Net Zero – Business Support Internship (SIEC)

University of Stirling
July 14, 2024
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Net Zero – Business Support Internship (SIEC) Apply Post Details

6 positions available

Part time (20%FTE) Fixed term for 9 months

Grade 3: £22,214 p.a. pro-rata

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 14 July 2024. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 22 July 2024

The University will pay a supplement per annum pro rata to spine point 10 with effect from 24 October 2023, to align with the Real Living Wage (RLW) which equates to £22,464 p.a. This RLW supplement will be reviewed annually to take account of future increases and RLW rates.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

As part of the wider University of Stirling, based within Scotland's International Environment Centre (SIEC), the Net Zero Business Support Intern (SIEC) will make a substantial contribution to the development, delivery, and promotion of the Net Zero for Business 2024/25 activities and services delivered through SIEC. This opportunity is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity fund leveraged by Stirling Council by providing highly effective and proactive activity support.

The role-holder will encourage and support businesses in Stirling to take part in the Net Zero support programme. Role requirements include but are not limited to; visiting clients on site, calculating carbon footprints using an industry tool (training is provided , attending events and administering evidence for reporting, committed to becoming a net zero specialist. The individual will champion a ‘can-do' spirit and serve as ambassadors for SIEC across campuses and within the broader community.

Description of Duties
  • Support the Project Manager by planning and managing daily priorities and activities to support overall Net Zero workflow
  • Onsite client visits to collect primary data for analysis, for SMEs located in the Stirlingshire council area
  • Organise and facilitate virtual and in-person activities, such as workshops, events, webinars, competitions, etc. Setting up events (registration, room hire, refreshments), managing delegates and organising materials for use in workshops
  • Monitor and record participant engagement across the Programme's activities
  • Issue and administer post event evaluation forms and creating reports
  • Updating of the CRM database
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required, commensurate with the grade and nature of the role
  • Essential Criteria
  • A currently enrolled student or a graduate within 12-months of degree completion
  • Broad understanding of net zero policy and what business activities may contribute to a carbon footprint
  • Excellent understanding of, and commitment to, partnership working
  • Event experience related to planning and delivery
  • Confidence to speak publicly to a wide range of audiences
  • Communications: A sound understanding of, and experience utilising, media platforms for promotional purposes; particularly EventBrite, X, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • IT literate with particular competence utilising MS Teams and MS Office
  • High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and confidently and work effectively with a diverse range of students, alumni, academic and professional service colleagues, as well as external stakeholders
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Ability to work effectively on an individual basis and as part of a very busy team
  • Knowledge of subject areas such as environmental education, law, business support, media, communications, accountancy or social enterprise
  • Work/voluntary experience in a role which improves the student experience (for example Student Ambassador, society committee member, etc.)
  • Confident public speaker and comfortable engaging with a variety of audiences
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, creative, flexible, and professional approach
  • Driving licence to allow site visits for those not accessible by public transport
  • About Us

    About RIBE

    The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Business Engagement works in partnership with Faculties, other Professional Services, and a wide range of external stakeholders including businesses and other partner organisations to support and enhance the University's research and innovation performance. The University is committed to making a difference through our research, generating new ideas, insights and approaches that address the complex challenges and issues that are faced by human society. Supporting and enabling achievement of our Research and Innovation Strategy is our core purpose. The Directorate provides a full range of services in research and innovation strategy and policy; research funding and development; research governance and integrity; researcher development for staff and postgraduate researchers; contract and legal support; systems, data and analysis; research evaluation; innovation, commercialisation and knowledge exchange; enterprise, company creation and growth. Responsibility for delivering the range of transformational projects within the University's City Region and Growth Deal programme is also embedded within the Directorate. We work closely with the Deputy Principal for Research, the Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies, and academic leaders throughout the organisation.

    Partnership with Stirling Council

    Scotland's International Environment Centre has been commissioned by Stirling Council to support and facilitate net zero business training across Stirling. The Environment Centre is working in partnership with the Scottish Business Climate Collaboration to deliver free net zero training and one to one support. This partnership project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and managed by Stirling Council.

