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Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.
Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.
Your role at Orbit.
Orbit are excited to announce that we are looking to recruit an Environmental Sustainability Manager into our award winning Environmental Sustainability team. In this role you will be working with the Head of Environmental Sustainability to develop and implement a robust environmental strategy for Orbit. You will lead on the ongoing development and implementation of Orbit’s environmental management system and maintenance of ISO14001 certification.
You will continue to develop our Orbit Earth programme with a focus on stakeholder engagement, Zero Waste and Biodiversity. You will maintain and improve our environmental reporting functions and support the operation of our Environmental Management System and Net Zero Carbon strategy.
This role will lead on the ongoing development and delivery of our environmental training offering and status as an IEMA-approved training centre, where you will need to work with a variety of stakeholders to build relationships, awareness and improvements in environmental performance to help achieve our corporate strategy.
What will help you make a difference.
To be successful in this role of Environmental Sustainability Manager you will need to have a passion for, and up to date knowledge of, environmental sustainability, you will need to be an expert communicator who is confident at presenting with the ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships.
It is also essential that you have/be:
Experience with environmental management systems certified to ISO14001:2015
Ability to influence others and work both as part of a team and as a leader within a team
Experience in developing and implementing complex and long-term strategies
Ability to think analytically, to apply skills and knowledge in new contexts and to problem solve
Experience in delivering environmental training
Comfortable analysing data and presenting findings
Ability to travel and work independently from home or another remote setting
Educated to degree level or with equivalent professional qualification
It would also be beneficial if you hold a membership of a relevant professional body i.e Practitioner Member of IEMA and have experience in construction, property management or a similar sector.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.
Rewarding your contribution.
For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.
Some of our core benefits include:
Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
Private medical insurance
Excellent contributory pension scheme
A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more
Our culture and purpose.
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.
At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.
Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
Work for Orbit. Believe in people.
We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.
We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check
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