|Project||Sustainability Projects Assistant|
|Employer||University of Sheffield|
Sustainability Projects Assistant
Number of Positions: 1
Salary (per annum pro rata): £17,500
Start Date: 9th September 2019
Length of Opportunity: 12 Months
The University of Sheffield is a large organisation with 28,000 students, 8,000 staff and several hundred buildings and is committed to continually improving its environmental performance. You will take responsibility for managing the Green Impact programme and work with colleagues to help deliver the University’s commitments under its Sustainability Strategy.
A small, but extremely busy Energy Team who oversee the action being taken by the University to meet its carbon reduction targets. The University recognises its impact and has made a corporate commitment to improving its environmental performance by developing and adopting an Environmental Policy. This has been in place since 1997 and provides the framework for all work in energy management, waste and recycling and sustainable transport.
Behaviour change projects form an integral part of the University’s on-going environmental management activity. Green Impact has been successfully delivered in the past ten years, and we hope to continue building on this success in 2019/20.
An enthusiastic team player with a passion for sustainability, the environment and behaviour change. You will coordinate and support the successful delivery of the Green Impact project, using your strong organisational and communication skills to engage and inspire people to get involved.
You will also help deliver an increase in pro-environmental behaviours of students and staff within the University and Students’ Union to enhance the capacity and impact of sustainability across The University of Sheffield as a whole.
In an ideal world, you are also:
What’s in it for you?
This is a great opportunity to begin your career in sustainability. You will learn how to implement sustainability and behaviour change projects and meet like-minded professionals who are experts in their field.
The full time nature of this role will enable you to develop not only the skills and outputs required as part of Green Impact, but also to work as an integral part of the energy team to create and drive forward further initiatives across the University’s staff, students and estate.
You will be given full support and training by Change Agents UK for the duration of the 12 month position and also benefit from 1:1 Professional Coaching.
Engage with students and staff to increase pro-environmental knowledge and awareness.
Coordinate and support the Green Impact project, managing your workload to deliver to set deadlines.
Assist in conducting appropriate environmental surveys (for example, lights left on unnecessarily, windows left open, recycling bin contents).
Recruit, coordinate and motivate teams of volunteers to drive forward the University’s Green Impact project through their involvement as departmental teams and as auditors.
Develop and drive forward wider environmental projects across the University, particularly in supporting the delivery of the behaviour change section of the University’s Energy Strategy.
Act as an ambassador for the project, ensuring effective communication of its aims and objectives in liaison with the Students’ Union and through other partners and external channels.
Keep in regular contact with the NUS Green Impact Project Officer and attend phone or face-to-face meetings when required. Provide the NUS with quantitative and qualitative data relating to the Green Impact.
Assist with other projects relevant to Green Impact. Investigating external funding sources for further projects that would complement it when appropriate, and fitting with the demands of the Green Impact project.
Supporting colleagues in editing and updating the University’s sustainability and other web pages.
You will also have the opportunity to organise and facilitate an Awards Ceremony, celebrating the successes of the teams and the project.
Nitty Gritty Details:
Hours/Week: 35 hours
Annual leave: 27 days per annum
Work outside normal hours: Possibility of some work outside normal hours to undertake audits.
Employer: Change Agents UK (on behalf of the University of Sheffield)
Closing Date: Sunday 4th August 2019
Telephone Interview Date: w/c 12th August 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
|Project County||South Yorkshire|
|Hours Per Week||35.00|
Closed - no further applications permitted