Marketing Events Officer – Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon

16 June 2020 by

Marketing Events Officer – Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon

Contract, Full time, Part time
Posted 1 year ago

The Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon project will provide an exciting new catalyst for low-carbon economic growth in Devon. The -5 year, £2.6m programme (supported by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)) will enable Devon-based organisations to access research, business support, and engage with the University of Plymouth around the low-carbon agenda. More information.

The project will be delivered through the following 4 interlinked activities:

Sustainability Hub Refurbishment: To refurbish a building on University of Plymouth campus that will provide a physical space where businesses, social enterprises and community groups can mix with researchers and students around the issue of sustainability. More information .

Low Carbon Research and Innovation: To support research, innovation and growth within the following sectors in Devon:

Green wall and roof sector
Power Electronics (PV & LEDs)
Creative Industry sector
Energy Behaviour Change in buildings

Carbon Reduction Project: To bring significant energy savings through delivering an LED lighting retrofit programme in various University buildings.

Knowledge Exchange: To support interaction between the University of Plymouth and local Devon-based enterprises through knowledge exchange events, low-carbon internships, and research collaborations across the whole low carbon sector.

The Marketing and Events Officer post for the Low Carbon Devon project is an exciting opportunity to work in a progressive and cutting edge University and really make a difference in Devon. The post will involve working with innovative businesses, world-leading academics, enthusiastic students, dedicated community groups and passionate social enterprises.

Some Key Duties Include

  • Work closely with the project’s Knowledge Exchange Officer (KEO) and Industrial Research Fellows (IRFs) to plan and facilitate a comprehensive programme of Low Carbon events, including workshops and seminars aimed at business and other stakeholders to take place in the Sustainability Hub, but also at other geographical locations – also via digital means; e.g. webinars.
  • To develop and oversee the marketing and communications plan for all aspects of the Low Carbon Devon project, for example through social media, print media, web, banners and videos, in order to maximise reach and engagement with the project.
  • To interface with customers, partners and stakeholders, providing information, guidance and referrals regarding the LCD offer, as the first point of contact for LCD.

You must have practical marketing and communication experience and a keen interest in supporting a shift to a low carbon economy. You must also have experience of event organisation and delivery to deadlines as well as the development of web and social media activities.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Pearce, Project Manager – Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon by email

The hours for this position are between 22 to 37 hours per week and you will be appointed on a fixed-term basis until 30th November 2022 due to funding. The anticipated start date is 1st September 2020. Please note that this position requires engagement with various stakeholders across Devon and so the exact start date may vary depending on the social distancing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

Job referenceA7217

Date posted22/05/2020

Application closing date


Location Plymouth

Salary£25,941 – £30,046 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

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Job Features

Job CategoryCoordination, Marketing, MICE
Salary£25,941 - £30,046
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Instructions for how to applyApply online at
Closing date for applications21st June 2020

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