A core element of Somerville College’s strategic plan is a commitment to improving sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and creating a long-term strategy for ensuring that we can operate in an environmentally sustainable and efficient way.
To support this we have secured funding to create a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for environmental sustainability and demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the relevant issues to join us on a one-year, fixed-term basis as a Sustainability Officer.
You will use your knowledge and skills to assess our current carbon footprint and create a three-year plan for sustainability at the College. As well as participating in and supporting the work of the Sustainability Working Group, you will liaise with student bodies and the wider College community to engage others in sustainability activities and take a pro-active approach to researching and reporting on initiatives to improve and develop consistent, sustainable operations in the College.
A sound knowledge of environmental sustainability, ideally gained through current or very recent study in a related field or equivalent work experience is a must. A professional, efficient and flexible attitude towards your duties is also essential. As a new post the duties are likely to evolve over time so a pro-active and hands-on approach is needed to get the most out of your time with us.
You must have the right to work in the UK.
For further details please download the further particulars below.
The closing date is 10.00 a.m. on Monday 1 November 2021.