UCLAN - Head of Sustainability

RECRUITING OUR NEXT Head of Sustainability






University Key Numbers


Welcome to the University of Central Lancashire


Delivering our Masterplan


Life-Changing Impact


Connecting through Research


Connecting with the World


Connecting with Business and Enterprise


Student Life


Equality, Diversity And Inclusion


Why work at the University Of Central Lancashire?


The City of Preston and the Region


Job Description & Person Specification


How to Apply


Liz Gatheral Director of Estates Services & Capital Projects

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern University and one of the UK’s largest with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. The UCLan core campus in the University’s home city of Preston covers a significant swathe of the city (an area of approximately 15 hectares with 63 buildings) and has commenced a £200m Campus Masterplan. UCLan has also invested significantly in recent years in its Burnley campus to serve Pennine Lancashire. Collectively the campus estate creates an eclectic and highly visible built environment to support UCLan’s Mission and Strategic Aims. UCLan is seeking to make the crucial appointment to the role of Head of Sustainability. Reporting to the Director of Estates and Capital Projects, the role will lead the University’s drive to improve its environmental performance across all activities. It will lead the development and implementation of the University’s strategy for Sustainability, in order to achieve their objectives.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in shaping, planning and delivering a strategic vison of enhancing energy and sustainability performance, whilst successfully delivering energy efficient building and refurbishment projects across a large-scale, complex estate portfolio. To be a success in the role you will need to be highly motivated and results-focused with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The role calls for an individual who is able to gain the confidence of, and successfully influence, a diverse range of stakeholders. The role offers a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to play a key part in the continuing and future success of the University and its wider role in the North West region.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Liz Gatheral Director of Estates Services & Capital Projects

University Key Numbers

38,000 Staff and student community

3rd Largest University in the North West•

£200m UCLan’s contribution to the North West economy each year•

£35m Invested in our new Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

800+ Number of research students currently enrolled

100+ Clubs and Societies run by the Students’ Union

95.5% Of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating*

7% We are ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide (Centre for World University Rankings 2020- 21)

120+ Number of partnerships UCLan has with international institutions

#1 Ranked number 1 for our

investment in student wellbeing services in the Student Welfare League Table 2020

In the latest Regeneris report *Full-time, home-domiciled, first degree leavers. (HESA Employment Performance Indicator 2018)

Welcome to the University of Central Lancashire

Where Opportunity Creates Success

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is the international, multi- campus university leading the way in modern learning today. We believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Innovative by nature, we offer courses which combine academic excellence with real-world teaching, ensuring that our people gain the skills and experience that industry needs. That’s why our talented graduates are in such high demand across the world. Our staff are leaders in their fields, with the expertise and industry knowledge that makes our courses such an asset.

A modern university, 200 years in the making

Our employment-focused course portfolio, rich array of CPD courses and inspiring innovation and research activity all make a positive contribution to the economy and public services through skills and innovation wherever we work regionally and globally. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) demonstrate a major step forwards in our research density and capability, and we were recognised as being in the top 20% of UK higher education institutions for our dedication to local regeneration, enterprise, entrepreneurship, and working with the public and third sectors. We have a fantastic commitment to public engagement, as recognised by the NCCPE Silver Engage Watermark. We continue to be a financially stable university, powered by highly skilled and motivated staff. As an employer we believe in a supportive developmental culture. We have a clear single team ethos working in partnership across Schools and services. The University has put equality, diversity and inclusion as a key element of its strategic intent. We have recently secured an Athena SWAN bronze award at university level and the School of Engineering was the first School to receive a departmental bronze award. We now aim to secure a silver award.

We are proud of ours roots in Preston, in the beautiful county of Lancashire, where our main campus is based. It has been our home since 1828, when our distant predecessor, the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, was born. Since then, we’ve changed our name several times over, modernised, expanded and developed state-of-the-art campuses. But one thing hasn’t changed: we’re still offering life-changing opportunities to our students. We gained university status in 1992. Since then we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s largest universities, with a staff and student community of around 38,000 people. We also have campuses in Burnley, Westlakes (in Cumbria) and Cyprus. Over the years we have evolved to become a significant university on the global stage. Our student body comprises of people from over 120 countries and we have partnerships with more than 120 institutions worldwide. Staff actively collaborate with other universities overseas to further enhance their teaching and research.

