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Consultant

About Sancroft

Founded in 1997 by former Secretary of State for the Environment, Lord Deben (The Rt Hon. John Gummer), Sancroft is a London-based sustainability consultancy. We help some of the world’s biggest brands improve their ethical, environmental and social performance. Sancroft’s clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Primark, John Lewis and Nestlé.

About the role:

We are sustainability experts, the trusted advisors to scores of the world’s largest brands and companies. We provide bespoke insight and strategy to our clients and as a key member of the Sancroft consultancy team, you will be helping to drive Sancroft’s brand and profile as a centre of excellence in sustainability, to the benefit of our clients.

Your focus will be on business development, high-quality service delivery, team development, creative thinking and effective storytelling – you will be pivotal in ensuring we grow our client base and deliver work at an outstanding level of quality, on time and to budget.

As a Consultant, you will be taking the lead and assisting colleagues in delivering existing client work and supporting Sancroft’s thought leadership position through knowledge sharing internally and innovative thought leadership externally. Leading small project teams, you will have the opportunity to showcase your team management skills; motivating others, and mentoring and inspiring their work.

Inputting into the broader business, you will be working with the Chief Exec in shaping and planning Sancroft’s strategy to win new profitable clients and create a robust business for the future. You will be proactively networking and profile-raising through events and initiatives and working closely with our communications and marketing team to host our own events and roundtables throughout the year..

Role requirements:

We are looking for ambitious and talented individuals to help build and develop the Sancroft service and team. The successful candidate will be an experienced individual with strong business and commercial acumen, with a curious and entrepreneurial mind. We will be looking for applicants to demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:

  • Solid experience of working in a consulting and/or advisory environment
  • Proven track record in devising sustainability strategies and/or ESG integration in investment decision and/or managing environmental impacts and/or developing responsible coursing and ethical trade programmes
  • Strong degree in science, engineering, economics, environment, or other relevant discipline
  • New business development experience/skills
  • Passion & enthusiasm for sustainability
  • Drive and ambition to move the business forward strategically and to provide client service to the utmost quality
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to a diverse range of project work
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Self-starter with can-do attitude
  • Exceptional personal standards and communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to direct own work and that of others
  • Team player

Why should you join Sancroft?

You will be joining a hugely entrepreneurial and collaborative company. The content of our project work is broad and varied and constantly changing. We challenge business to think differently. We work to empower business to make sustainable profits. We work with clients that recognise the opportunities in sustainability and want to make profits of which they can be proud. Our work helps them succeed, now and in the future.

As a boutique consultancy, you will have the advantage and the scope to:

  • Direct, drive, and develop your career faster and in the direction that suits you
    Pursue sustainability areas that interest you
  • Work across different subject areas within the sustainability spectrum (you won’t be restricted by siloes)
  • Work in a flat structure which provides ready access and a listening ear to the senior management team
  • Experience high-level responsibility; you will be privy to business opportunities at a very senior level
  • Grow your team and line management responsibilities

What we can offer you:

  • Committed culture that is passionate about sustainability issues and making a difference.
  • Plenty of training and personal development; the opportunity to drive and develop your learning/career
  • A flat structure, but one with career opportunities
  • Friendly environment in which staff are valued, listened to and supported

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive base salary with bonus potential
  • Pension contribution
  • 20 days paid leave, in addition to Christmas office closure and UK public holidays. Holiday entitlement increases with length of service
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Flexible working arrangements allowing for reasonable differences in start/stop times; work from home by arrangement.
  • Office perks including use of shower and refreshments.

Be involved in the future of Sancroft and apply:

Please forward your CV and covering letter to Georgina North, HR Manager:
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Part-Time Team Secretary - Click to Learn More

Part-Time Team Secretary

About Sancroft

Founded in 1997 by former Secretary of State for the Environment, Lord Deben (The Rt Hon. John Gummer), Sancroft is a London-based sustainability consultancy. We help some of the world’s biggest brands improve their ethical, environmental and social performance. Sancroft’s clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Primark, John Lewis and Nestlé.

About the role:

In this key secretarial role, you will be providing high-quality support to the Sancroft team, including the Chief Executive and the Directors to ensure smooth functioning across the group. Sancroft is a small and friendly working environment and the flexibility to get involved and support others is essential in this role.

Role responsibilities:

You will be joining a small and friendly team of Assistants and in this varied and challenging team secretarial role, you will have several areas of responsibility to juggle, duties of which will include:

  • The co-ordination, scheduling and booking of meetings and conference calls for the team, providing logistical and technical support to these meetings, including managing and overseeing any catering requests as necessary.
  • Successfully managing and screening busy diary requests on behalf of the Chief Executive, many of which may be complex and deliverable at short notice.
  • Assisting the Consultancy team in arranging administrative aspects of client projects, for example scheduling interviews or meetings, or working with the Finance Director to complete procurement paperwork.
  • Collating briefing materials in advance of client meetings & sharing with participants.
  • Assisting the Communications Executive with maintaining the CRM database.
  • Team meetings; taking minutes and publishing results as necessary.
  • Opening and sorting post.
  • Greeting guests and organising refreshments when required.
  • Overseeing the telephone system (answering and fielding calls as well as performing phone system maintenance), fire alarm system, and door entry system.

Ad-hoc duties will include:

  • Assisting the Communications Executive with ad-hoc marketing events and pulling statistical data such as Google Analytics.
  • Organising Company ‘Away Days’ and other related events as and when required.
  • Researching and booking travel arrangements for the team.
  • Collating paperwork for the processing of Chief Executive expense claims.

Essential requirements:

We are looking for an individual who is keen to get involved, and who will enjoy the variety this role will bring. You will need to be a ‘dab-hand’ at multitasking and prioritising, and confident to take initiative where necessary to complete tasks effectively and efficiently. We are seeking candidates with the following demonstrable skills and experience:

  • Proven secretarial/support/administrative skills.
  • Strong diary management experience.
  • Switched-on, intelligent, and highly organised.
  • Sound client liaison skills – able to build good relations both internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Ability to maintain excellent attention to detail despite the volume and pace of work being high.
  • Resilient – handling last minute changes to a demanding schedule with ease.
  • Able to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Confident in arranging travel itineraries.
  • Discreet and professional, capable of dealing with senior-level executives and their offices.
  • Forward-thinking, able to use initiative;
  • Show good judgement and able to plan ahead.
  • Happy to get involved and assist with the day-to-day running of the office where necessary.
  • Flexible attitude and team player.

Hours:

Likely to be 24 hours per week. Days and times to be discussed.

Location:

London SW1h, nearest tube St James’s Park, Victoria and Westminster.

Why should you join Sancroft?

You will be joining a boutique consultancy firm one that is hugely entrepreneurial and collaborative. We work with clients that recognise the opportunities in sustainability and want to make profits of which they can be proud.

Sancroft offers:

  • A committed culture that is passionate about sustainability issues and making a difference.
  • Training opportunities to help develop your skills.
  • Friendly environment in which staff are valued, listened to and supported.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive base salary pro rata to part-time hours.
  • Pension contribution
  • 20 days holiday per annum pro rata, in addition to Christmas office closure and UK public holidays. Holiday entitlement increases with length of service
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Flexible working arrangements allowing for reasonable differences in start/stop times.
  • Office perks including use of shower and refreshments.

Be involved in the future of Sancroft and apply:

Please forward your CV and covering letter to Georgina North, HR Manager:
Click Here to Email Us