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Helping John Lewis develop Better Jobs

John Lewis’ Better Jobs programme aims to promote better jobs for the people involved in making their products. Over the last couple of years, we have supported John Lewis to engage with their suppliers and deliver the Better Jobs programme. We are very proud to see the programme is developing and rapidly growing, with the results for the first year showing the tangible impact it has had in promoting higher quality jobs.

In 2019, 23 UK suppliers (with a sample size of over 800 workers) took part. For 2020, John Lewis is extending it to a wider base of their UK suppliers and will aim to roll out the programme in over 20 factories in China.

Through an online portal, John Lewis’ suppliers can access guidance and dedicated resources on their new Better Jobs framework, which covers seven areas:

  • Voice – ‘We want the people who make our products to be empowered to voice their opinions, ideas and concerns.’
  • Growth – ‘We want the people who make our products to have the opportunity to progress.’
  • Reward – ‘We want people who make our products to be appropriately rewarded through pay, benefits and recognition.’
  • Security – ‘We want the people who make our products to have security within their role.’
  • Job design – ‘We want the people who make our products to feel a sense of autonomy within their role.’
  • Respect – ‘We want the people who make our products to feel respected by others.’
  • Health & wellbeing – ‘We want the people who make our products to feel well and safe.’

The programme has been covered widely by the trade press, including articles in Drapers and the Retail Bulletin

Partner needed: 12-month maternity cover

  • 13 July 2020

We are looking for a Partner (consultant) to join our growing management consultancy in Central London (Charing Cross) for a one-year fixed-term contract to start in early September, with the potential for this to turn into permanent employment.

With offices in London and Shanghai, we are 30 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us – Carnstone Partners Ltd
Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai, we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We are big enough to work as trusted advisors to blue chip companies across all sectors yet small enough to operate without too much bureaucracy and to pursue the challenges we find interesting. We have been in business for 20 years, growing steadily and establishing a reputation for being good at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work. Our employees are our biggest asset; we invest in them and they tend to stay with us for a long time. Those who do leave move on to do great things in a variety of industries.

The vacancy
The job is at our ‘Partner’ level. You will be responsible for managing projects and client relationships, often in a lead-role although always with the support of our Senior Partners. There is also a strong element of people management, co-ordinating our Junior Partners in wider project teams and working closely with client representatives or external collaborators. Partners are expected to:

  • Work from London our office but, under the current circumstances, be able to work remotely for the foreseeable future;
  • Deliver client satisfaction – understanding client needs, developing a strong rapport with key individuals, deliver high-quality work;
  • Maintain and develop client accounts – there’s an expectation that Partners will secure new business, principally by helping to manage and grow our existing accounts;
  • Provide high quality advice and outputs – based on sound business judgement and deep sustainability knowledge, and by leading/coordinating the project team; and
  • Support colleagues on a range of accounts, including our sector sustainability initiatives.

Personal attributes and skills required
Experience:

  • Good general understanding of CR and, ideally, some specialised knowledge in one or more specific areas;
  • Several years of relevant experience in one or more aspects of CR; and
  • Experience with managing client accounts or projects and the ability to manage client relationships.

Character:

  • An easy, winning manner and the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload;
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly and solve problems; and
  • Real willingness to learn, share and be challenged.

Skills:

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, adapting your style as required for different audiences;
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • First-rate IT skills and an ability to use technical skills to best effect for the clients; and
  • Commercial aptitude and consultancy experience would be a distinct advantage

The package
We offer a competitive package consisting of 10% pension contribution and a range of healthcare insurances. The annual salary for this role is £45,000.

Why work at Carnstone?
Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are flexible and smart (and modest, too). We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

We know that our employees are the most productive when they have a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities outside work. Through our flexible working arrangements, we support our team in making the most of their careers with us.

For more information about who we are, the work we do and our clients, please have a look around our website.

How to apply
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Neil Everett at careers@carnstone.com. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2020. Virtual interviews will be arranged during w/c 10th August.

Junior Partner position, Shanghai

  • 15 April 2020

We are looking for a Junior Partner (consultant) to join our growing management consultancy in Shanghai.

With offices in London and Shanghai, and a presence in São Paulo, we are 30 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us – Carnstone Partners Ltd
Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London, Shanghai and São Paulo, we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We have been in business for over 15 years, growing steadily and establishing a reputation for being good at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work. Our employees are our biggest asset; we invest in them and they tend to stay with us for a long time.

