Sustainability Officer

City, University of London

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic
excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries
and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff
producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has
made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and
continues to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university.


The Sustainability team is responsible for the management and improvement of institutional
sustainability, including environmental monitoring and compliance. As part of the Property and
Facilities department, the team collaborate with colleagues across Professional Services and
the Schools to embed sustainability in the University’s activities. The team works across all
areas of environmental and social sustainability, using the United Nations Global Goals for
Sustainable Development as a framework. 


Working independently, the Sustainability Officer acts as institutional lead on a range of
sustainability initiatives. You will be responsible for maintaining the environmental
management system (EMS) documentation and records, conducting internal EMS audits and
developing associated policies, in line with internal stakeholder requirements. You will
contribute to the development and delivery of the Sustainability Strategy and operational (e.g.
waste, energy, travel) and engagement (e.g. staff, students and external stakeholders)
activities, which align with and support the University’s strategy. 

Person specification

The successful candidate will have experience working across a range of environmental and
sustainability issues within a large and complex organisation. They will be passionate and
knowledgeable about sustainability and its context within a business environment. The
individual will need to be highly motivated and organised, with the ability to manage their
workload across competing priorities. Excellent team work and communication skills will be
essential for this role and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate both their
analytical thinking and creativity, as the situation requires. 

Additional information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive
package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11th April 2023 at 11:59pm.

Interview date: Scheduled for the week commencing 1st May 2023.

Subject to agreement, relevant Professional Services roles may be undertaken in a hybrid way.
This involves a combination of working on campus and at home each week.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the
successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City,
University of London’s premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all
its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender
identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin,
religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. City operates a
guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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