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Digital Content Marketing Executive

An exceptional opportunity has become available for a Digital Content Marketing Executive looking to work for a fast-growing business that is having a positive impact on the world.   

The Planet Mark, in partnership with the iconic Eden Project, is a unique sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.  A key part of our work is to demonstrate that sustainability is good for business and that business is a force for good for the environment and society. 

You’ll be joining at an exciting stage for this fast-growing business as it expands in theUK and begins to scale internationally. 

You’ll be part of an optimistic team with a ‘can-do’ approach, that is passionate about making a difference and committed to collaborating, constantly improving and striving to be at the forefront of sustainability – while having fun too! 

Description:  

We are looking for a Digital Content Marketing Executive to support the Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager, and working alongside the Marketing Executive in delivering the marketing strategy and plan, and ‘Communicate’ step of certification through The Planet Mark. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Support and maintain a comprehensive content plan in line with business goals and marketing strategy, across all our channels (incl. Blogs, long-form evergreen content, infographics, white papers, case studies, newsletters, videos, social media, short vignettes, digital campaigns, podcasts, events and webinars). 
  • Source and co-ordinate suitable external content providers. Build and maintain relationships with new and existing external content partners, in line with the content plan. 
  • Research, recommend and develop the re-use of marketing collateral across multiple media. 
  • Review material and identify core facts/content for use across multiple outputs.  
  • Identify opportunities for new initiatives, campaigns, propositions or messaging and make recommendations for approval. 
  • Research, shape and plan campaigns for testing new propositions. 
  • Write Award submissions. 
  • Structure storyboards and scripts for videos. 
  • Support Management Team in exposure as thought leaders. 
  • Support Head of Marketing with product roadmap for content marketing. 
  • Support external PR Agency with content for opportunities with media. 

Skills and Knowledge – Essential 

  • A great B2B content writer – able to produce appealing and engaging content for the reader/viewer/listener, which is grammatically correct and of a very high standard. 
  • Outstanding ability to take great copy and convert for using across a variety of digital platforms.
  • Understanding of SEO and content marketing. 
  • Knowledge of marketing, communications, digital and social channels. 
  • Proficient use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus have the ability to quickly learn/adopt new technology. 
  • Well organised and able to shape plans from brief outlines. 
  • Able to quickly understand the products and services of the business and be willing to learn more about our market. 
  • Ability to understand the bigger picture and support meaningful plans which align with the wider goals. 

Skills and Knowledge – Desirable  

  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and demands, in a fast-paced environment with a hugely variable timetable. 
  • Great relationship builder, influencer and collaborator. 
  • Competency in the use of WordPress is an advantage. 
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Cloud (in particular InDesign and PhotoShop) is an advantage. 
  • Understanding of B2B2C and how to engage with an individual to encourage action. 

Experience 

  • One years-experience in a marketing role. 
  • It is desirable that you come from an editorial or copywriting background in the form of either PR, internal communications or journalism with a focus and/or demonstrable interest in sustainability and cultural transformation.  
  • Experience in digital content writing is essential. 

Attributes 

  • Comfortable and confident in planning from concept/ideas through to delivery. 
  • Self-starting, enthusiastic and motivated, as we work remotely. 
  • A passion for sustainability and encouraging urgent action. 
  • An ‘ideas’ person, pro-actively suggesting and preparing new marketing content. 
  • Willing to learn new tools and techniques. 
  • Commercially focussed. 
  • Ability and capacity to grow in the role as the business evolves. 

This is a full-time position (4 days considered), working remotely with weekly team meetings in central London expected to resume in early 2021  

Salary competitive and dependant on experience. 

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a cover letter to careers@planetfirst.co.uk 

Head of Certification – Fixed Term Contract

An exceptional opportunity has become available an Interim Head of Certification, perfect for someone looking to work for a fast-growing business that is having a positive impact on the world. 

The Planet Mark, in partnership with the iconic Eden Project, is a unique sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.  A key part of our work is to demonstrate that sustainability is good for business and that business is a force for good for the environment and society. 

You’ll be joining at an exciting stage for this fast-growing business as it expands in theUK and begins to scale internationally. 

You’ll be part of an optimistic team with a ‘can do’ approach, that is passionate about making a difference and committed to collaborating, constantly improving and striving to be at the forefront of sustainability – while having fun too! 

Description: 

We are looking for an experienced sustainability professional, with experience in people and process management to lead our growing certification team, covering the maternity leave of our current Head of Certification.  You will be an authority in carbon footprinting with in depth working knowledge of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol corporate carbon accounting.  You will lead our certification team, be responsible for upholding our exceptional standards and overseeing the timely delivery of outstanding quality and robust certifications. 

The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic, have a high attention to detail and a passion for numbers, sustainability and process efficiencies and excellent customer relationship skills.   

