Coventry University Sustainabililty Advisor – Job Opportunity

Job title: Sustainabililty Advisor
Job reference: REQ007615
Application closing date: 09/02/2020
Faculty / School or Service: Estates
Salary: £32,823 – £41,536 per annum
Package: As one of Coventry’s biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type: Professional Services

Job description:

Coventry University is entering the next stage in our ambitious plans to secure future growth and success.  Focusing on Research, the Student Experience, International Growth, Innovation and Enterprise.

Our staff and students are already achieving great things. Coventry University has been ranked 15th University in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020) and University of the year for student experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Our excellence in teaching has also been recognised by achieving TEF Gold.

Find out more about working for the University here

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the University’s ongoing ambitions to enhance to sustainability and build on its position as 7th in the People and Planet University League.

Reporting to the Group Head of Sustainability, the Sustainability Advisor will be responsible for leading campaigns and sustainability programmes across the University Group and supporting strategic objectives on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You will provide expertise, innovation and creativity in broadening participation in sustainability and seek opportunities to enhance sustainability within the organisation. Working with internal networks and champions you will develop and lead projects and campaigns to engage staff, students and external partners in sustainability. You will also ensure ongoing improvement in performance through continued development of the ISO14001 environmental management system.

The successful candidate will be passionate about making a difference and will have experience in delivering sustainability initiatives, environmental management systems, and reporting and benchmarking across a diverse and complex organisation. Excellent communication skills are essential as is an ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and drive change. Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and seek new innovations and opportunities is also an essential part of the role.

For further information about this role please contact Selina Fletcher (Group Head of Sustainability) 024 7765 7220.

Interview Date: 25 February 2020

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