Our Shanghai office was established in 2015 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The Shanghai team has been growing steadily, and we are looking for someone who has a true passion for the sector, who is interested in growing with the company, and can deliver high quality work on a consistent basis.

The vacancy
The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level for those new to our industry. Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone, with responsibility for specific tasks, often behind the scenes In return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about sectors and topics in a short amount of time. As a JP, you will be working directly with clients and senior colleagues on a daily basis, both local and abroad. We work on a variety of projects, closely with our London team and on our own: you could be working on a responsible forest sourcing project for global leading publishers one day, and visiting a garment supplier to deliver social insurance training the next.

What we are looking for

Experience

  • Good general understanding and proven interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability;
  • Minimum one-year relevant experience in one or more aspects of sustainability; or experience in general business but with proven interest in sustainability;
  • Experience with projects and external engagement (e.g. suppliers and clients). Clients can also be internal clients; previous consultancy experience is not a pre-requisite.

Character

  • Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
  • Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
  • An outgoing and confident personality, with the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly; and
  • Empathy and attention to details.

Skills

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
  • Good listening skills, able to put themselves in the audience’s shoes and deliver output with thought;
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients and;
  • Fluency in English and native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

The package
We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A competitive salary within the sustainability consultancy market;
  • Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
  • A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
  • 20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice;
  • Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (life and critical illness insurance covered).

Why work at Carnstone?
Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are flexible and smart (and modest, too). We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

How to apply
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Partner Manager and General Manager, Maggie Zhang (maggie.zhang@carnstone.com). Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment. The deadline for application is 8 May 2020.

The 2020 CR Salary Survey is now live

The 2020 CR Salary Survey is now live

The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Salary Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

The survey remains the largest survey of its kind and promises to disclose more information than ever before; in addition to revealing earning power and skills required for success. The 2020 survey will divulge details on diversity, budgets and team sizes as well as drawing comparisons across the previous surveys.

Those who take part will contribute to the clearest understanding of the professional CRS landscape in existence, and will receive an advance copy of the report.

The more participants we research, the clearer the view we will have of how corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals fit into the modern business world.

It is important that we continue to take part in building a clear picture of growth in sustainability and its worth to the businesses they're part of.

To take part (the survey should take no more than five minutes to complete) please visit: http://crsalarysurvey.com

So what's in it for you?

  • By contributing, you are improving the quality of the results for your market place
  • Raise awareness of the importance of sustainability within corporate organisations along with the impact we have on society and the environment
  • You will be the first to receive a free copy of the report

The survey is 100% confidential – no participants' names or contact details will be published or made available to any third parties at any stage. Please help us distribute this key survey throughout the sector.

http://crsalarysurvey.com

Looking for a Partner to join our Shanghai office

  • 17 January 2020

We are looking for a sustainability professional who can bring existing project and client management experience to our growing Shanghai office.

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility (CR). With offices in London and Shanghai, and a presence in São Paulo, we serve a global client base across most major industries.

About us – Carnstone Asia
Carnstone’s Shanghai office was established in 2015 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The Shanghai team is now 5-strong and we are looking for individuals with several years’ experience in one or more aspects of sustainability, be it social or environmental, to join and grow with the team.

We work on a variety of projects in China, some of which include:

  • Helped a global fashion retailer to roll out their store take-back scheme in China;
  • A multi-brands project on tackling the social insurance enrolment issues in Chinese supply chain;
  • Supplier engagement and project implementation in Asia for a global multi-brands initiative in publishing sector;
  • Local support and supplier engagement for a global pharmaceutical initiative; and
  • Supplier environmental performance assessment and benchmarking for a UK maternal and child products retailer.

The vacancy
The job is at our ‘Partner’ level. You will be responsible for managing projects and client relationships, often in a lead-role although always with the support of our Senior Partners. There is also a strong element of people management, co-ordinating our Junior Partners in wider project teams and working closely with client representatives or external collaborators. Partners are expected to:

  • Deliver client satisfaction – understanding client needs, developing a strong rapport with key individuals, deliver high quality work;
  • Maintain and develop client accounts – there’s an expectation that Partners will secure new business, principally by growing existing accounts; and
  • Provide high quality advice and outputs – based on sound business judgement and deep sustainability knowledge, and by leading/coordinating the project team.

