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Sustainability Engagement Officer

Cardiff University - Estates & Campus Facilities

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £32,332 to £34,980 per annum (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 19th March 2024
Job Ref: 17914BR

About you
We are seeking an exceptional candidate with significant experience in delivering and communicating sustainability related behaviour change and engagement programmes in complex organisations.  You will have excellent communication, stakeholder management and networking skills to influence and engage a diverse and vibrant community within the University. You will conduct yourself in a professional manner, building effective relationships with stakeholders to encourage positive change.

About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing Carbon Net Zero Team and help shape the sustainability performance of a world-class institution.   The team is based within the Estates and Campus Facilities Division which has responsibility for looking after the university buildings and infrastructure.

The Carbon Net Zero Team are a major contributor to delivering on the University’s commitment to be net zero carbon for scope 1 and 2 by 2030.  This role will be pivotal in helping the university reduce its carbon emissions.  The main purpose of the role is to engage and assist schools, colleges, and professional service departments with the implementation of positive environmental practices by offering advice, guidance and encouragement.  You will also be responsible for helping support the communication for net zero projects and programmes led by the Estates and Campus Facilities department.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Degree/NVQ 4 or equivalent Professional membership/experience in a relevant subject area
  • Substantial experience of developing and delivering in-person and digital communication and engagement campaigns, training courses, workshops, and presentations to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders within the sustainability discipline.
  • Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people.
  • Evidence of ability to solve expansive problems using initiative and creativity; identifying and proposing practical solutions and resolving problems with range of potential outcomes.

This is a full time, open ended post.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • a generous annual leave allowance (37 days) plus statutory bank holidays, so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or jo

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