Sustainability Manager - UoEL








The University of East London is a careers-first university. We prepare our students for the jobs of the future and have been doing this proudly for 124 years. Our story started in 1898. We've survived wars, celebrated mo- mentous sporting events and fought against society's biggest sus- tainability issues. Now in the digital age, the world of work is rapid- ly changing, and we're adapting to ensure our graduates have the skills and resilience to succeed in their careers and make a positive impact on society and the planet. THE CAREERS-LED UNIVERSITY We're changing the face of education to match the ongoing funda- mental shift in working cultures. We have collaborated with industry to re-develop, re-design and validate our course portfolio, so the knowledge our students gain reflects the changing needs of indus- try and prepares our learners for sustainable careers of the future.





We've always been a pioneering in- stitution and is our ambitious 10-year strategy. We're reshaping education for the benefit of all, giving students from any background the skills and opportunities to thrive in the modern world.

There's plenty of choice in London. But you won't find anywhere like the University of East London. Nowhere else quite matches us for a unique sense of community. Our communi- ty is made up of 25,195 total students from 140 different countries studying at the University of East London and collaborative partners. • Ethnicity breakdown*: Asian 34%, White 26%, Black 24%, Mixed 5%, Other 4%, Not known 6%

57% , male 43%

52% of our students are the first in their family to attend univer- sity* (* From available data for 2020/21. Figures rounded to nearest whole number)

We embrace diversity. As our cam- puses are home to people from all walks of life, who join us from all cor- ners of the globe, it ensures our stu- dents develop new ideas, discover new opportunities and make new connections.

Gender breakdown*: Female

The East of the capital is full of opportunities with business- es, developments and innovative careers at every turn. The Olympic Boroughs have the youngest, fastest growing, and most multicultural neighbourhoods in the UK. There has never been a better time to live and learn in east London. • 25,195 total students enrolled at UEL & partner institutions (as of 1 December 2021) • 1 new tech company is formed every hour in London (uk- • There will be 125,000 new jobs in East London by 2030 ( With campuses in Stratford and the Royal Albert Dock, we're at the heart of it all. Global businesses are making the area their base and the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf create a bril- liant backdrop. Because industry in the area is connected to the rest of the world, so are we. LONDON IS MOVING EAST

Inclusivity is at the heart of our institution. We are continuously pushing boundaries and finding solu- tions to complex social, environmental, and eco- nomic challenges. • Ranked number 1 in the UK for addressing ine- qualities (2nd in the world) by the Times High- er Education Global Impact Ranking, 2020 • We hold the Athena Swan Bronze award for gender equality, are a disability-confident em- ployer, and we are a Stonewall – Silver Em- ployer • The University of East London achieved a Bronze Race Equality Charter (REC) award in May 2019 We help students develop big ideas for a kinder world, inspiring the workforce of the future through a careers-based education and giving back to the local community.


Our historic Stratford campus is located in one of the best-connected areas of London: close to Stratford's thriving town centre, as well as the Queen Eliz- abeth Olympic Park which hosted the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Stratford campus is home to the School of Education and Communities, and Hospital and Primary Care Training Hub which houses Nursing, Physio- therapy, Podiatry and Occupational Therapy. Stratford's facilities include a new state-of-the-art library and learning centre, upgraded laboratories and computing services as well as a campus restaurant, bookshop and Students' Union cafe-bar. Westfield Stratford City - Europe's largest indoor shopping mall - is just one of Stratford's attractions, alongside many other shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. There are two multiscreen cinemas, a theatre, an arts centre and much more.

DOCKLANDS CAMPUS Our waterfront campus in the historic Royal Docks provides a modern, well-equipped learning environment, with modern lec- ture theatres and seminar rooms, a 24/7 library and learning cen- tre, and a multimedia production centre - complete with audio and visual labs and studios. We are one of the few London universities to have a self-contained campus - jump off the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and you're only steps away from our waterfront campus. There's also easy access to the Elizabeth Line, meaning you can be in Tottenham Court Road in 21 minutes! Our Docklands Campus Student Village is close to everything the local area has to offer and houses many of our students. We have a 24/7 security team on-campus and you can travel to and from our other campuses using our free bus ser- vice. Features include: our 24/7 Docklands library, our £21m Sports- Dock centre, Knowledge Dock, flexible learning spaces, cam- pus shops, the Children's Garden Nursery, a community garden, cafés, eateries, a late bar, plus Student Union facilities, including a student lounge.


