Sustainability & Facilities Officer

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Sustainability & Facilities Officer

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Enhancing Patient Care

Sustainability & Facilities Officer

GBUK Group is a rapidly growing company comprised of award-winning specialist companies that excel in providing enteral feeding, critical care, patient handling and vascular access devices and services. Our primary goal is to enhance patient care through our innovative solutions. With a network of over 1,500 suppliers supporting the NHS, we have established ourselves as a top 20 supplier since our inception in 2008.

Headquartered in Yorkshire, our 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse ensures the distribution of over 600,000 medical devices to healthcare professionals on a daily basis. Our unique blend of distributed, as well as proprietary products, have expanded our reach to over 45 countries worldwide, with the recent establishment of warehouse facilities in Europe.

At GBUK Group, our culture is deeply rooted in our core values of Solutions Focused, Collaboration, Innovation, Adaptability, Communication and Integrity. These values drive our commitment to delivering high-quality products and services that positively impact patient care globally.

GBUK has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and highly motivated Sustainability & Facilities Officer to join our Head Office team near Selby.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the successful candidate will drive GBUK Group’s sustainability, environmental and net zero strategy and reporting, incorporating forward looking facilities management.

This broad role offers a unique opportunity to be responsible for an increasingly important area of strategic focus that will ensure sustainable medical devices enhance patient care.

The role would suit an experienced environmental & sustainability champion with previous regulation and reporting experience, who is keen to develop their skills in a fast-paced and rapidly growing business.

The main tasks and responsibilities of the role include:


· Lead the implementation of a new sustainability and environmental strategy

· Be a sustainability and environmental advocate and advisor that drives positive innovation and change across the Group

· Prepare reports, presentations, and proposals to the Management Board, Strategic Board, and other key stakeholders


· Execute initiatives to manage and reduce the Groups impact on the environment, such as renewable energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design

· Lead carbon management and reduction reporting, ensuring annual data collection and monitoring of energy / fuel use and directing the implementation of the carbon management plan to ensure the transition to a low-carbon organization

· Ensure company policies and processes are in accordance with the Groups commitment to sustainability and environmental management

· Ensure compliance with ISO14001


· Support all business functions to deliver and demonstrate progress against strategic objectives and performance indicators

· Assist the Commercial teams with sustainability and environmental requirements of UK and International tender submissions

· Assist the Product teams on raw material and packaging options

· Assist the Operational teams to ensure efficiency with shipping and how we distribute product globally

· Deliver sustainability training and awareness campaigns to internal staff and stakeholders


· Oversee business facilities, energy usage and waste management

· Liaise with the Business Park facilities team on day-to-day property management, safety requirements and projects

Knowledge and qualifications required for this role:


· 2+years’ experience of Environmental / Energy Management Systems, including ISO14001

· Appropriate legislation, compliance knowledge and familiarity with energy technologies

· Experience in writing environmental and sustainability policies, procedures and reports

· Ability to drive the change process and manage stakeholders


· Degree or post graduate degree in a related energy management / sustainability subject

Experience of operating under:

· Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO13485)

· NHS Net Zero

· Ecovadis


· Plastic Packaging Tax

· Wastepack / WEE

· H&S and Fire Safety regulations

Key skills required for the role include:

· Positive and pragmatic approach to balancing sustainability, environmental strategies and growth

· Excellent communication and management skills

· Strong organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and demonstrate good judgment in decision-making

· Strong analytical and computer literacy skills

If you are passionate about sustainability and have the skills required for this role, we encourage you to apply. Join our team as the Sustainability & Facilities Officer and make a positive impact on our organization’s environmental footprint.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £35,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Environmental / Energy Management Systems: 2 years (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: GBUK/OPS24.1

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