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Sustainability Manager

Estates & Facilities - Environmental Sustainability

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £36,333 to £43,155 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 June 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 22 June 2023
Reference:  0306-23
Further details:    Job Description    

We are looking to recruit a Sustainability Manager to the Estates and Facilities Service. This new role offers a great opportunity, working with our new Head of Environmental Sustainability, to implement the University’s Environmental Sustainability Plan 2025, with the aim of attaining net-zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040 and Scope 3 by 2050. This key role offers the chance to work collaboratively to reduce the University’s environmental impact including development and management of the Environmental Management System. The role will be a specialist on environmental matters and represent the University as required with key external stakeholders on a local and regional basis. This role will also have the opportunity to influence and help implement the delivery of the University capital investment programme to ensure that sustainability and carbon reduction are at the heart of these developments.

We are looking for a sustainability professional with demonstrable experience and understanding of sustainability issues and legislation in a large, complex organization. You will be able to shown proven impact on organisational environmental performance and have successfully developed and implemented environmental management systems e.g., through ECO Campus or ISO14000. You will also be capable of influencing and engaging with varied stakeholders to drive strategic and operational change. The ability to work flexibly and efficiently across a number of concurrent, varying projects and initiatives is also required. Excellent verbal and written communication and data analysis skills will be required to ensure engagement and delivery of behavioural change through sustainability initiatives and events.

As well as a competitive salary, you will join an inclusive and supportive culture based across two campuses. We work within a generous agile working policy; requiring you to work 60% of your time on campus and the remainder from home.
We offer a large range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, health cash plan, discounts on bus and rail fare as well as car hire.
For those candidates with family, our maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption policies offer enhanced pay. We also have a ‘Good’ ofsted rated on-site nursery available to pay via salary deduction and salary sacrifice.
Our on-site gym within City Space, gives our staff the opportunity to benefit from discounted rates and use of the latest equipment and classes.

Finally, we also have an amazing selection of staff networks which support staff in various areas; LGBTQ+, Family, Women, Disability, BAME, Carers and more. They are chaired and facilitated by staff and are both a supportive mechanism and platform for change within the University. The University recently implemented the Family network proposal for additional paid leave for parents of Neonatal/Premature babies.

Please note the interview date: 22nd June 2023

For further information regarding this role, please contact:

Debbie Callaghan, Director of Estates and Facilities via

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The University of Sunderland has been awarded the Time/ Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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