guidelines and understanding how they may affect the company. This may include developing local approaches
  • Preparing reports and attending meetings with management to discuss sustainability performance
  • Working with project teams throughout the whole development process from land buying to design, the purchase of goods and services and build, through to sales and customer service to implement sustainability initiatives and innovative approaches
  • Raising awareness of sustainability and the Group's Our Vision framework via both formal and informal training of staff
  • Undertaking frequent visits to construction sites to assess compliance with the in-house environmental management system and making recommendations for improvement
  • Assisting in the accurate collation, analysis and reporting of data (such as waste volumes and utility use) to enable the assessment of performance against sustainability targets
  • Preparing guidance to assist project teams in managing sustainability
  • Working as part of the Group's Sustainability Committee to drive good practice and implement commitments
  • Compiling written reports on sustainability performance 

Technical Competencies: 

  • Degree in a relevant subject
  • Several years of experience in an operational sustainability role, preferably within the built environment

Person Specification:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Confidence in influencing and working with people at all levels in an organisation
  • The ability to motivate people to change their behaviour
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Good knowledge of sustainability issues, preferably within the construction/house building industry
  • A broad view of sustainability, focusing not only on environmental issues, but also the relative importance of social and economic impacts of our activities 

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

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