Innovation & Research Lead

£35,500 - £43,800

Full time
Posted 1 year ago

The Role
As a Innovation & Research Lead you will split your time between driving the development and creation of key services, identifying internal and external needs to support our service strategy and monitoring and reporting progress of the development and creation of clients services.

As part of this role, you will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the development and creation of services/products through developing templates/processes to take a service live
  • Support the creation of solutions and strategic propositions to deliver Net Zero/Sustainability
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the development and creation of services/products
  • Identify innovation and efficiency gains within services, to continually improve the service offering for customers
  • Develop insight on internal and external trends to support service strategy
  • Anticipate emerging issues through research and discussions with sectors and decide how best to deal with them
  • Conduct service and product reviews to ensure services meet the needs of consultancy team and client base
  • Contribute to the development of digital platforms by supporting the development of the roadmap to align to market needs/customer requirements
  • Contribute to the delivery of internal initiatives towards the growth, sustainability, culture, knowledge sharing and aims of the business
  • Conduct workshops and deliver training with key stakeholders
  • Manage your projects in line with project management timetables, quality standards and project budgets, as well as your performance against KPIs
  • Act as a catalyst for change and support ambition to support 1 in 100 people to go Net Zero, by being curious, focused and innovative

Experience & Qualifications required

  • Degree or equivalent in a related subject or adequate sector experience
  • 3+ years experience in a carbon-related role
Net Zero Strategy Development & Executiona 
Service designa 
Client-facing consultancy experiencea 
Data managementa 
Carbon footprinting a
Science-based target setting a
ESG Consultancy a
Energy Compliance Experience (inc. ISO50001 & ESOS) a
High level of numeracya 
Excellent written and verbal communication skillsa 

Desirable Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills that allow you to build relationships that educate, engage and inspire people to take action
  • Exceptional written and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise competing requirements
  • Enjoy being positively challenged and positively challenging others to continually improve
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment and independently
  • Excited about the rapid change and development in the industry and wholly agree with the scientific conclusions of the UN IPCC.

Skills you will gain

  • Develop your understanding and interpretation of customer needs
  • Influencing and leadership skills
  • Building business cases
  • The opportunity for continued personal and professional development.

Career path

This is an assistant level role, and the career path is an indication of the incremental steps which can be achieved within our client subject to a role being available and the required skills being reached

  • Lead
  • Head of
  • Associate Director
  • Director


  • Salary of £35,500 – £43,800 (dependent on experience)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Unlimited Annual leave
  • Bonus scheme (employee and company-performance related)

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironmental

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