Delivering our Masterplan

The fruits of our £200 million Campus Masterplan investment in Preston are transforming the University as a place to learn, work and do business. A key aspect of the Masterplan is our £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), which opened in 2019. This state-of-the-art teaching and research facility brings together the expertise of our academic staff, leading business minds and the very best student engineering talent in a spirit of collaboration and discovery. Our students and partners have access to outstanding facilities and cutting-edge equipment, including additive manufacturing (3D printing), advanced manufacturing workshops, fire engineering lab, motorsports and air vehicles workshop, rapid prototyping, specialist research labs, and more. With the EIC we have an incredible opportunity to position Lancashire at the forefront of what has been termed the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and cement the region’s longstanding position as a national centre of excellence for aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing. Our new £60 million Student Centre and University Square, opening later this year, are set to become the beating heart of our Preston Campus, creating an iconic gateway between the city and the University. The Student Centre brings our second-to-none advice and guidance services together under one roof, ensuring that we’re able to support our students from their first day at University until the day they graduate – and beyond. We have succeeded in developing a truly world-class campus which will benefit our students, staff and surrounding communities for many years to come. The University comprises the following academic Faculties and Schools:

Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing Social Work, Care and Community Sports and Health Sciences Faculty of Business and Justice Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise Justice Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries Arts and Media Humanities, Language and Global Studies Faculty of Health and Care Community Health and Midwifery Nursing Faculty of Science and Technology Engineering Natural Sciences Psychology and Computer Science

Dentistry Medicine Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Veterinary Medicine

Life-Changing Impact

At the University of Central Lancashire we cultivate an environment that brings demonstrable benefits to individuals, industries, organisations and communities. We do this across education, research and innovation.

a growing focus on diversification of our student population, with a strategic priority on women in engineering, as well as seeking to ensure we have a representative balance of ethnic backgrounds. We are dedicated to cultivating a supportive and stimulating research environment that will generate the innovation required to tackle today’s global challenges. Recent examples of our impact include advising the Cambodian Government on the removal of land mines through the use of autonomous drone technology; engendering community resilience against climate change; developing new PPE to support the NHS in the pandemic, and designing an exo-skeleton to support people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy to live a more conventional life. Our research delivers highly cited academic outputs, as well as providing a broad range of benefits and impact to the industries, organisations and community groups we work with around the world. We await the REF 2020 results; the School submitted a 64% growth in staff submissions. We are at the heart of a significant engineering region, with Lancashire recognised as world-leading in aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing, and low-carbon energy. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has secured a £1 billion growth plan with 50 growth initiatives. The School is championing the transformation of the region’s economic prospects through our partnership work to ensure the North West benefits from the levelling up agenda. We run four large European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.

From our approach to teaching and learning, to our facilities and support services, the ethos of our University is geared towards creating an inclusive experience that maximises potential and builds confidence for all of our students. Our teaching and learning methods are designed to meet the aspirations of our students and staff for a world-class university experience, and we are determined to drive standards in the classroom, lecture theatre and lab even higher in our pursuit of pedagogical excellence. Academic challenge and stretch are key to our classroom environment, with research- informed teaching an underpinning principle. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in advanced-level research projects. This approach is combined with the successful methods of our heritage – learning by doing – with the aim of developing future business leaders and international entrepreneurs, with the skills and business acumen for success in the modern global economy. Our fundamental belief in widening participation is built on our roots. We give people new experiences and opportunities. Many of our students are the first in their family to go to university. Many others are mature learners or come from care backgrounds. We have

Connecting through research

“Growing a vibrant community of academic innovators, nurturing postgraduate students and early-career researchers.”

The University cultivates a research environment that delivers demonstrable benefits to industries, organisations and communities. From advising the Red Cross over the identification of human remains to leading international studies on stroke care, our research stimulates the innovative ideas required to tackle the global challenges of the modern world and some of our research influences government policy. UCLan’s research delivers highly cited academic outputs, as well as providing a broad range of benefits and impact to the industries, organisations and community groups with whom we work around the world. We are a leading research institution whose 16 subject areas in which our research was assessed were judged to contain ‘world-leading’ elements in the last assessment exercise, REF2014, and demonstrated both 4* and 3* quality.

