Sustainability Coordinator

Group Support Centre
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
26 Apr 2021
What you'll be doing?
Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR,Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function – Barratt Partnerships.
While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don’t: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You’ll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.

Our aim at Barratt is to be the leading national sustainable housebuilder. We want to be a key contributor to the nation’s drive to be net zero and the global ambition to achieve the UN sustainable development goals. We are continuously improving our activities to ensure we achieve the highest standards of environmental performance whilst increasing our positive social impact, and we believe this is critical to the long term success of our business.

The Corporate Sustainability team promote the sustainability of our business by providing insight and connecting teams so we that can drive those environmental and social aims that make will a difference at the national level and to future generations.

We scan the horizon internally and externally, utilising world class expertise to provide the right solutions, with the aim of bringing teams together and driving the delivery of priorities. Collaboration and cooperation is central to how we work.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Sustainability you will support the delivery of the sustainability strategy by developing, implementing, monitoring and measuring a comprehensive programme of initiatives. In order to deliver on this remit, you will be proactive in engaging with internal stakeholders in all function groups and divisions, as well as external providers and technical experts.

You will be expected to:

  • Autonomously coordinate sustainability projects and initiatives by working with Divisional teams and Group functions, ensuring the outcomes are aligned with our business aims and commitments. Be proactive in pursuing sustainability initiatives by continually driving engagement with various teams through collaboration.
  • End to end project management and co-ordination of data, case studies, or other material for sustainability disclosures or public information.
  • Support the completion of projects, reporting indices, internal and external reporting and communications related to the sustainability strategy and framework through accurate and timely co-ordination, as well as contributing to the implementation of key projects as required.
  • Proactive and timely review and co-ordination of information for all sustainability reporting, including for annual reports, indices and benchmarks, comfortably meeting deadlines and ensuring the content is to a high standard.
  • Contribute to the external assurance process for Sustainability KPIs.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders internally and externally (such as such as Divisional teams, group functions, consultants and contractors) to seek and manage inputs, using these to ensure high quality and cohesive outcomes for all initiatives.
  • Share knowledge and expertise with the team and the rest of the business through meetings, presentations, webinars and seminars. Produce training materials for colleagues to embed new processes and ways of working.
  • Work with external teams to develop the strategy for discrete projects, and develop and deliver the project plan to embed this within the business.
  • Support the Head of Corporate Sustainability by providing research, analysis and insights, as well as co-ordination of the framework as required.
What you'll need?

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be an organised and effective project manager.
  • Have the ability to work proactively and autonomously.
  • Be an excellent communicator, able to work with all levels of the organisation including senior stakeholders.
  • Be able to build strong relationships with stakeholders so as to develop an effective network of advocates for the sustainability programme.
  • Be a collaborative worker, open minded and able to listen to other points of view.
  • Identify risks and opportunities and contribute effectively to the sustainability aims of the organisation.
  • Demonstrate professional curiosity and be able to think creatively, questioning conventional practices and ways of working.
  • Demonstrate a deep interest in scanning the external horizon for best practice and be able present this to back to the business effectively.
  • Be passionate about creating a sustainable future for the business, understanding the impact this role will have on the UK sustainability agenda and therefore the global sustainable development goals.
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic,can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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