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Environment & Sustainability Advisor

British Geological Survey - BGS Risk & Assurance Team

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £34,905 to £37,173 per annum (depending on qualifications, skills, and experience). UKRI Pay Band D
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 2400006M

This role is based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham

UKRI Pay Band D – £34,905 to £37,173 per annum (depending on qualifications, skills, and experience)

A great benefits package is offered including an outstanding pension scheme (with a very generous employer contribution – on average 27% of your pay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, although this role is mainly based on-site)

Permanent 

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a capable and enthusiastic environmental management professional to join the BGS Risk & Assurance Team to work with staff and management across BGS to deliver sustainable and net-zero geoscience.

Reporting to the Head of Risk & Assurance, you will be responsible for managing the operation of our accredited environmental management system and will also provide advice to projects and senior management on environment and sustainability requirements, assist in implementation and provide assurance on performance and compliance.

You will be part of a small team working across all BGS sites and activities to lead in the areas of quality, environment, safety, and risk management. The key duties / responsibilities for this role include:

  • Advising senior management and BGS Environment & Sustainability Working Group on development of E&S strategy in order to meet BGS legal obligations, public commitments and government targets including: UN Sustainable Development Goals, UK Greening Government Commitments and Net-zero and carbon reduction targets.
  • Leading the implementation, operation, maintenance and further development of the BGS Environmental Management System (EMS) across all sites, ensuring the EMS remains aligned with the requirements of our ISO 14001 certification.
  • Ensuring provision of required regulatory permits and consents; evaluation and management assurance of E&S legal compliance.
  • Development and implementation of sustainable, net-zero geoscience delivery initiatives, working with science project teams to reduce environmental impact of geological fieldwork, survey and laboratory practices whilst maintaining high-quality research.
  • Coordination of E&S performance monitoring and reporting including compilation and analysis of performance data including energy management and carbon emissions associated with science activity and infrastructure; maintenance of data reporting systems and preparation and delivery of regular management reports.
  • Operation of a structured programme of E&S audits of site operations and science project activity as part of BGS internal audit programme.

About you

Candidates should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject e.g. Environmental Management, Environmental Science, or a related field at 2:2 or higher and we are also looking for someone who holds or is working towards a recognised professional qualification in environmental management e.g. IEMA Certificate.

Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd March 2024.  Interviews are expected to be held in late March 2024 in Nottingham.

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