Key Responsibilities  

  • Manage the certification team, coordinating internal and external consultants to deliver work as scheduled and providing expert advice and leadership  
  • Regularly audit work of the certification team and analyse delivery data monthly reviewing against KPIs 
  • Manage software providers assist the team with software queries 
  • Consider and implement process improvements to the certification process as required 
  • Work with customers to provide expert advice and improve process 
  • Oversee collation and accuracy of cumulative data and manage data provision for annual Impact Report 
  • Work closely with the COO to advise on product development and improvements to the certification process 
  • Maintain active membership of IEMA and ICRSkeeping up to date with new methods and attending CPD courses in standards and policies in corporate carbon accounting and consider how these impact delivery of The Planet Mark 
  • Propose, draft and consult on updates to The Planet Mark Code of Practice annually, or as needed when new legislation or guidance is released and communicate updates to customer in collaboration with other teams 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience  

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in corporate sustainability and environmental management  
  • Experienced account manager, used to preparing proposals and projects for bespoke sustainability consulting 
  • Experience in carbon footprint accounting and knowledge of greenhouse gas reporting and standards e.g. GHG Protocol, ISO 14064  
  • Experience in audit/verifications of corporate carbon footprints using ISO 14064-3  
  • Strong mathematical and analytical background  
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills  
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and excellent IT skills  

Preferred Skills & Experience  

  • Knowledge and experience working with SECR, social value, SDGs, scope 3 screening, carbon footprint verification    
  • Experience working with large, multinational companies, either in house or as consultancy  
  • Experience in sustainability engagement and communications   
  • Experience with sustainability software e.g. Sofi Salesforce  
  • Industry qualifications (e.g. IEMA)  

This is a full time position on fixed term contract to 31 December 2021. There may be the option to become permanent following this. Start date in November 2020 working remotely with weekly team meetings in central London expected to resume once Coronavirus restrictions have eased 

Salary: competitive and dependant on experience. 

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a cover letter to careers@planetfirst.co.uk 

Senior Sustainability Consultant – Built Environment Specialist

An exceptional opportunity has become available for a Senior Sustainability Consultant with specialism in the built environment looking to work for a fast-growing business that is having a positive impact on the world.   

The Planet Mark, in partnership with the iconic Eden Project, is a unique sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.  A key part of our work is to demonstrate that sustainability is good for business and that business is a force for good for the environment and society. 

Our New Development Certification follows The Planet Mark 3-step process.  Each building is a stand-alone project in which we measure carbon reductions achieved through sustainable design and construction practices, engage stakeholders and supply chain to support and encourage innovation in the field, and communicate success.   

You’ll be joining at an exciting stage for this fast-growing business as it expands in theUK and begins to scale internationally. 

You’ll be part of an optimistic team with a ‘can do’ approach, that is passionate about making a difference and committed to collaborating, constantly improving and striving to be at the forefront of sustainability – while having fun too! 

Description:  

We are looking for a senior sustainability consultant with experience working in the built environment, and delivering whole life carbon analysis for buildings to join our growing certification team.  You will be responsible for managing and delivering our New Development Certifications building on a programme that has been running for 10 years.  You will be responsible for delivering lifecycle assessments and our new development certification along with engaging the supply chain, and providing expert advice on product improvements.  

The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic, with excellent collaboration and customer relationship skills.  You will have at least 5 years experience in the built environment, and have delivered LCAs without support.   

Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the delivery of new development certification internally and externally (team and project management) 
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders in the built environment sector to deliver new development certification 
  • Deliver workshops and engagement activities to design teams and sub-contractors, using expertise in built environment and sustainability 
  • Liaise with consultants to support / explain LCA delivery for the New Development Certification 
  • Deliver or support internal delivery of built environment LCAs for industrial, residential, and other sectors 
  • Keep up to date with national and global developments in the built environment and note relevance, overlaps and competition with the New development certification 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Positive, “can-do” attitude  
  • Experience in delivering whole life carbon assessments for buildings, with working knowledge of standards EN 15878, WRI GHG Protocol, PAS 2050, PAS 2080, amongst others 
  • Minimum 2 years experience in delivering LCAs in the built environment  
  • Experience working with design-teams and other stakeholders in discussing, encouraging and promoting sustainable and low-carbon design in industrial, residential and other sectors.   
  • Experience in sustainability in the built environment, including knowledge of UKGBCs net zero carbon framework, RIBA, BREEAM  
  • Excellent organisational skills and high attention to detail 
  • A team player with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines  
  • Proven management skills, helping to support and train junior team members 
  • Excellent project management skills 

Preferred Skills & Experience 

  • Experience engaging or facilitating design teams in identifying more sustainable building designs, and innovations in construction.   
  • Working knowledge of the RICS NZC Construction minimum reporting template Delivery of post occupancy evaluations (POE) in the property or industrial sector 
  • Experience in sustainability engagement and communications  
  • Experience with sustainability software e.g. Sofi Salesforce, and familiarity with Microsoft 365 
  • Industry qualification (e.g. IEMA, UKGBC membership) 
  • Experience in corporate carbon accounting and in-depth knowledge of the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064, Scope 3 carbon reporting, SECR, SDGs and Social Value  
  • Experience in audit/verifications of corporate carbon footprints using ISO 14064-3 
  • Experience verifying LCAs 

This is a full time position, working remotely with weekly team meetings in central London expected to resume either late 2020 or early 2021 

Salary: competitive and dependant on experience. 

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a cover letter to careers@planetfirst.co.uk