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Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability
London, with a hybrid working approach
Competitive salary plus excellent bonus and benefits package

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the leading infrastructure and services partner to UK Universities, is seeking to appoint a Director of Energy & Environmental Sustainability.  This is a senior leadership position with accountability for developing and leading on UPP’s Energy and Sustainability strategies ensuring that UPP continues towards becoming a sector leader for energy and environmental sustainability.  

UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, operating over 35,000 rooms in partnership with 15 world-leading universities across the UK. We have launched our ambitious Building Futures strategy and are mobilising to deliver this at pace. 

The Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability will build and manage relationships with our senior leaders and partners ensuring energy and environmental sustainability strategies, policy and plans are integrated effectively across all that we do.   Working closely with the business development team, you will position energy management and environmental sustainability at the heart of our core offer, representing UPP at relevant sector events and as a key figure in our work winning dialogues.

You will lead on energy and utilities strategy and management across our portfolio ensuring that directly and indirectly procured utilities are cost optimised, and their supply arrangements are stable and secure.  The role calls for exceptional influencing skills, and you will drive our environmental agenda across the key business value areas, ensuring we meet our commitments and objectives. 

This is an exciting time to join a commercially focused, high performing, customer and results oriented organisation that operates with energy, pace, and passion – and a to play a key role ensuring that UPP provides sustainable, high-quality and industry-leading facilities.  To learn more the candidate brochure can be viewed at 

UPP is an inclusive, flexible and supportive employer (we have the Investors in People Gold Accreditation) that offer comprehensive employee benefits (pension, medical, 29 days holiday plus bank holidays and many other perks including access to our UPP Rewards portal, offering discounts from a variety of retailers, restaurants gyms and more), in addition to competitive base salaries and bonus potential.  

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett ( / 07972 579 938) at MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to  All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.


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