Training and Events Officer – Sustainability Consultancy – 17232 Ref: 17232

£27,000 - £29,000 Plus Benefits

We are passionate about driving real, sustainable change with our clients. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Project Coordinator who can support a small team to deliver two key projects around Fairness, Inclusion and Respect and Procurement within the built environment (as well as other smaller projects).

You’ll have strong organisational and communication skills, with a real drive to support a hard-working team to deliver these key projects to time and to the highest standard. You will take pride in being a self-starter, and an appetite for working at pace. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

Role Info:

Training and Events Officer
Gosforth Office, NE3 1HL (with ability to work remotely part of the week)
£27,000 – £29,000
Product / Service: Sustainability Consultancy; Training & Events
Plus benefits: 8% employer contribution to pension, fitness allowance and cycle to work, Flexible working is considered, Development: We offer the opportunity to grow in this award-winning consultancy with the support of leading experts and innovative new practices

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Who we are:

Action Sustainability is a leading consultancy with the aim of inspiring sustainable business. Our team comprises 30 full and part time employees and associates. Many of our clients are sector leaders on sustainability and supply chain issues and we are proud of our reputation for leading the thinking in this area. In summary, we:

+ Run the award-winning Supply Chain Sustainability School, including the industry-leading Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) programme.
+ Support our clients to use our Sustainability Tool to report their progress on sustainability actions,
+ Led the authoring of the ISO 20400 in sustainable procurement and are now leading global adoption through our social enterprise arm, and our commercial consultancy services.
+ Provide bespoke, specialist business advice, training, and practical tools to leading organisations such as Siemens, the Houses of Parliament, Warwick University, the NHS and British Land.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer and we are committed to maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all people with relevant skills, knowledge, and experience, including those from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in sustainability and project management.

The Training and Events Officer Role:

The successful candidate for the post will be able to demonstrate the ability to help manage programmes of activity with multiple elements and activities as well as managing complex stakeholder relationships.

Preferably with experience of managing training and event programmes.

Day to day you will be responsible for managing and driving forward a programme of activity which will range from webinars of varying formats to face to face events; engaging with key stakeholders on a variety of projects and delivering the business plan against a set of KPI’s.

About You:

+ Sound project management skills and experience of managing projects to completion.
+ Ability to engage meaningfully with colleagues and stakeholders, understand and assess their views and build a consensus.
+ Proven ability to understand the key drivers of the stakeholders and project and the wider market, working collaboratively with the wider business at all times.
+ Takes on full ownership and responsibility to deliver against target, solve problems and manage workload proactively.
+ Demonstrates the importance of using data analysis to inform decisions in projects and wider business decision making.
+ Good understanding and use of website content (WordPress) and email marketing platforms.
+ Able to produce professional reports and materials with a very high level of accuracy and credibility.
+ Proven ability to lead and facilitate stakeholder meetings; gain consensus and proactive approach to ensuring all actions are completed
+ Experienced in budget management and cost control.
+ Able to manage and feed into the business planning process of the project.
+ Ability to multitask and prioritise in a busy environment.
+ Ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written form, with excellent presentation skills.
+ Good organisational skills with attention to detail and ability to work in a flexible and creative way.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

+ Proactive approach – a “can do” attitude and proven ability to make things happen.
+ Passion for sustainability (desirable).
+ Understanding of the Construction Industry (desirable).
+ Line management experience (desirable).
+ Experience in the development of learning courses and materials (desirable).
+ Experience of organising both online and face to face events.
+ 2-3 years working in a fast-moving commercial marketing and events environment

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team.

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