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Head of Environmental Sustainability

Shirley Parsons
Market related
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Job Role
Environmental Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
NEBOSH Qualification
NEBOSH Diploma, NEBOSH Environmental Diploma
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Job Details

We have partnered with a prestigious international law firm, who have an opportunity for a Head of Environmental Sustainability to join their team. This company is a member of the UK's Magic Circle, of leading law firms. 

The Head of Environmental Sustainability will be responsible for the Firm’s strategic response to climate change and reducing their carbon footprint. This will involve determining the strategy and associated plan and owning the responsibility for successful implementation of the plan.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the firms Health and Safety, Physical Security and Business Continuity policy frameworks. You will oversee a small team of senior managers to assist in the day-to-day delivery of these specific areas of risk management. 

The successful candidate will be heavily involved with engagement with the Global Head of Risk, the Heads of the Business Protection Unit and must be a trusted advisor and carry credibility with senior Partners.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent written and analytical skills, and able to prepare punchy to the point e-mails and high impact business plans/presentations.
  • Comfortable with the oversight of data collection and exploitation to support GHG reduction targets.
  • Able to resolve complex problems, taking a proactive approach to analysing the issues and generating solutions.
  • Decisive and mature in judgement
  • Track record of implementing change
  • Demonstrate strategic vision and understanding of how best to implement strategy

Key Responsibilities:

  • Significant people management experience
  • Expert knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction methodology.
  • Experience in the delivery of GHG reduction projects, particularly the Science Based Targets initiative.
  • Ability to work outside area of expertise to manage the development of Security and Business Continuity strategy and policy


Shirley Parsons are global leaders in HSEQ recruitment, search and staffing services. We are an ever-growing global HSEQ talent network built on long-term relationships, industry knowledge, and geographic expansion.

We act as career agents to HSEQ professionals and partners to organisations looking to attract the best HSEQ talent. Together, we can help create sustainable prosperity through business improvement, safer work environments, and enhanced wellbeing.

Find Us
Elsinore House
43 Buckingham Street
HP20 2NQ
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