At Leigh Academies Trust (LAT), everything we do is underpinned by our vision of ‘Shaping
Lives, Transforming Communities‘ across South-East England. LAT’s Vision 2025 alongside
for Education’s sustainability and climate change strategy for education and children’s
services systems strengthens our commitment to sustainability. We will use our estate and
education to make a global contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and have set
out a headline aim to reduce our carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels and
net zero by 2050. As a multi-academy trust of some 31 academies founded on social
responsibility, we have the drive and commitment to play a significant role in tackling global
The Estates Department at LAT has a pivotal role in decarbonisation, especially the transition
away from high carbon energy sources to strategies that meet our future requirements. We also
need to ensure that sustainability is ingrained into our operations across all business
functions and organisational ways of thinking, including the use of materials, emissions to
air, land and water and fiscal management.
The role of Sustainability Manager is a new position for LAT and will support the Estates
Department and wider organisation in the efficient and intelligent operation of buildings,
generation plants, energy / carbon costs and consumption, the provision of strategic direction
related to environmental and sustainability and the development of ‘smart academies’, together
with associated regulatory compliance. Above all, you will have the gravitas, skills and
experience to‘make things happen’ and play a significant role in our transition to a
With the upward trend in the cost of utilities, it is a priority of the post holder to reduce
LAT’s consumption on electricity, gas and water. “The cheapest kWh is the one we do not use”
Benefits of working at Leigh Academies Trust;
Please note that this role is offered on a 1 year fixed term contract, with every intention of becoming permanent thereafter.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:
As of 1st September 2021, our Trust
comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special)
educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing
four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In
addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training
organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
Click here to view our future
plans in our Vision 2025 document.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers
both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as
we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to
undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully
progress further within the organisation.
to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.
Our commitment to safeguarding:
Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies
are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our
pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair,
robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers
of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a
prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity:
As a Trust we are passionate about
diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role
regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally,
without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our
recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the
right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified
of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.