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 77 days ago

Health and Safety Business Partner

  • SalaryGBP £0.00
  • LocationLondon, UK
About the job Health and Safety Business Partner   Are you a Health and Safety professional who enjoys working across departments and ensuring the application of procedures across a broad portfolio?   Do you have experience developing and delivering innovative health and safety solutions across the property and real estate sector?   Would you like to work with a highly respected central London property investment and development FTSE 250 listed company that owns £2.5 billion of real estate?   If so, look no further…   An exciting position has arisen for a Health and Safety Business Partner to join GPE, a highly respected central London property investment and development company quoted on the London Stock Exchange which owns around £2.5 billion of real estate.   Working alongside the Head of Health and Safety, you will play a critical role in supporting the customer focus journey GPE are currently on, working with a wide variety of departments to assist them around compliance and innovation.   Why the Health and Safety Business Partner position is something you should apply for:   You will be working within a financially stable FTSE 250 organisation. There is a wide variety of risk, from projects including fit outs, refurbishment, whole HQ repositioning and their fast growing "flex" fully managed model which is an innovative approach to property management. As a friendly and social employer, GPE constantly find ways to bring their staff and customers together in a more informal capacity. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, there is a focus on this through various work streams and dedicated employee impact groups. You will be part of industry leading projects such as 50 Finsbury Square - first net zero building and The Hickman "The world's smartest building".   The successful Health and Safety Business Partner will: Have experience working within Possess a minimum qualification of a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent. Have a customer focused style and approach, with an engaging, likeable communication style. Be able to demonstrate a proven track record of health and safety within organisations with a large commercial real estate background Hold a good understanding of Health & Safety legislation and mandatory requirements . Want to work flexibly, with 3 days a week in their Cavendish Square London office and 2 days remotely.   In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting of:   A competitive basic salary Up to 34% bonus 15% Employer pension contribution Family healthcare and dental 25 days annual leave, with option to buy a further 5 days through salary sacrifice, with non contractual 3 days extra Christmas leave Life Assurance Cover – 4 x annual salary Enhanced maternity and paternity leave Plus lots more…   If this could be of interest, please apply now through our retained partners and HSE executive search organisation GS2 Partnership.    
Posted 91 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 92 days ago

Group Sustainability Manager

  • SalaryGBP £85,000.00
  • LocationLondon, UK
Group Sustainability Manager   Does working for an investment management and private equity firm who are renowned for their long term, impact focused approach to sustainability appeal to you?  Would you like to be part of some groundbreaking partnerships around sustainability, nature and biodiversity? Are you looking for opportunities to grow and develop your career within an entrepreneurial oganisation? If so, look no further…   A newly created position has arisen for a Group Sustainability Manager to join a leading investment manager and private equity firm to continue their relentless pursuit of a sustainable future. This role will report directly to the Head of Sustainability and will oversee and analyse group reporting and sustainability performance, implementing best practice when reporting in line with regulations and key sustainability frameworks and supporting the group sustainability deliverables as required. Why the Group Sustainability Manager  position is something you should apply for: This is an opportunity to grow and develop in your career at group level within a £10m+ AUM sustainability focused investment management firm You will have the ability to work on ground breaking projects and partnerships, including a prestigious annual sustainability event and a ground breaking technology programme The role reports directly into the Head of Sustainability and ESG, with clear opportunities for growth and progression in line with the ambitious business strategy  Working across an international portfolio, you will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues globally, with offices across most continents Not just focusing on carbon reduction, the organisation is heavily invested in the improvement required around nature and biodiversity and are seen as a leader in this field  The successful Group Sustainability Manager  will: Have experience working within financial Services, ideally within investment management and/or private equity Be confident in working with sustainability reporting frameworks such as PRI, UN Global Compact, B Corp, and regulations such as TCFD, SFDR, SDR, TNFD and CSRD Be a self starter, with motivation and ambition to deliver without constant oversight and management who is willing to roll their sleeves up and able to adapt and manage different priorities and tasks Be comfortable and have experience in policy and report writing, being able to write for audiences such as board level and the general public Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be confident in public speaking and representing the company at events   In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting: £75k - £85k basic salary (with potential flexibility for the right candidate) Bonus  25 days annual leave (rising 1 day per year up to 30), plus 1 day for volunteering Healthcare  Pension Generous childcare salary sacrifice scheme Electric or hybrid car salary sacrifice scheme   If this could be of interest, please apply now to be considered and find out more.      

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.