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Head of Sustainability - London

London, Greater London
Discussed at venue plus bonus
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Head of Sustainability - London

Head of Sustainability

In this role you will take responsibility for the actions and strategic direction that Artfarm takes in relation to sustainability. You will have a crucial role in driving the green agenda forward and influence and innovate both internally and externally. Like everything else we do at Artfarm, we strive to lead with honesty and integrity in enhancing our sustainability priorities.

To date, we have started mapping our carbon footprint and as the Head of Sustainability you will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategy aligning our goals as we travel along our net zero pathway. You will be aware of the latest best practice, trends and initiatives and able to make recommendations on future opportunities and risks.

We are a fast-growing business, operating across the UK, East and West coast of the US and 2 locations in Europe. Our properties and locations are extremely varied and not without complexity when it comes to the sustainability agenda.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • A focus on the strategic level decision-making process, so working with senior executives and wider management team to align the company's activities and values with its environmental, social and wider sustainability objectives.
  • Staying informed on what is happening 'on the ground', maintaining regular contact with employees at all levels of the organisation to ensure the sustainability strategy is understood and being effectively integrated into working practice.
  • Communication with external stakeholders is a key part of the role, whether this presenting to the executive team, overseeing the preparation of the organisation's sustainability report, leading community-based initiatives, liaising with regulators and policy makers, or promoting sustainability across the organisation's supply chain and customers.
  • Lead on the design and implementation of appropriate sustainability policies, procedures and best practice on sustainability related issues.
  • Lead on communication of the organisation's sustainability strategy and reporting on progress.
  • Providing guidance and support to the senior executives and wider company management to identify risks and opportunities presented by the current and future sustainability agenda and trends.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Championing sustainability in the business and working with cross-functional teams to drive innovation and encourage continuous improvement.

What we're looking for:

  • You will be qualified to degree level in a related field, with previous experience in environmental related business and a proven ability to work cross-functionally
  • Possessing strong knowledge of sustainability related legislation with strong knowledge of global sustainability frameworks
  • Proven experience of reporting on sustainability matters to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven experience in influencing at all levels of organisation
  • Someone with a drive to improve our environmental and social impact
  • Previous experience in hospitality or retail would also be highly desirable, as would a proven track in developing and implementing sustainability strategies and initiatives
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead and drive change across an organisation, with strong analytical and problem solving - abilities, with a focus on data driven decision making

In Return:

10% annual bonus potential

25 days holiday + Bank Holidays

Nutritious food and drinks whilst at work

Free annual guest experience for you and a plus one.

Enhanced family-friendly policies, including 12 weeks full pay Maternity leave and 2 weeks full pay Paternity leave. These moments matter!

Health cash plan - a health benefit which allows you to claim back your everyday medical expenses like Dentists and Prescriptions

Vitality Private Medical Insurance

Life Assurance - 4 x salary

  • Generous Artfarm-wide discounts including;
  • 50% off room bookings at The Fife Arms.
  • 25% off food, beverage and retail
  • High street discounts off 1000's retailers through MyArtfarm site and app.
  • A unique approach to career development and learning opportunities tailored around your individual aspirations and goals.
  • Employee Assistance Programme with Hospitality Action
  • Enhanced pension scheme to help you save into your piggy bank for the future!
  • Option to save directly from payroll into an ISA to enhance financial wellbeing
  • 25% discount on your personal 02 phone contract.

About Artfarm

Artfarm is a one-of-a-kind independent hospitality company founded by Iwan and Manuela Wirth and led by CEO, Ewan Venters. Renowned for developing and reinventing distinctive sites including the award-winning Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar, Manuela restaurant in Los Angeles, and Roth Bar & Grill and Durslade Farm Shop in Somerset. Artfarm uniquely brings together art, community, education, people and place.
Artfarm is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We believe that diversity and inclusion in our team is critical to our success, so we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talent from a diverse candidate pool. Sustainability is at the heart of Artfarm and every one of the team has a role to play in protecting our planet.

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