We are dedicated to cultivating a supportive and stimulating research environment that will generate the innovation required to tackle today’s global challenges. Key achievements Winners of the Digital Innovation Award at the Guardian University Awards 2017 for our online resource that provides vital training to clinicians caring for stroke patients. In 2017, Professor Lubaina Himid CBE won the Turner Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious art awards, and in January 2019 she was selected as a Royal Academician in painting by the Royal Academy of Arts. UCLan were winners of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for Most Innovative Contribution to Business for our University collaboration with the Recycling Lives project.

University of Central Lancashire Strategy 2015-2020

Professor Lubaina Himid CBE

Connecting with the World

The University of Central Lancashire has always

educational horizons, and builds on established international links to work with new partners around the world. The University’s Travel Bursary Scheme continues to go from strength to strength, providing students with the opportunity to add an international dimension to their studies. Globalisation provides life changing opportunities and our University is a true trailblazer. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma had a devastating impact on Sint Maarten where the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is based. The University responded quickly and decisively to accommodate the displaced 643 medical students and staff who were transferred to Preston to continue their tuition in just nine days. This resulted in winning the Internationalisation category in The Guardian University Awards 2018. We achieved excellent results in the 2017 international student barometer survey in which we ranked top in the country for ‘fair and transparent assessment of work’ and ‘explanation of marking criteria and satisfaction with assignment feedback’.

maintained a global outlook, focused on providing students and staff with unique opportunities and cultural experiences that impact, influence and encourage innovation in teaching, research and partnership. UCLan’s journey began in the late 1980s with Shenzhen University, when the locality amounted to nothing more than a small fishing village. Shenzhen is now one of the most successful and largest cities in China. Further partnerships followed with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, which has seen more than 1,500 students graduate over recent years, Beijing Institute of Technology and Shanghai University of Business and Economics. It is more than 30 years since UCLan started out on its journey with China, leading the British Higher Education sector in delivering UK degrees in partnership. As China has developed so has UCLan’s offering, becoming more diverse and innovative and reflecting UCLan’s strategic approach to China. The University now enrols students from more than 120 countries and has partnerships

“Growing strategic, high quality partnerships in targeted overseas locations, providing international students with access to cutting-edge UK higher education.”

with 125 international institutions. Its growing

global reputation and reach is stretching even further as the University encourages UK students to broaden their

University of Central Lancashire Strategy 2015-2020

Connecting With Business and Enterprise

Growing new income streams through commercial endeavours is critical to the future financial success of the University. We believe in establishing collaborative partnerships with our business customers. What sets us apart

We have a strong track record for securing funding aimed at supporting and developing the region’s small business community. Specific projects, hosted by UCLan, or in collaboration are all aimed at wealth creation, safeguarding jobs and helping businesses gain a competitive edge. The Centre for SME Development

is our strong reputation for applied business research,

entrepreneurship, innovation and bringing academic excellence to life. Innovation is part of our culture and we need to continue to work hard to establish links with local, regional, national and international businesses, sharing and exchanging our expertise and research to help give our customers a competitive edge. We believe in creating a University that works for everyone - students, businesses, investors and the community. To achieve this, we build strong partnerships for sustained success, delivering excellence through collaboration. The challenges and pressures of the business world are brought together with the latest specialist expertise, research and applied practice from the world of Higher Education to achieve real results.

UCLan’s Centre for SME Development is a business membership network and a gateway for small, medium

“Cultivating a dynamic, supportive and enterprising environment in which our students, graduates and staff can establish resilient businesses - an area in which we will continue to be sector- leaders.”

enterprises (SMEs) and all types of businesses to access the wealth of support and expertise that the University has to offer. The Centre for SME Development is committed to sharing and using all the resources available to help the region’s SMEs to prosper. Our focus is on engaging with the business community to create a vibrant, co-operative and constructive network where everybody benefits from being a member.

University of Central Lancashire Strategy 2015-2020

Student Life

Investing in our campus Our £200m Masterplan is well underway - a major investment in creating a world-class campus which will provide all our students with an exceptional learning and social experience. Our brand new social spaces are bright, modern areas packed with comfy sofas, table tennis, pool tables, beanbags and study spaces, and are perfect for students and staff alike. Our new c.£60m student centre, will enable us to provide even better advice and support to all students. Our brand new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art facility, with integrated teaching and research space. It creates an environment that inspires teaching, research and knowledge exchange, establishing UCLan as a leader in engineering innovation. Our newly-opened Oasis Multi- Faith and Spirituality Centre offers a warm welcome to students of any faith or none. The creation of the new Adelphi Square will connect the University and the surrounding city like never before, providing an attractive public space which will play host to community events and become a vibrant hub of activity.

