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Knowledge Exchange Officer - Green Skills

University of Plymouth - Sustainable Earth Institute

Location: Devon, Plymouth
Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 3rd January 2024
Job Ref: A9879

The Future is Green project is an exciting partnership project led by Cornwall College, with partners including Truro & Penwith College, Cornwall Marine Network, Celtic Sea Power, University of Exeter, Falmouth University, Focus Training (SW) Ltd, and Urban Biodiversity CIC. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (IoS) (known as the Good Growth Fund). 

The project’s overall aim is to deliver a range of activities to upskill the labour force of Cornwall and the IoS in Green Skills to support the future green economy and provide opportunities for individuals to access and progress within high quality, well-paid jobs.  At the University of Plymouth, we will be developing and delivering training to support enterprises to engage with the net-zero agenda; including Climate Literacy, Future Climate Leaders, B-Corp workshops, Carbon Foot-printing. The training will target enterprises in all sectors, including transport, construction and clean energy.

You will have the added benefit of working closely with the new Great-South-West Net-Zero Exchange (NZX) team to develop the training content as well as facilitate knowledge exchange with the university’s academics; drive impact, connect partners, create opportunities and generate value from leading-edge research and education in Cornwall & the IoS. 

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 28th February 2025, subject to funding confirmation.

You will be based at the University’s newly refurbished Sustainability Hub.

For details on the key duties, plese see the Job Description.

You must have excellent working knowledge and experience of net-zero carbon in either academic or applied industry context and a proven experience of project management and delivering to deadlines. You must also have experience of course development and delivery. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish effective working relationships with professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and sectors. You will need an ability to network effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses, social enterprises and academics.

Please note – UK Shared Prosperity Fund – this project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as the Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Pearce, Business Development and Partnerships Manager by email claire.pearce@plymouth.ac.uk.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday 8th January 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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