Area Sales Advisor – Helping Hand Environmental – Apply Here

We are looking for an experienced sales executive to join our internal sales team, based in Ledbury – Herefordshire. Key responsibilities include B2B sales, account management, customer service and support to our Southern field based Area Sales Manager.

The company operates in several key markets, this vacancy relates specifically to the Environmental product ranges.

Ideal candidate must be self-motivated, lots of energy and determination and must have an interest in the environment.

The Role:

  • Account Management
  • B2B Sales (proactive: customer retention and new customer acquisition)
  • Offer high standard of customer service
  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries
  • Be a one point contact for customers

The Person:

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Able to work on your own or as part of a team
  • An outgoing personality
  • Ability to build long term working relationships
  • A creative thinker
  • A flexible work approach

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate who is up for an exciting challenge.

Offering an attractive salary with an additional bonus structure.

3 years sales experience preferable; however, full sales and product training will be given

Is this you? Then we want you in our team.

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Carly Di Crescienzo – UK Sales Manager carlydicrescienzo@helpinghand.co.uk

 

Environmental Bill – Post Brexit Update

The Environment Bill was re-introduced to Parliament on 30 January 2020, with Defra releasing a policy paper alongside it.

The Bill outlines measures intended to protect and enhance the UK’s environments in a world without EU oversight.

The UK’s departure from the EU leaves an environmental ‘governance gap’. The Bill aims to ensure maintain key EU standards, including measures to tackle air pollution, meet net zero by 2050, and restore and enhance nature.

Key Outcomes:

1. New Green Watchdog

The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) will hold the government to account on environmental law and its Environmental Improvement Plan. The proposed body will enforce its powers through a new kind of legal instrument, an ‘environmental review’, that can force public authorities to take action if a court finds they have failed to meet environmental standards. The body will also examine the worth of new environmental policies and investigate potential breaches

2. Environmental issues enshrined in law

As part of a new environmental governance system, the Bill outlines requirements for legally binding targets on air and water quality, biodiversity, and waste efficiency. These new targets replace those under the existing EU framework.

3. Biodiversity net gain

If enacted, the Bill will enshrine in law the principle of biodiversity net gain. This would require a developer to offset and improve the value of any natural habitat damaged or destroyed as a result of development.

Biodiversity net gain applies to almost all development in England, with 10% net gain to be achieved though a structured plan. National infrastructure projects covered by the Planning Act 2008, some small developments not requiring an environmental impact assessment, or those on brownfield land, will be exempt from the net gain policy.

If a developer is unable to provide a 10% biodiversity gain in habitat creation, it must provide an offset on another piece of land or purchase conservation credits from the Secretary of State.

What’s NEW?

1. International leadership

The Bill includes a new pledge to create a two-yearly review of ‘significant developments in international legislation on the environment’ to feed into the Environmental Improvement Plan and target-setting process. The aim is to position the UK as a leader in environmental protection.

2. No commitment to non-regression

One of the changes in the ‘level playing fields’ section of Boris Johnson’s renegotiated EU Withdrawal Agreement means there is no obligation to uphold EU environmental standards. But Defra communications do stipulate that the UK will be free to go above and beyond current rules.

Read more the Environment Bill 2020 update: HERE