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Sustainability Programme Officer

Are you excited about trying out new ideas and making a positive difference? Do you have an excellent knowledge and understanding of sustainability and relish the opportunity to work collaboratively? Do you want to join a dynamic and committed team to help drive forward sustainability at the University? 

Sustainability at the University of Leeds has a high profile and is being embedded throughout the organisation; driven through our ambitious Sustainability Strategy.  This strategy integrates research and innovation, student education and operations together, driving collaboration and inspiring change. This role will play a key role in driving forward our bold ambition, and ensuring it is linked with the wider city agenda.

You will be responsible for leading a range of projects that will change over time that align with the strategic direction of the Service and the University. In the first instance the programme of work includes the 2023 plastic-free programme and a sustainable procurement programme. You will have excellent problem solving skills combined with substantial experience of leading on successful sustainability related projects.

Working with the Director of Sustainability to deliver projects and activities which support the delivery of a Civic University, you will be able to work effectively with University and city partners to deliver collaborative projects, act a liaison point for internal stakeholders working on this agenda and where appropriate, coordinate University engagement within City consultations.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Katie McGuire, Deputy Director Sustainability Service

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6573, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Sustainability
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 July 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 July 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 25 July 2019
Reference:  FDSUS1018
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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