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Head of Sustainability

Core Skill:
Salary Details:
Competitive, based on experience
Advertising End Date:
20 Dec 2019
Vacancy Type:
Job Description:

Edinburgh Airport is the 6th largest and fastest growing airport in the UK and the largest in Scotland.  At the heart of Edinburgh Airports success, is our vision of ‘Growing through Providing Choice’.

One way that we have successfully grown our business is through providing our passengers with increased choice in destinations, airline routes, shopping, and food and drink opportunities. As we continue to grow, we realise we need to do this in a sustainable manner considering our environmental, social as well as economic responsibilities.

The Head of Sustainability will have the opportunity to influence decision makers ensuring a sustainable future for Edinburgh Airport.


Edinburgh Airport are recruiting a new role of Head of Sustainability, playing a key role in the business's current operations and future ambitions.

Reporting to the Director of Communications you will be responsible for:

  • Leading on Edinburgh Airports’ Sustainability Strategy.
  • Horizon scanning for new sustainability policy and trends, driving and championing thought leadership on sustainability with key internal stakeholders
  • Representing the business externally and raising Edinburgh Airports’ sustainability profile through relevant industry forums and stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure, managing key external relationships with stakeholders and external consultants
  • Working in partnership with the leadership teams across the business to embed sustainable thinking into business practice and programmes
  • Engagement with Edinburgh Airports’ environment, capital projects and procurement teams, ensuring responsible business and procurement practices

In this role you will shape the sustainability vision and create and drive an ambitious sustainability strategy which underpins future growth plans.

Qualifications and Experience:

You will have:

  • A demonstrable track record in delivering effective sustainability strategy within a commercial environment
  •  The analytical skills to develop and monitor the roadmap and KPIs to ensure goals are achieved
  • Good communicator and leader, with the ability to build relationships and engage with a variety of teams and stakeholders
  • A passion for the aviation sector, with genuine ambition to evolve sustainability strategy within the airport, its campus and the wider community.

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in sustainability or related areas
  • Relevant degree in sustainability, communications and / or environmental management