Sustainability Manager - Environment

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7195243 (Ref.No. FDSUS1059)
Posted: November 21, 2023

Job Description

Salary: Grade 8 (£45,585 - £54,395 p.a. depending on experience) 

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you want to play a key role in creating a truly sustainable university? Do you have a proven ability to lead and manage others, as well as significant experience of working in environmental sustainability? Are you passionate about having a positive impact on society whilst effectively driving forward institutional change?

Sustainability is at the core of the University of Leeds, with our economic, social, environmental, and cultural responsibilities a priority alongside our commitment to education and research excellence. 

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to play a leading role in the delivery of our environmental portfolio in support of the University’s Enabling Strategy and Climate Plan. You will have significant experience in delivering environmental sustainability, demonstrating excellent communication, stakeholder management and networking skills to influence and engage a diverse and vibrant community within the University and beyond.

With leadership at its heart, you will work with a diverse and inclusive team in the Sustainability Service and wider Facilities Directorate to drive forward key environmental programmes of work which have both institutional and national/regional scale and impact. You will work closely with professional and academic colleagues as well as students across strategic priorities including net zero, biodiversity, circularity, procurement and travel, whilst ensuring environmental compliance and continual improvement.

The role forms part of the Sustainability leadership team, supporting the strategic direction and ensuring excellent and efficient management of the Service. You will also lead and manage team members, providing them with the support, guidance and development required to deliver their programmes and projects, ensuring a collaborative and effective team.

What we offer in return

    26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year! 

    Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary

    Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls. 

    Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more. 

    Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available. 

And much more!   

Thom Cooper - Head of Sustainability

Email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Sustainability
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 20 November 2023
Closing Date:  Monday 01 January 2024
Reference:  FDSUS1059

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.