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Principal Consultant/Associate Director – Climate

Role: Principal Consultant/Associate Director – Climate

Location: Flexibly remote from one of our UK hubs (London, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh or Harrogate)

Practice Area: Climate

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration Range: Competitive


  • Develop, sell and deliver existing and new climate consulting services, working directly with clients throughout this process. You will be providing leading support on progressive climate action. Anthesis has developed an enviable reputation in providing leading insight and delivery and the area of climate is no exception.
  • Write proposals for new business, in collaboration with the existing team
  • Be independent in engaging with a wide variety of clients, often in senior roles within their business.
  • You will be developing and reviewing technical deliverables, drawing on expertise from across the wider team and rest of the business.
  • Attend and lead client meetings, where necessary, for development of opportunities and project delivery.
  • Manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines.
  • Learn and develop your technical expertise, supported by our technical directors across the sustainability teams as well as mentor more junior consultants including providing line management, where necessary.
  • Contribute to Anthesis’ innovation and thought leadership around corporate climate action.
  • Team/line management
  • Providing technical leadership to junior team members
Anthesis is the Sustainability Activator! We exist to make sustainability happen.

Our company brings together the largest dedicated group of sustainability experts in the world, working with many of the world’s largest companies and most disruptive start-ups, to bring about a sustainable global future. Our team combines broad and deep sustainability expertise with the commercial and operational capabilities it takes to deliver real change. Our culture is founded on the empowerment of great people, working in agile teams, in a high-ownership, high-accountability environment.

Anthesis’ goal is to reduce global emissions 3Gt by 2030 through our work – that’s about half the annual emissions of the US! With a goal like that, we don’t mess about, pushing our clients to stretch beyond what feels easy or comfortable. Afterall, we’re in a climate emergency, so nothing less will do. While pressure to decarbonize has never been higher, doing it right starts with great data, expert analysis, and evidence-led solutions.

At Anthesis Group, we are truly committed to putting people and our planet at the heart of all we do.

We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas, perspectives, and experiences to help us create an inclusive and equitable workplace. By embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities, we believe we can drive innovation, foster creativity, and achieve our shared goals. So, if you’re ready to be a part of something truly extraordinary, then we want you! Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Together, we can continue to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive.

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Summary of Role

We are seeking a highly motivated Principal or Associate Director level technical consultant to join the UK Climate team. This is a leadership role engaging directly with the market to deliver major sustainability projects to our clients. It will involve collaborating with global Anthesis sustainability experts and with other Technical Consultants not only to deliver great projects but also to develop new innovative ways of approaching sustainability.

Anthesis focuses on driving maximum sustainable impact by our clients both in the private and public sector, many of which are major blue-chip companies such as LEGO, PepsiCo, Diageo and Janssen. You will have the opportunity to work on market leading projects across areas including greenhouse gas inventories, science-based targets, internal carbon pricing, climate risk, ecological footprinting, economic modelling, life cycle analysis, food waste, climate action plans, climate justice and much more. You will working with a large team of experts both in the UK and across our global practice.

We are seeking someone with personal passion for sustainability, eager to learn with a drive to have impact. You must be a self-starter with initiative who can flex across client sectors and services areas to deliver excellence and value for our clients.


  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Bachelors/Master’s Degree or equivalent
  • 6-10+ years’ experience in relevant work or research position
  • Excellent project management/direction and team leadership
  • Strong numeracy with comfortable, advanced use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in delighting clients, preferably within a corporate context while challenging them to deliver maximum sustainability impact.
  • Strong communication and consulting skills; particularly an understanding of the sustainability challenges that organisations face in today’s climate.
  • Active and encouraging team player

Personal Attributes and Qualities

  • Previous background or passion for sustainability preferred;
  • Curious, globally minded and enthusiastic;
  • Organised, methodical and analytical;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment;
  • Work well with a wide range of people on a global basis;
  • Proactive with the ability and confidence to use initiative;
  • Well presented with a professional manner to act as a brand ambassador which flexes and is appropriate for the specific client environment and circumstances.