We’re recruiting: Sustainability Engagement Manager

Interested in a career in sustainability? Then we have an exciting job opportunity for you. We are currently looking for a sustainability engagement manager to join our sustainability team. For the job description and more information on how to apply, click here .

Who we are and what we are looking for:

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the world’s leading higher education institutions and one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group. QMUL has over 21,000 students and 4,000 members of staff and an annual turnover of £350 million. We operate across five London campuses consisting of a portfolio of large, multi-purpose buildings ranging from residencies, catering outlets, social venues and fitness and conference facilities to high-tech teaching and research/laboratory facilities.

We are looking for a Sustainability Engagement Manager to join our small but dynamic Sustainability team. Working within the Estates and Facilities Directorate, the team is responsible for managing the university’s environmental impacts, most notably energy consumption and carbon emissions, and working with staff, students and the local community to create a more sustainable and low carbon campus.

 What you will do:

You will be responsible for planning, delivering and assessing the impact of a programme of communication and engagement initiatives to promote the importance of sustainability and creating positive behavioural change. This includes running training events and workshops to increase staff and student understanding of how to reduce their environmental impacts and creating partnerships in the local community to enhance the positive local impact of our sustainability activities. You will also be responsible for the management and development of sustainability related social media, internet and more traditional communication channels. As we are such a small team the role also offers opportunities to gain experience and knowledge across a broad range of sustainability impact areas and to get involved in the practical implementation of environmental management projects.

What you will need:

You will have knowledge of, and commitment to, sustainability issues with a degree in a sustainable development and/or environmental discipline (equivalent relevant experience). You will be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and a track-record of planning and delivering a variety of events, campaigns, seminars and training workshops all with a demonstrable impact. Experience of producing and publishing a variety of materials using a range of communication channels and media is important as is having the confidence to engage with a variety of stakeholders, often of greater seniority that yourself. You will be expected to have excellent IT skills including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint while a working knowledge of marketing software, events management and content management software would be an advantage.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), with an expected start date of April – June 2016. Starting salary will be £27,368, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Andrew Flett, Assistant Director (Sustainability) at sustainability@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday March 24th 2016 and interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing April 4th 2016.


For the job description and more information on how to apply, click here


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