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Sustainability / Social Value Specialist

Forkers Ltd
West Bromwich
£35,000 - £45,000
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Key responsibilities:

To help us to continue to develop our business sustainability, supporting our clients, employees and the environment we work in, delivering sustainable outcomes by reducing our carbon emissions across the company in line with our science-based target, using the Science Based Target Initiative to help us reach our goal to reduce our direct scope 1 carbon emissions 40% by 2030 and become a Net Zero company by 2050.

  • Review and revise sustainability proposals or policies.
  • Set, implement and manage a Science based Carbon Target for key clients.
  • Research or review regulatory, technical, or market issues related to sustainability.
  • Identify or create new sustainability indicators. Identify or investigate violations of natural resources, waste management, recycling, or other environmental policies.
  • Write grant applications, rebate applications, or project proposals to secure funding for sustainability projects.
  • Provide technical or administrative support for sustainability programs or issues.
  • Identify or procure needed resources to implement sustainability programs or projects.
  • Create or maintain plans or other documents related to sustainability projects.
  • Develop reports or presentations to communicate the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives.
  • Create and manage the company web site, to communicate sustainability issues, procedures and objectives.
  • Collect information about waste stream management or green building practices to inform decision-makers.
  • Assess or propose sustainability initiatives, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and acceptance.
  • Monitor or track sustainability indicators, such as energy usage, natural resource usage, waste generation, and recycling.
  • Develop sustainability project goals, objectives, initiatives, or strategies in collaboration with other sustainability professionals.
  • Produce, manage and deliver sustainability reports for internal use and key clients.
  • Produce carbon reports required for company accreditations, e.g. FORS.
  • Review and revise social value proposals or policies.
  • To be a champion within our business for social value and help to co-ordinate social value activities to be delivered by the company and contract teams and co-ordinating with external partners including key clients, local communities, schools and colleges.
  • To help us to integrate social responsibility and sustainability principles into our operations, culture and decision-making processes, ensuring they align with our company policies and meet customer requirements
  • Deliver social impact reports on client contracts using relevant measures and tools.
  • Attend community and careers events to help promote opportunities within the organisation, offering openings at all levels of the business, and increasing apprenticeships and work placement opportunities
  • Help to promote diversity and inclusion across the business.
  • Co-ordinate KPI reporting for clients 

The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Science degree in climate or environmental science or other relevant discipline.
  • Have 2/3 years experience in sustainability, environmental data management and social value reporting.
  • Knowledge of the EcoVadis sustainability platform is an advantage but not essential.
  • IEMA Qualified 
  • Must be an effective communicator who has good organisational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure and is proactive and able to work on own initiative with ability to take ownership of a broad range of responsibilities to drive projects forward.


  • Salary: £35 - £45K/year depending on experience
  • Pension – 4% Employer + 4% Employee contribution
  • Company electric vehicle
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus
  • Full-time office-based role at our Head Office in West Bromwich
  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (40 hours)



At Forkers, our commitment to sustainability is ingrained in the very core of our operations. As a leading civil engineering company in the midlands, we recognize the profound impact our industry can have on the environment. That's why we are dedicated to implementing sustainable practices at every stage of our projects. From embracing innovative technologies to minimize carbon footprints to fostering a culture of environmental responsibility among our team, sustainability is not just a goal – it's a company core value. We continually strive to balance progress with planet-friendly practices, ensuring that our legacy is one of responsible construction and a greener, more sustainable future.


Through the Science-based Target Initiative, we have set a science-based target to drive carbon reduction across the business. Aiming to reduce scope 1 carbon emissions by 42% by 2023 from a 2022 baseline and begin monitoring scope 3 emissions. In line with the latest climate science, this target drives carbon reduction across the business.  As a silver EcoVadis rated business, we are always striving to improve our ethical and procurement practices to benefit our supply chain and our employees, alongside our environmental and carbon reduction commitments.

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