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Student Sustainability Architects

Are you a current University of Leeds student?  Are you excited about trying out new ideas and making a positive difference at the University?  Do you want to gain experience of delivering an exciting sustainability related project?  Do you want to be part of a dynamic and committed team to help drive forward sustainability initiatives at the University? 

Sustainability at the University of Leeds has a high profile and is being embedded throughout the organisation. These changes are being driven through our ambitious Integrated Sustainability Strategy. This strategy integrates research and innovation, student education and operations; with the aim of driving collaboration and inspiring change. 

As part of its aim to help expand sustainability knowledge and engagement across the student and wider communities, Sustainability Services is now seeking to appoint up to 3 Student Sustainability Architects for Leeds University Business School.

Student Sustainability Architects build capacity to deliver sustainability projects and bring new ideas and a student perspective. They take the lead on delivering projects that align with strategic objectives and also develop their own ideas to increase student participation with sustainability. Student Architects are part-time, paid positions and also provide support for student engagement activities, events, campaigns and initiatives.

Each support delivery of a core project in line with the University Sustainability Strategy. The aim of this role is to support the University Sustainability programme with particular emphasis on student engagement and may include working across multiple faculties/services to help deliver projects.  

 You will be a current University of Leeds student from any discipline and have a personal interest in sustainability. You will have good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to interact well with others. You will be able to work effectively as part of a team, but also on your own initiative and have an enthusiastic and proactive approach.

You will be required to work flexibly, which may include working evenings and weekends when appropriate and working variable hours (hours will be approximately 4 to 6 per week up to a maximum of 100 hours per project, split over the project duration).

Please note that the start date for this post will be as soon as possible following the interview date.

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

Kelly Forster, Sustainability Project Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0641

Email: k.h.forster@leeds.ac.uk 

You may also be interested in viewing a video by some of our previous Student Sustainability Architects here, which talks about their experiences as an Architect.  


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Sustainability
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 2
£9.37 per hour
Working Time:  4 to 6 hours per week up to a maximum of 100 hours per project, split over the project duration
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2019/2020 academic year)
Release Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 February 2020
Interview Date:  Monday 09 March 2020
Reference:  FDSUS1020
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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