Finding Sustainability Manager may be our Most Important Recruitment in 300 Years

We are creating a new, full-time role of Sustainability Manager as part of our fight against climate change.

The Sustainability Manager will take the lead in our response to the Climate Emergency.

They will also drive our commitment to becoming a carbon neutral business by 2027 and generating recurring surpluses to help others.

“This new role could be one of the most important recruitments in Blenheim’s 300-year history,” said our Chief Executive Dominic Hare.

“The successful candidate will play a key part in ensuring we are not only the first generation to understand our impact on the climate, but that we are the first generation to truly act on it and begin protecting Blenheim for another 300 years.

“With our world-famous landscapes, thriving businesses, flourishing communities and precious natural habitats we have a duty to share and protect Blenheim for today and for our future generations,” he added.

As part of the new role, the Sustainability Manager will analyse performance, identify inefficiencies or improvements and work across our businesses; including visitor attraction, land and property, to provide support for other teams to play their part.

In addition to the internal role, they will also act as an ambassador for Blenheim, championing the lessons the estate has learned to help others.

“At Blenheim we have placed the climate emergency at the heart of all our key decision-making processes,” said Dominic.

“This new position will include everything from tackling how we make visitor travel more sustainable and building construction, to monitoring performance of our renewable energy projects and designing and implementing an internal carbon tax,” he added.

Candidates will need to demonstrate experience of the factors affecting climate change, energy management and carbon accounting as well as practical experience of delivering energy, carbon and sustainability initiatives.

The new role is part of our ‘Green’ manifesto to become carbon neutral on scopes 1 - 3 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol across all operations by 2027 and, beyond that, to remove 230,000 tonnes CO2e from the atmosphere by 2050.

This manifesto is now the dominant goal of our leadership team, which believes global warming is the single biggest threat to Blenheim’s long-term survival.

Read more about the role and apply here.