Sustainable Labs Project Coordinator

University of Leeds
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742 - £29,605
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Sustainable Labs Project Coordinator

Grade 5 (£25,742 - £29,605 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 open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you interested in engaging people with sustainability? Do you have good knowledge and understanding of laboratory environments? Do you want to join a dynamic and committed team working collaboratively to embed sustainability across the University of Leeds?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustainability Service who support the University to deliver on our sustainability commitments. Sustainability sits at the heart of the University's overarching strategy, Enabling Strategy and Climate Plan. At the University of Leeds, we are proud to be a leading institution for high-impact, internationally recognised research output. Our laboratories play a key role as places of innovation and discovery. However, laboratories can have significant environmental impacts, using 3 – 10 times the amount of energy as office spaces, producing vast amounts of waste, and consuming extensive quantities of single-use plastics. Our Sustainable Labs programme supports our lab community in improving sustainability in labs and is being expanded as part of the University's Climate Plan and target to deliver net zero emissions by 2030.

We are seeking a passionate and highly motivated individual to deliver, support, and develop our Sustainable Labs programme. Working with the Sustainability Programme Officer, you will help to embed sustainability initiatives in laboratory spaces across campus, raising awareness of the programme and increasing engagement with laboratory-based colleagues, particularly encouraging and supporting labs to gain Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation.

You will have an interest in sustainability and practical experience of working in a laboratory environment, with a good understanding of the environmental impacts of scientific research. You will work with laboratory staff and other services across the University to challenge and improve processes, identifying and developing research opportunities such as Living Lab projects, so will have a creative problem-solving approach. You will be required to confidently engage with research and teaching laboratory-based staff across the University, so the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels is vital.

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.
  • 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.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Laura Wilkinson Hewitt, Sustainability Programme Officer

    email [email protected].

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Facilities Directorate School/Institute: Sustainability Category: Operational Support Grade: Grade 5 Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 07 April 2024 Reference: FDSUS1061

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