Senior Sustainability Consultant


  • London  
  • Company
    Radley Yeldar  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    16 June 2021  
    Posted on
    16 April 2021  

We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our market-leading sustainability offer. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of our award-winning independent creative agency. RY’s sustainability consultants offer strategic and advisory services for clients all over the world to help unlock their sustainability ambitions. They specialise in making the complex simple and thinking creatively to crack all sorts of client challenges. Working together with colleagues from across the business, our sustainability consultants get close to clients to understand their brief and challenges, before crafting ingenious, insightful solutions. From developing sustainability strategies and behaviour change campaigns to sustainability and integrated reporting, we always aim to make a measurable difference, exceeding client expectations by delivering quality work every time.

Responsibilities include:

  • You’ll lead the strategic thinking on allocated client work with a focus on sustainability and integrated reporting projects. This includes developing recommendations, delivering creative content strategies and setting the direction for the reporting suite alongside our creative, copywriting and client service teams for both print and digital.
  • You’ll also be leading on sustainability strategy projects including materiality assessments through to strategy design and implementation.
  • You’ll advise clients on the key trends, regulations, frameworks and best practices that are shaping the sustainability landscape.
  • You’ll be a key contributor to pitches, marketing content and collateral, writing white papers, research projects, articles and social content, and attending events.
  • You’ll set the direction for and employ a range of problem-solving approaches, including insight development (qual & quant), desk research, benchmarking, running workshops, brainstorming, report writing etc.


  • You are passionate about corporate sustainability, with a demonstrable interest and experience in corporate sustainability issues.
  • You’re experienced at leading sustainability reporting projects, and can confidently advise clients on the SDGs, GRI Standards and UN Global Compact.
  • Endlessly curious about market conditions, you demonstrate a good understanding of how these conditions affect clients by suggesting thought leadership initiatives that sensibly address them.
  • You’re adept at gathering and interpreting clients’ needs, and skilled at bringing clarity to what is being said.
  • You’re a brilliant writer, with a flair for developing engaging content that attracts clients to RY.
  • Your eye for detail is exceptional. You’re unafraid to speak up when work goes off brief, and you proactively raise mistakes.
  • You’re a natural at building a strong team ethic and personal accountability on projects.
  • Intelligent but ego free, you’re frequently requested by colleagues to work on their projects.
  • You handle deadlines with ease, bringing a sense of humour and positive outlook to your work with colleagues and clients.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced role in a buzzing consultancy team, working on projects that drive real change, we’d love to hear from you. Please ensure that you include a cover letter with your application outlining why you'd love to work for RY.

RY embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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