Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner
Become the social conscience for your organisation, help to innovate and drive ambitions for social and environmental change and make these a reality that are embedded and implemented across your organisation.
At Lighthouse we believe that humanity’s race to net zero will only be won when people have the right technical and leadership skills. We at Lighthouse believe that with our training, experience, and commitment to obtaining Net Zero we can help to make a difference. We believe that a very tangible way of achieving our goal to make a difference would be to offer the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner.
This qualification will offer your business a wide range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours through this apprenticeship route.
The apprentice will be responsible for contributing towards, and in some cases ownership of CR&S, campaigns, projects and events, making sure these are embedded by facilitating delivery. Depending on the size of the organisation, the CR&S Practitioner may be expected to contribute towards strategy design, internal and external communications and reporting, data management, research and horizon-scanning, and supporting budget management. Ultimately, they will be responsible for helping to ensure their organisation acts to embed The Strategy into every-day business practices and in turn managing risk and reputation.
This is not a routine office job; the CR&S Practitioner will typically be working on multiple initiatives covering a variety of geographies, focus areas, and stakeholders. For instance, some roles may be weighted towards managing employee volunteering initiatives or fundraising for charities. Others may have a stronger focus on topics like human rights, carbon reduction, waste management, energy efficiency and supply chain. The occupation can also encompass diversity, inclusion, health & safety, and well-being. Therefore, the CR&S Practitioner’s day-to-day responsibilities will vary depending on circumstances and in turn means they could work independently, in a team, or collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
- Apprenticeship – Level 4
- Optional – IEMA l4 Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management and Certificate in environmental Management
- Sustainability only needs to be part of your role
- Currently not undertaking another apprenticeship
- The right to work in the UK
- Lived in the UK continuously for the past 3 years
The apprentices’ duties could include:
- Identify relevant social and environmental risks to the business
- Quality-assure internal and external projects and campaigns
- Help organise CR&S events
- Collect and input CR&S data from across the business
- Contribute to the development of the business’ CR&S strategy
The knowledge, skills and behaviours that the apprentices will gain will include (amongst many!):
- Principles of negotiation
- Techniques to motivate
- Techniques for managing and influencing
- Principles of change management
- Principles of project management
- Be ethical and non-judgemental
- Committed to developing self and others in ways that support CR&S engagement
- Deliver educational events
- Research best practice opportunities for your organisation
- Identify your organisations CR&S opportunities and threats