Job Introduction

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead implementation of our Sustainability Strategy, project managing workstreams across our business.
  • Proactively seek pioneering solutions to sustainability challenges including waste reduction, circularity and supply chain engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across cardfactory to inform and engage them in our sustainability plans.
  • Provide in-depth subject matter knowledge in the field of environmental sustainability.
  • Lead delivery of our environmental commitments, including our Net Zero targets and emissions reduction roadmap, and waste & circularity.
  • Work with colleagues across the business to embed sustainability considerations across our operations and stores, and align suppliers to our sustainability goals.
  • Identify sustainability-related risks, and opportunities for value creation and return on investment on an ongoing basis, making recommendations for how these should be addressed within cardfactory plans.
  • Develop sustainability KPIs and performance dashboard, and implement a cross-organisation sustainability performance monitoring programme to track data and ensure it is auditable and aligns with our sustainability strategy.
  • Coordinate and deliver high quality internal and external sustainability reporting, including Board and Executive team updates, and overseeing relevant annual report content, including TCFD and other mandatory disclosures.
  • Track mandatory reporting and disclosure developments and best practice frameworks and ensure cardfactory remains compliant with all requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure successful embedding of sustainability across the whole organisation.
  • Work with colleagues in cardfactory’s Communications and People teams to build a positive internal and external profile for our sustainability work, engage stakeholders and manage reputation.
  • Coordinate and lead input from external consultants.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Relevant qualification or equivalent business experience in sustainability is required
  • A depth of knowledge and passion for sustainability, with subject matter expertise in a range of environmental areas including Net Zero pathways and Waste & Circularity.
  • A proactive and confident self-starter with a strong ownership mind-set, who is not afraid to jump into projects and build their understanding ‘on-the-go’.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and collaboration skills, with a proven ability to influence and secure buy-in.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading sustainability change in complex environments.
  • Experience of developing and tracking sustainability performance indicators, along with sustainability data management and analysis.
  • Understanding of regulatory and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to lead and inspire others.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

About the Company

Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, dressings, and gifts with over one thousand stores across the UK and Ireland.  In 2020 we launched our exciting 5-year business strategy including our vision of becoming a true Omni-channel retailer.  This strategy sees significant investment into our colleagues across the business creating multiple opportunities to join a fast-paced environment and be part of our exciting journey.  

In return, we offer a wide range of benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.


  • Pension
  • 15% Card Factory colleague discount in-store and online
  • Save As You Earn scheme
  • Financial Wellbeing Support
    • Financial Education Tools
    • Salary Advance
  • Seasonal incentive schemes
  • Retail Management Apprenticeship Programmes with local providers with access to a virtual internal network for learning together
  • Discounted gym membership, mobile phone contracts, and car leasing
  • Discounts across 100’s of UK retailers
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to tools to support mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption leave

This is an exciting role with genuine prospects for the right candidate. If this role describes you and your career aspirations, click apply now.

For any questions email: vacancies@cardfactory.co.uk (we do not accept CVs/Applications via email) 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. We advise applying early to avoid disappointment as applications will be reviewed regularly. 

No agencies, please.

Sportswift Ltd T/A Card Factory

Salary Details: £50,000 – £55,000 plus benefits package

Location: Century House Brunel Road Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate

Job Reference: cardfac/TP/1417897/23668

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