Senior Sustainability Project Officer

EAUC - the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education

Home-based, with regular travel across central Scotland
£27,924 - £33,209, plus 12.5% employer pension contribution

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th July 2022  

The UK's sustainability alliance of universities and colleges, the EAUC, has a unique opportunity to join their Scotland Team. Are you that person?

Salary Grade: Grade 6 - £27,924 to £33,309 (appointment will be made at lowest point on scale), plus 12.5% employer pension contribution

Location: Home based (with home-based allowance), with regular travel across central Scotland

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31st March 2023, with potential for extension (subject to funding). We offer flexible working options and we will consider secondment opportunities.

Hours: 29.6 hours a week (0.8 FTE). Requests for 0.6 FTE will be considered.

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 6th July 2022

You will be a vital senior 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 high level of demonstrable knowledge and understanding of sustainable development issues and project management experience, you will lead on strategic projects, resource production, EAUC-Scotland network meetings & events, and policy engagement work to enhance engagement with sustainability topics by staff working in different roles in Scotland’s universities and colleges. You will also have line management responsibility for 2 members of the team.

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, training delivery, workshops and presentations to advance the sustainability of Scotland’s further and higher education sector.

Finally, you will be flexible and happy to work with colleagues to support wider organisation activities and targets as outlined in the EAUC’s Strategic Plan and EAUC-Scotland’s Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Funding Council.

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

How 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 within the job description.

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 Aunee Dear, Administrative Support Officer on [email protected].

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

Please also consider completing the Equal Opportunities Form. 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, Deputy CEO on [email protected].