Student Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

9 January 2020 by

Student Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

Full time, Permanent
Posted 2 years ago

Purpose of the Post
To operationally co-ordinate the engagement of UWE students in the Sustainability Agenda, through

  • Delivery and development of the UWE Green Team, Sustainability Committee;
  • Empowering UWE students to challenge and contribute to the sustainability agenda at the University of the West of England and The Students’ Union;
  • Coordinating the student-led sustainability related volunteering projects; and
  • Supporting students to develop their own sustainability-related projects/community activity.
  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Green Team and Sustainability Committee
  • Working with the elected part-time sustainability officer, Sustainability Committee And Presidents
  • Recruit UWE students to participate in a ‘Green Team’ from across all UWE campus sites
  • Recruit students to the elected Sustainability Committee
  • Support the Green Team/ Sustainability Committee to develop their own activities and campaigns to engage students on the sustainability agenda
  • Support elected students officers to challenge the University and
  • Students’ Union on their Sustainable Development commitments
  • Coordinate the Greener Futures Award, engaging Sports Clubs and Societies in the Sustainability agenda. Reviewing the programme yearly to best engage these groups.
  • Work with Opportunities Department and elected Vice-Presidents to recognise the success of student groups at yearly awards ceremonies
  • Work with UWE sustainability and external organisations to organise and promote workshops, events and interventions to inspire students to be part of a change culture
  • Work with the Marketing Department and UWE Sustainability to communicate information about Students’ Union, UWE and local events and campaigns to the student body
  • Support the elected Sustainability Officer to achieve their objectives alongside the Representation and Community Manager Student-Led Sustainability Projects
  • Facilitate the achievement of the student-led projects aims, objectives and campaigns, through action plans and reviews with the project groups
  • Promote the ‘Change for Change’ funding for student-led projects and support successful applicants in setting up projects/events
  • Work with the Community Manager to nominate projects/ volunteers for local and national recognition awards
  • NUS Green Impact
  • Contribute to the Students’ Union’s Green Impact submission, through working with student groups and Students’ Union colleagues to create campaigns and events with evaluated impact
  • Support the Community Manager in creating case studies and that showcase the positive change achieved
  • Supporting the development of an embedded sustainability culture across the Students’ Union


Qualified to Degree level or A levels with equivalent experience

Involvement in sustainability or green related projects

Initiating, organising and promoting events and activities

Liaising/networking with a diverse range of people

Experience of volunteering roles; either as a volunteer, or a volunteer coordinator

  • Customer service
  • Understanding of the principles of sustainability
  • Fully proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise a challenging workload
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
  • Approachable and personable
  • Ability to present a professional and positive image of the Students’ Union
  • Able and willing to work outside standard office hours as and when


  • Willing to travel within Bristol and the surrounding area


  • Current clean driving licence
  • Experience of a Higher Education institution or Students’ Union, as a staff member or student
  • Initiating, organising and promoting activities for students or young people
  • Understanding of the current issues in higher education and the needs of students within Higher Education
  • Experience of organising or delivering training
  • Working knowledge of health and safety

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Job Features

Job CategoryCoordination, Marketing
Salary£20,269 per annum
Instructions for how to applyPlease download an application from our website -
Closing date for applicationsWednesday 15th of January 2020 at 17:00

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