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The ideal candidate will have a successful track record and passion for team leadership and operational delivery (scheduling, resource management, people development, customer relationship management) in ESG. You may be looking for a change, a growth opportunity or be looking to return to your career after a break.

Location: Any Mabbett Office (Belfast, Cardiff, Carlisle, Dundee, Dublin, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Leicester, Manchester or Wolverhampton)

Reference #: ESG Principal Consultant: 07-2024

Closing Date: 16-08-2024

We are seeking to recruit an ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Principal Consultant, ideally from a consultancy background to lead our ESG service growth (winning and delivering projects) for the UK and Ireland.

We are a flexible employer and are willing to consider any arrangement that is desirable to you. You will be provided with all IT equipment and software/services required to facilitate your efficient working. A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that we do.


The ideal candidate will possess an Honours or Masters Degree in sustainability, international business, business administration, accountancy, environmental management, or similar, and have a have a full U.K. (or equivalent) driving licence with clean driver record.  Professional chartership(s) (e.g. Society for the Environment, IEMA, CIPS etc.) would be viewed favourably.


You will be comfortable with proposal and tender writing, have a successful track record of winning and running contracts to agreed commercial arrangements, have a strong business network and be experienced with issue resolution and customer retention. You will have knowledge and experience of the topics within environment, social and governance, and have experience of managing/delivering ESG activities focusing on nonfinancial reporting, such as:

  • Application of GRI, TCFD, CSRD, corporate responsibility reports
  • Screening/Scoping ESG
  • Double materiality assessment
  • ESG Policy development
  • ESG Strategy development
  • Auditing
  • Bridging the gap between financial and non-financial reporting.
  • Addressing greenwashing claims (company performance, products/services)
  • Data analytics, including visuals (sustainability metrics/dashboards)
  • Board advisory services
  • ESG Communications including training delivery

This role is within the Environment Group at Mabbett. Other technical groups include Climate & Carbon, Energy Engineering Groups and Safety, bringing already established services relevant to ESG delivery.

The successful candidate will enjoy the challenge of developing the ESG service, be able to provide examples of ESG work completed, and will be able to convert opportunities from external and internal sources into projects.

You will work for the Environment Group Director in a collaborative environment. You will relish the business-environment challenge of finding opportunities, winning work, delivering impactful projects, developing people, growing a team and delivering on sales goals (within which you will have a say). You will be responsible for planning, innovation, project delivery quality as well as developing a team. It is both an exciting and important time to join Mabbett as the climate emergency continues and our company continues to grow.

Potential candidates are requested to provide an indication of their salary expectations and confirm which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working from. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements.

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations, one paid volunteer day per annum and a contributory pension scheme.

To Apply

For further information on this vacancy and/or to apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and covering letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match the job description above.


Location: Any Mabbett Office (Belfast, Cardiff, Carlisle, Dundee, Dublin, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Leicester, Manchester or Wolverhampton)

Reference #: ESG Principal Consultant: 07-2024

Closing Date: 16-08-2024

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