Head of Sustainability

University of Plymouth
July 14, 2024
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Senior Manager

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Permanent, Full-Time

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Professional/Support Services
Head of Sustainability


The University of Plymouth is one of the higher education sector's leading institutions for sustainability. We have embraced the challenges facing the planet and our path to net zero has created a toolkit which unifies our research, teaching and social responsibility.

The Estates & Facilities directorate is seeking to appoint an experienced Head of Sustainability. This is an exciting opportunity for a sustainability professional to join the Estates & Facilities Senior Management Team in a busy, customer focused environment. Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for leading the University's sustainability and climate emergency (net zero) programme; to deliver and develop a comprehensive, integrated, cost-effective and progressive service.

Although based in Estates & Facilities, the role works across all areas of the University to support the delivery of our strategy for sustainability. There will also be the opportunity to further develop, and maintain, liaison with the wider local community and other external organisations.

The post will be based at the University's Plymouth city campus. The University supports flexible working where possible but, as this is a senior role, there will be a requirement to work regularly on campus to ensure collegiality. This is a full-time post working 37 hours a week on a permanent basis and will need to be flexed according to the demands of the role.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Jackie Lee: by email at [email protected]

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 1 August 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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