Change Agents UK Vacancy: Sustainability Engagement Officer - England (London & Greater)

Background The University of East London (UEL) has been educating individuals since 1898 and we are now one of the most diverse univer... thumbnail 1 summary
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Change Agents UK Vacancy: Sustainability Engagement Officer - England (London & Greater)

Background

The University of East London (UEL) has been educating individuals since 1898 and we are now one of the most diverse universities in the UK, with more than 120 nationalities represented on our campuses. Progress on embedding sustainability into all of our activities has been gathering momentum, with achievements including ISO14001 certification for our environmental management system to the setting up of a student sustainability skills programme (www.uel.ac.uk/greenthing).

You’ll be working on sustainability communications, events, and policy implementation, giving you an excellent opportunity to have a real impact at both grassroots and strategic levels within a large organisation. We’re looking for someone with plenty of enthusiasm and initiative who will be able to work with staff and students on a range of sustainability issues from carbon reduction and recycling, to biodiversity and transport.

Objective

This post is a coordinating and supportive role ensuring effective staff and student engagement in sustainability activity across the university. The focus will be on planning and launching a number of initiatives that have been implemented previously at UEL such as Green Impact, building on past successes and taking the projects to the next level for the new academic year. You’ll be helping to build the capacity of the Sustainability Team, raising the profile of sustainability at UEL and assisting with policy implementation.

Benefits of this opportunity

This is a great opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic graduate to combine engagement and communication skills with sustainability knowledge and passion. You’ll be working in a fast-paced, stimulating environment and see projects through from planning to implementation. Higher education is an exciting sector with plenty of potential for learning and collaboration and the right candidate will make the most of this!

Future employment potential

There are plans to appoint a permanent Sustainability Team although details are yet to be confirmed.

Closing Date: 29/06/2014

For more information and to apply, please visit: HERE
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