ESG Assistant

Legal & ESG · UK/Portugal/Spain, Edinburgh, City of
Department Legal & ESG
Employment Type Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Main Function & Scope:

Our ESG Assistant will provide critical support to our ESG Manager in managing our Environmental, Social and Governance risk, opportunity, and impact. Starting from our current position of strength, our ESG Assistant will support strong ESG delivery in 2022 and in building the next generation of ESG performance, policies and systems, embedding these into the company, ensuring they are well understood and naturally holistic to our business, evolving with us as we continue to grow.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate interest in delivering technical and non-technical objectives and working with our Brand & Communications team to ensure that the meaning, effectiveness and importance of our ESG journey are genuinely embedded and subject to well evolved feedback loops.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the implementation of our ESG strategy and initiatives
  • Project managing the objectives forming part of our ESG strategy
  • Supporting any external submissions required for our sustainability targets
  • Managing all business reporting required for our ESG and sustainability efforts
  • Project managing any cross functional sustainability project (e.g., centralised data acquisition for reporting, organising our Antarctica expedition, etc).
  • Assisting with the organisation and execution of our ESG Committee meetings.

Competencies & Behaviours:

Technical Skills

  • Understanding of ESG, CSR, community engagement and social investment.
  • Clear accountability (self, team, stakeholder) standards and skills for alignment of stakeholders (including Board) with our ESG journey.
  • Multi-country application of ESG abilities.
  • Holding third parties to levels of ESG delivery consistent with Ventient policies and needs.
  • Basic understanding of the current GRESB system and its link with our ESG strategy.


  • Able to work well with diverse and sizeable third parties who have a direct or indirect impact on Ventient’s ability to deliver on its ESG requirements.
  • An action-oriented self-starter and initiative-taker.
  • Willingness and ability to work very closely with our ESG Committee and Brand & Communications Team.
  • Strong and clear communicator.


  • Basic commercial and economic awareness.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Able to communicate objectives and information to non-specialists.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and effective communication.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English (proficiency in Spanish French, Portuguese and / or German a plus).

Education & Qualification:

  • Degree level qualification

Software Programmes:

  • Computer literate with high competence in Excel and PowerPoint or equivalents and strong organizational and analytical skills.

Main Working Contacts:

  • ESG Manager
  • Head of Legal & ESG
  • ESG Committee

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  • Location
    UK/Portugal/Spain, Edinburgh, City of
  • Department
    Legal & ESG
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience