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ESG Manager

Date: 15-Nov-2021

Location: Other Location, GB

Company: MAG



  • We are proud to be diverse. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
  • Opportunity to drive 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) alongside hybrid working approach for a better work/life balance
  • Strong base salary (on experience) + bonus + pension



Learn more about MAG:





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.





Reporting into the Head of ESG & Environmental Strategy, this strategic and visible role is fundamental to the success of MAG’s exciting CSR Strategy. The successful candidate will work closely with a wide range of internal stakeholders across MAG to oversee the implementation and communication of our CSR Strategy and its programmes. The ESG Manager will take the lead in MAG’s public and regulatory-compliance reporting, producing highly engaging external reports and overseeing submissions for independent verification, ratings and certification to protect and enhance MAG’s reputation.




Key responsibilities of this role include:


  • Work with the Head of ESG & Environmental Strategy and a wide range of internal stakeholders to support the successful and timely implementation of MAG’s CSR Strategy
  • Identify and implement best practice interventions which improve the effectiveness of MAG’s CSR Strategy and related communications
  • Ensure MAG maintains a thorough understanding of the relative importance of CSR and ESG related issues to both the business and its stakeholders by supporting regular independent materiality assessments in compliance with best practice
  • Inform the development of MAG’s approach to corporate reporting of CSR and ESG related issues, considering the needs and expectations of our diverse range of stakeholders, including institutional investors.
  • Draft MAG’s annual CSR Report and CSR/ESG related content for other reports, producing engaging content which builds MAG’s reputation with stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Corporate Affairs team to implement an engaging communications strategy
  • Lead the drafting and preparation of applications for external accreditation and rating, engaging leaders from across the business to achieve the best possible outcome to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable business, including through ESG ratings such as GRESB and Sustainalytics
  • Identify forthcoming ESG related regulatory requirements and interpret the results of ESG ratings, working with the EXCO Sub-Committee to develop and implement action plans to maintain compliance and improve performance
  • Line manage the CSR Analyst, ensuring the availability of high quality, independently assured ESG performance data and insightful management information which underpins corporate reporting and enables decision making on high-profile issues.




As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have experience working on sustainability/CSR/ESG projects within a large organisation; along with an intricate understanding of CSR reporting frameworks and ESG benchmarks, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), GRESB and Sustainalytics.  You will also have demonstrable experience in drafting engaging reports for a diverse audience, impactfully communicating complex and technical issues. Other skills include:


  • Impactful communicator, with experience in presenting and communicating technical data in an informative and influential manner
  • Strong report writing to engage an audience
  • Confident in stakeholder management and engagement
  • Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft products)
  • Open to continual professional development (CPD) to develop familiarity with contemporary issues
  • Familiarity with airport and wider aviation industry preferable


What we offer: 


  • A company that is inclusive and tolerant to all
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Strong base salary (on experience) + Company Contribution pension
  • Bonus
  • Free parking and significantly subsidised public transport
  • Discounts on company products e.g. holiday parking
  • Salary sacrifice options on lifestyle/ finance/ health products
  • 24 days holiday entitlement + bank holidays (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Based at the airport for and exciting work environment
  • Free coffee/break out areas/great company culture and approach

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.