Head of Sustainability

Head of Sustainability
£54,421-£70,952 plus excellent benefits
The University of Sussex is seeking to make the appointment of to the post of Head of Sustainability to play the crucial role of leading the University’s Sustainability Strategy, including decarbonisation and energy reduction and environmental management, as well as sustainable education and research.

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables.  The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove.  It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

This role will oversee the development of a front facing team that will offer expert advice, coordination, stakeholder engagement, and business and behavioural change across the university, from environmental issues within Estates, to embedding social impact and sustainability within teaching, learning, operations and research- as well as engaging and developing joint Sustainability proposals with external bodies. This will be a “full-service” sustainability (social, community, environmental and economic as defined by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals) role.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of shaping, planning and delivering strategies that enhance an organisation’s energy and sustainability performance.   You will enjoy the challenge of leading a broad portfolio across sustainability, energy management and decarbonisation and will have the experience and credibility to lead a diverse team across these areas.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity for a Sustainability professional to take up a leadership role across a diverse and complex organisation in a vibrant city.  The candidate brochure can be viewed at here.

To learn more please contact our retained search advisors Craig Douglas (craig.douglas@mrgglobal.com) / 07355 093 394) and Ben Duffill (Ben.duffill@mrgglobal.com) / 07976 125 010) at MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter and can be sent to craig.douglas@mrgglobal.com.  

Closing date 2nd of December 2023.

The University is committed to providing an environment which recognises and values people’s differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed.

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