University Square Stratford is one of London's most modern and well-equipped campuses. It is home to our institute of Performing Arts and we teach business, law and criminology here too. Our Le- gal Advice Centre gives students the opportunity to give back to the community by offering free advice to those unable to pay for it. We have invested £33 million in facilities including a student cen- tre and help desk, specialist dance and performance art spaces, a Harvard lecture theatre with live lecture capture technology and a

simulated courtroom for mooting experience. The campus is close to new Stratford devel- opments such as Westfield Stratford City, and next door to the Theatre Royal and Picture- house cinema.

• To support our new ways of working and different workstyles, we’ll be introducing new staff workspaces to support agile working and collaboration. • At Docklands we will transform the Knowl- edge Dock building and develop a new, leading facility. The Royal Docks Cen- tre for Sustainability (RDCS) will create a place for impactful engagement and workspace which delivers positive growth benefits for the UEL community as well as residents, communities and businesses across the Royal Docks and Newham. • An enhanced reception within the CC Building at Stratford will become an en- gaging and vibrant focal point for anyone coming to UEL. • In the longer-term we have extensive plans to develop the Stratford campus. These include student accommodation village, sports, student support services and more academic space. • An assessment for the re-orientation of the entrance to the building at University Square Stratford to provide more kerb ap- peal, a welcoming entrance and showcase space.

campuses and learn more about them. We’ll be creating enhanced and accessible Career Zone areas at all campuses to provide more support and guidance for students. Sustainability These works aim to create fun and dynamic spaces for the UEL community to thrive to- day, tomorrow and for years to come. While we make these improvements, we clearly have UEL’s vision in mind to be the most sustainable university in London. In-line with this, the Con- nected Campus team works with local suppli- ers to create sustainable outcomes, carefully considering where resources come from and maximising equipment by efficiently keeping these in circulation for as long as possible. The programme also supports innovative solutions to recover and regenerate materials no longer need so they can be used for other purposes.

Connected Campus is the UEL's multimillion-pound investment programme to improve its three campuses by creating more pioneering, vibrant and welcoming spaces for people to study, work and live. The programme started in April 2021 and is led by the Projects and Es- tates Development (PED) team. During phase one, we invested £20m and: created outdoor focal points (Campus Hearts) at all campuses; showcased our enhanced visual identity and clear signage; developed new places; and introduced new learning and teaching spaces to pi- oneer future careers in a changing world.

Future transformations

The above work will take place during summer 2022 and there are plans for additional works to take place later in the academic year and beyond, including:


We will develop our ground-breaking Hospital and Primary Care Training Hub facility. During phase one we created wards, an at home envi- ronment, a teaching space, a boardroom and placed an ambulance outside. During phase two we will develop this building by creating a new flexible working space that resembles an accident and emergency department, further enhancing UEL’s ambitions to offer an inclu- sive and inter-professional careers 1st learn- ing experience. A student oasis will be created adjacent to the Hub at University House, along with a self-service coffee pod machine creat- ing a truly relaxing space for students, and we’ll be giving the Dome a new look so it can better serve students and staff as an events and en- tertainment venue. University-wide Building on our partnership with Siemens, we are starting to implement our net-carbon zero programme of works which will include LED lighting and building management system up- grades across all campus. Across Docklands and Stratford, we’ll be in- troducing activity trails (sports, discovery and wellbeing) so you can actively explore all the

Building on the success of these works, we are now in phase two and will be developing our estate further to create more spaces that con- nect the UEL community. Docklands We will develop the SportsDock to make the facilities even better. The gym and fitness cen- tre rooms are undergoing a refurbishment with new state-of-the-art equipment, a specially designed indoor cycling studio for live instruc- tor-led and on-demand classes, plus improve- ments to the changing facilities. We’ll be relocating Costa Coffee in the West Building to improve access to University Square and introducing The Merchant – a new social and entertainment VIP space that will act as a multi-functional venue for staff and students to use day and night. The entrance to the AVA building will be trans- formed with wide windows connecting pas- sers-by to the creative work displayed in the re-launched Way Out East Gallery.



