Managing Consultant (Social Sustainability)


Full time
Posted 1 year ago

We are working with a fantastic Net Zero consultancy with an exceptional track record of delivering energy and carbon management for clients. They are catalysts for change, leading the world towards Net Zero.

The Role

ESG is steadily climbing up the Boardroom agenda for large organisations and our client are forecasting significant growth over the next few years. In order to provide a holistic sustainability offering to their customers, they are expanding their services across to the social elements of ESG, with an initial focus on diversity & inclusion and social value, expanding to well-being, coaching/mentoring, corporate culture and employment law as the team (pod) expands.

This role is an opportunity for a passionate individual to set up and scale a team of consultants to influence the boardroom agenda in relation to people. As a Managing Consultant (Social Sustainability), you will develop the services and team that have the ability to impact a wide range of organisations keen to widen the focus of their sustainability agenda.

As part of this role, and with the support of your team, you will be asked to:

In relation to service expansion:

  • Identify and co-create service offerings that will have the most significant impact on our clients customers’ progression towards social sustainability in conjunction with our service design team
  • Working with the marketing team, create content that captures the imagination of executives considering expanding the impact of their operation
  • Support the commercial team in setting up the materials needed to inspire potential customers to work with us on DICE matters
  • With the support of the commercial team, liaise with potential customers to explain the benefits of addressing DICE matters to support their wider sustainability goals
  • Recruit excellent consultants to support you in the delivery of customer work as the opportunities develop

In relation to service delivery:

  • Deliver the services designed to address board and operational level issues around diversity, inclusion, culture, and ethics
  • Continually monitor service and project success, listening to our customers for feedback and tweaking the service design as necessary to achieve maximum benefits for our customer
  • Working with the Service Delivery team, set objectives that ensure we provide an excellent service against the agreed project plans
  • Review your pod’s progress against customer/project objectives and keep your pod members focused on maximising impact in line with agreed objectives
  • Oversee the output of your team to meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Present your team’s outputs to our customers in a way that tells a story to inspire them to continue on to greater action
  • Work with other Heads of, ADs, Managing Consultants, and others as appropriate, to ensure coordinated and coherent delivery of cross-pod services.

In relation to customer service:

  • Support your pod members to identify opportunities for increasing the impact we can have for our customers’ organisations, contributing to our growth targets
  • Contribute to account plans to ensure that customer relationship managers have a full picture of the relationship with our customers across all service areas
  • Working with the customer relationship managers, ensure all customer relationships are nurtured and valued

In relation to pod/line management:

  • Line manage the members of your pod to support them in developing into independent and competent consultants who inspire trust in our customers and other members of the team
  • Set ambitious development goals and map development pathways for the members of your pod
  • Ensure that consultants have an adequate technical training plan to meet our service delivery needs
  • Monitor resource requirements for your pod based on recurring and forecast revenue, ensuring that you have adequate resource and capacity to achieve project/customer objectives
  • Participate in recruiting additional pod members as the pod grows

Required Experience, Qualifications, and Characteristics

  • Significant experience working in the D&I, Culture, and/or ethics fields
  • Experience in achieving B Corp status
  • Leadership experience and experience in influencing senior stakeholders
  • Line management experience
  • Project and resource management experience
  • A vision for creating a high-impact team to support organisations in expanding their social agendas
  • Passionate about excellence
  • Experience working in a fast-growth environment
  • Able to deal constructively with challenges, maintaining a professional and positive manner
  • A positive approach to problem-solving, thinking creatively to identify the best solution

Desirable Experience

  • An understanding of Sustainability/Net Zero
  • Environmental or employment law background
  • Consultancy experience


  • Salary TBC (dependent on experience)
  • Pension Scheme (with up to 5% matched contribution)
  • Unlimited holidays (min. 28 per year and 5 per quarter)
  • Bonus scheme up to 5% of basic salary (company-performance related)
  • Additional benefits information is available

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironmental

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