Environmental and Sustainability Manager

Job Description

Our Business

Workdry International is the UK’s leading provider of water pumps and industrial wastewater treatment products and services. The company operates under two complementary trading businesses and is the holding company for Selwood Ltd and Siltbuster Ltd.

With a pedigree spanning seven decades, Selwood is an innovative business with a cutting-edge approach to customer service, product development, manufacture, and quality. We are world leaders in pump manufacturing and the leading pump rental solutions company in the UK. Siltbuster’s goal is to keep our water clean and natural, they have over twenty years expertise in treating contaminated waters across a wide range of sectors.

The Group has grown enormously over the last few years, and we need to ensure our staff have the right skills, knowledge & experience to deliver to our customers, as well as creating career paths to help develop, retain, and motivate them.


About The Role

We are looking to welcome someone with a genuine interest in, and understanding of, environmental issues, relevant legislation, and renewable energy sources to join us as the new Environmental and Sustainability Manager for Workdry.

As the Environmental and Sustainability Manager you’ll ensure that the Workdry Group are operating in accordance with environmental guidelines and targets. Your role will involve examining corporate activities to determine where improvements can be made and ensuring compliance with environmental legislation across the organisations.

You’ll also create, implement, and monitor environmental strategies and action plans to promote sustainable development. Your wider remit means you’ll review the whole operation, carrying out environmental audits and assessments, identifying and resolving environmental problems and ensuring necessary changes are made.

Role Responsibilities:

  • In this role you will develop and review environmental management systems to continually improve the impact of the organisation on the environment.
  • Take the lead on sustainable procurement for all goods and services.
  • Coordinate all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation, and renewable energy.
  • Lead the implementation of environmental policies and practices.
  • You will ensure compliance with environmental legislation and keep up to date with UK, European Union and international regulation and legislation.
  • Liaise with relevant bodies such as local authorities, public bodies and competent bodies.
  • Audit, analyse and report environmental performance to internal and external clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Undertake immediate investigations in the event of an environmental spill and produce a full report on findings, including root cause analysis and actions for prevention.


What we are looking for:

  • Previous demonstrable experience of managing an environmental function (or similar relevant field).
  • Demonstrable extensive knowledge of ISO14001.
  • Able to promote and raise awareness, to influence internal and external stakeholders and effectively gain buy-in for environmental activities.
  • Strong attention to detail, to compile accurate statistics and data, and write factual environmental reports based on this information.
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness and an understanding of our commercial responsibilities to major framework partners, with the ability to work collaboratively with our partners to investigate and resolve any concerns.
  • Able to set organisational sustainability targets, develop plans to meet those targets and oversee their delivery through effective project management.
  • Previous experience of managing a team would be beneficial, but not essential.
  • A Diploma in environmental management (or similar) would be advantageous.
  • Membership of IEMA or CIWEM would be beneficial.

Please note, a full UK driving licence is required for this role as attendance to client sites will be required.  This role will also include occasional overnight stays.


Selwood are pleased to offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Car
  • Eligible for company bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme with contribution based on total earnings not just salary
  • 24 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Increasing annual leave entitlement with long service
  • Support for development and training
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts/vouchers for supermarkets, high street shops, holidays and more)
  • Employee referral scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Hybrid working (i.e. working from home and in the office) pattern


This role is not open to Agencies – Please no calls or emails – Thank you.

Workdry International Ltd is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

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