For more than 20 years, Climate Impact Partners have been at the forefront of delivering the highest quality solutions to make real change possible: reducing carbon emissions, generating renewable energy, building resilience in supply chains, conserving and restoring forests and biodiversity, and improving health and livelihoods.
For two decades, The CarbonNeutral® Protocol has played a critical role in enabling clients to confidently make clear and credible claims about their climate programmes and navigate the complicated and rapidly developing landscape of voluntary climate action. Each year, The Protocol is revised to address developments in the industry and changing best practice standards.
The Protocol underpins CarbonNeutral® certifications awarded by Climate Impact Partners to recognise carbon neutral organisations, products, and activities, and provides a detailed framework for the design and implementation of credible carbon neutral programmes. In 2024, The Protocol will expand its support to organisations making climate-related claims in addition to CarbonNeutral® certification.
The Certification Programme Executive is responsible for the management and delivery of our global clients’ CarbonNeutral® certifications, ensuring compliance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
You'll play a crucial role in guiding our clients through their certification process, particularly in overseeing greenhouse gas (GHG) assessments carried out by third-party partners. Your expertise will make you the go-to person for our clients, partners, and internal teams. You'll also be the main point of contact with external consultants who perform GHG assessments for our clients. Your responsibilities include steering each GHG assessment to ensure it's conducted professionally, rigorously, and to the highest standards, all while maintaining efficiency. Your ultimate objective is to guarantee accurate, robust, and timely reporting in compliance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol and to achieve the utmost client satisfaction.
The successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, project management abilities, attention to detail, and technical comprehension to work with multiple clients. This role collaborates with Client Relationship Managers to ensure service delivery and supports the Client Solutions Team in onboarding new clients. Reporting to the Director of Client Engagement, the Certification Programme Executive aids in delivering client programs.
Deliver excellent client service by supporting clients through their GHG assessment, in partnership with third party assessment providers.
Project management of all GHG assessments including facilitation of kick-off calls, assessment progress tracking, quality review and acceptance of completed assessments.
Critical review of third-party GHG assessment reports to assess compliance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, considering scope boundaries, required emissions sources and quality requirements.
Wider program management to ensure that clients’ certifications remain compliant with the requirements of The CarbonNeutral Protocol and are up to date with their programmes.
Support the Client Solutions team to develop CarbonNeutral® certification and related solutions for new and existing clients.
Support clients and assessment partners with technical queries as a subject matter expert.
Manage ongoing relationships with assessment partners and technical consultants to enable effective project planning and delivery.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the GHG assessment and wider certification processes with a focus on efficiency, quality, and client experience.
Account administration for all assessments including maintaining internal Salesforce and certification records, working with Finance to approve and manage purchase orders and invoices.
Maintain a good understanding of GHG assessment standards, protocols and initiatives including The CarbonNeutral Protocol, WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol, Life Cycle Assessments, and related standards for carbon footprint measurement (e.g., ISO 14064).
Provide technical guidance and input to support the ongoing development of The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
Support external reporting requirements of Climate Impact Partners relating to GHG emissions, such as our own company footprint, CDP, B-Corp, etc.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
1 - 2 years client relationship and management experience
Experience of managing ongoing programmes with a compliance element
Technical knowledge and understanding of Greenhouse Gas Accounting frameworks and understanding of related standards such as the GHG Protocol
Strong project management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Quick to learn and confidence with technical detail
High attention to detail
Comfortable working in a quickly evolving industry
Life cycle assessments, product carbon footprints
Understanding of related international regulation and policy
Experience in quality assurance or audit
Experience working with remote teams
25 days paid holiday
Cycle to Work Scheme
Bonus scheme, subject to company and individual performance
LONDON: Modern, state of the art office in Paddington, London, which is dog friendly and includes showers, a mother's feeding room, a wellness room and barista coffee bar.
OXFORD: Open plan office on Magdalen Road, Oxford, which is a short distance from vibrant Cowley Road. The office offers free snacks or is in walking distance of a number of unique cafes.
Climate Impact Partners is an equal opportunities employer. Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce, that embraces our differences, and so all aspects of employment including the decision to hire and promote, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of characteristics protected under federal, state, or local law. To support this, all applications are anonymised until the interview stage which means that regardless of who has applied, your characteristics are totally anonymous.
Climate Impact Partners delivers solutions for action on climate. We believe that carbon markets have a critical role to play in delivering action by putting a price on carbon and funding carbon reduction activities to meet our global climate goals.
Together with the world’s leading companies and quality project partners we will cut 1 billion tonnes of CO2 to transform the global economy, improve health and livelihoods and restore a thriving planet.
We do this by delivering the highest quality carbon financed projects, from which we create carbon credit and energy attribute certificate portfolios. This enables organisations to offset the emissions they can’t reduce, put a price on carbon to incentivise change, and meet their ambitious climate goals.
Climate Impact Partners builds on the expertise, integrity, and innovation of two companies that have led the voluntary carbon market – Natural Capital Partners and ClimateCare. Fuelled by a relentless drive for rapid action and results, our global team continues to pioneer the market’s growth, and set the standards for quality that will maximise its impact.