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Job Opportunity: Head of Sustainability at University of Birmingham – Apply by 18/02/24

Salary: Up to £84,644 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Closing Date: 18/02/24
Interview Date: 19/03/24

The University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint the Head of Sustainability senior role with a wide-ranging remit to lead and coordinate delivery of the sustainability goals and priorities across the University, as set out in their Birmingham 2030 Strategic Framework.

Position Details

  • Competitive Salary with potential progression to £84,644 per annum. In addition the University offers a wide range of benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme.
  • Grade 9.

This is an exciting opportunity to be the professional lead for sustainability, with a wide-ranging remit to lead and coordinate ambitious sustainability goals and priorities across a university ranked in the top 100 universities globally.

Working alongside the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability), as well as members of the University Executive Board, senior academics who teach and research in sustainability, the Directors of Estates, Campus Services, Finance and their teams, and staff and students across the institution, you will support the University to deliver their sustainability ambitions.

You will be the professional lead for sustainability in a large and complex institution.

You will work collaboratively across the organisation to:

  • Develop plans to deliver ambitious sustainability targets.
  • Provide expertise and positive challenge to ensure targets are achieved.
  • Grow the external profile and reputation in the area.
  • Ensure the collection and monitoring of data needed to track progress.
  • Work with the whole staff and student community to build a culture where everybody contributes to sustainability and reduces environmental impact.

Above all, you will make things happen.

With a proven track record of leading the development and implementation of policies, which have brought about operational and cultural change within large complex organisation, strong project management skills and confidence in working with, analysing and presenting data is vital.

You will possess the intellectual confidence and communication skills required to work collaboratively with a wide range of senior colleagues and to act as an external ambassador for the University.

For further particulars, please click here or for a confidential discussion please contact their recruitment consultants sian.gardiner@universitypeople.co.uk and Sherena.Otadende@universitypeople.co.uk.

Applications should be sent to sian.gardiner@universitypeople.co.uk.

Closing date is 18 February 2024.

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