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ESG Data Analyst - Manchester

Date: 14-May-2022

Location: Other Location, GB

Company: MAG

  • ESG Data Analyst  
  • Permanent Opportunity working to support the successful implementation of MAG’s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
  • Join a business poised for growth and investment post covid
  • Based at any of our Airports (Manchester / East Midlands / Stansted)
  • Hybrid working approach for a better work/life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds



MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports, as well as our MAG USA business based out of Chicago. Our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! Contributing more than £3b to the UK economy, our airports are 24/7 self-contained towns, with 6 million square feet of office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, parking, event locations and hotels (to name just some of our services) these are all accessed by great transport links and supported by our team of c5000+ MAG Colleagues working across a myriad of roles from HR, Finance, IT to Airport Operations, Engineering, hospitality, Digital Tech etc.

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The ESG Data Analyst role is fundamental to the success of MAG’s CSR Strategy. The successful candidate will work closely with a wide range of internal stakeholders from across all parts of MAG, to track and maintain progress against the suite of commitments in our CSR Strategy. The ESG Analyst will take the lead and use professional judgement in collating, managing and analysing data to present high-quality performance reports. These reports in turn enable the tracking of progress against the CSR Strategy, facilitate decision making by leaders, provide transparency to external stakeholders (including policy makers and investors) whilst protecting and enhancing MAG’s reputation.


Key responsibilities of this role include:


  • Work with the ESG Manager and a wide range of internal stakeholders to support the successful and timely implementation of MAG’s CSR Strategy
  • Identify and propose interventions which improve the effectiveness of MAG’s CSR Strategy, identifying and sharing best practice between a wide range of internal stakeholders across multiple locations
  • Develop, maintain and populate a robust data warehouse which will be used to monitor and report progress implementing MAG’s CSR Strategy as well as enable regulatory compliance
  • Review CSR related data to underpin monitoring and reporting of the performance of MAG’s CSR Strategy
  • Design and produce regular and ad-hoc reports and dashboards to monitor and report progress implementing MAG’s CSR Strategy
  • Organise and facilitate successful third-party independent audits to AA100AS:2008 and subsequent or alternative assurance standards, verifying MAG’s CSR programmes and performance data
  • Develop and introduce methodologies to demonstrate the value of MAG’s CSR programme (including the ‘social value’)
  • Enhance MAG’s reputation, support its response to developments and enable its influence of policy by preparing high quality, independently verified datasets and narrative to underpin corporate reporting
  • Support the ESG Manager with local, regional and national stakeholder engagement on CSR issues
  • Manage the reporting of greenhouse-gas emissions, ensuring accurate input data is provided, in a timely fashion
  • Support the preparation of high quality ESG rating submissions, including GRESB and Sustainalytics
  • Support the administration of MAG’s CSR-related governance programmes, including the CSR Committee of the Board / EXCO Sub-Committee



 As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have strong analytical abilities to assimilate complex and widely varying technical issues and concepts. Essential to the success of this role is experience in complex data management and analysis, the ability to develop, maintain and populate a robust data warehouse and present/report to senior leaders in a coherent manner. You will be able to relate this data to corporate responsibility and the strategic direction of a complex organisation with demonstratable experience working on CSR and sustainability projects within a large organisation. Other skills include:


  • Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft products)
  • Open to continual professional development (CPD) to develop familiarity with contemporary issues
  • Familiarity with the CSR reporting frameworks and ESG benchmarks including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), GRESB and Sustainalytics is preferable
  • Familiarity with airport and wider aviation industry preferable


What we offer: 

 At MAG we value and celebrate difference; colleagues feel like they belong and are valued in a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment with fair access to opportunities. Our benefits include:


  • Competitive Salary
  • 5.5% pension contribution
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Free parking and travel discounts if using trains/trams
  • Discounts on company products including our Airport Lounges
  • 24 days annual holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (with the option to buy more)
  • Modern offices, free coffee, break out areas, great company culture and approach



36.25 Hours per week (Monday to Friday) – Part office/part home based for a better work/life balance


How to apply:

Please submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter, outlining relevant experience that makes you the ideal candidate for this role.


Equal Opportunities

MAG is a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.