Emily Swindlehurst
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Emily Swindlehurst

Lead Careers Consultant - Environment & Sustainability

About Emily

​​Hi! My name’s Emily and I’m the Lead Careers Consultant for Environment & Sustainability at Shirley Parsons. Our team specialises in identifying the right talent and resources to help clients achieve their sustainability, environmental and ESG initiatives and targets.

I’ve been with the company since the Summer of 2019, and it’s been a whirlwind that’s enabled me to work across many teams within the business and develop my knowledge in the relevant sectors – as well survive a pandemic throughout! In a past life, you’d have found me up north studying a BSC in Sociology at Leeds Beckett Uni, and before joining Shirley Parsons I spent a year working for a high-end retailer to gain experience in a people-facing, fast-paced role.

I’d describe myself as an extrovert, always up for socialising or having a chat, and if you ask anybody in the office, they’ll tell you I’d win the “loudest on the phone” award.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me trying new things and exploring new places, such as restaurants, trendy bars, and trips abroad. Life can get a bit manic of course, so to unwind I’ll opt for a spin class or glass of pinot blush (guess which is the preferred).

Unpopular opinion: Combinations of sweet and savoury food are just wrong, don’t try and tell me otherwise!

Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator

£30k - 35k per year

High Wycombe

Environmental & Sustainability CoordinatorHigh Wycombe£35,000 basic salary + benefits We are currently working with construction fit out specialist, who have a fantastic opportunity for an Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator to join their Sustainability team.The Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator will be responsible for: Deliver environmental and sustainability support for construction projects; including gathering, managing and reporting product information evidence to demonstrate environmental performance compliance (e.g. for BREEAM/LEED/SKA/WELL assessments and Embodied Carbon & Life Cycle Assessment requirements etc.).Assist with the Net Zero Carbon activities including data collection and management. Help to produce Greenhouse Gas Inventory reports and working on carbon reduction plans and activities.Assist with maintenance and continual improvement of the Group’s ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, including undertaking internal audits and actions to meet and report progress towards annual environmental objectives.Maintain ongoing energy; water; waste; and circular economy data records and assist with data analysis, carbon footprint calculations and preparation of business performance reports.Opportunity to set up; develop; lead; and manage the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and activities; and measuring and reporting Social Value (SV).Opportunity to develop, lead and manage the reporting against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator will have: A passion for the Sustainability Industry.Experience within the construction industry and working knowledge of BREEAM & LEED.Experience managing and analysing data. Vacancy Reference: PR/027296Vacancy Owner: Emily Swindlehurst | emily.swindlehurst@shirleyparsons.com | (+44) 1296 611321 | (+44) 7773 978 494

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Principal Climate & Carbon Consultant

£45k - 50k per year


Principal Climate & Carbon Consultant London £50,000 basic salary + benefitsWe are currently working with one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability. The Principal Climate & Carbon Consultant will be responsible for: Working with the Team's Director to provide project delivery of climate change assessments at a major project levelProviding technical expertise in one or more of the following fields: climate change mitigation analysis, whole life carbon assessment (building and/or infrastructure), circular economy, low carbon technologies and energy efficiency, climate change adaptation, greenhouse gas emissions inventories/analysis, carbon models/tools,Producing technical report for clients, including writing, checking and review of deliverables.Developing client relationships and undertake bidding work including preparing, contributing to and reviewing bids/tenders. The Principal Climate & Carbon Consultant will have: A passion for the environment and delivering proven sustainability outcomes.Educated to degree level in a relevant field with further degree or professional qualification advantageous.Specialism in one or more key climate change fields, and/or experience in EIA consultancy for built environment and infrastructure.Experience of managing and taking responsibility for delivering successful projects of different sizes. Vacancy Reference: PR/027277 Vacancy Owner: Emily Swindlehurst | emily.swindlehurst@shirleyparsons.com | (+44) 1296 611321 | (+44) 7773 978 494

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Director - Environmental Economics

£75k - 85k per year


Director - Environmental Economics London£85,000 basic salary + benefitsWe are currently working with one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability. The successful candidate will lead our Communities and Socio-Economic team and help set strategic direction. The Director will be responsible for: Managing the financial and commercial aspects of the Social & Economic Value (SEV) Business UnitProvide leadership of business development, and delivery in your chosen sector.Project director / technical lead on a wide variety of infrastructure and development projects.Communicate, liaise and collaborate effectively with clients and colleagues.Provide technical direction and oversight on projects within the team including writing, checking and review of deliverables.Financial/commercial responsibility for projects and tenders. The Director will have:An extensive working foundation in the fields of one or more of the following: Social infrastructure appraisal and delivery;Economic development (e.g. economic appraisal/modelling, economic impact assessment and the use of financial or business case modelling techniques);Environmental economics;Social value, socio-economic and health impact assessment;Stakeholder engagement. As well as, Have a demonstrable track record in bespoke strategy development for high profile clients (public and private), delivering tangible results.Understand the challenges facing urban environments and the value of providing an integrated offer including economics, planning and technical infrastructure expertise.Have the ability to influence project decisionmakers to arrive at sustainable solutions. Vacancy Reference: PR/027278Vacancy Owner: Emily Swindlehurst | emily.swindlehurst@shirleyparsons.com | (+44) 1296 611321 | (+44) 7773 978 494

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