Sustainability Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Workplace exists to provide great spaces that work for creative people and to help get programmes made while keeping the BBC on air. We set the strategic direction for the BBC estate and provide buildings and facilities management across the UK and manage construction and other property change projects. We ensure BBC buildings, sites and productions are safe, secure, sustainable and on air. The Safety, Security and Resilience team work with production and the wider business to enable safe, secure and continuous production and broadcast

BBC Workplace is responsible for the management of BBC premises and the development of the BBC’s Environmental Management Policies, Technical Standards and Guidelines along with ensuring environmental compliance across the BBC. The Sustainability Advisor will join a small team dedicated to furthering the BBC’s sustainability achievements.  The Manager will help and support FM and catering teams in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact within BBC buildings.

Role Responsibility

  • Work closely with facilities management and catering service providers, giving help and advice on any aspect of how they can reduce the environmental impact of their operations, facilities and processes.
  • Act as Primary Contact for various sub contractors for data collection and analysis
  • Guide FM and catering service providers through the process of monitoring and reporting their environmental performance, including analysis of energy, waste, water and carbon data and providing advice for practical actions based upon them.
  • Track the progress of all BBC buildings, departments and projects to identify trends in environmental performance and investigate deviations from normal consumption.
  • Support BBC workplace team to improve the environmental performance in new and existing buildings by assessing current performance, generating and distributing reports identifying and implementing projects to support the BBC sustainability strategy and targets.
  • Speak to internal groups and meetings about sustainability at the BBC.
  • Collaborate and share learning where appropriate with other BBC divisions, existing industry partners and other facility management and catering service providers with the aim of sharing best practice on sustainable buildings and workplaces.
  • Communicate with BBC staff to raise awareness of environmental issues, initiatives and building environmental performance.

For full remit please see Appendix 1 on the attached Job Description.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to degree level in environmental management qualification or related discipline/and or ability to demonstrate substantive relevant experience.
  • Experience of maintaining and implementing environmental management systems. 
  • Specific knowledge of UK environmental law – in particular waste, water and air.
  • Proven organisational skills and ability to plan and manage projects.
  • Effective communicator, capable of writing articles and reports and of managing and manipulating data.
  • Ability to create a vision and inspire and lead others to realise it, irrespective of circumstances.
  • Experience of long-term planning and proven experience of collaboration at an individual or team level.


Package Description

Band: D 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: Birmingham

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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