At the University of East London, we're constantly adapting. Today's world is changing constantly. Tomorrow's problems are unknown. Society depends on experts for an- swers. Everything we do is geared towards preparing for an unpredictable future. Vision 2028 is our ambitious 10-year strategy. We're working with industry to reshape education for the benefit of all, giving students from any background the skills and op- portunities to thrive in a changing world. Our priorities remain resolute to our mission: driving career-ready student inclusion, in- creasing our reputation for the benefit of our alumni and social impact of the University.


Digital First Developing digital fluency throughout the University, creating learning experiences and spaces which meet the needs of future students, employers and entrepre- neurs. Connected Campus We are globally connected with educators, industry and communities to pioneer futures for a 4.0 economy and inclusive society. Health Gain We believe in health, physical activity and sport for all. We have an elite athlete zone and are the London Talent Hub for Basketball England. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion We are committed to realising an inclusive environment and are one of only 12 universities in the UK with the Race Equality Charter.

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898, from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th. We are a careers-led university. Our mission is to prepare you for the jobs of the future."


Professor Amanda J.Broderick, Vice-Chancellor & President

In Year 3/4 of Vision 2028, we contin- ued to be tested by the global pandem- ic and since then have taken decisive action to advance our education and research impact, while responding dy- namically in constantly changing cir- cumstances. Our multi-layered Covid response sys- tem kept our community safe, our Dual Delivery framework engaged students to ever-higher levels, and our series of wellbeing initiatives provided intellectu- al, emotional and physical support dur- ing a historically difficult time. We also took the opportunity to explore new themes. In Year 3 of Vision 2028 we moved for- ward with the following strategies: • Becoming a leader in the local and global climate change conversation and a net-zero carbon institution

ing of students, staff and the local community with care, compassion and commitment Harnessing the power of sport to transform lives individually, locally and nationally This year we also celebrated the launch of our multi-million pound Connected Campus improvement programme, designed to increase the accessibility of our campuses to our community and to enhance the education and industry inter- face

Future professional | EMPLOYER LED CAREERS ZONES We are proud to announce ground-breaking collaborations with world-leading companies to drive graduate-level ca- reers and fulfil rewarding life goals. Sustainability | EDUCATION 4.0 Implementing cloud technologies to improve performance, generate cost savings and provide an outstanding learning experience for students. Future Graduate | MAXIMISING MENTAL WEALTH The world of work is changing and so are our degrees. We are developing professional fitness to accelerate employ- ment-readiness for a 4.0 economy. Future Life | INNOVATION PIONEERS Our academics are pioneers of new thinking that impact people and planet. Their knowledge advances practice, policy and wellbeing in every community we serve.

Now, as we continue to focus in Year 4 of Vision 2028, our careers-first vision has remained constant. We empow- er our learners, build Industry 5.0 ca- reer-readiness, and nurture an inclu- sive industry-facing environment that is central to the creation of a more di- verse talent pipeline.

Supporting the health and wellbe-




Job Title:

Sustainability Manager

• Take a lead role for environmental sustainability in- itiatives both directly within the Sustainability Team and across the university • Development of policy and strategy for environmen- tal sustainability including preparation and mainte- nance of all necessary documentation. Advise VCG and senior management on compliance with legisla- tion and regulation within this area and manage com- pliance as appropriate • To review existing university and sector policies, pro- cedures and guidance and identify opportunities to improve the University’s sustainability and environ- mental performance, including in the areas of en- ergy, water, biodiversity, procurement, waste man- agement, transport, construction/refurbishment, teaching and research and community engagement • Implement the development, management and maintenance of appropriate environmental monitor- ing systems, surveys and audit processes and their incorporation into existing systems and procedures and records. This includes HEFCE returns, the devel- opment and management of an accredited environ- mental management system (EMS) e.g. EcoCampus with a view to obtaining ISO 14001 • Develop, implement and maintain a University-wide Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon Strategy, along with appropriate carbon targets, KPIs, policies, ac- tion plans and annual review reports • Develop and chair a sustainability working group with representation from university leadership, support staff, academic staff and students for the purpose of contributing to the development and implementa- tion of sustainability and net zero initiatives on cam- pus and aiding the inter-departmental adoption of such initiatives • Manage utilities including: procurement of supply contracts, budget management, monitoring and reporting and implementation of energy efficiency measures • Develop a good knowledge of the existing estate; its buildings, plan and other equipment, patterns of us- age and running costs • Analyse metered information using appropriate soft- ware to identify high users and take corrective action in conjunction with Facilities Management colleagues • Project manage a variety of initiatives from incep-

