Corporate Services

Head of Environmental Sustainability

Greater London
£80,000 to £85,000
Fixed Term Contract (FTC)




Looking for an organisation fully committed to environmental sustainability with influence at the global level?

Principal People are working with a corporate services organisation to recruit for a Head of Environmental Sustainability on a 12-month fixed-term contract providing maternity cover.

This role will give you the opportunity to influence and develop the environmental sustainability strategies and policies for an organisation that operates on a global scale. The role is also responsible for overseeing operational performance within the HSEQ department of the organisation.

The role is a home-based position with occasional travel to Southampton and London. There may also be a requirement for international travel to meet with the rest of the business as well as external bodies such as the UN.

Head of Environmental Sustainability - £80,000-£85,000 + Package - 12 Month FTC – Maternity Cover – Homebased with Occasional Travel – ID: 630011

The successful Head of Environmental Sustainability will be responsible for:

Sustainability and Environmental Leadership:
  • Lead the development and delivery of the organisation's environmental sustainability vision, fostering a culture of sustainability throughout the organisation.
  • Oversee the measurement, verification, analysis, and reporting of environmental and sustainability performance, ensuring alignment with global reporting standards.
  • Co-chair the Sustainability Committee, facilitating activities to drive corporate sustainability initiatives.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to promote sustainability and implement innovative initiatives.
  • Benchmark the organisation's sustainability performance against internal and external standards and requirements.
QHSE Operational Performance:
  • Develop strategies to improve efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Lead a global team, defining QHSE practices and driving meaningful projects to support business growth.
  • Manage Safety and Quality Committees and oversee financial aspects relevant to the role.
  • Drive operational excellence through performance measurement programs and cross-regional initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the QHSE Leadership Team to ensure compliance with environmental and H&S management systems.
The successful Head of Environmental Sustainability will have:
  • Leadership experience in setting targets and managing operational performance.
  • An understanding of working within a global business.
  • Ideally a degree or masters within the environment, sustainability or health and safety field.
  • The ability to communicate at all levels and inspire a positive attitude across the business around environmental sustainability.
If you are interested in discussing this further, please apply today!