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Imperial College London is seeking to make the crucial appointment to the role of Sustainability Manager, in its drive to meet its Sustainable Imperial target of Net Zero Carbon by 2040.

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in the country, with over 500,000 sq.m of space predominately in Central and West London, and further operational, commercial and investment property interests elsewhere in the UK.

At this crucial time for climate action, the Sustainability Manager will play a key role in ensuring the implementation of Imperial College’s Sustainability Strategy 2021-2026 is realised along with our net zero carbon 2040 goal. In the context of global efforts and agreements on climate change and growing emphasis on sustainability in higher education, you will work with staff and students across the College, from our word-leading sustainability research institutes to key operational staff, as well as external partners.

We are seeking an individual with experience of shaping, planning and delivering strategies that enhance an organisation's sustainability performance.  Whilst playing a key role in strategy development and evolution, you will be delivery and impact focused, with a track record of leading the delivery of projects and programmes (such as behavioural change, investment projects, transformation) resulting improved sustainability performance.

Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills are essential due to the highly influential nature of the role.  A motivation to lead and develop a team is also key, as the Sustainability Manager will be tasked with growing the Sustainability team to Imperial has the necessary resource and skills to meet its targets.

The Sustainability Manager appointment offers the opportunity to be directly responsible for leading an ambitious and important sustainability agenda on behalf of a globally renowned higher education institution.  The candidate brochure can be viewed at

Imperial Managers lead by example.

For a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group on .   Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to

Closing date for applications is Sunday 28th August 2022.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

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