Principal or Senior Consultant

Climate Change · Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire
Department Climate Change
Employment Type Full or part time
Compensation Commensurate with experience

3Keel is a small, specialist sustainability consultancy. We have grown organically since being founded in 2013, becoming a high impact team. The business is structured to address key sustainability issues, and we focus on innovations and coalition-building to develop approaches that challenge the status quo. 3Keel is a certified B Corp, and voted through the FT awards as one of the top Management Consultants for Sustainability. We are now looking to expand our team, and are seeking exceptional candidates who align with our values and believe in the work that we do. 

We are seeking a Principal and/or Senior consultant to expand our Climate Change practice area. The roles will include work to undertake greenhouse gas assessments, support target setting, development of decarbonisation plans, and advise on carbon neutral and net zero strategies. Experience advising on climate impacts and associated adaptation programmes would be desirable. 

We welcome applications from candidates with a range of experience levels and seniority. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of the technical elements of greenhouse gas management projects, with experience designing and running climate projects for clients. 

The roles lend themselves to remote working, something 3Keel embraces as part of our progressive working culture, and of course, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes this has brought about. That said, some regular office presence in our Oxfordshire headquarters is to be expected in the future.

Our current portfolio of climate change work includes long-standing advisory roles to UK retailers, major FMCG brands, and smaller businesses including several from the B Corp community. Many of our projects relate to baseline measurements and target setting through the Science Based Target Initiative, on behalf of our clients, in addition to developing innovative strategies for reaching net zero. 

By joining 3Keel you will be working with one of the leading consultancies supporting organisations and institutions to address climate change. We are heavily involved in a number of collaborative initiatives, including as the lead consultant in the development of a Climate Roadmap for the British Retail Consortium. Your presence will help us to expand what we do and to have an even greater impact.

Case studies with more about some of our past work can be found here:

These roles are permanent, with options available for full or part time positions in line with our goal to be an inclusive, flexible employer. 


Essential skills

  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organised and capable of multitasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Client and/or team management experience
  • Technically minded, with experience working with data
  • Proven experience presenting complex analyses and data thoughtfully and effectively
  • Project or programme management experience
  • Business development and proposal writing
  • Excellent attention to detail


Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of FMCG supply chains, agriculture and other land-based production systems
  • Understanding of LCA, and abilities to interpret results including use of tools (e.g. GaBi, openLCA, SimaPro)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and/or use of analytical tools (e.g. python, PowerBI, Tableau, Data Studio)
  • Data collection, cleaning and management

3Keel is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to creating a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and deliver their best work.  We encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants and from those who represent any diversity of gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability and all the other characteristics.  We want to play our part in increasing diversity within the sustainability sector.

Working at 3Keel

3Keel was established to provide a fun, fulfilling and flexible working experience.  We are a certified B Corp and offer many benefits to our staff in exchange for their work and commitment.  These include generous salaries, and time off (24 days/year in addition to bank holidays and paid time off between Christmas and New Year, pro rata), flexibility with regard to working arrangements to suit your personal circumstances, health and life insurance, budgets for training, and above statutory offerings with regard to sickness, maternity/paternity benefits etc – to name but a few. We also pay bonuses subject to business performance and staff contributions, which typically range 10 - 20% of salary. 


3Keel was voted by our peers as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultants for Sustainability in the Financial Times in 2019.  In 2020 we achieved this accolade again, achieving Silver ranking alongside mostly global consulting firms - not bad for a small, relatively new business! 


About the recruitment process

We are looking for excellent candidates, with interest and both Principal and Senior Consultant level experience - please tell us which role you are applying for. 

The recruitment process will be as follows:

  1. Apply with CV and covering letter by 8th November
  2. Phone calls to discuss expectations and suitability for the role with long listed candidates may occur throughout the application period
  3. Panel interviews with short listed candidates will take place via web conferencing week commencing 16th November
  4. We may opt to conduct a second interview or assessment process


If you have queries about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact HR Manager Caroline Hall (

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  • Location
    Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Climate Change
  • Employment Type
    Full or part time
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with experience