About Josh

Josh founded GS2 after selling his previous recruitment business and has worked within the industry since 2010. Initially starting out predominantly within IT recruitment, Josh moved on to HSE and HSEQ where he progressed through the company, completing the sale of the business in 2020.

Josh founded GS2 in May 2022 with the purpose of connecting those that believe in leaving the world better than they found it, focusing on the rising need for positive social and environmental reform.

Growing up Josh wanted to be a footballer, however, he gave up on the professional dream after a year at the age of 19 - he wasn’t good enough! Josh did, however, continue to play semi professionally for over 10 years, making it to the first round of the FA cup two years in a row, live on BT Sport!

Josh has two children, a gorgeous curly haired son called Hugo and an incredible step son called Oscar who suffers from a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). 

Josh regularly raises money for SMA charities by taking part in various activities, more recently completing the South Downs Challenge, the London Marathon and The Cleveland Way.

Josh Huggins's live Roles

Are you looking for your next challenge within a sustainably conscious organisation? At GS2 we partner with organisations, who like you, believe in leaving the world better than they found it.

Posted 354 days ago

Principal Consultant / Associate Director

  • SalaryGBP £40,000.00 - GBP £50,000.00
  • LocationBasingstoke, UK
Principal Consultant / Associate Director We are GS2 and we are a Global talent solutions and executive search organisation, driven by our purpose, to connect the people who wish to leave the world better than we found it. In a time of transition, our deep rooted mission to ensure sustainably conscious organisations and individuals can connect, thrive and transform the future has never been more important. This expertise is crucial to society and we feel proud to work with and facilitate the careers of individuals who cut carbon emissions, develop new “green and circular” business models, lobby governments for change and empower organisations to create a future which we can all depend upon. As a certified B Corp pending organisation, sustainability is linked to our day to day working environment, with triple bottom line targets (people, planet, profit) and 5% of our profits being donated to exceptional causes each year. We believe the possibilities for GS2 and our staff are endless. Therefore we have ambitious growth plans to grow to 30 staff within 3 years, in 3 office locations - UK, EU and USA, with significantly bigger targets beyond that by 2030! Some may say this is over ambitious, however our growth comes from our mission and genuine desire to deliver for future generations. Any business who shares this mission needs a reputable and trusted talent partner who can deliver for them, and despite still being in start up mode, we are already relied upon by FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations. Who are we looking for in this Principal Consultant / Associate Director role? We look for people who care about the legacy they leave from their careers. Whilst you will understand the commercial reality of being within business, we desire individuals who care passionately about the service they deliver, to facilitate high impact change. This is a relationship focused sales role. You will have a natural flair for sales, marketing and relationship building through your personal brand. With a proven track record within a mid to senior level specialist recruitment or executive search firm, you will now be ready to take the next step and to deliver the type of service not typically seen within recruitment. We like people who enjoy being part of a team and who are comfortable engaging with individuals at all levels including c-suite and executives. You will hold a degree or equivalent working experience, along with a desire to constantly learn, develop and challenge yourself. A positive, upbeat and resilient mindset are key as is the desire to perform to your best each and every day. As a Principal Consultant / Associate Director your main duties will be to: Build a clear and consistent personal brand as the go to ESG and sustainability recruiter within your individual specialist sector - finance / energy / impact / business Engage with organisations and key client contacts, understanding their drivers and motivators for hiring individuals within their teams. Consult with organisations to provide exceptional advice and guidance in how they build and grow their ESG / sustainability functions. Ensure you are well informed on the current ESG and sustainability agenda, with the ability to provide credible perspectives to any individuals you engage with Be part of GS2’s thought provoking brand within the sector, helping to host events, represent us at conferences and driving our position as the go to search firm. Manage and facilitate recruitment processes on behalf of clients in partnership with our resourcing and support teams. Work closely with our Founder on the expansion of GS2. Joining part of our Founding Team at GS2, you will become an integral member of one of the only sustainability specialist firms within talent solutions / executive search. You will also benefit from: A competitive basic salary of £40,000 - £50,000 depending upon experience, with OTE £100,000 - £150,000. Your choice of a quarterly or annual performance based bonus scheme. Performance based opportunity for share options. Structured training and development on all elements of recruitment, sustainability and leadership Flexibility to work from locations within a 4 hour time zone. Christmas closure. Working for a certified B Corp pending, showcasing our commitment to ethical and for good business. The ability to choose which charities / causes we allocate our profits to. 1 week of extra annual leave each year to spend on social impact activities. Working within a highly motivated, high performing environment, where individuals believe in their cause each and every day. Along with a number of other flexible non-monetary benefits. Are you interested? If so, please apply today or reach out directly to our Founder, Josh Huggins on 07595 289937
Posted 359 days ago

ESG Manager

  • Salary€0.00 EUR
  • LocationVal-d'Oise, IDF, France
ESG Manager - Netceed Would you like to be the go to ESG Specialist for a company global telecommunications organisation that turns over €2bn annually, with significant growth plans? Are you passionate about ESG and sustainability and how it can drive value creation? Does interacting with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally appeal to you? If so, look no further… We are thrilled to have been retained by Netceed, a global best-in-class value-add distributor in the attractive telecom, tech infra and energy equipment distribution market who have accelerated their turnover from €40m to €2bn over the past 9 years. Netceed are an ambitious organisation who are keen to establish their ESG offering by hiring an individual with passion for the ESG and sustainability landscape. In this new role, the ESG Manager will devise and implement the ESG strategy and value creation plan for the organisation and all current and future acquisitions. The successful candidate will report directly to the Group CFO, while also receiving support and direction from their PE partners Cinven and Carlyle Group, along with the Founder/CEO who is still highly involved in the group management. Why the ESG Manager position is something you should apply for: A career defining opportunity to join Netceed at the start of their ESG journey This is a newly created position which will give you the opportunity to leverage your skills and experience to drive the change you wish to see This is a truly global organisation that is constantly evolving by bringing new service offerings and products to the market so be prepared for constant growth Netceed is backed by two PE firms, along with strong involvement of the Group Founder and CEO who are driven by successful ESG value creation, with a core focus on decarbonisation along with diversity & inclusion. The successful candidate will: Be confident working with a high degree of autonomy as well as being able to establish and nurture successful professional working relationships with the key stakeholders across the business Appreciate that Netceed is in a period of hyper growth and every day is likely to provide different challenges and opportunities therefore a growth mindset and resilience is highly valuable Have experience working in a multinational business developing ESG and/or sustainability strategy, policy and putting reporting best practice in place Have exposure to ratings agencies such as CDP, Exovadis, MSCI, S&P, Sustainalytics or Ecovadis Be comfortable dealing with a wide range of senior and geographically dispersed stakeholders who have competing priorities and demands Have an undergraduate BS/BA degree in technical or sustainability or a related field, having a business degree or experience would be an added bonus In return, the successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package consisting of: A competitive and rewarding base salary Generous annual bonus Legal profit share 25 days annual leave Generous healthcare insurance contributions Plus a huge amount more If this could be of interest, please apply now through our retained partners and ESG / sustainability executive search organisation GS2 Partnership.

Meet the Team

GS2 was founded with a deep-rooted mission: to ensure sustainably conscious organisations and people can connect, thrive and transform the future. All of our staff are proud to be connecting people who can empower organisations to create a future that we can all depend upon.