Personal attributes and skills required
Experience:

  • Good general understanding of CR and, ideally, some specialised knowledge in one or more specific areas;
  • Several years of relevant experience in one or more aspects of CR; and
  • Experience with managing client accounts or projects and the ability to manage client relationships.

Character:

  • An easy, winning manner and the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload;
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly and solve problems; and
  • Real willingness to learn, share and be challenged.

Skills:

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, adapting your style as required for different audiences;
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • First-rate IT skills and an ability to use technical skills to best effect for the clients;
  • We appreciate commercial aptitude and consultancy experience would be a distinct advantage; and
  • Native Chinese speaker; fluent in English (writing and speaking).

The package
We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A competitive salary within the sustainability consultancy market;
  • Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
  • A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
  • 20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice; and
  • Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (annual health check, life and critical illness insurance covered).

How to apply
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Partner and General Manager, Maggie Zhang. Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment. The deadline for applications is 17 February 2020.

Telephone interviews will be arranged during w/c 17 February and then shortlisted candidates will be invited to face-to-face interviews during w/c 9 March 2020 at our Shanghai office.

Media companies join forces to create pioneering carbon measurement tool

Carnstone and nine leading media companies, with technical support from Bristol University’s Department of Computer Science, have together launched DIMPACT – a new collaboration to map the carbon impacts of digital value chains.

The 12-month collaboration will see computer science researchers from the University of Bristol working with sustainability and technology teams at the BBC, Dentsu Aegis Network, Informa, ITV, Pearson, RELX, Schibsted, Sky and TalkTalk to map the carbon hotspots of digital media content and services. The aim is to create an online carbon calculator, DIMPACT, available to any company offering digital products and services.

“The RELX story is one of successful digital transformation. In 2006, nearly half of our revenue came from print products. Today print accounts for less than 10% of revenue. It was easier to understand the environmental impacts of traditional print (including the sourcing and processing of papers, chemicals and energy used in production, and fuels for distribution). The impact of digital media has proven more challenging to understand and quantify, but it’s something we need to do if we are going to manage this important aspect of our environmental impact,” says Dr Márcia Balisciano, Director of Corporate Responsibility, RELX.

Mapping the carbon footprint of digital services like advertising, publishing and broadcasting is difficult because the underlying technological systems are hugely complex and constantly shifting. Media content passes through content delivery networks, data centres, web infrastructure and user devices, to name just a few, with each element of the delivery chain having different owners.

With climate change high on the agenda, DIMPACT will allow participating companies to understand their ‘downstream’ carbon impacts, right through to the end user. This, in turn, will enable more informed decision-making to reduce the overall carbon footprint of digital services.

This is the first serious collaborative attempt to create a tool that takes the complexity out of calculating digital carbon emissions, backed by some of the world’s most innovative media companies and the world-class researchers at the University of Bristol. The eventual tool will help the industry overall understand and manage the carbon impact of digital media.

“We know that more and more of our interactions happen online, and screens play an ever more important role in our lives. We can say with absolute certainty that the digital economy will continue to grow. What we don’t know is how those modes of digital consumption translate into carbon impacts and where the ‘hotspots’ reside. DIMPACT will change that,” says Christian Toennesen, DIMPACT’s initiator and product manager.

“Given the overall size of the carbon footprint of the digital media sector, it is important that companies assess and report their impacts. By doing so, they can identify the carbon savings that can be made by alternative design decisions, and hopefully find ways to reduce their overall footprint,” adds Dr Dan Schien from Bristol’s Department of Computer Science. “We are excited to leverage our existing research strengths to help create a ground-breaking tool with real world applications.”

“Being a responsible and sustainable media group, Schibsted is on a mission to fully understand and manage our environmental impacts. To this effect, we consider it imperative to develop a robust and accurate understanding of the carbon footprint of our digital products and services. We’re delighted to contribute to the success of this exciting and important project. We hope that DIMPACT will result in an easy-to-use tool, acting as a standard calculation method for all relevant companies to use. Ultimately, we aim to use this understanding to reduce our carbon footprint by changing the design of our future products and services,” concludes Britt Nilsen, Head of Sustainability at Schibsted.

