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Assistant Carbon Manager

University of Cambridge - Environmental Sustainability Team

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th January 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: BA39935

The Role:

The University of Cambridge is seeking a knowledgeable and committed individual to join the University's Sustainability Team as the Assistant Carbon Manager.

The Environmental Sustainability Team provides strategic direction, expert advice and operational support to enable the University to achieve its environmental sustainability commitments. This role sits within the Carbon & Energy sub team, reporting to the Carbon Manager. 

The role of Assistant Carbon Manager will:

  • Lead on calculation of the University's carbon emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3)
  • Lead on a body of work to embed carbon reduction into management of the University's labs and research facilities, and lab-based research practices.
  • Support the Carbon Manager with the delivery of a programme of work aimed at reducing the University's carbon emissions and improving data and data sharing and communication in this area.
  • Lead on communication to develop carbon reduction at the University with focus on:

           . sustainability for research / lab facilities

           . sustainable business travel 

           . other carbon reduction, projects as developed

  •  Work closely with other members of the Environmental Sustainability Team, wider Estates Division and other divisions as required.

This is a great opportunity to help shape the sustainability performance of a world class institution, and an exciting time to join the University to work on these issues. 

About you:

In order to succeed in this role, you will join us with:

  • Experience in collating, handling and analysing carbon emissions data or other environmental data
  • Attention to detail with high levels of numerical accuracy.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and working with a range stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of a range of environmental sustainability opportunities and advances within research / laboratory environments
  • Excellent organisational skills with a commitment to achieving results and ability to self-motivate.

Benefits of working at the University of Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities;
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores; 
  • Schemes to support with relocation

Location:

The position will be based in Cambridge and managed within the Environmental Sustainability Team in the Estates Division and will be based primarily in Greenwich House, with flexibility to work from home for part of the week. The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly, in regard to location, to meet the requirements of the job including travel across Cambridge.

Interviews will be held: 27th February 2024.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on EDR@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference BA39935 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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