Sustainability Officer

Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals

£19,409 - £22,683 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 2314

Sectors: sustainability, sustainable transport, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 07 May 2017


The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) serves a population of about 500,000 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The Trust includes the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department based at Alderney Hospital.

At RBCH our mission is “providing the excellent care that we would expect for our own families”. Excellent care drives our culture within the Trust and is underpinned by four Values which are important in our daily work.

RBCH is a leader in sustainability and has won awards in travel, waste, behaviour change and green spaces. The Capital & Estates Management Department are looking to recruit a temporary Sustainability Officer to cover Maternity Leave for a 13 month period (starting June 2017).

The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and pragmatic Sustainability Practitioner who can further develop the Trusts sustainability initiatives. The role will focus on assisting the estates team in developing, planning, implementing and monitoring its sustainability objectives, strategies and projects.

You should have a degree (or equivalent) in a sustainability related field with proven experience. Excellent communication skills and a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice are essential.


This role will ensure that a certain level of engagement and a point of contact for queries remains during the maternity leave period, as well as providing support to the Carbon Group members to ensure the continued embedding and engagement with the sustainability agenda and reporting requirements in all key areas across the Trust.

The Sustainability Officer will initiate, develop, manage and deliver environmental projects across the Trust. This post will also involve a coordinating and supportive role to ensure the effective implementation of the Green Impact scheme and other behaviour change programmes in order to achieve an increase in pro-environmental behaviours of staff within our hospitals.

Benefits of this opportunity

The successful candidate will gain a number of skills including communication skills in different mediums, stakeholder management, research management and project evaluation, implement and management. The successful candidate will also gain an understanding of the unique challenges of working within an NHS Trust.

Future employment potential

This is a fixed term Maternity Cover role until the end of Jul 2018.

Further work opportunities may arise within the team over the duration of the placement but funding will influence the likelihood of any further opportunities within the team.

The skills, experience and knowledge gained from these posts will open up many opportunities for a wide-range of sustainability work.

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