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Sustainability and Built Environment Coordinator (Ref:096)

Salary range: 
£22,149 - £24,285 per annum

Full time, permanent

The University of Suffolk is delighted to be recruiting for a newly created role and is seeking a committed individual to join the Estates Sustainability Team as the Sustainability and Built Environment Coordinator.

About the Directorate and team

The Estates Directorate will play a key role in making the University’s Vision a reality in developing an estate that delivers against its strategic priorities, including growing a sustainable economy and enabling a greener future to ensure we meet our net zero targets.

The University is ambitious about what we can achieve, and the difference we can make to the students, staff and our Ipswich community. Our guiding principles runs through the way we seek to achieve our priority objectives and the way we deliver services. There is a strong sense of being part of a team, and it is a fast-moving environment where there are real opportunities to deliver lasting and meaningful change.

The Sustainability Team is responsible for shaping, developing and implementing long-term policies and plans to improve the University’s performance across a wide range of areas of environmental sustainability through the University’s Sustainability Policy and Strategic Plans. This role will contribute to the delivery of several of these aims through the data collection, monitoring and delivery of a wide range of projects and initiatives.

About the post

This role will be responsible for undertaking data entry and supporting the implementation and monitoring of the Universities Utilities consumption, costs and carbon usage. Some of the daily responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with preparation of sustainability policies and annual action plans working to institutional key performance indicators
  • Assisting in the preparation of built environment and energy efficiency infrastructure project proposals, monitoring progress and supporting the successful delivery of objectives within agreed budgets and timescales
  • Carrying out comms work including, but not limited to writing blog posts, creating press releases, updating the University webpages, updating social media pages and participating in key events to raise awareness of sustainability initiatives
  • Supporting the development and running of programmes of events and activities for freshers and Sustainability engagement events

About the post holder

You will have a good knowledge of a range of environment matters, in particular those relating to climate and energy and a passion for, and knowledge of a range of built environment and/or infrastructure issues as they relate to sustainability. Strong numerical skills and an ability to manage and extract data from a variety of database and invoice sources is a must.

This is a great opportunity to help shape our carbon management and energy policy performance at the University, and an exciting time to join us we develop new net zero facilities and lead on initiatives that decarbonise our campus on the road to Net Zero.

If you feel that you could make a positive contribution within this new opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Please refer to the full job description for further details on the role and requirements or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Head of Sustainability and Programmes:

Closing date: Friday 9th December, midday

Interview date: Friday 16th December 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae
  6. Provide a cover letter answering the following: Sustainability is a foundational stone of the University of Suffolk’s development and growth informing what we do and how we do it. If you had to choose one aspect of sustainability that you feel is the most critical to address, what would you choose and why? (300 words)

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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