Sustainability Operations Analyst

Recruiter
Schroders Investment Management
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2022
Closes
08 Aug 2022
Ref
15946483
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Who we're looking for

An individual who enjoys, and has a proven track record, of working within a Sustainability role who is keen to take the next step in their career. This is a new role to support Schroders' expanding business and global reach and we are looking for someone with the experience and enthusiasm to enhance our team. Schroders have recently set Science Based Targets in line with a 1.5 degree pathway and this role will support Schroders to set the strategy and implement the initiatives to reach our ambitious targets across the operations of our business.

You'll be busy with no two days being the same and will often have to stop what you are doing to pick up something more urgent. There will be plenty of interaction with our internal clients in the business both in the UK and globally.

You will have your own responsibilities and deliverables assisting the Head of Sustainability Operations and supporting the Workplace Services team, wider Group Operations and all subsidiary offices regionally and globally.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, we keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

You'll be based at our HQ in the City of London which was only completed in 2018 so is still very new. It's been designed with accessibility and collaboration in mind so there are many different working areas.

The team

The Operational Sustainability Team sits within Workplace Services so we have direct access to everyone who manages the building and services to our staff.

We each have our own responsibilities but also work collaboratively, sounding ideas off each other to try and ensure we deliver the best possible solutions. We believe everything can be improved so are always open to, and welcome, suggestions as to how we can do this. This also means we are very good at generating new tasks for ourselves meaning our work is never done, but it is always varied.

We're open to flexible working, so we can all balance our personal and professional commitments.

What you'll do

• Support implementation of sustainability policies and practices
• Assist with devising strategies to meet targets and to encourage best practice across our office operations, business travel and supply chain
• Manage the data tools and systems to monitor environmental performance and to implement strategies
• Assist with the development of a data collection and reporting strategy to improve sustainability reporting, working closely with the Head of Sustainability Operations to understand our office level performance, environmental data coverage and quality improvement opportunities
• Oversee the collating, inputting, verification and analysis of environmental data for the Head of Sustainability Operations, working closely with Group Finance
• Act as a champion for environmental issues within the organisation, identifying opportunities for environmental initiatives and support to implement office sustainability action plans
• Support the roll out of ISO 14001 across our offices by providing data insights, project management and liaising, as required, with regulatory bodies such as, BEIS, Environment Agency etc
• Assist in the recommendation of changes, initiatives, variations and appropriate courses of action, managing and mitigating risks
• Alongside the Head of Sustainability Operations work in conjunction with Workplace Services, Sustainability teams and external project teams to deliver compliance to our Sustainable commitments, Net Zero targets and reporting obligations
• Provide data and content support for external reporting such as CDP, TCFD and Annual Report
• To be flexible with varying workload, changes in priorities and the requirements of key project delivery
• Assist in identifying and accommodating changes in legislation, or Sustainability market trends and best practice, and specific Schroders's requirements and commitments, such as the Science Based Targets framework

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Essential - Experience of working in Sustainability
• Relevant experience for the anticipated tasks
• Ability to effectively prioritise, manage a varied workload, and deliver on time
• Attention to detail and pragmatic problem-solving skills.
• Ability to analyse and interpret large data sets
• Experience in Greenhouse Gas emissions accounting
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Excellent Office suite skills

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Experience of managing sustainable software databases
• Experience of environmental management systems (ISO 14001)
• Experience of Science Based Targets
• Experience of creating presentations
• Minimum of 2 years in a sustainability role

What you'll be like

• A team player, willing to pitch in and help achieve results
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic with a desire to achieve and produce excellent work
• Able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
• Someone with a real attention to detail
• Flexible, curious and willing to learn - An enquiring mind
• A great communicator
• Friendly and enthusiastic

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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