Graduate Sustainability Associate (University Wide) X2 Ref:7056

School/department: Sustainability Team (University Wide) 
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 13 months 
Reference: 7056
Salary: starting at £19,623 per annum
Placed on: 03 November 2021
Closing date:  06 January 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed  
Expected start date: to be confirmed

Job description

This vacancy is only open to University of Sussex graduates from 2019/20/21 both UG and PGT

The University is committed to being one of the most sustainable universities in the world. Our Strategy Sustainable Sussex, sets out our road map for achieving this goal.

The University wide Sustainability Team is now looking to recruit two new Graduate Associates to support the Sustainability Manager to help deliver the commitments set out in our strategy in a highly strategic, organised, managed and professional way

The successful post holders will:

  • Assist with analysing the existing sustainability performance of the University – including helping to gather and interpret data for benchmarking exercises
  • Research good practice in terms of improving the sustainability of the university – seeing what we can learn from other institutions and sectors
  • Support the sustainability manager to develop policies and procedures for making the university as green as possible in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Provide a range of administrative and project support functions to help the team begin to deliver a sustainability strategy.
  • Help improve sustainability within the universities supply chain through supporting the evolution of an ethical procurement policy and improved contract management.
  • Help increase awareness of sustainability and staff and student engagement in bringing the strategy to life.

The successful candidates will be creative and outgoing with: excellent research and communication skills; experience of handling large volumes of work within defined timescales: excellent attention to detail and the ability to plan and organise their work.

Applicants should be a graduate from any undergraduate or taught postgraduate course at the University of Sussex course in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

This vacancy is part of the Sussex Graduate Programme, which offers work on campus with a professional services department. Develop your employability skills through genuine and meaningful work experience.

Please contact for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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