Recruitment and Employment Services -
Change Agents delivering sustainability
Change Agents deliver sustainability projects and roles across sectors throughout the UK
How do we help?
We have a strong network of sustainability graduates and young people passionate about combatting climate change. Our alumni are experienced sustainability professionals. They are our Change Agents.
Organisations come to us because they have ambitious sustainability agendas and want to make real progress on their net zero targets but they need bigger teams or vacancies filled. Often they have a project budget but can't easily increase their staff headcount.
These are the reasons we set up our Sustainability Employment Business, to bring together individuals passionate about a career in sustainability with organisations in need of good people to deliver change. Change Agents UK Trading Ltd is a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of the Charity, and all proceeds are gift-aided to support the Charity's work in education for sustainability and helping young people to develop skills for the future.
Recruitment & Employment Services
We provide both recruitment and employment services, as required by the host organisation. Sometimes Change Agents are directly employed by the partner organisation and we provide assistance with developing role profiles/job descriptions, receiving applications, shortlisting, facilitating interviews and offering sustainability and skills training. We advertise across our network, sustainability jobs boards, over 100 university careers sites and social media channels. For other placements, the Change Agent is employed and paid by us for an agreed period whilst they undertake a placement with a partner organisation who provide a local line manager and funding for the placement, often with a view to it becoming a permanent role when the placement ends.
We provide a 12 month Skills Development Programme for Change Agents on placement, with skills workshops, personal development support and networking opportunities.
We have been doing this for 25 years, working with hundreds of organisations to make their sustainability plans a reality and creating fantastic opportunities for thousands of people who want to use their skills and careers to work for a positive, resilient future for all. We work with partners who are ethical and responsible, sharing our values and commitment to sustainability.
Get in touch to find out how we can help you.
Corporate Members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), we manage employment contracts and payroll, including pension auto enrolment, holiday entitlement and expenses, whilst the host organisation remains responsible for the day–to-day management of the Change Agent. We will maintain regular contact with the Change Agent employee and local line manager during placements.
We do not charge a retainer or finder’s fee should you wish retain the Change Agent or employ them directly at the end of the placement - in fact we encourage it and hope that many more opportunities in sustainability can be created!
KICKSTART FOR SUSTAINABILITY
We are keen to work with employers from all sectors who have an interest in sustainability and/or carbon reduction in their businesses.
With over 20 years' experience in developing roles and supporting cohorts of young people, we are perfectly placed to help employers and young people to get the most from this scheme.
In partnership with SOS-UK and supported by the EAUC, we are pleased to offer a bespoke Kickstart scheme package for colleges and universities. Change Agents UK and SOS-UK have been working together with the HE/FE sector for over 10 years, delivering sustainable change and creating work placements and opportunities for young people