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Senior Sustainability Manager - Net Zero

Allwyn UK
Watford, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Full Time
Join our journey to create a new experience for The National Lottery and help us to power change for the greater good.


We are the new operators of the UK's National Lottery licence from February 2024. Join us as we embark on a largescale transformation journey to build a bigger, better, and safer National Lottery that delivers more money to Good Causes.

At the heart of how Allwyn operates is our Social Value framework - it informs our decision making, shapes our relationships with stakeholders and is embedded across our business. Our environmental responsibility is a fundamental part of our Social Value framework, with exciting plans for this role to lead on.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities exist for people to join us play a part in giving the National Lottery a fresh start. Allwyn is part of the Allwyn Entertainment Group - a multi-national lottery operator with a market-leading presence in Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus and Italy.

• To lead on the development and rollout of Allwyn's net zero strategy as part of Allwyn's broader Social Value strategy for environmental sustainability and 'Protecting the Planet'
• To embed a culture of accountability for Allwyn's net zero strategy across all areas of the business, partnering closely with Social Value leads in relevant teams in the delivery of this strategy
• To build knowledge and capability of delivering our net zero strategy across relevant teams and functions and its link with driving successful business performance
• To ensure any environmental reporting requirements are met and that the insight from this reporting is delivered to various stakeholders in a compelling and meaningful way, where data drives positive change


Role and Responsibilities:
• To develop and lead on Allwyn's Net Zero strategy and action plan, towards a Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) aligned Net Zero pathway as well as associated targets
• Manage the relationship with Allwyn's Net Zero partner Planet Mark and any other partner related to Allwyn's 'Protecting the Planet' theme, ensuring that they are producing high quality deliverables in a timely manner to both guide and certify Allwyn
• To build knowledge and capacity on Net Zero with internal and external stakeholders
• To work with the Social Value Director in engaging the Executive and Leadership Teams in a shared vision and sponsorship of Net Zero strategy and rollout, and the setting of measurable Net Zero objectives
• To coordinate with Social Value leads across the business to ensure Net Zero plans are joined up, policies are Net Zero-aligned, and support them to meet relevant targets, including the People, Finance, Marketing, Product, Operations and Retail teams.
• To coordinate with Social Value leads in embedding Net Zero in relevant policies and processes to ensure they align with our internal 'Protecting the Planet' principles
• To build and maintain systems to track, measure, analyse and report on Net Zero data, performance and outcomes for upward (internal) reporting, including reporting requirements for Allwyn Group, and for external disclosure such as Task Force on Climate Disclosure (TCFD) and Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
• Support the procurement team and contract managers to integrate carbon reduction strategies into supplier contracts, and provide advisory and technical support in supplier engagement strategy related to Net Zero
• To engage with and support the 'Green Team', Allwyn's internal community of environmental champions to ensure the group is aligned with Allwyn's net zero strategy, including to promote energy saving, more efficient resource use and spread awareness of the need for and best practices to accomplish environmentally related outcomes
• To work closely with the Internal Comms team to bring Net Zero to life across the company with inclusive engagement plans and activation across a calendar as well as the External Comms and Brand & Marketing on Net Zero messaging
• To work closely with Allwyn Group and other OpCos on sustainability strategy, reporting and data collection
• Ensure all Net Zero activities are reflected within the Social Value budget, coordinating with Social Value leads for their respective Net Zero responsibilities and budgets
• Ensure a clear knowledge of the Participant Protection (PP) framework and an ability to explain it confidently and accurately to internal and external stakeholders, liaising closely with the PP team
• Represent Allwyn's Social Value strategy and commitments across the business, beyond the NZ strategy, and communicate confidently on our achievements to internal and external audiences
• Prepare updates and decision proposals for the Social Value (SV) steering committee and support the Social Value director with briefings/presentational materials
• To stay abreast of external Net Zero best practice and developments in standards, participating in relevant industry forums and embedding learnings and requirements in Allwyn's Net Zero activities
• To guide the Executive and leadership teams on appropriate insetting and/or carbon removal schemes, as and when these are required

Key Skills and Experience:
• A passion for and demonstrable experience in delivering on Net Zero and ability to work well across different teams and functions to deliver a Net Zero strategy
• Commitment to and knowledge of Net Zero issues, regulation, policies and best practices
• Strong analytical and numerical skills to deal with data collection and insights for Net Zero reporting
• Strong presentation skills with ability to influence and inspire others
• Self-motivated, able to work independently, willing to accept challenges, with good time management and organisation skills
• Able to build and nurture strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally
• Commitment to enabling a collaborative culture across internal and external stakeholders to ensure a joined up approach to Net Zero
• Clear communicator to internal and external audiences, with good written and spoken English
• Confident using all Microsoft applications
• A change champion and someone who has deep experience of bringing employees at different levels on a journey relating to Net Zero

Key measures of success:
• Establish and deliver clear action plan aligned to Net Zero strategy, coordinated with Planet Mark and Social Value leads across the business
• Annual certification by Planet Mark for Allwyn's core carbon footprint
• High quality and timely Net Zero reporting for Board and external disclosure e.g. TCFD, SECR, measure on targets set
• Partnership strategies with KPIs in place with Net Zero partners
• % of suppliers participating in engagement sessions and setting Net Zero goals

Here is our list of benefits
    • 34 days paid leave (This includes bank holidays)
    • 2 x Life Days
    • 4 x Salary of Life Insurance
    • Pension: We'll contribute 8.5%
    • BUPA
    • £500 wellness allowance
    • Income Protection

As part of our onboarding processes, all successful candidates will need to complete both a Pre-Employment Screening process and a Fit & Proper check by the Gambling Commission. These checks include a DBS (an enhanced check, which shows convictions and conditional cautions), credit and social media checks. As part of our application process, you will be asked to identify in advance if you have spent or unspent convictions that we need to be aware of.

Should you not disclose convictions at the application stage, not pass the Fit & Proper Check process or not complete your Pre-Employment Screening then unfortunately you may not pass our probation process.

All data will be handled in accordance with our data policies and treated with utmost confidentiality.

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