Responsible Institutions Research Intern


Musselburgh, Edinburgh
£17,408 (plus optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution)

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract Rebecca Petford

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

Closing date: Friday, 30th August 2019   5 days left

The UK sustainability alliance of universities and colleges, the EAUC, has a unique opportunity for an exceptional person within their Scotland team to work on a series of projects to support the Responsible University Group Scotland. Are you that person?

Salary: Grade 3 point 7 - £17,408 (plus optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution)

Contract Type: Fixed term 20 Weeks full time or the part time equivalent, excluding 23rd December – 3rd January, with potential for extension depending on funding.  Expected start date in September or October 2019.

About you in your new role:

You will take a new, short-term post within the small and dynamic EAUC-Scotland Team, leading on developing knowledge and resources for a series of small projects to support universities and colleges to make progress on sustainability.

With a good understanding of climate change and sustainability, and how universities and colleges can contribute to the sustainability agenda, you will take the lead on progressing a number of projects which have been identified as important for accelerating action on climate change and sustainability by the Responsible University Group Scotland.

Applying both a high level of demonstrable knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively, you will be capable of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to gather, collate, evaluate and disseminate information on topics relevant to Scotland’s universities and colleges. These will include (but not be limited to) business travel, single-use plastics, carbon negative actions, additional emissions sources, and monitoring and reporting against the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Find the full job description and person specification, as well as details on the application process, on the EAUC website.

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