Sport and wellbeing We pride ourselves in having a healthy campus so the majority of our students are eligible for free sports membership. Students are encouraged to get involved in one of the many sporting opportunities at UCLan, either in our four-storey indoor sports centre on campus or at our outdoor sports arena, which features an international standard athletics track, cycle track, all- weather football and hockey pitches, tennis and netball courts, alongside facilities for strength and conditioning. Students’ Union The Students’ Union (SU) has over 100 clubs and societies, offering something for everyone regardless of interest or ability. They even offer students the chance to set up their own group, which range from the Disney Appreciation Society to a Quidditch group. The SU also run a range of recreational sport activity and the Give it A Go programme runs throughout the year providing numerous activities, events and trips. There are also over 25 Sports Clubs run by the Union.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion We are committed to delivering a welcoming and inclusive culture which promotes equality and values diversity, a commitment reflected in the shared values of those who work and study with us.

Our vision is to strengthen our culture of equality, diversity and inclusion for our diverse University community, where everyone can feel safe, valued and supported. We proactively work to promote and embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do; through a range of equality awards, accreditations, networks and equality leads. We strive to ensure that our work is central to all policy development, decisions and practice, and that employment, study and other services are genuinely accessible to everyone. We believe in in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Our framework of equality, diversity, dignity, respect and fairness extends to all of our community; staff, students, partners, visitors and the wider community and is strongly aligned to our life-changing mission. We recognise that continuing to draw on the widest and most diverse range of talent for our students and staff is essential to the continuing success of the University.

We are committed to enabling all individuals to benefit from higher education irrespective of any protected group they belong to and providing a high quality learning experience that empowers our students to perform to the very best of their ability. Similarly, we want to provide an inspiring working environment for staff that allows people to develop their knowledge and skills. We also work with external communities to broaden participation and dialogue and maximise the potential benefits in the communities we serve. We value the unique contribution of all staff, students and the community. We strive to create a trans-inclusive culture, workplace and learning environment; free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation where all trans people are treated with dignity and respect in the gender with which they identify.

Wellbeing and Support We’re proud to offer all our students second-to-none support services and we’ll be there for them from the day they arrive until the day they graduate and beyond. Every corner of our new £60 million Student Centre has been designed to support their wellbeing. It’s the place to go whenever they need advice and support – whether they’ve got a quick question or need to have a more in-depth discussion with one of our advisers. Our expert team are on hand to offer sensitive and confidential support with everything from financial and careers advice to course information, accommodation assistance and support with their mental health and wellbeing. There is also a network of health and wellbeing support for staff. Whether it be physical or mental health, or your personal and professional career, there are services available to ensure that every employee feels encouraged at work and receives any care and assistance they may require. There is also an annual Diversity Conference to celebrate and enhance understanding of issues which impact on our hugely varied community.

Why work at the University of Central Lancashire? Come and join one of England’s largest universities in the heart of the North West. We are proud to be international in reach and outlook, but we’re also proud of our roots in Preston and the North West. We are the largest university in Lancashire and the third largest in the North West, with a staff and student community of around 38,000 people. You will be based at our Preston Campus in the heart of a thriving city surrounded by miles of beautiful Lancashire countryside, with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a stunning coastline within a short distance. Preston is a city of around 144,000 people and provides a friendly, low-cost environment to work in. In 2016, PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked Preston as the best city in the North West to live in*.

We are committed to providing all our employees with a rewarding career in an environment where they feel valued, respected and supported. There are numerous opportunities for professional development, including mentoring and coaching support for current and aspiring leaders. We are passionate about our people. We invest in our employees, inspiring creativity and new ideas that transform the future of education and research.

*Good Growth for Cities Index, 2016.

For appropriate candidates there will be an opportunity to be considered for a Professorial title. We have PhD scholarships available to enable research-active colleagues to continue that work.

In addition to a competitive salary, you will also have access to the following benefits:

• You will be eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

• We offer a range of travel discounts to staff to reduce your travel costs. We also work in conjunction with CycleScheme. • You’ll have access to our high quality, Ofsted regulated pre-school and nursery, to help with childcare (costs apply). • We have supported the establishment of a number of Staff Network Groups concerned with equality and diversity.

