Sarah Gould
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Sarah Gould

Principal Consultant

About Sarah

​Hi, I’m Sarah and I lead on senior appointments within Sustainability and ESG, across the UK and Europe. I have worked on senior hires for a number of years and have been in recruitment for close to ten, including managing teams during this period.

My recruitment background is both inhouse and agency, allowing me to appreciate what it is like on both sides and really understand those I work with. I have been fortunate to have recruited individuals across all industries and I continue to develop my knowledge with every appointment.

Group Head of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance)

Competitive salary and benefits

England

Group Head of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Shirley Parsons have been exclusively retained to appoint a Group Head of ESG with a fast paced, infrastructure business, that operates in high-risk environments across the UK. As Group Head of ESG, this is a key position for the business, being part of the executive team and reporting to the CEO. You will be pivotal in building, driving and embedding the sustainability strategy and be accountable for safety across the business. You will also be responsible for getting the best out of your HSEQ team and ensure standards are met and exceeded. A background in Health & Safety is not a necessity, as being a proven leader with a strategic mindset is key, as long as you also have the aptitude to learn. In order to be successful as Group Head of ESG, you will need to have a strong background in CSR and/or decarbonisation, ideally within an infrastructure organisation and have proven experience leading others. There are several areas where you will be able to make an impact and expand and improve what is currently in place, and areas where your innovation and creativity is needed to set up and run new initiatives. Naturally, strong communication and influencing skills are a must for this role. This position would suit someone, who is either in a similar position or equally someone who is ready for that step up to lead ESG for a medium size enterprise. If you want to work for a company that is committed to making a positive impact, then please get in touch to find out more. Ideal location of the successful candidate will be around the M4 corridor/West Midlands/Oxfordshire. For an exceptional candidate there may be flexibility. Vacancy Reference: PR/020001 Vacancy Owner: Sarah Gould | sarah.gould@shirleyparsons.com | (+44) 1296 611317 |(+44) 7485 329480

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Director of Sustainability

Market related

England

Director of Sustainability for EMEAShirley Parsons has been exclusively retained to appoint a Director of Sustainability with a leading logistics company. Due to the global presence of this organisation, for the right candidate there is flexibility on location across the UK, Netherlands and Germany.As Director of Sustainability, you will be pivotal in building the sustainability strategy and advising the business accordingly. Understanding the focus at corporate level will be necessary in order to develop this strategy and to successfully manage several stakeholder groups. Keeping abreast of latest trends, national and global initiatives and having an appreciation for the industry in which the business operates will be fundamental in making a positive impact.To be successful, you’ll need proven experience in a senior sustainability position, knowing how to build and implement a sustainability strategy and how to successfully navigate and influence across an organisation. You will need to demonstrate your leadership ability, as well as being a strong communicator both internally and externally, be flexible, dynamic and importantly have a passion for sustainability and want to make that difference.This position would suit someone who will thrive at the challenge of establishing and embedding the sustainability strategy and would welcome a blank canvas. If you can see yourself taking this business on that journey, then reach out to us to find out more.Vacancy Reference: PR/020291Vacancy Owner: Sarah Gould | sarah.gould@shirleyparsons.com | (+44) 1296 611317 |(+44) 7485 329480

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