Creating precision-engineered buildings, we believe that our people are the key to exploring greater possibilities across our industry, thinking beyond products, to solutions and beyond customers, to the people and societies they serve.
With more than 60 years of expertise, decades of growth and a business that has more than doubled since 2012, Portakabin profitability is strong in both the UK and Europe and our future ambition is to continue this compelling track record of growth.
We put our people at the heart of everything we do, and you will experience job security and development opportunities that are rare in the current climate, so why not join us, and be a part of our continuing growth and success?
About the Opportunity
We have a proud legacy of innovating in modular building, and we are using this creativity to focus on our sustainability. Do you want to join a business that is committed to reducing its impact on the environment?
If you are a motivated and passionate leader that has a proven record of establishing and delivering sustainability strategy, programmes and targets, we’d really like to talk to you. We’re looking for an enthusiastic Head of Sustainability to lead the development and implementation of the company's sustainability strategy and initiatives. This role will require a strong understanding of sustainability principles and best practices in the construction industry, as well as the ability to develop and execute on a vision for sustainability within the company.
Create, implement and evolve the sustainability vision and strategy
Act as the senior subject matter expert on sustainability, natural and social capital, circularity, climate change and carbon emissions
Set strategic sustainability roadmaps and policies using data to develop short, medium and long-term targets. Manage the performance of all sustainability workstreams
Work with key internal stakeholders to embed sustainability and empower the business to take a proactive approach to sustainability
Oversee the development, collation and delivery of internal and external sustainability reporting including annual sustainability reports
Monitor emerging global trends in sustainability, innovation and regulation and develop strategies to maximise opportunities and minimise risk
To devise innovative ways to incorporate sustainability into regular operations, determining how to reduce the organisation’s environmental impact while maintaining our business’s ability to provide the highest quality products / services and grow profitability
Oversee implementation of a robust certification process ensuring rigorous transparency and compliance
Contribute to the development of circularity from concept (design) to end-of-life
Recruit and manage a team of technical and subject matter experts who collaborate across functions to progress sustainability initiatives. Support with the development of team members; coaching and fostering a passionate, inquisitive, and engaged workforce. Manage and coordinate training and induction programmes
Manage sustainability investment department budget
Role based: York, YO32 (plus flexible working)
Contract type: Permanent
Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
Benefits & Opportunities
Option to buy 5 days of annual leave
Family Private Medical Insurance
A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services
Employee Assistance Program
A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day
Fully funded professional qualifications and membership
Employee Benefits Platform
Cycle to Work Scheme
There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!
Our Ideal Candidate
A knowledgeable and passionate leader with a proven record of delivering sustainability strategy. Previous experience and a good understanding of a wide range of sustainability / ESG topics.
The successful candidate must have key leadership skills such as stakeholder management, excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to build effective partnerships with external organisations.
Ideally, they would be educated to degree level with a sustainability-based BA or MBA.
It would be valuable but not essential, if the successful candidate also has experience of the following;
Knowledge of B Corp assessment and certification
Experience in using environmental and ESG reporting platforms, frameworks and environmental systems
Experience of working in a FTSE 250 international organisation
Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.
We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.
If you’d like to discuss the role please contact heather.christmas@portakabin.
Real the full Role Profile here: Head of Sustainability