|Project||Sustainability & Energy Project Assistant - QMUL2019|
|Employer||Queen Mary University|
Job Title: Sustainability and Energy Project Assistant
Number of Positions: 1
Salary (per annum pro rata): £22,000
Start Date: ASAP
Length of Opportunity: 6 Months
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research‐focused higher education institutions. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.
The Sustainability team have responsibility for promoting sustainability, developing and implementing policies and management systems and co-ordinating sustainability across QMUL. The team work on a number of projects including staff and student engagement, an energy and environmental management system, a Carbon Management and Implementation Plan, waste management, sustainable catering, biodiversity, transport as well as others that address our significant sustainability impacts.
We are the Estates and Facilities Sustainability Team we are committed to addressing our environmental, social and economic impacts and opportunities in order to build a sustainable future. We recognises that we have a significant impact on the local environment and we strive to address our impacts in all aspects of our operations, across all sites and research activities. We do this through the implementation of our Environmental Policy, Sustainability Action Plan, Energy and Environmental Management System, Carbon Management and Implementation Plan and our procurement activities.
We work with Queens Mary’s Student Union on 'Green Mary'. The Students' Union has passed policy encouraging the University to divest from fossil fuels, diversify the food options in our outlets, and introduced Meat Free Mondays. These policies have come directly from students and have been implemented to make Queen Mary Green Mary!
• Commitment to sustainability
• Passion and enthusiasm
• Communication and attention to detail
• Integrity and respect
The role would suit someone who is a quick learner, passionate about sustainability, has knowledge of environmental management systems and has excellent interpersonal, project and time management skills.
This post holder will support the Estates and Facilities Sustainability Team in delivering engagement, environmental management and capital projects. The post holder will also support the monitoring and reporting of energy data and the sustainability KPIs of capital projects to address projects overall sustainability and contribution to QMUL’s carbon reduction target.
The role will also support the effective implementation of current engagement and communication initiatives in order to increase the pro-environmental behaviours of students, staff and other stakeholders at QMUL.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to gain experience and knowledge across a broad range of sustainability impact areas and to get involved in the practical implementation of capital, environmental management and engagement projects.
In an ideal world, you are also:
What’s in it for you?
This role will offer the post-holder a greater understanding of sustainability issues and an opportunity to devise and follow through their solutions within a busy and complex organisation.
The successful graduate will have opportunities to learn about being a team player, developing communication skills in different mediums and will gain experience of different sustainability issues as well as gaining project and event management skills including budgeting, planning, project implementation and evaluation.
The post holder will be in regular contact with staff at all levels across the University and the Students’ Union as well as with students and external organisations, gaining experience in supporting and managing internal and external projects within the university.
The full-time nature of this role will ensure the post holder will be an integral part of the sustainability team to create and drive forward further initiatives across QMUL.
Day in the Life / Key Responsibilities
Nitty Gritty Details:
Hours/Week: 35 hours
Annual leave: 25 day per annum plus Bank Holidays and additional planned Christmas Closure
Work outside normal hours: Occasional work out of hours to accommodate halls visits, audits and events
Closing Date: Sunday 20th January 2019
Telephone Interview Date: w/c 28th January 2019
Interview Date: w/c 4th February 2019
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
|Hours Per Week||35.00|
Closed - no further applications permitted