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Senior ESG Manager

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Internal use only - Grade D

About us.

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team.

It’s an exciting time to join the ESG team at The Very Group! With a renewed commitment to Sustainability and a fresh strategy for us to deliver, we are building a team of experts to help drive our Social and Environmental commitments and support are ambition of reducing our negative impact on people and planet. 

About the role.

The Senior ESG Manager is responsible for bringing the ESG vision to life through driving, monitoring and reporting on the operationalisation of the ESG strategy across The Very Group.

The role will also proactively identify new opportunities for the strategic plan by distilling insight from horizon scanning, materiality assessment and ESG performance data and reporting.

Key responsibilities:

The role is wide ranging and diverse with consistent opportunities to develop, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Playing a key role in ESG engagement across all levels and functions of The Very Group.
  • Ensuring performance units and their colleague populations are setup to play their part in delivery of strategic commitments.
  • Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of ESG initiatives with the aim of achieving desired ESG vision and outcomes.
  • Assessing ESG risk on a periodic basis and producing periodic reports for the Head of ESG, Enterprise Risk Management and the ESG Committee.
  • Design of centralised monitoring and reporting infrastructure to update leadership team on progress against strategic commitments, ensuring tracking of sustainability goals in line with the ESG strategy.
  • Keeping up to date on the current ESG landscape, new legislation and best practice guidelines and understanding how they may affect TVG.
  • Responsible for undertaking and delivering external reporting including the modern slavery statement, UNGC COP, annual report and other reports as necessary.

About you

  • Demonstrable ability to drive a comprehensive ESG strategy and achieve consensus with diverse stakeholders in a retail environment.
  • The ability to motivate and influence people at all levels to engage in ESG and change behaviours.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to report on ESG performance with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and the pressure of deadlines.
  • Capable of independently representing ESG both internally and externally.
  • Excellent knowledge of ESG matters relevant to an online, multi-product retailer.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.
  • A willingness to travel in the UK and Internationally on a regular basis.

Some of our benefits

  • £6,500 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.  

2nd stage – A one-hour Task based Interview which is relevant to the BAU of the role followed by a Q&A.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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