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Environment Manager

Burges Salmon
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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We have a brand new opportunity for an experienced and dedicated Environment Manager to join our team at Burges Salmon, working on a hybrid basis. As an Environmental Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the firm meets our environmental commitments and complies with regulations. We are looking for a passionate self starter to own and drive sustainability initiatives across the firm. If you are a strategic qualified environmental professional  who is looking to join a progressive environment where responsible business is at the heart of what we do, this could be the role for you.

What you'll be doing:

  • Enable the firm to meet regulatory and client requirements for environmental planning, performance, and evidence.
  • Progress the firm's Environmental Strategy, Environmental Management System (EMS), performance, reporting, and ISO 14001 certification.
  • Respond to growing client demand related to environmental performance, including providing evidence for pitches, tenders, and social value.
  • Deliver significant progress toward our Net Zero commitment, aligned with Science-Based Targets.
  • Complete environmental disclosures and reporting (e.g., CDP, Carbon Reduction Plan, Eco Vadis assessment).
  • Lead the Environment Committee, setting direction, analysing data, and delivering actions.
  • Engage with clients, represent the firm in external forums, and communicate our environmental achievements.
  • Collaborate with Procurement and supply chain to achieve Scope 3 carbon emission reduction and ESG targets.
  • Work closely with Building Management teams to identify energy-saving opportunities.
  • Minimise environmental risks and maximise opportunities across our project portfolio.

What we need from you:

  • Qualified environmental professional (e.g., ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, Environmental Management IEMA or equivalent).
  • Desirable knowledge of carbon-related reporting frameworks (CDP and TCFD).
  • Desirable experience in professional services or a similar environment.
  • Strong influencing, presenting and stakeholder management abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing.
  • Strategic thinking combined with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in data management and analysis.
  • Project management expertise.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday's 'Best Law Firm to Work At' 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Sophie Russell (Resourcing Advisor) at 

This advert will close as soon as we have received sufficient applications. 


Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

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