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Description : Environmental Coordinator
Job Introduction
Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your knowledge of environmental sustainability to help Selfridges achieve our environmental and carbon targets across the business. Looking for a company that wants to help further your career as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?
If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!
Role Responsibility
At Selfridges, our vision is to reinvent retail and our purpose is to imagine and create a sustainable future for our customers. Sustainability is at the heart of our business and our commitments underpin our ambitions to not only change the way we shop, but how we do business too.
Project Earth, our sustainability strategy, is built on three themes – transitioning to more sustainable materials, exploring new business models and challenging mindsets. By focusing on our destinations, products, people, and our customer experience, and by working with our team members, brand partners and customers, together we can imagine and create a sustainable future for retail. We can create a profitable business that respects our world, builds trust and embodies creativity and innovation.
The Environmental Co-ordinator is a new role within the Sustainability team, reporting to the Environmental Manager, and specifically supporting the Destinations sustainability agenda. This role will support priority projects including the delivery of our Science Based Targets, Net Zero and Sustainable Packaging Strategy, whilst leading the administrative side of our significant environmental sustainability agenda.
The Environmental Co-ordinator will integrate within the business to provide day-to-day support on all environmental sustainability operational matters. This role involves co-ordinating projects, activities and information, scoping new initiatives, and expert data management, analysis and reporting of environmental performance, including carbon across Scopes 1,2 and 3.
Your priority focus areas include: operational footprint (energy, carbon, water, waste), packaging, supply chain (distribution and logistics) and sustainable design/build. Your key internal stakeholders include Property, Procurement, Supply Chain and Design teams.
Key responsibilities:
Supporting delivery – Destinations:
With support from Environmental Manager:
Support delivery of our Destinations’ environmental sustainability strategy & carbon reduction targets by providing day-to-day support and technical advice to multiple delivery teams.
Work cross functionally with multiple stakeholders to consolidate sustainability initiatives into year-on-year environmental action plans and drive the delivery of these plans.
Provide support to embed the sustainable packaging strategy and targets, update packaging guidelines, find innovative solutions and advise teams on sustainable packaging selection, as necessary.
Analyse environmental performance to identify anomalies and trends by utilising BMS, site walks, and regular utilities meeting. Consolidate and track improvement actions at all locations.
Provide administrative support to cross functional working groups (e.g. packaging, waste reduction and utilities) such as agendas, minute taking, data and presentations.
Support roll-out of Sustainable Build Guidelines, ensuring requirements are integrated into projects and understood by delivery teams, and support project data collection and reporting.
Support delivery and monitoring of our supply chain sustainability plan covering distribution and logistics, including performance of the distribution centre.
Advise and encourage internal teams to embed environmental sustainability within all projects and events.
Develop and integrate environmental operational processes and standards to support the delivery of the Destinations environmental strategy.
Reporting and compliance – Destinations:
With support from Environmental Manager:
Develop and maintain an inventory for all environmental & carbon data, ensuring data is complete and accurate, and aligning to internal and external reporting requirements e.g. SBTs, ESOS, SECR.
Support the certification and reporting to external standards and commitments e.g. Carbon Trust Standard, Climate Pledge, Fashion Pact.
Co-ordinate data collection and verify GHG emissions for our science-based targets (Scopes 1, 2, 3), with a particular focus on Scope 3 data collection and improvement.
Collate quantitative & qualitative environmental information from multiple sources and provide expert data analysis, benchmarking, and regular reporting of environmental performance.
Co-ordinate, monitor and analyse packaging performance and compliance data to fulfil reporting and legal obligations e.g. Plastics Tax and EPR.
Communications – Destinations:
Engage and upskill teams on environmental sustainability topics, creating awareness documents and delivering training.
Regularly communicate environmental sustainability performance, achievements, and case studies e.g. through monthly newsletter/report, Yammer, and Green Warriors.
Regularly present environmental updates at stakeholder meetings and working groups.
Support the development and implementation of team tools, processes, and systems.
Provide timely and robust support to Environmental Manager and Head of Sustainability as needed.
Provide input to broader Project Earth strategy development and future revisions, as appropriate.
This guide represents a summary of the role, however all team members are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business
The Ideal Candidate
Qualifications/ Training
Degree in related subject and/or appropriate professional qualification and membership e.g. IEMA.
Experience in a similar role and/or experience working in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of environmental sustainability issues affecting property, supply chain and the retail sector.
Experience in communicating environmental sustainability requirements and coordinating environmental action plans.
Experience in collecting information (qualitative and quantitative) from multiple sources and evaluating complex/large data sets, with the ability to synthesise into reports and deliver meaningful insight.
Experience using management systems (e.g. ISO 14001) and delivering mandatory reporting and external certifications.
Experience in creating and delivering environmental engagement programmes.
Technical Skills
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and other MS Office applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint).
Knowledge of technical environmental issues including carbon reduction, circular economy, packaging, and key principles of sustainable design and build (e.g. BREEAM).
Understanding of carbon footprint calculation methodology (e.g. GHG Protocol).
Understanding of mandatory environmental reporting, legislation, and compliance requirements (current and future), in relation to energy, carbon, waste & packaging.
Personal Attributes/Behavioural Skills
Highly motivated/self-starter, with a personal passion for environmental sustainability.
Highly organised, methodical, numerate and with attention to detail – an analytical thinker.
Ability to build strong relationships and work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to prioritise a dynamic workload to meet deadlines, with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to put the customer at the heart of everything you do.
This job is a brilliant opportunity to join a close-knit team who are incredibly passionate. If you’re looking to come into a new role and make a real impact, then this will be perfect for you.
About the Company
Our Creative Spirit
We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.
Our Awards Cabinet
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.
Our Future
Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.
Everyone is welcome
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.
The Fun Stuff
There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.
Other benefits and rewards include:
Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
Discounted gym memberships
Pension contributions
Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
A volunteer day for all team members
Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development
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