Deadline: 30.04.2024

Assistant Sustainability Manager/

UCL - University College London
United Kingdom

About us

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with 15,000 staff and 60,000 students from 150 different countries. UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Our powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities.

UCL has identified sustainability as one of its core values and is striving to embed sustainability across all its operations and activities. Key to the delivery of this core value is the UCL Sustainability Strategy. The Strategy sets out an ambitious set of goals and activities to position UCL as a world-leader in addressing sustainability challenges. A key focus area is UCL’s trajectory to Net Zero.

About the role

As Assistant Sustainability Manager, you’ll be joining the Sustainable UCL Team, which coordinates and facilitates the delivery of the Institution’s strategic goals. The team has been in place for 12 years and in that time the Institution has moved from 61st to 12th place in People and Planet’s University League and won numerous awards for our sustainability performance. We have an open and collaborative team culture, welcoming innovative ideas and ways of working.

A major part of this job will be to work across the broader ‘UCL Estates’ divisions (i.e. Campus Infrastructure & Experience and Estates Development) to support ongoing efficiencies in the areas of energy, water and material resources, as well as helping to provide improved active travel infrastructure. Duties of the job include:

-Driving/ supporting the implementation of UCL’s energy management and reduction programmes, including maintaining ISO 50001 certification.
-Identifying opportunities for water & waste reduction and developing relevant programmes.
-Leading on active travel initiatives to enable more staff and students to walk and cycle to UCL.
-Supporting the implementation of sustainability standards (e.g. BREEAM, Ska Assessment) through UCL Estates projects.

A full job description is attached to the advert. Please review and ensure your application reflects the essential and desirable criteria as much as possible.

About you

To do this job you’ll need experience of designing and implementing behaviour change activities, experience of energy, water and waste management, and of delivering change in a complex organisation including implementing ISO standards (additional training can be provided if required) or a system-based approach to energy management. You’ll also need excellent project management skills.

Knowledge of sustainable travel initiatives and/ or sustainable construction would be great. But if you don’t have these things, but feel you tick our other boxes, we’d still love to hear from you!

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:
• 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
• Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
• Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
• Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
• Immigration loan
• Relocation scheme for certain posts
• On-Site nursery
• On-site gym
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
• Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
• Discounted medical insurance

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