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Sustainability Advisor

Job Posted: 26 October 2022
Job Updated: 21 November 2022

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Job Title: Sustainability Advisor

Function: Supply Chain

Location: Nottingham/Hybrid/Travel

Type: Permanent

Salary: £37,000 – £50,000

Closing Date: Friday 9th December 2022


We have an exciting opportunity within NHS Supply Chain for a Sustainability Advisor to join our Sustainability team. The Sustainability Advisor will lead on the management of sustainability data and drive performance across the business. The trends and opportunities that the role identifies will be integral to ensuring that NHS Supply Chain is able to achieve its sustainability goals, as defined within its sustainability strategy. The role will support the Sustainability Managers and Head of Sustainability with projects and programs of work to deliver the Net Zero and Social Value ambitions across SCCL and all Service Providers



What does a Sustainability Advisor do at NHS Supply Chain?


  • Ensuring the delivery and development of the sustainability policy, and compliance with legislation and regulations across a wide range of diverse projects
  • Conducting site visits and audits, constantly scanning for opportunities to drive improvements, and deliver training where required
  • Monthly performance reports, analysing trends, opportunities, and risks
  • Constantly scanning for key environmental risks, such as carbon impact, waste and impact to local government
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability Strategy, and implementation of related workstreams.
  • Current workstreams include those related to social value; sustainable procurement; decarbonisation; and sustainability data management. Other focus areas include circular economy; equality, diversity and inclusion; and corporate governance
  • Provide sustainability advice, guidance and support to colleagues in the preparation of tenders and delivery of projects, with a focus on contracted environment and social sustainability requirements.


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful? 

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of sustainability in a commercial environment encompassing economic, environment and social dimensions – ideally with specialist knowledge in one related field and general knowledge of others
  • Have developed and deployed environmental and sustainability procedures
  • Work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience engaging a wide range of stakeholders
  • A strong technical knowledge across relevant environmental and sustainability legislation, with experience across carbon management
  • Strong Analytical background, able to turn data into insights
  • Experience of giving presentations and/or facilitating workshops Experience in report writing
  • Professional qualification in Environmental Management
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation (egg: IEMA, CIWM, IES, GACSO) and actively engaged in continuing professional development (CPD) activities



How you’ll work


This role will be hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home. Also it will include travel to sites, customers, suppliers.



In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


  • Performance led annual bonus scheme
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 12% of your salary)
  • Flexible benefits scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you
  • 3 days paid Volunteering Leave
  • Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts
  • Flexible working options
    • National Annual season ticket purchase scheme
    • Eye Care vouchers
    • Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


NHS Supply Chain (SCCL) is an organisation that procures and supplies ~£3.5bn of medical devices and consumables to the NHS every year, while driving strategy, standards, efficiency, and best practise across the entire NHS Supply Chain.


We have big plans for the future. Guided by our Vision and Strategy, we are determined to be a proactive and collaborative partner that delivers financial and health benefits across the whole healthcare system. 

NHS Supply Chain requires clear, purposeful, and impactful transformation.  To deliver our strategy we are rebalancing our business model, implementing a new operating model, and refreshing our core technology.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. we provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



  • Be Authentic
  • Be Inclusive
  • Be Driven
  • Be Enterprising
  • Be The Difference





Other Information

  • SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.
  • For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:



NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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