Corporate Environmental and Social Co-ordinator

Cornish Lithium is a highly innovative British mineral exploration company focussed on the sustainable extraction of lithium and other battery metals in the historically significant mining district of Cornwall, UK.

Job Role

To be Cornish Lithium’s Corporate Environmental and Social Co-ordinator and to provide services to the Company, across all of its projects, including but not limited to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, outreach, some aspects of Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 

Key Responsibilities

  • ESG Policy, ESMS, Management Plans and Performance Monitoring:
    • Support to policy implementation, development of ESMS framework and Management Plans
    • Support to develop performance requirements, contract documentation, training materials, integration of E&S considerations into project planning
    • Oversight of Environmental Performance Monitoring
    • ESG training and awareness building for Cornish Lithium staff and consultant

  • Planning and permitting:
    Work closely with project-specific Relationship Holders to coordinate engagement with regulators and statutory consultees to ensure consistency across projects

  • Stakeholder engagement:
    • Work closely with project specific Community Liaison Officers to coordinate activities and ensure consistency of messaging and timing of campaigns and announcements, and co-ordination with PR/IR functions
    • Stakeholder mapping, record keeping (meetings held, minutes)
    • Management of an external complaints’ procedure
    • Organising public engagement functions and processes

  • Monitoring and reporting:
    • Environmental and social monitoring review, oversight and data management across all projects
    • Contributing to monthly Board reports and annual reporting

It is likely that other functions will develop as the company grows, so this should not be regarded as definitive. This is an exciting opportunity within a young, dynamic company.

Key Qualities

  • Outgoing, sociable and articulate. Able to engage with stakeholders from all walks of life in an open manner, use language appropriate for the level of engagement, and ability to build trust
  • High levels of competence with social media and messaging
  • Computer literate and familiarity with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • High degree of self-organisation and able to take the initiative
  • Ability to take notes, track activities and provide summarised feedback to managers
  • Familiarity with Cornwall if possible
  • Passionate about working on solutions to the climate emergency and the transition to a low carbon future
  • Ability to balance stakeholder concerns with CLL objectives in a sympathetic manner

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level or higher in a related subject with an emphasis on natural sciences, although this is not a pre-requisite
  • Minimum of 3 years’ industry experience
  • Experience of the implementation of ESG controls in a natural resource company or other relevant experience in project development
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Understanding of mining and environmental and social issues
  • Practical, site-based experience (and implementation of management systems at site level) is desirable
  • Understanding of UK planning and or permitting processes an advantage

 Salary and Hours

The salary for this role is negotiable, depending on experience, and it will be based at the Company’s offices at Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9TA. Working hours are typically 37.5 hours per week, but there may be a need for flexible hours.  Annual leave comprises 25 days’ holiday per year pro rata, plus Bank Holidays.

More about the Company

Cornish Lithium is a highly innovative privately funded British mineral exploration company focussed on the sustainable extraction of lithium and other battery metals in the historically significant mining district of Cornwall, UK. Metals such as lithium are the key enablers of the transition to clean energy given their role in power storage batteries, making such metals vital components of the future UK economy. Cornish Lithium has secured extensive mineral rights agreements across more than 500km2 of Cornwall, enabling the company to use modern exploration techniques on a regional basis. Our purpose is to establish a strong, sustainable and environmentally responsible extraction industry in the UK for those minerals which can contribute to the global goal of decarbonisation through clean growth and a transition to a green economy.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

 To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to careers@cornishlithium.com.

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