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Climate Action Program – Environment & Carbon Adviser

Climate Action Program – Environment & Carbon Adviser

Come and join our fast-growing, purpose-led business as an Environment & Carbon Adviser.

About Manufacture 2030:

Climate change is the greatest threat of our time. Let’s solve it together.

Manufacture 2030 (M2030) is a fast growth purpose-led business, aiming to help our customers massively reduce their environmental impacts. We work with some of the world’s biggest brands – including Honda, Toyota, GSK, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Kingfisher, and many more – to help them reduce the emissions in their global supply chains. Much of this is delivered through the M2030 platform, used by thousands of suppliers to track and reduce carbon and other environmental impacts.

We’re now on the hunt for a bright, enthusiastic, and motivated Environment & Carbon Adviser to join our Climate Action Program.

Role overview:

The M2030 Climate Action Program provides access to best practices, events, training, funding, and great technologies, all aimed at helping thousands of our customers to accelerate the changes needed within their businesses to reduce environmental impacts. To do this, the program uses a mix of in-house skills and a growing global network of external partners. This program is provided to all those businesses utilizing the M2030 platform.

As a Environment & Carbon Adviser you’ll join the team that designs and delivers this program.


Researching & updating our actionable good practice database:

With the aim of helping businesses across the globe reduce environmental impacts, we have compiled hundreds of actionable good practice templates that can be implemented to improve. You’ll take responsibility for updating and improving this database.

Conducting a mix of desk-based research, and interviews with practitioners & industry experts, to do so. In addition, data being input by our growing customer base can be analysed to further improve the quality of these templates.

For example: If good practice is to install solar panels on the roof of factories – you would help research & list when this might/might not be appropriate; important considerations like insurance risk & access; lessons learnt by practitioners who had already installed panels; likely return on investment periods, and much more.

Identifying carbon emission factors & benchmarks:

We provide a growing number of carbon emission calculators & benchmarks in our software platform. Many of these rely on emission factors that need updating annually for every country we operate in. You’ll assume responsibility for managing this. In addition, when we create new reports and calculators, you will lead research and sourcing the best available new factors/benchmarks to use.

Internal briefings and training

You’ll run a series on internal briefing sessions across a number of topical areas.
For example, what are the implications for our American customers of the forthcoming US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) climate reporting regulations.

Required skills, experience, and attitude:

  • We’re looking for someone who has demonstrable experience (in-house or as a consultant) in at least one relevant technical area: Energy efficiency projects; carbon reduction projects; carbon footprinting; scoping & delivering engineering projects; working in operations/engineering team of a manufacturing business; scoping & delivering sustainability projects.
  • A degree in environment, engineering, or sustainability is desirable, but not essential (depending on your experience).
  • Project management and good organizational skills. You need to stay organized to balance multiple ongoing projects with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive and hardworking. We’re a small team with big ambitions.
  • Be able to translate technical knowledge into actionable and easy to read formats.
  • Possess good attention to detail.
  • Have well-developed clear & professional communication skills.
  • Be a self-starter with good work ethic, and a can-do attitude.
  • Be comfortable conducting research & analysis that gets to outcomes.

Beneficial extra skills and experience:

  • Speaking/reading multiple languages.
  • Data analysis.
  • Research skills.

You are:

  • An energetic person, who is self-motivated, with a strong work ethic.
  • Comfortable working solo – for example on research tasks – but also happy to engage with other stakeholders – for example external industry experts.
  • A succinct communicator.
  • Well-organised, and able to put in place a systematic approach to your work.
  • Able to prioritize your time based on what is going to have the biggest impact.
  • Passionate about making a positive difference to the climate crisis.
  • Motivated, not intimidated, by the challenges of working in a climate-tech start-up, and the flexibility (and at times chaos) it brings.

What you get:

  • The opportunity to work with global manufacturing brands and their suppliers, helping them to significantly reduce their carbon emissions and wider environmental impacts.
  • A culture of empowerment, with high levels of responsibility given from day one.
  • The opportunity to work with inspirational colleagues who are highly passionate and motivated by a belief that the work they do positively contributes to a sustainable future.
  • An environment where new ideas and innovation are encouraged and rewarded.
  • Flexible working, competitive salary, and company pension scheme.

Job summary:

Location: Oxford, hybrid working available.
Remuneration: £25-32k
Tenure: Permanent / full time

How to apply:

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for the role to:

Manufacture 2030 (trading company of 2degrees Ltd) is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, and that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit. Any personal data we collect from you as part of a recruitment process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR.