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BT Business • UK Wide, United Kingdom

Business Environment & Sustainability Manager

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Job Description

Job Req ID:32711

Posting Date:16th June 2024

Function: Service

Location: London or any of our strategic hubs globally

Salary: Competitive with great benefits

Why BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.

We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission.

Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours?

Read more about what it's like to work at BT.

Why BT Business

Business provides products & services to organisations in the small-to-medium sized business, corporate and public sectors, and provide wholesale services to communication providers in the Globally.

We understand and care about what our customers need. Business helps BT provide an “always on” customer service experience in an increasingly demanding world. Our job is to keep the Business network safe and working 24/7/365.

We stay one step ahead and respond to our customers’ ever-changing needs. We react quickly and are always looking to improve our responsiveness and reliability.

In a nutshell, we use our engineering expertise to protect and build the services of today and tomorrow, for our customers – around the clock and wherever they are – and we need you to help us do this.

HS&E as a priority – health and safety is our number one priority – you’ll have a good knowledge of our key health and safety guidelines and you’ll be able to demonstrate a good understanding of why we take health and safety extremely seriously at all times.

You’ll be responsible for helping to create an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future.

Why this job matters

We have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the Health and Safety of our people, and to ensure our activities have the minimum impact to the environment we live in.

Our executives and managers have a responsibility to deliver BT’s duty of care and therefore need access to the competent advice and guidance that you’ll provide as their Business Environment and Sustainabiity Manager to enable them to deliver on Health, Safety and Environmental risks.

It will be essential you keep up to date with the external legislative and regulatory environment standards to ensure legal compliance which will enhance BT Business’s performance.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leads on Business activities that ensure BT , Business and 3rd party suppliers comply with all requirements to assure Business of its Health, Safety and Environmental risk
  • Drive improvements to safety & environmental standards within the contract organisations through benchmarking other industries, interpreting new legislation and seeking out new products on the market.
  • Author, own and approve nominated mandatory BT or Business, Sustainability, Environmental, Health and Safety policies e.g. Clerk of Working , Construction Design Management 2015 , Contractor Rules -controlled in ISIS library . Interpreting external legal frameworks in their requirements .
  • Author, own and approve pan BT, Business or CFU specific risk assessments in line with external legal standards.
  • Carry out contractor Health , Safety & Environmental assessments during Invitation to Tender , with professional advice to client and procurements teams contributing to procurement decisions.
  • Carry out regular review of Contractors Health , Safety and Environmental management systems to ensure standards are met
  • Induct contract organisations and people in line with BT H&S policy , and contribute to procurement decisions.
  • Contribute to contractor operational review meetings with regard to EHS items – service improvement
  • You may represent BT as a H&S professional at Magistrate or Crown Court.

Skills you’ll have

  • Story-telling with data: strong skills in building the case for change, drawing on data and analytical techniques where appropriate, and communicating this to business audiences
  • Occupational Health Safety & Environmental Risk Management , able to balance cost/effort/benefit against business and legal requirements.
  • Stakeholder Management: Managing expectations and the level of stakeholder engagement. Ability to manage to complex political relationships in a variety of business and technical situations. Influence and engage with stakeholders in decisions based on analysis of their needs, interests and impact. Use empathy and the right language to avoid misunderstanding.
  • Change Management: Able to create and sustain successful large scale and complex business change. An expert in change management.
  • Environmental & Sustainability Expert: Provides comprehensive expertise on environmental & sustainability management. Coordinates knowledge sharing with the team. Is recognise as a specialist/expert in the field with networks on the outside of BT.
  • Communication Ability: Able to express ideas, explanations or opinions in a way that is appropriate to the situation, understandable to audience and demonstrating a constructive, assured and non-confrontational manner. Is able to put forward cogent and structured argument to gain buy-in and influence decisions, maintaining composure in doing so.
  • Give specialised advice: Provides guidance and counsel on complex and unfamiliar situations and leverages other experts to develop solutions.
  • Presentation skills: Presentation and engagement skills for an appropriate audience, taking complex data and presenting this simply and effectively
  • Member of a professional body – minimum NEBOSH or equivalent

Experience you’ll have

Must have

  • NEBOSH Certificate in Environment Management Certificate (or equivalent)
  • Qualification or practical experience in managing environmental issues/projects (to be demonstrated)

Nice to have

  • NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety or equivalent
  • NEBOSH Construction or equivalent
  • Proven record of managing environmental issues
  • Practical experience of managing health & safety

Benefits of working for BT include

  • Competitive salary
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop

With over 175 years of heritage, BT is now the flagship business brand of BT Group. We’ve brought together our best people and capabilities into a B2B powerhouse serving 1.2 million business customers internationally.

We’re a global leader for secure connectivity and collaboration platforms for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from big household names and government departments, right through to sole traders and new start-ups. But it’s not just the technology that matters, it’s what it can do to help them build stronger, smarter, more secure businesses.

We value diversity and inclusion and believe in making a positive impact. We connect for good by championing digital inclusion and equipping people, businesses, and communities with digital skills to thrive.

As a member of our team, you will be part of an organisation that celebrates difference, fosters innovation and provides you with opportunities to be your best. With millions of businesses relying on us daily, joining BT means you can be part of a diverse and multi-skilled team that makes a significant impact to society.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

Company benefits

25 (UK) / 21 (India) days annual leave + bank holidays
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Flexible working week
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Buy or sell annual leave – buy up to 5 days/year pro rata
Bank holiday swaps
Adoption leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days – 3 volunteer days per year
Lunch and learns
L&D budget
Season ticket loan
Enhanced sick pay – 3 months
Optional unpaid leave
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BT Business

Company employees

100,000 across BT Group (24,000 at BT Business)

Gender diversity (male:female)

74.3:25.7 (BT Group)

Office locations

UK wide (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow & more), ROI, India, Hungary, Spain, United States, Australia

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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