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Regional Hub Manager

Keele University

Location: Keele, Hybrid
Salary: £37,099 to £45,585 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: KU00003888

Full Time, Fixed Term to 31st December 2025

Agile working (blend of home and office based) and arrangements for job share would be considered

The Opportunity

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff committed to driving sustainability at Keele University linked to Keele University’s Institute for Sustainable Futures and School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and be a core part of a national Climate Ambassador programme funded by the Department for Education and led by the University of Reading and EAUC.

The Regional Hub Manager for the West Midlands will be one of nine other regional hub Managers that will engage education settings (nurseries and Early Years settings, schools, FE colleges and universities) in the programme and recruit and support volunteer Climate Ambassadors to support education settings to develop and implement climate action plans. The role holder will work to understand the region’s needs and use these insights to shape the national Climate Ambassador programme and adapt the national Climate Ambassador strategies and practices to their local region, delivering these to ensure strong engagement of both education settings and volunteer ambassadors.

The successful candidate will have a degree in an environment-related subject, or relevant experience; have a broad understanding of sustainability and climate issues and solutions in education settings; and experience of delivering successful sustainability and/or education initiatives, ideally with experience of rolling them out to wider audiences. They will be a confident communicator and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of individuals, partners and stakeholders, and have strong project management skills.

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the  
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

* starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Further information can be found at https://www.keele.ac.uk/about/

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

How to Apply

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please click the 'Apply' button above.

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

For informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Zoe Robinson, z.p.robinson@keele.ac.uk.  Applications to this address will not be accepted. 

Closing Date: 15 March 2024

Interviews will be held on: 27 March 2024

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