tion to completion. Agree briefs with stakeholders, prepare programmes and budgets. This will include identification of critical decisions, monitoring pro- gress against programme and budget, reporting to senior management and ensuring energy efficiency measures are embedded in the design of all buildings • Develop an ongoing plan for efficiency improve- ments which reduce utility consumption, emissions and produce financial savings • Engage and liaise with staff, students and other or- ganisations (internal and external) to support the practical adoption and implementation of sustaina- bility initiatives on campus. Also to represent the uni- versity at a local, regional and national scale • Manage the environmental budget, including efficient allocation of resources, monitoring and reporting • Influence other members of Facilities Services to en- sure environmental sustainability is embedded with- in all activities e.g. Capital Projects • Manage promotional campaigns across the universi- ty to reduce environmental impact • Co-ordinate the assessment and positioning of Dis- play Energy Certificates (DECs) for all university premises • Develop the sustainability skills and knowledge of students through appropriate channels e.g. by organ- ising curricular and voluntary activities both through the Sustainability Team itself as well as working with other university teams • Manage internal and external press and promotional activities relating to environmental sustainability, in- cluding management of the UEL Sustainability web- site and UEL Sustainability social media accounts • Undertake such other duties at a comparable level of responsibility that may be allocated by the Head of Facilities Services To work in a safe and healthy manner always en- suring statutory and university health and safety re- quirements are complied with at all times; • Manage initiatives and activities in accordance with statutory health and safety requirements and in par- ticular construction, design and maintenance regu- lations. Health and Safety •


Estates & Facilities Services



Responsible to:

Director of Estates Operations Sustainability Project Officer x2

Responsible for whom:

Liaison with:


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON: The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th. We are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. Vision 2028 has been developed to transform our curriculum, pedagogy, research impact and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our ambitious but achievable goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively. THE DEPARTMENT: The Sustainability Team are a part of the Estates & Facilities Directorate at the University of East London. The Sustainability Team is responsible for the development of the Net Zero & Sustainability Strategy in order to help UEL achieve its goal of becoming a net zero carbon institution by 2030. The Sus- tainability Team promotes and enables sustainable behaviour change across the University’s staff and student population to generate measurable results through staff and student engagement, energy efficiency projects and retro- fits, incorporation of sustainability into the curriculum and sustainability re- porting and communications. Sustainability is also supported by other Deliv- ery Partners in the University such as; Health & Safety, Facilities, Maintenance, Procurement, Finance and Capital Projects.

This role has responsibilities for the management and delivery of environmen- tal sustainability related output including developing the Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon Strategy and strategic energy management. The post holder will act as sustainability champion, leading the university’s drive to improve its environmental performance across all its activities and driving cultural and behavioural change throughout the organisation. This will involve developing and implementing policies and management systems and co-ordinating environmental sustainability activities across the university.


EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS Essential criteria: • Degree in a related discipline (A/IC) Desirable criteria: • Chartered Engineer/Incorporated Engineer (A/I/C) KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE Essential criteria: • Experience of energy management (A/I) • Good working knowledge of building services sys- tems (A/I) • Knowledge of current energy, sustainability, net zero and related legislation industry best practice and associated issues (A/I) • Experience of financial management within a large organisation (A/I) • Ability to analyse and present technical and finan- cial information in a succinct format to a variety of audiences (A/I) • Experience of developing and implementing energy and sustainability policies for large organisations/ existing estates (A/I) • Experience of managing cultural change (A/I) • Line management of environmental staff (A/I) Desirable criteria: • Experience of working in the Higher Education Sec- tor (A/I) PLANNING & ORGANISING • Experience of Project Management (A/I) • The ability to deliver on target and meet deadlines (A/I)

