Head of Sustainability

The Head of Sustainability is a newly created role reflecting the importance of improving the University of Exeter’s environmental performance. You will act as the catalyst to drive forward our environmental & sustainability strategy and lead on all environmental and sustainability initiatives.  The role is fully accountable for the success in devising and delivering the University’s Sustainability Plan, Waste Management Plan, Sustainable Travel Plan, Energy Plan in addition to our Biodiversity Policy.

This is a senior management post that will lead and direct all environmental sustainability across our diverse portfolio which will require significant leadership experience across a comparable multi-site estate. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills with strong stakeholder management ability across all levels. The successful candidate will have significant experience of developing and implementing sustainability strategy with a track record of continual improvement. This role will suit proactive individuals with high levels of drive and determination who will enjoy the full support of the senior leadership team across the University.

This role offers the opportunity for an ambitious sustainability professional to take up a career defining role and drive forward the sustainability agenda across a progressive organisation with one of the most beautiful and diverse campus environments in the UK.  The Candidate Brief can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/195277/

The University of Exeter estate comprises over 360,000 square metres of academic, administrative, commercial and residential accommodation on 430 acres of land across Devon and Cornwall. We are currently in the early stages of a programme to invest c.£450m to deliver the physical and digital environment we need to support world-class research and an internationally excellent education, accommodating our students and our world leading academics in exceptional teaching, learning and research spaces.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, having achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. 98% of our research was rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.  With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work.

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion to learn more please contact our retained search advisor Michael Hewlett at The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is 12th May 2019.  Final interviews will be held on 19th June 2019.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.