Economically the University is one of Preston city’s biggest assets. The University is one of the largest employers in Preston. It employs one in every three staff working in universities in Lancashire and one in every 14 HEI staff from across the region. Last year our students spent more than £220 million in the region. Despite being a university city and home to 135,000 people, over two- thirds of Preston is classed as rural. Situated in the heart of North West England, Preston forms a key part of Lancashire’s diverse offer. The city of Preston is a vibrant, cultural and friendly city with a very long history. It was given the status of a market town in 1179 and obtained city status in 2002, becoming England’s 50th city in the 50th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The city centre boasts the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, which was announced as one of 16 additional visual arts organisations across the UK to join Plus Tate, the contemporary visual arts network. The city’s historic Winckley Square Gardens have been officially reopened to the public following a £1.2 million restoration backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Campus life at UCLan is city-based but in less than an hour you can be on the Fylde Coast, walking in the stunning Lake District or the Forest of Bowland, sight-seeing in Lancaster, shopping The City of Preston and the Region

in Manchester or Liverpool, or enjoying the best local food at one of the many farmers markets in the county. Preston also has many parks, including Avenham Park, which is a fine example of traditional Victorian parkland in the heart of the city. Beacon Fell Country Park is located just 10 miles outside Preston and offers a variety of trails as well as spectacular views of the nearby Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay. The city is also home to Preston North End Football Club. Brockholes is an award-winning local nature reserve which is home to a range of woodland and lakeside walks and includes a variety of hides to suit all visitors; its Visitor Village scooped awards for Design and Innovation and Tourism and Leisure in 2011.

Located a short distance from the coastline, the Lake District and larger cities of Manchester and Liverpool, both of which have international airports, Preston is also one of the most networked cities in the country, easy to get to from across the UK - by road, rail and air. The city is well served by the M6 motorway both north (J32) and south (J31), and the University is half a mile from Preston railway station - a major hub on the West Coast Mainline and just under an hour away from Manchester Airport.

Job Description

Job Title: School/Service: Grade: Responsible to: Responsible for:

Head of Sustainability Estates and Capital Projects (ESCP) J Director of Estates and Capital Projects Energy, Carbon and Utilities Manager; Sustainable Travel Officer

Job Purpose:

• Faciliting cohesion of the University sustainability network. • Represent the University externally with groups such as EAUC, AUDE etc. • Manage relationships with neighbours, local authorities, partner organisations and other HE institutions. • Lead the development of internal

The Head of Sustainability will be responsible to the Director of Estates and Capital Projects for:

• Leading the University’s drive to improve its environmental performance across all of its activities.

• Developing environmental sustainability, policy and strategy to deliver agreed targets.

communications channels and ensure effective communication across the institution.

• Communicating and promoting awareness of sustainability matters across University staff, students and service providers to deliver cultural and behavioural change.

3. To lead on the transfer of the sustainability strategy into University policy and operations through the development of the sustainability team vision and objectives. • Writing business cases for changes in University policy, strategy or operations to make them more sustainable. • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with all faculties and departments to ensure there is a wide understanding of the University’s sustainability impacts and lead action plans on improving the University’s environmental performance from the whole University community. • Facilitating expert groups to ensure that sustainability is at the centre of the University decision making in areas such as masterplanning and business planning. • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with external peer groups including contributing to working groups and best practice initiatives. • Providing expert advice to Deans and Directors on sustainability issues. 4. Lead the development of mutually supportive links with academia, to exemplify the development of best practice and the research agenda. Promote new technologies and keep abreast of latest developments.

• Developing the management infrastructure and governance to support the strategy.

• Developing mutually supportive linkes with academia, and external partners.

• Membership of and full participation in the Departmental Leadership Team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To lead the development and implementation of the University’s strategy for Environmental Sustainability across all the organisation’s activities, consolidating different strands of sustainability work in order to achieve University objectives. 2. To develop a clear sustainability governance structure reflecting the relevance of all issues to all parts of the University community and its stakeholders. • Chair and facilitate consultative groups on sustainability issues. • Advise on sustainability issues at University committees.

