Join the BB team: we are looking for a Sustainability Manager

  • Date Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Better Bankside is seeking an exceptional individual to be our Sustainability Manager

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a passionate and persuasive environmentally conscious person to shape and deliver Better Bankside’s Environmental Action Plan through thoughtful, engaging, responsive and effective projects and services, that ensure that Bankside becomes Central London’s most sustainable neighbourhood.

You will be the lead for environmental sustainability initiatives for Better Bankside, developing and delivering key projects and services to address projects within our Environmental Action Plan, working collaboratively with Better Bankside colleagues, businesses and stakeholders, to ensure that environmental sustainability runs through the core of everything we do.

The Plan aims to promote cycling and active travel, pioneer the use of green logistics, reduce the waste produced by local businesses and workers, improve re-use and commercial recycling rates, and develop and promote circular economy products made from locally-collected and recycled business waste, and reduce the carbon produced by the energy demands our local member businesses, a pilot of the Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge programme.

As the Sustainability Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of a wide range of innovative and forward-thinking initiatives as part of Better Bankside’s Environmental Action Plan and strategic pillar “Energising Climate Action”  These will include, but are not limited to, promoting sustainable travel, transport and mobility, the reduction of waste, energy efficiency of premises, local energy generation, carbon reduction, and supporting the work of Greener Spaces projects.

You will be joining a highly collaborative team who are passionate about assisting Bankside’s business community in their journey to a net zero carbon future.

The role reports to the Director of Place and will work closely with the Bankside Urban Forest Manager, who develops and implements improvements to Bankside’s Public Realm.

The role provides a fantastic opportunity to work across the organisation and with notable businesses and institutions such as Borough Market, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe, to assist in their transition to a sustainable future.

Better Bankside operates on a flexitime basis with mandatory core hours of 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, with additional hours, evening and weekend work expected in accordance with the requirements of the post. Due to the nature of our work, a minimum of three days per week will be based in the office with up to two days working from home.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Jamie Eagles, Director of Place on to arrange a suitable time for a conversation.

Better Bankside is an equal opportunities employer and a passionate supporter of the London Living Wage, we actively support this within our organisation, through our projects and services, and with our member businesses.

As part of our commitment of being a more inclusive and diverse organisation, we’ve taken the decision to use blind recruitment for this role and as such, we’d like applicants to apply by using the platform Applied.


Closing date: 20 June 2022 at 1pm