Sustainability Engagement Project Officer


Musselburgh, East Lothian
£23,164 - £25,298 (appointment at lowest point on scale) plus 12.5% employer pension contribution

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract Rebecca Petford

Sectors: sustainability, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Thursday, 29th November 2018  

The UK sustainability alliance of universities and colleges, the EAUC, has a unique opportunity for an exceptional person within their Scotland team. Are you that person? 

About you in your new role:

You will be a vital member of the small and dynamic EAUC-Scotland Team, supporting the EAUC to realise its ambitious plans in Scotland.

With a good understanding of sustainable development and project management experience, you will lead EAUC-Scotland’s projects, events, resource production and policy engagement work to enhance engagement with sustainability by staff working in different roles in Scotland’s Universities and Colleges.

With strong written and verbal communication skills and a personable manner, as well as experience communicating with others with varying priorities and perspectives about sustainability topics, you will be capable of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders both one-to-one and through group meetings, workshops and presentations to advance the sustainability of Scotland’s further and higher education sector.

Find the full Job Description and Person Specification here.

About us:

EAUC are a not-for-profit, member based charity, run by members for members. From starting out as a voluntary organisation in 1996, we have grown to represent institutions with over 2 million students and nearly 400,000 staff with a spending budget of over £25 billion. We help leaders, academics and other professionals to drive sustainability to the heart of their post-16 education institutions in the UK and internationally. The EAUC is an independent registered charitable company, with our Headquarters based at the University of Gloucestershire.

With sustainability rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, the EAUC office in Scotland worked with members of the further and higher education sector to develop an ambitious Programme to support Universities and Colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda until March 2020. This role will be essential to delivering the Programme in Scotland. We will commit to giving you lots of opportunities to share your ideas and develop your experience.

You will be rewarded with involvement in a dynamic charity, generous holidays and a 12.5% employer pension contribution.

To apply:

Please provide your CV AND a covering letter supporting your application that directly relates to these 2 questions:

  • Please explain what project management experience you have that is relevant for this role as per the person specification (found here) in no more than 400 words
  • Please demonstrate the range of experiences you have of remote and face-to-face communication with different individuals and groups that is relevant for this role as per the person specification (found here) in no more than 400 words

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Applications that do not fulfil the application process will not be considered

Closing date: Thursday 29th November at Noon
Interview date: Friday 7th December, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh

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