Corporate Responsibility Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 24/11/2023

Corporate Responsibility Manager

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

As a Corporate Responsibility Manager, you'll be responsible for delivering our Corporate Responsibility reporting communications, developing and publishing high quality strategic reporting. Works in partnership with our ESG Finance team to manage our disclosures. Develops leading and effective corporate positions across a wide range of sustainability issues and is a strong advisor to the business.

In this role you will lead communications for our sustainability performance and progress, ensuring our reporting reflects leading practice and continues to demonstrate our commitment to 'serving shoppers, communities and the planet a little better every day'. Through narrative and content, you will lead the drafting of a suite of corporate sustainability materials, including factsheets, annual report, committee documents, and the sustainability and reporting sections of our PLC website.

The Hiring Manager for this vacancy is Matt Francis

You will be responsible for

  • Working with other business functions to deliver CR reporting for the business and working with action owners in the business to report progress against our commitments and KPIs.
  • Work in partnership with the ESG Finance team and other business functions to manage Tesco’s end of year reporting, covering tasks such as:
  • Drafting materials on a range of ESG issues from across the business for inclusion within our Annual Report.
  • Drafting, maintaining and updating our sustainability factsheets, including collecting information, drafting narrative and designing layouts.
  • Owning Tesco's relationship with external CR organisations eg. UN Global Compact.
  • Lead on the engagement and participation in ESG benchmarks, leading the coordination of information on select benchmarks and supporting wider teams in responding to thematic surveys and indices where required.
  • Lead the engagement with ESG raters, ensuring their assessments accurately reflect our latest information and work with relevant teams to develop and provide approved Tesco responses.
  • Lead work on ensuring our PLC website reflects our latest positions and approaches on sustainability issues, including developing a coherent and leading position on emerging corporate reporting standards.
  • Manage the PLC Sustainability Reporting pages of the website, covering tasks such as:
    • Working with relevant teams to ensure our published documents are accurate and up-to-date and aligned with other parts of the PLC website.
    • Reviewing website analytics in support of improving user experience.
    • Liaising with website team and external agencies to continually develop and enhance our Sustainability Reporting area.
  • Work with policy holders in the business to ensure that external PLC policies are streamlined, accurate and up to date.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory and voluntary reporting developments and frameworks.
  • Support with preparing presentations, briefing papers and business cases to internal and external audiences.

You will need

Operational skills relevant for this role:

  • Strong written and general communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to analyse, interpret and challenge technical reports and materials, with a view to drafting compelling narratives to support our position on sustainability issues.
  • Good team player, willing to collaborate with various teams across the business.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and comfortable working in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent organisation skills and multitasking abilities, juggling multiple tasks simultaneously to an excellent standard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to build relationships quickly with stakeholders at all levels both inside / outside of Tesco.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Experience relevant for this role:

  • Experience of successfully developing sustainability-related communications on a range of ESG issues.
  • Experience of delivering ESG/stakeholder communications.
  • Close familiarity with wider/industry ESG issues and theory, and their relevance to Tesco.
  • Project Management, with experience of delivering both small and large projects.
  • Broad knowledge of indices and benchmarks is an advantage.
  • Proven experience of managing stakeholders at all levels.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click Here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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