Pension scheme
Health cash plan
Competitive pay

Sustainability Manager

Salary £46,445 + Excellent Benefits Package
Location High Wycombe (J3 M40) & hybrid working
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Have you achieved substantial improvements in reducing adverse environmental impact?

Are you passionate about environmental sustainability?

Paradigm Housing Group are committed to doing their job as a landlord to make sure their properties are safe and kept in good repair for customers. Our Corporate Plan sets ambitious targets for us to reduce the environmental impact of our business and to start a major investment programme to reduce and eventually eliminate the CO2 emissions impact of the 17,000 homes which we own or manage across Beds, Herts and Bucks.

We are seeking an experienced Sustainability Manager to develop and deliver our Environmental Sustainability Strategy.


We have already made significant strides in developing our plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate waste to landfill and to enhance biodiversity across our estate.  We need somebody who is able to develop and implement practical, effective systems across the business to deliver our objectives to reduce environmental harm and enhance our environmental performance. 


To do this, the ideal candidate will be able to show us their experience of organising and mobilising business commitment to greater sustainability, and delivery of measurable impacts.

You will be able to work at a strategic and a project level. We need somebody who can understand and communicate what we need to do over the medium term, to engage with Directors, managers and staff across the business to embed this understanding, and take practical steps to improve performance.

This will include keeping the organisation up to date on the sustainability agenda and new legislation, understanding and securing opportunities to work with our stakeholders and partners, applying for funding, and developing engagement projects to work with our customers to help them to play their part.

To be successful in this role you must have knowledge and experience of delivering a strategic workplan across multiple strands, and of reporting or compliance with one or more of the regulatory regimes for carbon emissions reporting, waste management and biodiversity.


This role also requires the following skills:

Post-secondary/High school education with degree (or equivalent qualification)

Experience of carrying out a similar specialist role in a corporate sustainability function

Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

The ability to motivate a wide variety of people to change their behaviour and to communicate and build understanding about the importance of environmental change and how each person can contribute.

Experience of designing and setting up systems and processes for managing strategic programmes

Ability to research complex topics and communicate findings in an easy to understand format, including presentations



Does this sound like you? This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.


For the full job description and person specification for the role please see the attachment at the bottom of this page. Should you have any queries about this vacancy please email and we will respond as soon as possible.  

As part of our application process, we ask for a cover statement and CV so we can assess your application against our essential and desired criteria as set out in the job description and person specification. Please include in your covering statement how you meet the criteria (found in the job description). 
We have also added three short, mandatory questions to help support your application.

Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification. We reserve the right to close this role earlier than the published date should a suitable candidate be identified. 

We are Paradigm Housing Group. 

We manage more than 17,000 homes across the South East.

We know that house prices in the areas where we work are high, both to buy and rent. We want to help more people have a safe and sustainable home that they can afford.

As a charity, the money we make goes into building new homes and providing an excellent service for residents.

We are a Best Companies two-star accredited organisation in recognition of our high employee engagement and commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone is free to be themselves and feel like they belong. We are clearly focused on the delivery of our five-year corporate plan with ambitious and challenging objectives including delivering one of the sector’s largest digital transformation programmes, improving our environment and sustainability targets and delivering more quality homes to people who need them.

  • Holidays – 25 days rising to 30 with length of service (30 days starting for senior roles) plus an extra three paid days off between Christmas and New Year, and the opportunity to buy up to another five days.
  • Pension scheme: a defined contribution scheme with employer contributions of 7.5% or 9.5% depending on the employee’s contribution rate.
  • Car leasing scheme.
  • Annual bonus potential.
  • 1 paid professional subscription per year.
  • Family friendly policies including generous paternity, maternity, shared parental and adoption leave, sabbaticals and more.
  • Health cash plan – worth over £1,800 per year. Includes dental, optical, prescriptions and flu jabs, physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, reflexology, Sports massage and more.
  • Hybrid working for many roles.
  • Up to three paid Giving Back (volunteer) Days a year.
  • Modern collaborative offices, with free parking and charging points for electric vehicles.
  • Opportunities for career development and progression.
  • Social events such as quiz nights, Christmas Party, Summer BBQ.
Paradigm Vision

We provide excellent services to customers.

And build new homes to help more people.

We make sure our homes are safe and sustainable.

And strive to do more by making the most of our resources.

Safer Together

The safety of our customers, colleagues and ourselves is a priority in everything we do.

Driving Improvement

We seek to do things better and deliver value to our customers.

Working As One

We work collaboratively with others and also take personal responsibility for delivering outcomes for our customers, colleagues and stakeholders.

Acting Thoughtfully

We make ourselves aware of our customers’ and colleagues’ circumstances, and consider this thoughtfully and respectfully, and with attention to the impact on the environment, when taking action.

Being Clear

We will communicate in a clear and consistent manner so that our customers, colleagues and stakeholders understand the high standards that we work to.

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