Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Group Environmental and Sustainability Lead
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group of Companies has a turnover of £2.6bn and over 6,300 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures..
Marshall is a unique private company committed to making a difference through providing support and services to its growing customer base. At its core, Marshall is determined to develop and deliver long-term value whilst also noticeably contributing to making Cambridge a better place.
We will remain steadfast to our Values in all circumstances, whatever the short-term cost. Our Values go to the heart of our company and our success.
Group Environmental and Sustainability Lead Job Description
The Board of the Marshall Group has recently agreed a far reaching environmental and sustainability strategy and defined its ambition over the next decade. To this end the Group is looking for an environmental and sustainability project lead to deliver and embed the strategy throughout the Group.
Reporting into the Group Company Secretary, frequent progress reports and analyses will be required, including to the Board, as well as producing the narrative for the Annual Report. The role is flexible as to whether it is permanent or fixed term, and whether full or part time.
Priorities will include further enhancement to become climate resilient, with reduced emissions and effective climate change risk management; focus on a healthy environment to ensure that our employees and our (and our supply chain) surroundings can thrive, together with sustainable procurement for goods and services; and sustainable design and innovation to ensure that that our business is resilient to changing customer commitments and demands.
The initial phase will focus on setting the groundwork that will help Marshall build long term sustainability within its businesses. This stage will establish the governance structure and define its remit, understand and analyse the risks and opportunities and define the metrics and targets to measure progress. This will include the development of dashboarding tools that would be beneficial to Marshall’s management of environmental performance.
Phase two will focus on putting in place the key drivers for success, through engaging and motivating business leaders, identifying the data requirements to track progress, launching the ambitions to the workforce and building out a sustainability reporting plan to launch Marshall’s ambitions publicly.
Phase three will focus on cementing sustainability for the long term by providing sustainability support to the business leaders and defining and implementing the training and resources required, based on the environmental risks and opportunities identified through phases one and two.
There will be a requirement to spend some time working on site and some remotely.
We are looking for an experienced and highly effective lead that can work autonomously across a matrix business. You will have proven experience of influencing and leading on this kind of project and be able to demonstrate the following:
The ability to balance your commitment to the environment with the need to be corporate and business minded.
Knowledge of environmental issues, but also technological solutions, and relevant environmental legislation, policy and guidance
Excellent communication skills to rationally explain, explore and discuss environmental issues.
persuasive skills to navigate resistance to change and influence people to accept change.
Confidence to present information to various stakeholders and to lead workshops.
Flexibility to work under pressure, responding to changing legislation and project demand.
Project management, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Excellent numeracy and literacy skills for analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data, carrying out research, writing reports and making recommendations.
Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations…… click apply for full job details
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