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Sustainability & Environmental Manager

Reference:  ES0130
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Estates
Subject Group/Team:  Sustainability and Environmental Services
Salary:  £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 14 May 2021

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description below

The University of Hull is operating in an increasingly complex, challenging and competitive environment.  

We have therefore developed a renewed, ambitious and distinctive vision for the University – to shape a fairer, brighter, carbon-neutral future for all. That vision gives us a shared sense of purpose and direction, and something we can be all be proud to be a part of.  

As a part of this, we have committed to becoming the first University in the country to become Carbon Neutral, in time for our centenary year in 2027.

Our values – inclusive, empowering and progressive reflect who we are and how we work to create a culture for success, as we continue to evolve to ensure that we adapt at pace to meet the needs of our students, collaborators and partners.

The Sustainability & Environmental Manager is a critical role in the Estates and Facilities Directorate, providing leadership and direction for all matters relating to the strategic and operational delivery across the Sustainability programme, set within an Estates & Facilities context. 

It is an exciting time for the team, as we drive improvements in compliance, efficiency, customer service and performance as well as creating the opportunity to gain competitive advantages through our activity-underpinned by a significant investment in the Estate in conjunction with a full modernisation programme across the team’s systems and processes. The post holder will also play a critical role in the successful achievement of our stated ambition of becoming the first truly Carbon Neutral University in the UK, by 2027.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Estates, the Sustainability & Environmental Manager will be an experienced, motivated, proven professional with expertise in leading and driving change from a Sustainability stand point.  

The postholder will lead a team of 5 (4 fte) and will have experience in being a key part of a large Estates and Facilities Directorate senior management team. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience and a high level of skill in the development of sustainability strategies and delivery of associated physical and behavioral change management projects and have a detailed understanding of relevant legislation, policy, guidance and funding sources.

Specifically, the postholder will:

  • lead and promote sustainability functions and activities through the development and implementation of a sustainability strategy, a major element of which is to deliver the vision of becoming a carbon neutral University by 2027.
  • lead the delivery of a high quality and value for money environmental services function across a large and complex estate ensuring it is carried out efficiently and within all available resources.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Paul Riley, Assistant Director of Estates, at

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At Hull we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings broader expertise, improved innovation and greater success for all. 

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