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Head of Sustainability Vacancy- University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham are excited to advertise the recruitment of a Head of Sustainability, a new senior role with a wide-ranging remit to lead and coordinate delivery of the University of Birmingham’s sustainability goals and priorities. This is an exciting opportunity to be the professional lead for sustainability in a large and complex university, which is an anchor institution for the city of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. You will develop an overall plan to deliver our ambitious sustainability targets, ensure we are collecting and monitoring the data they need, and provide expertise and positive challenge to ensure we achieve our targets. You will work with academics who are at the forefront of tackling climate change and will support culture change amongst staff and students across the University to enable us to operate more sustainably. Above all, you will make things happen. You will be working in an organisation with a long record of substantial contributions to issues of sustainability through a significant programme of related research, education, and operational activities. These include a substantial partnership with Siemens, significant impact in climate-related research and practice, Tyseley Energy Park, and the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research. Working for the University offers a wide range of benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, opportunities to join staff networks, formal and informal learning and development opportunities through our sector-leading staff development programme: the Birmingham Professional, and flexibility. A good undergraduate degree or equivalent and In-depth understanding and experience of sustainability management and leadership, preferably within a large organisation. Closing date: 4th January 2022

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