Change Agents UK

Sustainability Network Officer

Project Sustainability Network Officer
Employer Change Agents UK
Job Description

Location: Oakham, UK

Number of Positions: 1

Salary (per annum pro rata): £18,500 - 20,000 dependent on experience

Start Date: ASAP

Length of Contract: 6 months – with possibility of extension/permanent contract subject to performance


We’re an exciting and progressive charity and not-for-profit organisation, passionate about bringing people together and making sustainability mainstream. We support people wishing to use their careers to make a positive difference. We undertake research, resource and deliver sustainability projects and provide training programmes that cover essential professional skills and sustainability-focused workshops.

We’re looking for a Sustainability Network & Education Coordinator to build relationships with our alumni and client partners, develop and present training materials, and deliver on our organisational objectives.

If you’re an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills, a passion for the principles of sustainability and committed to your own professional development we want to hear from you!

We are:

We are Change Agents UK - a charity and not-for-profit organisation. Established in 1996, our charitable purpose is to promote public awareness and understanding of the principles of sustainability – and how to put them into practice in life and work. We work to achieve this through research, recruitment in the sustainability sector, resourcing and delivering sustainability projects and through our Grants for Good programme.

We value:

• Communication and enthusiasm

• Commitment to sustainability

• Integrity and respect

• Building ambitiously and positively for the future

We need:

We need a talented new team member to help us to advance our alumni and professional networks, lead on our in-house learning and development and assist with our sustainability placements programme. We are leaders in seeking transformational change through engaging individuals and organisations in working towards a zero-carbon future.

We are looking for a Sustainability Network & Education Coordinator who can produce high quality work, confidently build relationships and have a passion for keeping up to date with the latest developments in the sustainability sector. You will also support Sustainability Placements; recruiting exceptional people into roles working on sustainability projects or in ethical and responsible organisations.

You are:

• A confident, enthusiastic and engaging communicator

• Educated to degree level and highly articulate

• Passionate about sustainability

• Able to demonstrate strong skills in organisation, prioritisation and meeting deadlines

• A natural collaborator, able to build and manage relationships

• Experienced in developing and delivering presentations.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and aware of Data Protection requirements

In an ideal world, you are also:

• A postgraduate with a qualification in a related discipline or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of sustainability issues including energy, waste, transport, biodiversity etc.

• Experienced in website and social media management

• Experience working in a client-facing role

What’s in it for you?

We’re an established charity and a small, friendly team with big ideas. We’re based in Oakham, Rutland – a beautiful town with lots to offer. We are committed to personal and professional development, the role will provide excellent learning opportunities and develop many transferable skills. We offer flexible working, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the opportunity to be part of something exciting, rewarding and forward-looking.

Additionally as a team we value caffeine, cake and camaraderie.

Day in the Life:

9am Huddle – team catch-up over coffee to review progress on project and placement activity, new ideas and opportunities, share sustainability news, updates from conferences and exhibitions.

9.30am Catch-up call with member of CAUK Alumni.

10.00am Develop insightful material for our Careers in Sustainability workshop.

12pm Finalise plans for tomorrow’s conference in Birmingham. Ensure you have researched key delegates and topics.

1pm Lunch – try one of Oakham’s fine coffee shops or delis!

2pm Make client-partner calls to catch up on upcoming projects and see what support they might need.

2.30pm 1:1 with line manager – monthly session to review progress, share thoughts on personal development opportunities and talk through any issues.

3.30pm Work with Sustainability Placements to review CVs for a graduate role in Environmental Strategy.

4:45pm Arrange logistics for CAUK training day, attended by our current cohort of Change Agents.

5.15pm Read renewables article in the industry press.

5.30pm Time to go home after an amazing day’s work!

Nitty Gritty Details:

Hours/Week: Full time (37.5) or part-time

Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Work outside normal hours: Some travel in the UK may necessitate occasional working outside normal office hours. Change Agents UK operates a flexi-time policy.


Closing Date: 29th September 2019

This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to or call 01572 723419

Location Oakham
Salary £18,500 - 20,000
Application Deadline 2019-09-28
Hours Per Week 37.50
Places Available 1

Closed - no further applications permitted