Job Title – Environmental Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Manager

Location – Stamford Bridge, Cobham Training Ground and Kingsmeadow

Permanent Role

Hours – 40 hours per week (5 of 7 days)

About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for a Sustainability Manager to join the Club at an exciting moment in Chelsea’s history. The Sustainability Manager will be responsible for the maintenance and delivery of the Club’s sustainability strategy. This is a new position, initially working within the Facilities Department, with potential to grow and take on increased responsibility over time.

Brief description and duties:

  • Take ownership of the maintenance and delivery of the Club’s sustainability policy and strategy, working with a range of Club stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive overview of the Club’s environmental footprint, with support from internal stakeholders and appointed third-parties as appropriate.
  • Collate and report on a variety of agreed sustainability-related metrics, to be used in briefings for Club senior leadership and in internal and external communications.
  • Plan and implement projects and initiatives that reduce the Club’s impact on the environment and promote more sustainable behaviours across the club’s operations and stakeholder network.
  • Ensure internal and external sustainability and ESG reporting maintains pace with evolving industry practice and legal requirements.
  • Work with Club Foundation to identify and implement initiatives that help deliver on Club environmental and social goals.
  • Work with Communications team to develop a corporate sustainability strategy to be shared publicly with fans, partners, and customers.
  • Chair the Club’s internal Sustainability Working Group, working with Internal Communications team to raise awareness Club sustainability initiatives to help influence positive change across the business.
  • Proactively seek out learnings from the sports, hospitality, and other relevant industries, for the purpose of driving continued improvement at the Club.

Must haves/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required:

  • Work experience in a sustainability-related role, with an understanding of the environmental sustainability challenges specific to the sport industry or other related sectors.
  • Familiarity with the existing and upcoming ESG regulations and reporting requirements that the Club is subject to.

Nice to haves:

  • A sustainability-related certification, such as IEMA, or university degree in environmental sciences, or other sustainability-related disciplines, is desirable.
  • Technical and administrative project management skills, with ability to coordinate small projects involving a variety of stakeholders.
  • Familiar with the core elements of GHG accounting, environmental foot printing (carbon, plastics, water) and disclosure.
  • Strong analytical skills and mindset, with ability to conduct research and summarise data.
  • Good stakeholder and client management skills.
  • Good writing skills, with the ability to create high-quality written reports and deliverables.
  • Comfortable working autonomously.

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

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