TEAMWORK AND MOTIVATION • Ability to act as a sustainability advocate for the uni- versity and inspire change (A/I)


Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills for working across all areas of the university estate (A/I) • Ability to deal with issues/problems in a friendly and open manner (A/I) • Excellent communication, negotiating and influenc- ing skills (A/I) • Ability to communicate sustainability-related infor- mation to a variety of audiences (A/I) LIAISON AND NETWORKING • Ability to work in a complex organisation with multi- ple internal and external stakeholders and manage teams of internal parties, external consultants and contractors and project teams (A/I)


Good IT skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office software packages and energy related software (A/I)

INITIATIVE & PROBLEM SOLVING • Ability to work on own initiative and effectively man- age Sustainability Team members (A/I) OTHER ESSENTIAL CRITERIA • Commitment to and understanding of equal oppor- tunities issues within a diverse and multicultural en- vironment (I)


BENEFITS are just 30 minutes from Central London. Our Stratford campus is just a few minutes walk from Stratford Station, a major transport hub. Docklands Campus has its own Docklands Light Railway Station, Cyprus. In addition, interest-free season-ticket loans and bicycle loans are offered to all staff, and there is also car parking available subject to application for a parking permit. We offer the UEL – Success Together Retail Card. SPORT AND LEISURE Staff are eligible to join the SportsDock Membership Scheme at a reduced rate. Full details of the scheme and how to apply can be found at: students-and-staff.htm STAFF DEVELOPMENT We are strongly committed to developing the skills and careers of all our staff. Annual personal development re- views and personal development plans are designed to enable you to develop your career, and are supported by an extensive range of courses and events to enhance management, teaching and learning, IT and personal de- velopment skills. We also encourage our staff to obtain a degree or higher level qualification on one of our pro- grammes by part-time study, with fees met by UEL. We have whole-institution Investors in People accreditation for our commitment to staff development and good peo- ple management practices and were awarded Athena Swan Bronze in 2017 on our continued journey to support the career development of women in STEMM subjects We are currently working towards Race Equality Charter (REC) accreditation. Access to discounted movie tickets, grocery shop- ping and other top brands via our online benefit hub • Onsite Occupational health service • Up to 14 hours in work time to support your existing volunteering work • Multifaith areas • Wide range of onsite catering facilities • Salary sacrifice scheme – professional subscrip- tions, bicycle loans, childcare vouchers OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE •

At UEL we are committed to promoting our values of equality, inclusivity and diversity throughout our commu- nity of staff and students. In keeping with this, we have developed a wide range of benefits making UEL an at- tractive place to work. These include family-friendly policies, annual bonus, competitive salary and pension arrangements, a commitment to staff development, vol- unteering and a host of other benefits.


Support staff employees of UEL automatically join the the UEL Retirement and Savings Plan, a generous non-con- tributory defined contribution scheme. The Plan offers a 10% employer contribution without employee contribu- tion, matching employer contributions on a ratio of 1.5 : 1 up to a maximum additional employer contribution of 6%, and generous ill health salary protection and death in service benefits. FAMILY-FRIENDLY POLICIES We have a flexible working policy, tax free childcare vouchers and generous maternity, adoption, parental and shared parental leave policies. You can also access an onsite nursery at our Docklands Campus, the Chil- dren’s Garden run by NEWTEC and a number of nurser- ies local to our Stratford Campus.


UEL holds the Level Two Disability Confidence award recognising our commitment to equality of opportuni- ty for people with disabilities. Anthea Swan Charter – Bronze Award - The Athena Swan Bronze recognises UEL’s commitment to, and success in, supporting gender equality. Living Wage Employer - UEL is a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage means that all UEL staff and the employees of its contractors earn at least an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the capital. Stonewall Silver Employer – Top 100 workplace equality index on LGBTQ+ equality.

TRAVEL Our campuses offer easy access to public transport and

APPLICATION PROCESS The University is being supported on this recruitment campaign by the search consultancy The Management Recruitment Group (MRG). To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett or Craig Douglas at or

Applications consist of a CV and cover letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5th March 2023.

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