8. To actively manage the University’s sustainability reputation and minimise the risk associated with this: • Ensuring regular information dissemination on the University’s environmental and sustainability activities to both internal and external audiences. • Faciltating cross University working on award applications linked to sustainability. 9. Work collaboratively with other ESCP teams to ensure best practice and appropriate design solutions for all projects. Develop and implement a coherent energy and sustainability strategy for the University estate, aligning opportunities with the University strategy, supporting sub-strategies and with the carbon reduction plan for the estate, all set in the context of increasing student numbers and the long term ambition for the development of the University estate. 10. Ensure the team has appropriate skills and necessary management competencies; identify and provide development opportunities 11. Manage key external relationships including local and statutory authorities, landlords, tenants and suppliers. 12. As a member of the ESCP leadership team, play a full role in management of the department, working collaboratively across disciplines to contribute fully to the development and implementation of the institutional estate strategy, business plans and financial planning.

5. Manage the delivery of an improved sustainability approach.

• Working collaboratively with other ESCP managers and those across professional services to develop the structure of the delivery team, assessing staffing needs and controlling workload. • Continually assessing the performance of the team, adapting structure and staffing where necessary. • Ensuring appropriate funding is made available to the team from both internal and external sources including sourcing and researching funding opportunities, reporting and monitoring and provision of business cases to secure both internal and external funding for particular projects. • Raising the profile of the team through the development of a communications strategy and team identity. 6. Work closely with the University SHE team on maintaining the accreditation to ISO14001 Integrated Management System to ensure that the University is compliant with environmental legislation covering but not exclusive to energy, waste, transport, water and biodiversity. This will include: • Managing internal and external audits of the system and arranging senior management review specifically for the environmental aspects. • Analysing data to inform an annual Environmental report.

13. Promote and demonstrate a personal commitment to the University values.

7. To manage the collation of data on sustainability issues.

14. Comply with UCLan’s policies at all times and ensure that duties are carried out in accordance with relevant procedures.

• Work closely with members of the ESCP and SHE teams on extracting and analysing data on resource use for management review. • Lead in the development and preparation of environmental data and information as part of the annual programme of estate management statistics. • Benchmark the University’s performance within the sector and against similar organisations using national and regional indices.

Person Specification




Work Experience

• Experience of shaping, planning and delivering a strategic vision for enhancing the University’s energy and sustainability performance. • Experience in delivering successful energy efficient building and refurbishment projects and of developing and managing energy projects from inception to completion including developing the business case and return on investment. • Hands on experience of managing utility procurement contracts, overseeing supplier performance and challenging records, statements and utility bills. An understanding of the energy market and risks and opportunities. Success in taking direct responsibility for a significant energy and utilities budgets in excess of £3m per annum and reporting on energy and utility price trends and highlighting risks. • Proven success in developing and presenting energy performance and budget reports for a range of audiences and in leading the production of an annual sustainability report for a large institution.

• Developing systems and proce-dures for wide application. • Experience of delivering an insti-tutional change programme.

• Experience of devising, implementing and managing extensive carbon and energy awareness campaigns.

• Business management demonstrating sound commercial awareness.

Education/ Qualifications

• Degree or equivalent in an appropriate environmental and/or property related discipline i.e. Sustainability, Energy Engineering, Energy/ Environmental Management, Building Services. • Membership of a recognised professional body such as CIBSE, the Energy Institute, IMech E, IWFM.

• Post graduate qualification in environmental issues.

• Management qualification.

• Project management qualification.

Skills/ Abilities

• Demonstrable knowledge of the opportunities presented by efficiency improvements to infrastructure such as HVAC systems, pumping systems, electric systems, building management systems. • Proven ability to shape, plan and deliver a strategic vision for enhancing the University’s energy and sustainability performance. • Strategic management and strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and to develop and motivate others. • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to produce well-articulated business cases and delivery plans.

• Budget management skills.

• Ability to think creatively.

• Change management.

• Excellent self-management and project management skills; able to organise and meet deadlines.

• Attention to detail in the preparation and delivery of management information to a wide audience.

• Leadership and coordination of project teams and stakeholder groups.

• Highly developed numeracy and IT skills to support the business.


• Strong customer and student focussed approach.

• A positive and “can do” ap-proach.

• An understanding of and de-monstrable commitment to the University’s Values as a framework for decisions, actions and behaviours.

How to apply

The University is being supported on this recruitment campaign by the search consultancy The Management Recruitment Group (MRG).

To arrange a briefing conversation please contact our advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk / 07976 125 010) or David Craven (david.craven@mrgpeople.co.uk / 07932 717 438). Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than four pages) and a covering letter (of not more than two pages). Applications should be sent to ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk and david.craven@mrgpeople.co.uk


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