Job descriptionAre you interested in the transition to a circular economy? Do you have a passion for sustainability? Do you want to make a difference? At Gemserv, we are actively working on supporting our clients understand and explore their sustainability potential. Our work spans across a variety of sectors and geographies, where we help our clients understand their opportunities in circular economy, examine how it will contribute to their Net Zero path, assess the challenges, and identify solutions. In this fast placed and dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge of the sustainability debate, by working with a portfolio of clients, including trade associations, manufacturers, service providers, local authorities, and national government. This will support you in developing your client delivery and stakeholder management skills, develop knowledge around international circular economy and low carbon energy policies and industry activity, through first-hand experience of engaging with clients. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated interest in sustainability and/or low carbon energy. Ideally, you would have knowledge of some of the following topics, including the circular economy, Environmental, Social and Governance principles, Corporate Social Responsibility, development of hydrogen and low carbon fuels, and decarbonisation, both within the UK and globally. Candidates must be organised and methodical whilst also having the ability to manage workloads. Technical understanding of low carbon solutions, green technologies and supply chain would be valuable. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in a career in circular economy/sustainability and in consulting to gain experience in client delivery, insight into corporate sustainability and low carbon technology development. To apply for this role, please submit your CV along with cover letter. Location London or Birmingham Office (Hybrid Working) Salary Range Competitive salary, depending on experience plus an excellent benefits package Employment Type Internship Contract Basis Full time (happy to consider flexible working) Closing Date 31/08/2023 Ref No 966 The Role We are looking for a motivated candidate with knowledge and/or background in sustainable development (or similar discipline) to join our consulting team within the Low Carbon Business Unit. We have a growing and exciting list of projects across circular economy, low carbon fuels (including hydrogen) and ESG topics which we’d like to offer an intern the opportunity to contribute to. The Internship will be for a period of 3 months until December 2023. Responsibilities Conduct desk based and market research into current and past sustainability policies in the UK and globally. Undertake research and analysis of circular economy developments within industry. Support development of in-house circular economy insights inventory. Research low carbon policies across the energy in buildings sector. Develop content to include into reports, policy position or advocacy papers, market research reports, policy insight pieces, client briefings, blogs and contribute content for other works where necessary. Gain insight and contribute to carbon reporting projects. Support ESG activities. Identify and implement innovative methods for visualising data and presenting findings in an impactful way to engage stakeholders. Requirements Experience and qualifications – the successful applicant will either be a recent graduate with a relevant degree (sustainable development, circular economy, environmental management, climate change etc.), be currently enrolled in a college/University, or have equivalant experience. Communication - we need to be able to convert complex issues into easily understood analysis, reports and presentations. We regularly develop and publish high quality reports proposing policy solutions to Government and industry. Attention to detail and the ability to produce clear, concise and accurate written documentation is essential. You will need excellent oral communication skills and feel confident communicating your ideas appropriately at all levels of the organisations that we engage with. Organisation and time management – the successful applicant will be engaged, organised, and motivated to deliver high quality outputs. Relationship building - an important part of the role is to develop relationships with clients, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders as required. You will be able to build strong relationships internally and externally; you will be a successful team player who is committed to working collaboratively. Passion and dedication - we are passionate about the low carbon transition, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the future of our planet is both different and better and we want you to share that passion. The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire to support the move to a greener economy. Upon employment, employees should also have a sound awareness of the Company's Information, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management Systems. THE COMPANY Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services. We are purpose-driven, working across multiple sectors including energy, low carbon, the public sector and health to tackle today’s social and environmental challenges. Established in 2002, the business provides a range of consultancy and outsourcing capabilities including programme management, market design and governance. We also have extensive and award winning capabilities across cyber security, data privacy and digital transformation. We are a B Corp, IIP Gold accredited and a Financial Times Leading Management Consultancy for 2021 and 2022. Our purpose is marking things that matter work better for everyone. The nature of what we do means we are very much a people business. The contribution every member of the team makes to our diverse range of experience, skills and personalities is valued. We invest heavily in learning and development to enable our people to develop skills and gain experience which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed to more senior positions. At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees value. We also offer an attractive package of benefits in addition to highly competitive salaries, pension and healthcare, season ticket loans, discounted gym membership, Cycle to Work scheme and more.
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