Project Manager: Green Impact

Students Organising for Sustainability UK

Hybrid working in London or South East England
£30,413 rising to £34,702 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainability, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 28th July 2024   5 days left

Project Manager: Green Impact

We are excited to be recruiting for a new Project Manager to deliver our national sustainability engagement programme, Green Impact.


Location: Hybrid in London or South-East England

Due to the location of participating Green Impact organisations, this role will be based in London or South-East England, with regular travel throughout the region, as well as some UK-wide travel. We are a primarily home-based organisation, but we have a London office space available to staff.

Working patterns: Fixed term until September 2025, with possibility of extending. 35 hours per week. The role involves weekly UK-wide travel with some early starts and late returns, and up to six overnight stays per year. Homeworkers will be expected to work remotely on a regular basis. Flexible work patterns/ job share opportunities open to negotiation. 0.6FTE to full time opportunities will be considered.

Salary: Starting salary £30,413 per annum plus Inner London Weighting of £3,405 for London-based employees. We provide up to 6% pension contribution, with life assurance for all those in the pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: 28th July at 11:59pm

Interview dates: 5th and 6th August for first stage 30-minute interviews. Second stage interviews will be held on 12th and 13th August. All interviews will be held online.

Preferred start date: ASAP, ideally September 2024


SOS-UK is a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability. We work across all forms of education and, through our work, we aim to:

  • Get more students leading on, and learning for, sustainability.
  • Repurpose the education system around the climate emergency and ecological crises.
  • Make sustainability more inclusive, so it is for everyone.
  • We believe that when students lead on sustainability, they learn about it, picking up the vital knowledge, skills and competencies they will need to help transform society into a more just and sustainable place.
  • Find out more about SOS-UK, who we are and what we do by visiting our website.


We are recruiting a Project Manager to primarily deliver our UNESCO award-winning Green Impact engagement and awards programme. Green Impact supports staff and students within organisations to learn about sustainability, and embed it into their day-to-day operations. Green Impact runs in many sectors, with programmes tailored to the sustainability impacts of different workplaces, including universities, healthcare and cultural heritage.

Key responsibilities of the Project Manager include:

  • Project manage the successful delivery of the Green Impact programme at a set number of allocated organisations, tailoring delivery according to local needs.
  • Maintain and develop strong relationships with key people and act as the first point of contact to students and staff at your allocated organisations.
  • Plan, design, and deliver engaging training sessions for your allocated organisations as a part of established programmes as well as for bespoke consultancy projects.
  • Recruit, coordinate, and support student volunteers to ensure a positive experience of our programmes, including supporting them to work in teams.


We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented within SOS-UK. We recognise that candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised-Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the minimum criteria for a role (at least 80% of the criteria in the person specification) and are from a BAME background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview. It is important to note that this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us that they'd like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be based on the most suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.

Benefits: We believe we have a fair and transparent pay framework. Our salary bands and pay gaps are public. We have always paid at least the real living wage and are an accredited Living Wage Employer. We do not offer any unpaid/non-credit-bearing placement opportunities or work experience. We offer up to 6% pension contributions, annual cost of living increases and annual spine-point salary increases until the top of your band. Other benefits include: Support and paid time for learning and development in your role and to support onward progression (if desired) Cycle-to-work scheme Eye care vouchers Free flu vaccinations Work laptop and home-office equipment where needed Health Cash Plan and Employee Assistance Programme via HSF A minimum of 27 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time staff or those on contracts for under 12 months). Additional leave is awarded for each year of service, up to 30 days Discretionary paid leave over the Christmas break for everyone Various other leave allowances, as agreed with line managers, including for (but not limited to): Parents, carers and dependents: support and understanding for family emergencies and caring for dependents Employee volunteering: up to three days paid leave per year which you areencouraged to take - pro rata for part-time staff Medical appointments: reasonable time off during working hours including time for fertility treatment and gender reassignment Religious or belief-related obligations Study


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