Following a successful kick-off meeting in 2019, the DIMPACT project partners have started developing the underlying model and initiated user experience research. The collaboration is open to other big media companies with significant digital operations.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasfea…

Looking for a Junior Partner to join Carnstone

  • 18 October 2019

We are looking for a Junior Partner (consultant) to join our growing management consultancy in Central London (Charing Cross).

With offices in London and Shanghai, and a presence in São Paulo, we are 25 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us – Carnstone Partners Ltd

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai, we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We are big enough to work as trusted advisors to blue chip companies across all sectors yet small enough to operate without too much bureaucracy and to pursue the challenges we find interesting. We have been in business for over 15 years, growing steadily and establishing a reputation for being good at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work. Our employees are our biggest asset; we invest in them and they tend to stay with us for a long time. Those who do leave move on to do great things in a variety of industries.

The vacancy

The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. Usually fresh out of university or changing track from other industries, Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone. Their role is about providing accurate, high quality and reliable support to Partners and Senior Partners. JPs will be responsible for specific tasks, often behind the scenes, but in return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about sectors and topics in a short amount of time. Ideally, the successful candidate will start with us in early January 2020.

What we are looking for

Character

  • Someone interested in making a ‘dent in the universe’ and unafraid of challenging conventional wisdom;
  • Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
  • Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
  • An outgoing and confident personality, with the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly; and
  • Empathy and attention to detail.

Skills

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
  • Good listening and understanding skills, able to put themselves in the audience’s shoes and deliver output with thought; and
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients.

The package

We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A central London HQ close to major commuting routes;
  • 25 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays (pro-rated for part-time);
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice;
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave arrangements that are above the statutory minimums;
  • Cycle-to-work scheme;
  • Group personal pension scheme with 10% annual company pension contribution;
  • Private medical insurance (executive cover);
  • Life and critical illness insurance; and
  • Income protection insurance.

Why work at Carnstone?

Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are flexible and smart (and modest, too). We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

We know that our employees are the most productive when they have a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities outside work. Through our flexible working arrangements, we support our team in making the most of their careers with us.

For more information about who we are, the work we do and our clients, please have a look around our website.

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Lydia Elliott at careers@carnstone.com explaining why you want to put a bet on us – and why we should put a bet on you – by 22 November 2019.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 9 and 11 December 2019 at our London office.

Looking for a Partner to join Carnstone and ICRS

Carnstone Partners Limited is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai we serve a global client base across most major industries providing bespoke advice that will enhance their social, environmental and economic performance. We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic individual keen to join our talented and diverse team.

The job is positioned at our ‘Partner’ level; partners are responsible for managing projects and client relationships, often in a lead-role although always with the support of one or more of our Senior Partners. There is also a strong element of people management, co-ordinating our Junior Partners in wider project teams and working closely with client representatives or external collaborators.

Partners are expected to deliver client satisfaction. They do this by understanding client needs, developing a strong rapport with key individuals, and providing high quality advice and outputs, based on sound business judgement and deep sustainability knowledge. There is an expectation that Partners will secure new business, principally by growing existing accounts.

There is a strong delivery element but we also expect partners to develop their business, technical and consulting skills, with the ultimate aim of reaching Senior Partner status themselves.

This role will focus primarily on supporting the work of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS), the professional body for those working in the fields of CR and sustainability and one of Carnstone’s major clients. We expect the successful candidate to spend three days per week on ICRS related matters. There will also be the opportunity to work on other client accounts and assignments.

This is a very attractive role that would place the individual right at the heart of a growing industry as well as providing access to senior people working in the sector.

Specific areas of responsibility on the ICRS account will include:

  • Leading on member liaison, particularly building relationships with principal contacts among the Institute’s organisational members
  • Working closely with ICRS’s board of directors to implement the agreed strategy and projects
  • Developing content for webinars and face-to-face events
  • Running and extending the current mentoring programme
  • Contributing to the evolution of the Institute’s approach to continuous professional development for CRS professionals through a variety of media
  • Helping ICRS raise its profile through research and thought-leadership

Personal attributes and skills required

Experience

  • Good general understanding of CR and, ideally, some specialised knowledge in one or more specific areas
  • Experience of managing client accounts and projects
  • Track record of building strong client relationships

Character

  • An easy, winning manner and the ability to communicate in all settings
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly and solve problems
  • Real willingness to learn and be challenged

Skills

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, adapting your style as required for different audiences
  • An honours degree or higher, preferably in a related subject
  • First-rate IT skills and an ability to use technical skills to best effect for the clients.

