Senior Sustainability Consultant

Aether is a niche environmental consultancy specialising in the compilation, reporting, and review of emission inventories and projections and the development of sectoral policies and measures for both the public and private sector globally.

Our experience reflects many years of working in this field for the UK Government, the European Commission, UNFCCC, UNDP and other donors, and working directly for governments in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America. In the private sector we work across a broad range of sectors including hospitality, entertainment, transport and community development.

Aether specialises in climate change data collection, processing and analysis and the development of transparent reporting systems that underpin the development and assessment of climate strategies, policies and action plans.  Our growth has seen us broaden our specialisms to include wider social, environmental, and economic impact analysis for our clients. 

We are therefore seeking to further expand our support to our clients to enhance capabilities in social and environmental sustainability.

The Role

The successful candidates will work with our company Directors and Business Area Leads to deliver across our portfolio of international projects and support new business development in sustainability advisory services.

Primarily the role will focus on supporting our private sector markets with sustainability advisory services.  The role will include undertaking sustainability assessments of community development projects, and supporting corporations in developing strategies and reporting on sustainability.  The role will also require a good understanding on corporate requirements for climate change reporting, especially Taskforce for Carbon Related Financial Disclosures. 

You would be working closely with national consultants, supporting their development of greenhouse gas inventories and MRV systems, to respond to the needs of gender and inclusivity.  This will include enhancing Aether’s wider impact analysis capability with your knowledge of social and environmental sustainability. 

This can be very rewarding and often provides the opportunity to really make a difference. The role offers excellent opportunities to expand your climate change career to engage decision makers across international institutions, funding agencies and decision makers.

Required Experience and Skills

We are seeking consultants who can operate in a small and dynamic consultancy. 

Working alongside our founders we are looking for individuals who: have an understanding of the signals coming from climate science, can support the long-term development of technical teams, can gather and analyse data and produce high quality outputs, and are familiar with the broad commitments of countries under the Paris Agreement. 

As a data-led business, experience of managing data is critical. We welcome skills and capabilities in programme management, capacity building and communications to work alongside our data scientists. 

This role is client facing, and will require good project management capability, experience financial budgeting and client relationship management.

The preferred candidate will have developed a strong track record of presenting complexity in a way that is easily understood by clients and stakeholders, through both written and verbal formats in fluent English.

Working for Aether

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver high quality services and enable our customers to make good decisions. We have a strong company ethos, and have built long-term relationships with our clients and a strong forward pipeline of projects. 

We have a flexible work model with staff located across the UK, with hubs in Oxford and Bristol. Our flexible model aims to support a work/life blend that meets the career aspirations of our staff and the needs of our clients. 

Aether is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at every level of the business, and is a Disability Confident Employer.

As members of the scheme, Aether will ensure that any applicant who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is eligible to request that their application be considered for a guaranteed interview for any role, providing the applicant meets the essential role criteria set out in the job description.

Please contact recruit@aether-uk.com for further information and to discuss reasonable adjustments needed regarding your application.

Testimonial

Don't just take our word for it...

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“Aether is a great partner for work in the area of European Air Emissions. The team was committed, reliable, well organised and had a deep technical understanding and motivated other partners with their good spirit.”

Umweltbundesamt: Environment Agency Austria

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“We have been collaborating with Aether for several years, and our projects have greatly benefited from it. Aether staff are very knowledgeable, professional and flexible - and last but not least, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

Umhverfisstofnun, Environment Agency of Iceland

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

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