Our strategy team has a vacancy for a strategist to join our sustainability and social impact hub (practice area). We work with our clients to help them develop bold ambitious social impact and sustainability strategies that underpin their purpose and create true value for their business as well as positive impact for the world.
More and more of our work is focussed on social impact and therefore we’d like to find someone who has social impact experience as well as ideally also having some sustainability experience or knowledge.
As examples of the diversity of the work we do in this area, in recent times we have been working on:
Helping a major beer brand shape their social impact strategy and a new charity partnership related to it;
Helping the UK’s largest building society develop their social impact and investment strategy;
Carrying out a review for the Board of a purpose-driven global consumer-healthcare company’s social impact strategy, assessing it against best practice and others in the industry;
Helping a major global home improvement and retail company develop its social impact strategy and programmes;
Developing and activating a social impact strategy for a group of family care and intimate care brands;
Helped an emerging sustainable athletic wear and shoe brand develop a bolder sustainability strategy to reaffirm their commitment as an industry leader in sustainability;
Helped a major confectionery company with a creative corporate communications platform related to their sustainability and social impact commitments and actions they have taken to meet them;
Working on how best to communicate and activate a new initiative to help address the systemic gender bias in Formula 1.
We want to do more fantastic work in this area, and we’re therefore looking for a Strategist who can support in the following:
Apply experience to challenge thinking on how to develop bold and ambitious social impact strategies and sustainability strategies;
Support in delivering some of our larger projects and programmes in this area;
Act as a social impact and sustainability adviser on social impact and / or sustainability issues on other purpose work or creative communications work for our clients;
Help to support the evolution of our offer, approach and contribute to thought leadership in this area.
This role will see you contributing to projects, helping uncover disruptive insights, preparing for and running workshops, engaging clients and their leadership teams to make clearer and bolder strategic choices which also unlock new opportunities and ideas for their business and brand. You will play a prominent role on our sustainability and social impact projects specifically, but as we are a dynamic and nimble agency with a fast-moving ideas culture, you will need to be comfortable stretching your skills and expertise across the full range of services that we offer.
You'll need to feel comfortable working on lots of different challenges at any one time. You might, for example be
helping a client identify their overall social impact strategy and partnerships, setting related goals and targets,
developing a sustainability strategy and roadmap of actions required to achieve these targets,
develop the content and narrative for a sustainability report,
or using your social impact and sustainability knowledge as part of a team working on a piece of consumer-facing communications, or as part of a purpose and values project aimed at helping to embed broader purpose into a company culture and decision-making.
We're a growing team, and we nurture our talent, which means there’s scope to grow into a more senior role, playing more of a leadership role on projects over time.