Depop • London, United Kingdom

Senior Sustainability Manager (14month FTC)

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Company Description

Depop is the community-powered fashion marketplace to buy and sell unique fashion, with over 30 million registered users in more than 150 countries. Depop is a place for anyone to discover and celebrate their style on their own terms, and to feel good about their fashion choices by extending the lives of millions of garments.

The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester and New York. Depop has approximately 400 employees dedicated to its mission of building the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion, that’s kinder on the planet and kinder to people. In 2021, Depop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy - the global marketplace for unique and creative goods - and continues to operate as a standalone company.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. Our mission is to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. To do this, we encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We’re continuing to build recruitment processes that are fair and welcome requests for reasonable adjustments required throughout your interview experience with us. Depop supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

Job Description

This is a 14 month fixed term contract role starting July 2023.

We are looking for a Senior Sustainability Manager to support the delivery of Depop’s impact goals and contribute to advance our mission to become the most diverse and progressive home of fashion. This role is truly 360 - involving close collaboration with a number of teams across Depop (e.g. Marketing, Product, Legal, Workplace, People), Etsy, Inc., and external partners. You’ll be lending your expertise to colleagues as subject matter expert whilst rolling up your own sleeves to lead the delivery of impact-led projects.

You will report into the Director of Sustainability and DEI.

Job description:

  • Take the lead and, where relevant, act as subject matter expert and advisor to cross-functional teams, to design and deliver strategic and tactical initiatives supporting our public and internal impact goals, on topics ranging from circularity, net zero, sustainable operations, responsible procurement and social innovation.
  • Lead the annual external impact reporting process for Depop, coordinating cross functional data collection, data assurance, and narrative building in close collaboration with Etsy, Inc. Impact and Finance teams.
  • Coordinate the end of year strategic revision of our impact goals and targets as part of the company’s annual planning process, collaborating with the business and Etsy, Inc.
  • Maintain ongoing engagement with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for synergies between business operations and impact priorities, and surface roadblocks
  • Serve as a specialist to support our marketing and product teams to define when /how /where we talk about impact matters.


You’ll be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • Extensive experience in fields relating to sustainability, impact and circular economy
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, allowing you to translate technical sustainability concepts to non-technical audiences, influence and generate engagement with cross-functional stakeholders
  • A track record of driving company-wide projects from ideation to completion through strong project and stakeholder management skills
  • A problem solving mindset, are agile and able to iterate, proposing creative solutions and pushing past ambiguity and roadblocks where needed
  • Strong analytical skills and detail orientation, with an ability to use data and research to create compelling business cases and inform evidence-based decision making
  • Experience in sustainability / impact / ESG reporting, including data collection, assurance and emissions measurement using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. Any familiarity with integrated reporting within financial filings is a plus but not essential.
  • Knowledge of anti-greenwashing regulations (e.g. UK Green Claims Code)
  • Experience in the fashion industry and / or working for a consumer facing brand

Preferred but not essential experience:

  • Experience of working within a tech organisation
  • Impact valuation knowledge (incl. lifecycle analysis)
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion experience applied to external community (rather than HR) and social innovation knowledge

Additional Information

UK Benefits
Health + Mental Wellbeing

  • Cash-plan or PMI - you have the choice of a healthcare plan that best suits you
  • Subsidised counselling and coaching - we partner with Selfspace to provide you with the opportunity for a good conversation with a qualified person
  • Cycle to Work scheme - choose between Evans or the Green Commute Initiative to help access a bike for your commute
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - have access to a confidential support network of expert advice 24/7
  • Mental Health First Aiders - we have trained individuals across the business to offer support and signposting

Work/Life Balance

  • 25 days annual leave with the option to carry over up to 5 days
  • 1 company-wide day off per quarter, for you to take some time for yourself and decompress
  • 2 activism days per year for you to use for volunteering, demonstrations or internal initiatives
  • We offer sabbaticals for our long-serving employees.

Flexible Working

We’re Flexa® accredited, meaning we offer genuinely flexible working.
MyMode is our hybrid-working model, designed to empower our employees to choose a working mode that works for them. MyMode is composed of 3 working modes: Flex, Office Based and Remote.

  • Flex: we'd love you to head to your nearest Depop office once a week, but feel free to work from home the rest of the week.
  • Office: Want to head into the office more? No problem, you can opt to be "Office-Based", with your very own desk.
  • Remote: depending on your role you can request to be a remote worker, and only head into the office 4 times per year.

All of our offices are also dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
You can also apply to work abroad for 4 weeks of the year (in UK tax treaty countries).

Family Life

Our parental leave policies aim to support and enable parents to play equal roles in nurturing their families, in a way that is flexible and truly gender-neutral. Our full-time regular employees are eligible for 18 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of their child. We also offer IVF leave, shared parental leave and paid emergency parent/carer leave.

Learn and Grow

  • We offer budgets for conferences, learning subscriptions and more. We also sponsor and run a myriad of programmes, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us.

Your Future

  • Life Insurance (financial compensation of 3x your salary)
  • Pension (Depop will match your contribution up to 6% of your qualifying earnings)

And finally, as a valued Depop employee we waive all of our employees’ fees when they sell on Depop so you can ship your sold items anywhere in the UK for free.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay. 21 weeks SMP.
Enhanced paternity leave – 18 weeks full pay.
Work from anywhere scheme – Up to 20 works days a year.
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Depop provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Depop is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Depop

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

47% Women 53% `Men

Office locations

London, New York, Manchester

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022