Sustainability Consultant – Manager – Financial Services

We are looking for new team members who want to join a mission to make sustainability more than a word, by inspiring, challenging, understanding and empowering the clients we work with.   

We believe that sustainable business has a positive impact on our environment, society and economy - it is ambitious for all its stakeholders. Sustainable business is resilient, innovative and embraces change; and change must happen as what we do today will not be enough for tomorrow - every business must be sustainable. Our mission is to make sustainability more than a word

Avieco is a market-leading independent sustainability team based in London. We work with great organisations that value our input and expertise – they include Google, Lloyds of London, the UK government, the European Investment Bank, Seasalt, Croda, Johnson Matthey, Royal Mail and many, many others.

We are hard-working and collaborative sustainability champions from diverse backgrounds. Together we take on each client’s sustainability challenge as if it were our own.

We have recently been acquired by Accenture, a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. The acquisition will strengthen the Accenture Sustainability Value Promise to embed sustainability into everything the company does to create business value and sustainable impact for everyone it serves. Find out more here 

Sustainability can be tough – if it were easy, then our economies and societies would already be sustainable. To help our clients, each of us must dig in and get to the bottom of the challenge before working out the best way forward. Every day means tackling and solving new problems, crunching the numbers, and working with our clients to understand what’s really going on.

We are a team, an ambitious, dynamic, positive team. We succeed through deliberate, conscious, active collaboration and through a diversity of skills, expertise, opinion and background. We know that the best solutions are brave and inspiring – that they can come from anyone, and that everyone’s contribution can progress, develop and grow.

  • Purpose – your work matters, the team’s work matters. We have a mission that matters every day - we are here to make a better world. We want you to do the same. We want to be commercially successful doing that and we want you to share that success – you will know how well we are doing
  • Autonomy – you collaborate in dynamic teams to get the work done. You are mentored and guided to choose the right way to work for you. You have time to develop your thing. You know your goals and your responsibilities, and you know those of your team-mates.
  • Mastery - you work in the learning zone – not too easy, not too hard, just right. You get feedback, guidance and support. You actively collaborate to build and share skills and expertise, you work with experts, you share your knowledge and skills and follow your career journey

We are looking for new team members who want to join a mission to make sustainability more than a word, by inspiring, challenging, understanding and empowering the clients we work with.   

We want people that are prepared to grab hold of our clients’ energy, waste, reporting, supply chain, plastics, renewables, transport and social challenges, and help shape workable solutions.  

  • We are looking for people who can embody our values - we only succeed when:  
  • We take on our clients’ sustainability challenges as if they were our own  
  • Our business is sustainable  
  • We are as diverse as the communities and issues in which we work  
  • We nurture and support the development of everyone in the team  
  • We truly collaborate inside and outside the business  
  • We raise the bar – we dare, we challenge, we expect the best from each other  

There is no limit to what you can get involved with as part of our growing team. An open mind, a keen interest to learn and a drive to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our generation is essential. We expect everyone at Avieco to progress and promotion is an important part of life here. If you are self-motivated, like a challenge, want to make a difference, take pride in delivering high-quality work and thrive in a collaborative environment - you’ll fit in just fine!

At Avieco, diversity and inclusion are more than a mission to make people feel valued and included – it’s what makes us great at what we do. We take pride in encouraging people from all walks of life to come as they are, not only because it’s the right thing to do but because we fully believe that it allows us to better understand each other, better understand our clients and better solve sustainability challenges. We strongly encourage applications from all sectors of society and particularly those that are underrepresented in our team. 

About the role

We need new, experienced, sustainability consultants to join the team.  

We are looking for bright, ambitious people to deliver our projects and deepen our service offering whilst supporting the management and development of the current team. There is a huge potential to grow and shape the role as you get your feet under the table.   

The key objectives are:  

  • Collaborate directly with clients – engage with clients to understand their sustainability challenges, work with their different internal departments to collect data and quantify those challenges, and present back key findings 
  • Make sense of the data – analyse environmental data to help clients understand their current performance and material impact areas across key sustainability areas, such as carbon, water and waste 
  • Solutions, roadmaps, plans, research – deliver tangible deliverables for clients that help them solve, plan and undertake tangible steps on their sustainability journey 
  • Share your insights – develop your expertise and experience, tell the world what you think through marketing materials, articles and case studies 
  • Manage and develop client accounts – maintain our existing client relationships and grow new ones  
  • Manage and develop our fantastic team – support the day-to-day management of the team which will include reviewing work, managing work plans, reviews and training.  

Essential skills 

  • Project management – able to organise and run projects with multiple resources, to time and budget 
  • Commercial mindset – likes to spot opportunities to develop our proposition 
  • Numerate, analytical and a problem solver – at ease with qualitative and quantitative analysis and adept at working through problems 
  • A great communicator – with impact at all levels, in writing, verbally and in presentations 
  • Personal organisation – gets going quickly, executes tasks independently through great time management and prioritisation on a day to day basis 
  • High work standards – with strong attention to detail 
  • Flexible team player – adaptive and collaborative 
  • Proficient in Office applications – including Word, Teams, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Personal passion for Sustainability passionate about sustainability, our work and the difference we are trying to make  

Desirable skills 

  • Sustainability experience – sustainability experience in a consultancy or equivalent in-house role 
  • Team management – experience of managing and supporting team members 
  • Stakeholder engagement – experience of developing and facilitating workshops and/or communication events. Comfortable working with, and influencing, external stakeholders 
  • Financial Services experience – Appreciation of market participants and competing stakeholder pressures within the market  
  • Sustainable finance – Experience or understanding gained through banking, insurance or wealth and asset management 

 

The Offer

  • £46,000 to £65,000 depending on skills/experience plus  
  • A career journey and personal development plan  
  • A mentor and regular personal development planning 
  • Personal training budget 
  • Pension plan 
  • Smartphone and laptop 
  • Great office in central London 
  • 25 holiday days 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Regular socials 

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining what you can bring to this role, why this is a good next step in your career, and how you meet the skills and experience sought along with a CV detailing your relevant experience.

Applications without a CV and cover letter will not be reviewed.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject title “Sustainability Manager – FS” application”. Please note CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis, giving preference to early applicants.

Suitable candidates will be invited to an initial phone interview. If successful this will be followed by an online video interview for which you will need to prepare and deliver a 10-minute presentation, answer questions, undertake a basic numeracy test and meet the team.

The positions are intended to commence as soon as possible.

For more information about our team at Avieco and the clients we work with see: www.avieco.com

sustain-ability.
more than a word.

We get that change is not easy. But we must be brave, challenge old ways, set new habits, embrace new thinking.