We are recruiting a Sector Lead (Built Environment)!

We are recruiting a Sector Lead (Built Environment)!

Apply for this role here. Applications will be accepted until 9am 18 August 2023.


  • The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is the largest network of lawyers and business leaders using commercial contracts to deliver rapid decarbonisation globally. 
  • We are anticipating significant growth over the next 18 months. We are building teams to target and decarbonise high-emitting sectors. This role relates to leading the built environment sector team. 
  • Read more about TCLP in our Information Pack and our plans in our summary strategy.

Employment arrangements 

  • Salary: £50,000 – £65,000 p.a. depending on experience. 
  • This is a full time, permanent role. 
  • Remote working. 
  • Candidates must be UK-based (you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK if you are invited to interview). 
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus public holidays.

TCLP is a family friendly and inclusive organisation.

About the role

In this role you will: 

  • Be the ‘directing mind’ for your sector and sector team (one or two associates and an engagement manager).
  • Work collaboratively with others to create a high impact strategy for achieving rapid decarbonisation in your sector. 
  • Lead your team to deliver the strategy with active project management, strong prioritisation and an inclusive working style that enables others and builds agency. 
  • Amplify your team’s potential for impact by working with other TCLP teams and third parties to collaborate, share knowledge, spot opportunities and capitalise on synergies. 

Sector experience 

  • You will have subject matter experience in the built environment sector (construction and management of residential and commercial buildings, and infrastructure construction and management). 
  • You will be familiar with the contracts and contracting arrangements commonly used in your sector and have a deep understanding of how contracts are written, negotiated and work in commercial practice. You may have obtained this experience via legal training and professional experience, or through another professional route.
  • You will also have experience in one or more of the following themes that cut across the built environment sector (the ‘cross cutting themes’):
  • Corporate governance,
  • Supply chains and energy, and
  • Finance and capital markets.
  • You will report to the Programme Manager responsible for your sector.

Job description 

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and devising a strategy for your sector that aligns with TCLP’s strategy and delivers widespread decarbonisation. 
  • Ensuring your strategy remains relevant and capable of delivering real impact as circumstances change.
  • Understanding and engaging with the key actors in the built environment sector (multinational companies, state actors, nonprofits and law firms) and the social, economic, legal and political contexts in which they transact.
  • Managing a team (enabling them, encouraging them to take agency and deliver high quality work, 1:1 meetings and appraisals).

Person specification 

You will be a self-starter who is passionate about sustainability, making a difference in the climate crisis and driving legal sector systems change.

You will have the following attributes:

  • Strategic abilities and creativity (meaning, the ability to: keep TCLP’s strategic aims front and centre in your work and to use your creativity and lateral thinking to come up with innovative solutions that deliver our strategy).
  • Understanding of and passion for taking action to deliver real change in the climate crisis.
  • Empathy, compassion and the ability to enable the full potential of others.
  • Independent thinking and passion for learning.
  • Agility and adaptability (specifically, the ability to: be comfortable with a high degree of variety in your role and accept when a course of action is not delivering the desired impact and pivot so that it does).
  • Collegiality and inclusivity.

Specifically, the candidate will have the following essential attributes:

  • Experience and knowledge of the legal profession and the legal market in general, specifically, the commercial and legal mechanics of transactions and contracting behaviours in the built environment sector and cross cutting theme(s) you have experience in.
  • A relevant qualification or qualifications.
  • Extensive relevant experience in the built environment (ideally we are looking for four to five years).
  • Experience managing others.

The candidate will have the following desirable attributes: 

  • Proven experience in one or more of the cross cutting themes.
  • Fluency across a wide range of digital programmes and platforms, in particular Google workspace.