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R&D Environmental and Sustainability Manger

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

  • Engage with the client’s centre of excellence (CoE) to deliver sustainability initiatives to reduce total waste, water, and energy. 

  • Engage with the client’s centre of excellence to deliver sustainability initiatives to increase waste circularity.  

  • Ensure site compliance with environmental laws, and company/client standards. 

  • Undertake environmental audits on site.  

  • Report on environmental compliance and progress of sustainability objectives.   

  • Act as site subject matter expert for sustainability.     

  • Investigate any environmental incidents on site. 

  • Provide subject matter expertise to Sodexo and Client teams on site.  

  • Engage with Sodexo SME support to provide client with best practice in sustainability field


Role Responsibility

  • Develop and share long term sustainability strategy to support Sodexo and Client objectives.   

  • Drive the sustainability agenda with the site operational teams 

  • Develop and deliver a positive working culture that facilitates the generation on sustainability innovations.  

  • Work with site teams to develop pipeline of sustainability initiatives for delivery on site. 

  • Analyse, assess impact and develop sustainability proposals  

  • Ensure Sodexo is delivering the clients sustainability objectives  

  • Ensure all site waste contacts are supporting client sustainability objectives and providing value for money.    

  • Project Manage the rollout of sustainability initiatives  

  • Share innovation successes with other Sodexo accounts  

  • Develop and deliver environmental audit program (including 3rd party). 

  • Ensure all environmental audits and actions are recorded and tracked on SMS. 

  • Manage Sodexo ISO 14001 accreditation and associated systems on site.    

  • Report on site environmental compliance performance and sustainability progress.  

  • Attend relevant site meetings to update on sustainability performance.   

  • Provide expert waste advice to Sodexo and Client teams as required.  

  • Provide comprehensive waste data to site operational and client teams (including CoE) to support the identification of areas from improvement. 

  • Develop and support site sustainability community ensuring Sodexo operational teams are able to input and support and develop the sustainability agenda.    

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience delivering sustainability projects from conception to completion 

  • Experience of waste management   

  • Experience of working in a sustainability related field in a multi site/ multi discipline environment  

  • Working knowledge of UK Environmental Law    

  • Client facing experience  

  • Knowledge and understanding of main sustainability challenges in facilities management.    

Package Description

Up to £60,000 Depending on Experience + Benefits 

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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