26 March 2024

NWH Group Announces plans to Recruit Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Lead

NWH Group Announces plans to Recruit Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Lead

At NWH Group, our commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices is unwavering. We recognise the urgent need to address environmental challenges and uphold social and governance standards for the betterment of our planet and communities. To further strengthen position and propel our journey towards carbon negativity, we are thrilled to announce a significant step forward: the creation of a new role and recruitment of an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Lead.

This pivotal role will play an instrumental part in shaping and executing our ESG strategy, ensuring that sustainability remains at the forefront of our operations. The ESG Lead will join our passionate team, dedicated to leading industry change for the benefit of our planet and future generations.

Driving Sustainable Practices

As a leading waste management and recycling business, we understand the critical importance of embedding ESG principles into our core operations. The ESG Lead will spearhead efforts to initiate, develop, and implement our company's ESG strategy, driving sustainability and responsible practices across all facets of our business.

Key Responsibilities: -  

  • Initiate, develop, and implement the company's ESG strategy to drive sustainability and responsible practices. 

  • Identify ESG risks and opportunities, ensuring alignment with corporate objectives. 

  • Continuously assess industry best practices and emerging trends to enhance our ESG initiatives. 

  • Lead, mentor, and manage the ESG committee, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. 

  • Delegate responsibilities and ensure efficient collaboration within the ESG committee. 

  • Provide expert guidance and insights to the Operational Board on ESG matters, advocating for sustainable decisions. 

  • Collaborate with senior leaders to integrate ESG principles into business operations. 

  • Develop clear and measurable ESG goals, both short-term and long-term. 

  • Regularly track and report on progress, ensuring transparency and accountability. 

  • Prepare and present ESG reports to internal and external stakeholders, including investors, customers, and regulatory bodies. 

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and community organisations. 

  • Engage with external ESG networks and organisations to stay informed about industry standards and best practices. Act as NWH’s ambassador in all matters relating to ESG. 

  • Work with our commercial and account management teams to engage with current and prospective customers as an educational lead in all matters relating to ESG.  

  • Identify potential ESG risks and develop mitigation strategies to protect the company's reputation and financial stability. 

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant ESG regulations and standards. 

  • Identify any sources of external funding and partnership that may assist the acceleration of NWH’s ESG strategy. 


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Environmental Science, Sustainability, Business, Finance). 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in ESG leadership roles, preferably in a waste management or related industry. 
  • Strong understanding of ESG principles, frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB), and reporting requirements. 
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing successful ESG strategies. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities. 
  • Knowledge of relevant ESG regulations and compliance requirements. 
  • Passion for sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change within the organization and the industry. 

Join Us in Making a Difference

At NWH Group, we are on a mission to lead industry change for the benefit of our planet. If you are passionate about sustainability and ready to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to join us in our journey towards a more sustainable future. This full-time, permanent role offers a competitive salary of £50,000 per annum and the opportunity to be at the forefront of driving positive change.

To apply for the Environmental, Social, and Governance Lead position, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk

Together, let's make a difference and pave the way for a greener, more sustainable tomorrow.

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