Sustainability Assistant

Salary £21,000
Discipline Product and Trade
Contact NameJoseph Mountain

Who are we?


We're a top 10 UK clothing, footwear and homeware digital retailer based in the Northern Quarter, in Manchester's city centre. Our retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be, Jacamo, Ambrose Wilson and Home Essentials. We champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry-leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 150 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.


The Role and Responsibilities


We are looking for a new member to join our Sustainability team to support the group in implementing our Environment, Social and Governance strategy. This role will work closely with the Sustainability Lead to ensure that we are committed to reaching our ESG targets. This will involve updating and maintaining data, reporting progress and contributing to all projects that are required to drive sustainable development across products and the wider group.


You will be based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.


This person will:

  • Complete data entry activities, tracking and reporting on environmental and social impact areas.
  • Conduct monthly horizon scanning reporting
  • Support the development of product and supply chain innovation
  • Support projects to reduce impact across the business that may be required to drive the sustainability strategy
  • Consult and advise sustainable practices within the business
  • Support the Sustainable Lead and the wider sourcing and quality team to progress the product and the supply base


What will you get?


Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives.


You'll be part of our bonus scheme, pension scheme, life assurance and 24 days holiday plus bank holidays. You will receive fantastic employee discounts on our products, a discounted share purchase scheme access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!


What are we looking for?


Are you passionate about the planet and the people that live on it? If so, then this role is for you! The role requires critical and logical problem-solving in a changing landscape. We’re looking for a hard-working, curious individual who cares about the impact that the retail industry has on the planet and how we can work together to make a difference whilst supporting our customers to make the right choices. We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Be passionate about the business with a thirst to learn and an inquisitive mentality, looking to build your knowledge and share ideas.
  • Have a collaborative and approachable manner.
  • Able to communicate (verbal and written) effectively with others and conduct themselves courteously and professionally.
  • Be prepared to learn and adapt quickly to decison making

How to apply?


If this sounds like you, click here to apply today!