Sustainability Manager

We’re introducing this exciting role as part of the Facilities team accountable for a £150m direct capital programme across the Professional and Recreational game.


The England and Wales Cricket Board in the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional.

We believe cricket is a force for good that can have an enduring impact on everyone’s lives and we have an ambitious strategy to inspire a generation to say ‘cricket is a game for me’. It provides great entertainment. It teaches important skills, both physical and social.  It can help inclusion and social cohesion, bringing communities together.

The ECB welcomes applications from all backgrounds to ensure we deliver our Inspiring Generations strategy and fulfil our purpose to connect communities and improve lives through cricket.


  • Stronger As One Team – We are stronger together. We allow for individual strengths and beliefs but head in the same direction. We respect, support and really listen to each other along the way.

  • Push New Boundaries – We are bold, brave and curious. We challenge and don’t settle. We forge the future whilst remembering our roots.

  • Be The Best In The Game – On & Off The Pitch – We train hard. We strive to be our best to help the team be the best. We celebrate our victories and learn from our let downs.

  • Passion For Play – We are here to inspire & be inspired. We are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves seriously. We enjoy the journey and have fun.


  • You have a passion for supporting sustainable development

  • You enjoy developing systems and processes to assist effective, seamless administration

  • You’re confident dealing with external and internal stakeholders at all levels and able to build good working relationships

  • You’re well organised and enjoy analysing and reporting financial information

  • You have a positive attitude and a commitment to supporting your team and the network

  • ·You can provide leadership to people you both manage and influence

·You can create and deliver learning opportunities


You’ll be within a Facilities Services Team a team of four people designed to deliver compliance, support services and training, advise on contracts related to construction and management of both the recreational and the professional game facilities

You will have overall ownership for the relationship and development of a service related to an ECB action plan.

Working closely with an Agronomist, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Health and Safety Manager you will have responsibility for providing support to ECB staff and the wider Cricket network.

Working with the Facilities Planning team on strategic project development you will:

o    Drive agreed targets in energy management and efficiencies

o    Drive cost savings in excess of £1.5m per year

o    Develop game wide strategies for water, waste and transport

o    Develop and deliver Climate change mitigation and adaption

o    ensure financial sustainability is considered for every investment

o    review and advise on applications for funding

o    comment of proposed works and contracts

o    Contribute to the calculation of investment payback periods for projects

o    Develop reporting for Board/standing committee/operational level to inform decision making

o    Undertake due diligence/risk analysis reviews on plans with third parties where appropriate

o    Review supply chains and procurement strategies

o    Create management systems and training to support the Cricket network

o    Analysing the current practices of the organisation and identifying points where sustainability could be improved



Qualifications: BSc /Masters engineering, business management or a related field with substantial experience in engineering, consulting, and/or business management facilities operations, data centre maintenance, energy management, and sustainability programmes

with additional demonstrable skills in these areas:

o   Substantial experience in managing corporate or stadia estates/premises

o   Thorough knowledge of environmental issues including but not limited to:

  • corporate sustainability best practices

  • environmental legislation & regulations

  • sustainability/carbon reporting

  • excellent analytical skills

  • ability to articulate complex concepts clearly

  • experience in integrating tools and processes and leading change in a high tech / IT /software corporate environment

  • proven interpersonal skills and ability to develop trust and influence others including experience in stakeholder engagement

Role posted - 2020-12-12T14:15:11Z 2:15pm, 12th Dec 2020 GMT

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You'll need a CV/résumé, but it'll only be considered if you score well on blind review

Closes: 5:00pm, 24th Jan 2021 GMT

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