|Project||Sustainability Projects Assistant - The University of Sheffield|
|Employer||University of Sheffield|
Sustainable Projects Assistant- The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a large organisation with over 26,000 students, 7,000 staff and several hundred buildings. Due to the size and nature of its activities, the University places significant environmental impacts on the local and global environment. 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. The Green Impact and Student Switch Off programmes have been successfully delivered in the past seven years, and we hope to build on this success in 2016-17.
This post will be a coordinating and supportive role to ensure the successful delivery of the Green Impact project by the specified completion dates. The Sustainability Projects Assistant will also provide added capacity to deliver an increase in pro-environmental behaviours of students and staff within the University and Union. This is a 12 month, full time post that will deliver not only the Green Impact objectives but also enhance the capacity and impact of sustainability across The University of Sheffield as a whole.
Benefits of this opportunity
The successful graduate will have opportunities to learn about being a team player, develop communication skills in different mediums and gain project management skills including event planning and management, project implementation and evaluation. The full time nature of this role will enable the graduate 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.
Future employment potential
It is unlikely that the role will be extended as the University tends to employ a new graduate to fill this position every year. However, permanent work opportunities may arise within the team over the duration of the placement although timing and funding will influence the likelihood of any further opportunities for the graduate within the team.
The skills, experience and knowledge gained from these posts will open up many opportunities for a wide-range of sustainability work.
Benefits of working with Change Agents UK
Change Agents UK is a not-for-profit organisation which enables students and recent graduates to work with businesses, local authorities and community groups to learn about and implement sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:
• Enrolment onto our Skills Development Programme, utilising bespoke exercises to increase skill set and employability through self-evaluation, learning and the Change Agents Academy
• Management support and networking opportunities.
• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events and workshops and a network of other change agents.
• Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.
• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.
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|
Outputs and Key Tasks
Employer: Change Agents UK Trading Limited
Salary (per annum): £17,000
Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Closing Date: Sunday 17th July 2016
Start Date: August 2016
Length of Opportunity: 12 months
Work outside normal hours: Possibility of some work outside normal hours to undertake audits.
Annual leave: 27 days
Probation period: 1 month
Base: The University of Sheffield, Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
Department: Estates & Facilities Management
|Hours Per Week||35.00|
Closed - no further applications permitted