Associate Director – Environment & Climate Change, London

May 19, 2022

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About the job

At Corporate Citizenship, part of SLR Consulting, we are excited to share this rare job opportunity with you. The Associate Director will play a key and influential role within our Europe team with a focus on nurturing and growing our Environment & Climate Change (E&CC) services. Our E&CC service practice sits within our global ESG Strategic Advisory technical discipline with offices in London, Santiago, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco and Singapore.

SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 1800 staff across 5 regions – including over 600 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.

Within SLR and Corporate Citizenship, we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are at the core of who we are and want to be. We embrace diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within and outside our organisation. We respect and celebrate difference and want to ensure that we continuously strive to build a place where everyone feels included and is encouraged to be their authentic self. We are committed to these values and our Corporate Citizenship DE&I Team work to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion across our people and talent processes, operations as well as our client work around the world. Our DE&I Action Plan allows us to identify opportunities for improvement and monitor our progress in addressing inequalities. To get in touch with our DE&I team, please email us on

What will you be doing?

You will provide strategic direction for our E&CC service, with a focus on business and client development, as well as developing and managing a growing specialist team. You will be supported by an experienced E&CC Director and broader senior management team who share an ambition to create positive social and environmental impact through client work.

Your growth mindset will be essential for this role, along with the experience you have in managing teams, and your track record in identifying pipeline opportunities, demonstrating your deep understanding of environment and climate change strategy and transformation.

  • Team management and strategic leadership: You will have a team management role, ensuring appropriate resource allocation across projects. You will sit on the EMEA Management Team to represent E&CC across ESG Advisory. You will contribute to developing Corporate Citizenship’s European E&CC growth strategy working closely with the regional management team.
  • Client management: Develop key client relationships as well as be responsible for client project delivery.
  • People leadership: Coach and develop the E&CC team with 4 to 6 direct reports as well as mentoring opportunities.
  • Insight and Innovation: Support and oversee continued development of our service offerings and growth strategy. Support the development of our know-how, tools, methodologies and thought leadership.
  • Business development: Manage development of client proposals, identifying and winning new opportunities and prospects.

What you will need

With a passion and personal commitment to advocate for sustainable and responsible business practices, to secure a more prosperous, equitable and healthy society, you will bring excellent team management skills and embrace nurturing and developing people in a project-based, hybrid/remote and matrix organisation.

You will also have:

  • A proven track record of working with corporate or public sector clients to improve environmental performance and their impact on the climate. Specific expertise in Net Zero, Carbon Management or TCFD would be an advantage.
  • Experience managing teams and / or delivering projects relating to climate strategy
  • Strong analytical capability with experience working and manipulating environmental and / or financial impact data.
  • A strong entrepreneurial drive to identify and develop growth opportunities for Corporate Citizenship in a context of some well-established operational support
  • A strong track record of winning new business, or relevant transferable skills e.g. prospecting, pitching, scoping, negotiating, contracting
  • Excellent team management skills nurturing and developing people in a project-based, hybrid/remote and matrix organisation

As a business, we are determined to hire amazing people and grow our business in an organic and diverse way. We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity to take a leading role in our Europe E&CC team where you will play in part in defining and delivering on strategy, growing our client base and offering whilst nurturing and expanding a high performing team.