- Slaughter and May
- London (Central), London (Greater)
- Closing date
- 14 May 2023
- Vacancy Type
- Other specialist roles, Facilities Management
- Contract Type
- Experience Level
- Role Classification
- Other Professional
Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic Facilities and Operations team, which supports our lawyers in providing first-class legal advice to some of the most prestigious and well-known global businesses.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. In light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the firm has evolved a new hybrid approach to working, which sees our people working between their respective remote environments and our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart of the City of London.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as an Environment Manager leading our London-based Facilities and Operations Team.
The Environment team, part of the Facilities and Operations department, is responsible for providing comprehensive environmental advice and developing and implementing the firm’s environmental strategy.
The Environment Manager will support the Head of Environmental Sustainability and wider Responsible Business team by providing environmental support to the firm. In addition to general environmental responsibilities, the Environment Manager will be responsible for monitoring the firm’s environmental performance and driving improvements.
The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Work closely with the Head of Environmental Sustainability , Responsible Business colleagues and relevant partners to support the development, implementation and drive the firm’s Environmental Strategy
Draw on sector and industry best practice to identify and implement areas of improvement and innovation across the firm
Lead on environmental projects, providing project management updates and liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required
Support the work of the Responsible Business Committee, Environment Committee and internal networks
Provide advice and training to both operational teams and other stakeholders on environmental matters to ensure technical competency and compliance
Raise awareness and increase engagement with the sustainability agenda amongst colleagues, through implementation of effective communication programmes
Respond to internal and external client queries, pitches and requests for information
Proactively work with operational managers and suppliers to develop, implement and drive forward the firm’s commercial and procurement strategy in relation to responsible business
Provide advice and guidance on environmental best practice to colleagues to ensure sustainability is embedded in business decisions
Proactively work with stakeholders to develop, implement and drive forward the firm’s strategy in relation to environmental improvements across the building portfolio
Manage the development of the utility metering and monitoring system and ensure its effectiveness in relation to targeting and reducing energy consumption
Proactively influence strategy in areas of key environmental impact such as premises, facilities, technology and travel
Maintain accurate records on the firm’s progress against environmental targets, including updating methodologies and baselines where required
Contribute to the firm’s ISO certified management systems including all internal and external audits
Collate, update and publish accurate monthly and annual reports, for example for CDP, Greenhouse gas accounting / verification and respond to internal and external requests for information
Ensure compliance with environmental legislation and implement best practice guidance relevant to the firm
Identify potential issues/areas of risk and make recommendations/propose solutions, escalating as required
Work with stakeholders to prepare reports and presentations for internal and external submission/distribution
Keep knowledge up to date by attending talks, workshops and meetings and proactively seeking industry best practice
Work closely with, and deputise for, the Head of Environmental Sustainability during periods of absence
Represent the firm at industry forums, networks and other external events
Candidates for this position must have:
Have worked, or be working, in a similar role.
Graduate level with 3 years+ experience, ideally within a professional services environment
Strong awareness of the developing climate change agenda and relevance to the firm
Track record in planning and implementing environmental improvements and other sustainability initiatives, along with experience of monitoring and measuring impact
Previous experience of managing Environmental Management Systems, in particular ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 50001:2018
Strong project management experience with proven ability to manage multiple deliverables within a tight timeframe
Knowledge and experience of preparing and submitting external sustainability reports (for example CDP, GHG footprint verification)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written, spoken and presentational with a demonstrated experience of delivering excellent levels of client service
Ability to build strong business relationships with internal and external clients and excellent influencing and networking skills
Excellent attention to detail and good use of grammar
A confident, proactive individual prepared to take a hands-on approach to managing their workload using their own initiative
Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi task, keeps calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines
High level of professionalism and integrity; displays the highest standard of professional ethics
Comfortable accepting instructions and guidance from different angles
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
Problem solving, solution driven, thinking on their feet
Desirable but not essential:
- Membership of a relevant professional body such as IEMA
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise on high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions and on contentious matters delivering bespoke solutions to clients for over 130 years.
We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
Across our four offices in London, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong we have 109 partners and over 1300 employees worldwide. We make sure we have the finest lawyers in the market and train them to the highest standards. This means our clients always get advice which is clear, confident and commercial, but also advice which guides and leads them towards a recommended solution.
We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader.
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One Bunhill Row
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