Change Agents UK

Sustainability Talent Hunter

Project Sustainability Talent Hunter
Employer Change Agents UK
Job Description

Location: Oakham, UK

Number of Positions: 1

Salary (per annum pro rata): £18-20k dependent on experience

Start Date: ASAP

Length of Contract: 6 months – with possibility of extension/permanent contract subject to performance


We’re an exciting and progressive not-for-profit organisation, passionate about bringing people together and making sustainability mainstream. We recruit and develop graduates and early careerists into roles in ethical and responsible organisations. We’re looking for a Sustainability Talent Hunter to build relationships with clients and candidates and deliver recruitment and development solutions to them. If you’re a talented communicator, confident and articulate, well-organised and motivated by a desire to make a positive difference in the world, we want to hear from you!

We are:

We are Change Agents UK – a well-established, not-for-profit organisation renowned for our expertise in matching high-quality and sustainability-focused early careerists with roles in ethical and responsible organisations. We work with the public and private sector, with charities and not-for-profit organisations. We recruit, develop and employ Change Agents – individuals who want to make a positive difference and help to embed the principles of sustainability in their organisations.

We value:

• Sustainability as the foundation for growth and success

• Being people-centred and building a valued network

• Integrity and respect

• Building ambitiously and positively for the future

We need:

We need a talented new team member to help us to drive forward our recruitment and development activities in the sustainability sector. We provide bespoke recruitment, development and employment services for our clients. We are looking for a Sustainability Talent Hunter who can confidently build relationships with clients, understand their requirements and help them to find, recruit and develop good people.

You are:

• A confident, enthusiastic and engaging communicator

• Educated to degree-level – highly literate, numerate and articulate

• Passionate about sustainability issues

• Able to demonstrate strong skills in organisation, prioritisation and meeting deadlines

• Highly-motivated, with a track record of “can-do”

• Commercially-aware, with relevant/transferable experience

• Experienced in building and managing relationships with clients or customers

• Aware of the need to handle personal data securely and appropriately

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and social media management

In an ideal world, you are also:

• Experienced in website content management

• Experienced in using CRM systems

• Creative with an eye for design

What’s in it for you?

We’re a small, friendly team with an established business and big ideas. We’re based in quirky offices in Oakham, Rutland – a beautiful town with lots to offer. We are committed to personal and professional development. We offer flexible working, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the opportunity to be part of something exciting, rewarding and forward-looking.

Day in the Life:

9am Huddle – team catch-up over coffee to review progress on recruitment activity, new business ideas and opportunities, share sustainability news, updates from conferences and exhibitions.

9.30am Review CVs and shortlist applications for a graduate role in Environmental Strategy

11.00am Development call with a recently-appointed Change Agent. Talk through settling in period, progress, issues and opportunities. Signpost learning and development ideas.

12pm Finalise plans for tomorrow’s face-to-face interviews at a client’s premises in Birmingham. Ensure you have all interview packs, contact details and re-read CVs and telephone interview notes.

1pm Lunch – try one of Oakham’s fine coffee shops or delis!

2pm Make client calls to catch up on forthcoming people and project requirements and see what support they might need.

2.30pm 1:1 with line manager – monthly session to review progress, share thoughts on personal development opportunities and talk through any issues.

3.30pm Conduct telephone interviews for shortlisted early careerists who have applied for a new role working on a Circular Economy project.

5.15pm Read renewables article in the industry press

5.30pm Time to go home after an amazing day’s work!

Nitty Gritty Details:

Hours/Week: Full-time (37.5 hours) or part-time

Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Work outside normal hours: Some travel in the UK may necessitate occasional working outside normal office hours


Closing Date: Sunday 17th June 2018

Telephone Interview Date: w/c 18/06/18

Interview Date: w/c 25/06/18

Location Oakham, Rutland, UK
Salary £18,000-£20,000
Application Deadline 2018-06-17
Interview Date 2018-06-25
Start Date 2018-07-09
Hours Per Week 37.50
Places Available 1

Closed - no further applications permitted