Sustainability in the Curriculum Project Officer


Home-based, with travel within central Scotland and the UK
£24,461 - £26,715 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected] Rebecca Petford

Sectors: environmental education, carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 7th July 2021  

The UK's sustainability alliance of universities and colleges, the EAUC, has a unique opportunity for an exceptional person to join their Scotland Team to lead sustainability in the curriculum work until the end of March 2023. Are you that person?

Salary: Grade 5 - £24,461 to £26,715 (appointment will be made at lowest point on scale) pro rata, plus 12.5% employer pension contribution
Location: Home-based, with regular travel within central Scotland and occasional travel within the UK
Contract Type: Fixed term from September 2021 until 31st March 2023, with potential for extension
Hours: 22 hours a week (work pattern flexible)
Closing date: Wednesday 7th July at 12 Noon
Interview date: Monday 19th July, Online via Zoom

About you in your new role:

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

With a good understanding of curriculum design and education for sustainable development you will lead EAUC-Scotland’s projects, events, resource production and policy engagement work to enhance sustainability within the curriculum in Scotland’s universities and colleges.

You will need strong project management skills and experience, excellent 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, initially to develop your understanding of sector needs and potential solutions, and later to present the initiatives you have developed.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification from the EAUC website.

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 sustainability rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, EAUC-Scotland works with members of the further and higher education sector to deliver an ambitious Programme to support universities and colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda. This role will be essential to successful delivery of our Programme. 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 which clearly outlines why you want to work for EAUC Scotland and how your experience to date aligns with the role, expected duties, skills and knowledge outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification. We would particularly like you to address:

  • Your previous involvement with education for sustainable development work
  • Your project management experience.

EAUC-Scotland will be anonymising all applications prior to shortlisting as part of our commitment to minimise any unconscious bias within our recruitment process. Please submit your CV and Cover Letter without your name or photographs within either document, making your name the document file name(s). We will rename these documents before they are passed to our shortlisting panel. Email your anonymised CV and Cover Letter to Matt on [email protected].

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

Please also consider completing the Equal Opportunities Form available to download here. This will not be linked to your application, and will be used to help EAUC understand our success at attracting a diverse range of candidates to apply for roles within our organisation. This should be emailed separately to Fiona on [email protected].

For further information on EAUC and EAUC-Scotland please visit the EAUC Website

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