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Senior / Principal Consultant – Cities Climate Finance

Role: Senior / Principal Consultant – Cities Climate Finance

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

Practice Area: Climate

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with local authorities to help them make progress on their climate mitigation and adaptation activities.
  • Supporting the delivery of Authority Based Insetting ‘Phase 2’ Framework project; which currently involves over 30 local authorities nationally, where the candidate would support its widespread adoption and application within the UK
  • Helping councils to build effective private-public partnerships; engaging with various public and private sector stakeholders outside of the local authority
  • Helping to identify low-carbon project opportunities and new sources of funding and blending public and private finance
  • Working with local authorities to help them set up and/or manage a local environment fund;
  • Helping local authorities better report project carbon saving impacts;
  • Engaging with various departments within a local authority, including (but not limited to) economic development, finance & treasury, estates, parks & countryside and other relevant climate change officers or working groups
  • Co-ordinating and/or performing low-carbon project validation, reporting and verification activities
  • Supporting project transactional matters, working with the council’s finance & treasury teams to design or enhancing existing processes to be as efficient as possible
  • Supporting on bids and low carbon grant funding applications from central government
  • Co-ordinating and/or liaising with Anthesis’s Carbon Analyst team to leverage best practice carbon accounting knowledge and tools
  • Working with the Anthesis Cities & Regions team to expand service offerings across other UK Local Authorities
  • Working with other Anthesis Marketing team to connect in other private sector investors, project developers, and also generate opportunities for our energy systems engineering service solutions
  • Leading, mentoring and inspiring junior colleagues to develop their careers and technically review their work.

About Anthesis

Anthesis is the sustainability activator!

Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early-stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 1000+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis we value both the wellbeing and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people and we want you to thrive, develop and succeed here.

As an equal opportunity’s employer, we value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on skills and experience – the only thing that differentiates you is your talent and the value you bring. We understand that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results by inspiring our thinking, challenging our solutions and enhancing our culture. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability.

Summary of Role:

We are looking for a Senior or Principal Consultant (dependant on experience) to join our UK Cities & Regions team (within the Climate Practice), to help us grow our cities climate finance and carbon insetting services for UK local authorities.

The successful candidate will primarily focus on developing our innovative Authority Based Insetting services, which seeks to enable local authority boroughs accelerate their transition to net zero (further details provided below). The candidate would also support the wider team on our reporting, monitoring, engagement, strategy and digital solutions that we are delivering to cities and regions.

The role location is flexible, but, subject to COVID-19 guidance, will be primarily based in one of Anthesis’ five UK offices in Bristol, Edinburgh, London, Oxford or Manchester. The dynamic nature of our work may necessitate you to work from other Anthesis and/or clients’ offices from time-to-time. Additionally, given the international nature of the Anthesis business and the needs of our clients, this may lead to the need to participate in overseas work

At Anthesis we promote a flat and open culture so as not to constrain our talented staff in hierarchical management structures. Anthesis encourage business development, cross-selling and collaboration across the business, by all Anthesis colleagues, and you would have the opportunity to join groups which facilitate you to do this.

Key Requirements:

  • Practical experience working in sustainability project co-ordination role
  • Strong commercial acumen, including experience of low-carbon project funding applications and/or delivery
  • Passion for sustainability and driving positive social impacts within society
  • A sound awareness of the current climate change context, including key scientific principles underpinning climate change
  • Knowledge of basic GHG accounting principles
  • Some awareness of what climate change risks and impacts are in the UK
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in using Microsoft Office
  • Experience in engaging a diverse range of stakeholders and working as part of a client facing team.

Your Benefits:

  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team
  • Work solely on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients
  • Opportunity to work with, collaborate with and learn from sustainability SME’s who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects on a global basis
  • Competitive salary in line with education, experience and skills
  • Competitive benefits including flexible working, 25 days holiday allowance and two volunteering days off and the day off for your Birthday!
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.