Sustainability Project Manager

£41,378 per annum
27 Apr 2022
24 May 2022
Full Time
Housing association / RP

What you'll do

We are looking for a strong Project Manager with excellent knowledge and passion in sustainability. This new and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dedicated Sustainability Team as a Sustainability Project Manager.

In this exciting new role, you will:

  • Drive forward sustainability, energy and environmental projects in support of the delivery of Optivo’s Sustainability Strategy.
  • Build relationships and partnership ways of working internally and externally in the delivery of sustainability projects and initiatives that promote resource efficiency.
  • Identify and manage funding opportunities for innovative project development in sustainability, energy and environmental resource efficiency.
  • Advise the rest of the business on sustainability, energy and environmental considerations.

The role is being offered on a permanent contract, working 36 hours per week which will include hybrid working.

What you’ll need

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of sustainability, including low carbon, energy efficient services and products, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, resource management, sustainable development and transport, biodiversity and sustainable procurement
  • A proven track record of delivering sustainability, energy and environmental projects, from funding bids to project delivery
  • A relevant academic qualification (relevant recognised degree standard qualification in a relevant environmental science) or equivalent work-based experience.
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiation skills, persuasive and diplomatic while remaining independent.
  • Ability to build effective, positive relationships with stakeholders (internal and external) and be an active member of different teams.
  • Ability to innovate by conceiving and/or implementing new projects which make improvements to existing services.

Closing date for applications: 26th May 2022 at 23:59

Please note that we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date so it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible.

What's in it for you

  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Eyecare & dental
  • Birthday leave
  • Retailers discounts
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy & sell annual leave
  • Season ticket loan
  • In-house academy & career development
  • Flexible working

Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.