We offer a competitive salary within the consultancy market. The package includes medical and healthcare insurance and a group personal pension scheme. The partner will primarily be based at our office in central London but we are open to flexible working patterns.

Why work at Carnstone? Our working environment is friendly and creative and your colleagues will be smart and supportive. We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps our clients be more sustainable.

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Christian Toennesen at careers@carnstone.com explaining what you could offer Carnstone and ICRS, by Monday 19th August 2019 at the latest.

Interviews: for shortlisted candidates will be held at our London office during the week commencing 2nd September 2019.

Junior Partner opening

  • 09 July 2019

We are looking for a Junior Partner (consultant) to join our growing management consultancy in Central London (Charing Cross).

With offices in London and Shanghai, and a presence in São Paulo, we are 26 people strong and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.

We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.

About us – Carnstone Partners ltd

Carnstone is a management consultancy specialising in sustainability. From our offices in London and Shanghai, we serve a global client base of big companies and international organisations like the UN. We are big enough to work as trusted advisors to blue chip companies across all sectors yet small enough to operate without too much bureaucracy and to pursue the challenges we find interesting. We have been in business for over 15 years, growing steadily and establishing a reputation for being good at what we do. Everything we do is bespoke, and that is reflected in how we think and work. Our employees are our biggest asset; we invest in them and they tend to stay with us for a long time. Those who do leave move on to do great things in a variety of industries.

The vacancy

The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. Usually fresh out of university or changing track from other industries, Junior Partners are the fastest learners at Carnstone. Their role is about providing accurate, high quality and reliable support to Partners and Senior Partners. JPs will be responsible for specific tasks, often behind the scenes, but in return, they have an amazing opportunity to acquire vast amounts of knowledge about sectors and topics in a short amount of time. Ideally, the successful candidate will start with us on the 23rd September.

What we are looking for

Character

  • Someone interested in making a ‘dent in the universe’ and unafraid of challenging conventional wisdom;
  • Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
  • Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
  • An outgoing and confident personality, with the ability to communicate in all settings;
  • Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
  • Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
  • A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly; and
  • Empathy and attention to detail.

Skills

  • Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
  • Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
  • Good listening and understanding skills, able to put themselves in the audience’s shoes and deliver output with thought; and
  • Excellent command of IT and ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients.

The package

We offer a competitive package consisting of:

  • A central London HQ close to major commuting routes;
  • 25 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays (pro-rated for part-time);
  • 6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice;
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave arrangements that are above the statutory minimums;
  • Cycle-to-work scheme;
  • Group personal pension scheme with 10% annual company pension contribution;
  • Private medical insurance (executive cover);
  • Life and critical illness insurance; and
  • Income protection insurance.

Why work at Carnstone?

Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are flexible and smart (and modest, too). We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.

We know that our employees are the most productive when they have a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities outside work. Through our flexible working arrangements, we support our team in making the most of their careers with us.

For more information about who we are, the work we do and our clients, please have a look around our website.

How to apply

Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Lydia Elliott at careers@carnstone.com explaining why you want to put a bet on us – and why we should put a bet on you – by 16 August 2019.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 28 and 29 August 2019 at our London office.

Introducing Everyone's Business

We have been working with M&S, Next, Pentland Brands and Sainsbury’s to develop a new responsible sourcing app, Everyone's Business.

The simple smartphone app prompts users – those visiting supplier sites regularly, such as merchandisers, quality managers and buyers – to spot the signs of potential ethical trade issues when they’re out visiting sites. Users’ observations are captured within the app, which are then sent to the their ethical trade team, who can use this information to take action, manage risks and inform decision making.

Whilst there are dedicated in-house teams devoted to helping suppliers provide decent working conditions and respect human rights, technical and commercial staff visit these suppliers’ sites more frequently. As such, they are in a position to help identify where there may be issues, and engage with suppliers.

Everyone’s Business helps to reinforce training on responsible sourcing, and equips all staff who visit sites with the tools to contribute to the brands’ sustainability agenda.

To find out more about the app, please contact Will Pickett.