    The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    SERV01905

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term Contract

    Posting End Date

    14-Jul-2024

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade3 £22,214 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Research, Innovation and Business Engagement Post Details

    6 positions available

    Part time (20%FTE) Fixed term for 9 months

    Grade 3: £22,214 p.a. pro-rata

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 14 July 2024. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 22 July 2024

    The University will pay a supplement per annum pro rata to spine point 10 with effect from 24 October 2023, to align with the Real Living Wage (RLW) which equates to £22,464 p.a. This RLW supplement will be reviewed annually to take account of future increases and RLW rates.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    As part of the wider University of Stirling, based within Scotland's International Environment Centre (SIEC), the Net Zero Business Support Intern (SIEC) will make a substantial contribution to the development, delivery, and promotion of the Net Zero for Business 2024/25 activities and services delivered through SIEC. This opportunity is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity fund leveraged by Stirling Council by providing highly effective and proactive activity support.

    The role-holder will encourage and support businesses in Stirling to take part in the Net Zero support programme. Role requirements include but are not limited to; visiting clients on site, calculating carbon footprints using an industry tool (training is provided , attending events and administering evidence for reporting, committed to becoming a net zero specialist. The individual will champion a ‘can-do' spirit and serve as ambassadors for SIEC across campuses and within the broader community.

    Description of Duties
  • Support the Project Manager by planning and managing daily priorities and activities to support overall Net Zero workflow
  • Onsite client visits to collect primary data for analysis, for SMEs located in the Stirlingshire council area
  • Organise and facilitate virtual and in-person activities, such as workshops, events, webinars, competitions, etc. Setting up events (registration, room hire, refreshments), managing delegates and organising materials for use in workshops
  • Monitor and record participant engagement across the Programme's activities
  • Issue and administer post event evaluation forms and creating reports
  • Updating of the CRM database
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required, commensurate with the grade and nature of the role
  • Essential Criteria
  • A currently enrolled student or a graduate within 12-months of degree completion
  • Broad understanding of net zero policy and what business activities may contribute to a carbon footprint
  • Excellent understanding of, and commitment to, partnership working
  • Event experience related to planning and delivery
  • Confidence to speak publicly to a wide range of audiences
  • Communications: A sound understanding of, and experience utilising, media platforms for promotional purposes; particularly EventBrite, X, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • IT literate with particular competence utilising MS Teams and MS Office
  • High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and confidently and work effectively with a diverse range of students, alumni, academic and professional service colleagues, as well as external stakeholders
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Ability to work effectively on an individual basis and as part of a very busy team
  • Knowledge of subject areas such as environmental education, law, business support, media, communications, accountancy or social enterprise
  • Work/voluntary experience in a role which improves the student experience (for example Student Ambassador, society committee member, etc.)
  • Confident public speaker and comfortable engaging with a variety of audiences
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, creative, flexible, and professional approach
  • Driving licence to allow site visits for those not accessible by public transport
  • About Us

    About RIBE

    The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Business Engagement works in partnership with Faculties, other Professional Services, and a wide range of external stakeholders including businesses and other partner organisations to support and enhance the University's research and innovation performance. The University is committed to making a difference through our research, generating new ideas, insights and approaches that address the complex challenges and issues that are faced by human society. Supporting and enabling achievement of our Research and Innovation Strategy is our core purpose. The Directorate provides a full range of services in research and innovation strategy and policy; research funding and development; research governance and integrity; researcher development for staff and postgraduate researchers; contract and legal support; systems, data and analysis; research evaluation; innovation, commercialisation and knowledge exchange; enterprise, company creation and growth. Responsibility for delivering the range of transformational projects within the University's City Region and Growth Deal programme is also embedded within the Directorate. We work closely with the Deputy Principal for Research, the Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies, and academic leaders throughout the organisation.

    Partnership with Stirling Council

    Scotland's International Environment Centre has been commissioned by Stirling Council to support and facilitate net zero business training across Stirling. The Environment Centre is working in partnership with the Scottish Business Climate Collaboration to deliver free net zero training and one to one support. This partnership project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and managed by Stirling Council.

    The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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