Education for Sustainability Co-ordinator

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

About ARU:

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
ARU’s research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK’s leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

 

About the Role:

At ARU we see education for sustainability as a key part of our curriculum, and we’re seeking someone who can work across the university to support academic staff in integrating sustainability as part of our active and inclusive curriculum, as well as to encourage and support students to take practical actions to address our local and global sustainability challenges.

The post holder will join the Education for Sustainability team based within the Global Sustainability Institute, and work closely with ARU’s Learning and Teaching staff, the Student Union and other individual staff and students.  

 

You will have a degree or relevant professional qualification, and you will have experience of EfS/ESD, ideally in a higher education setting. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. This role would suit someone who is passionate about sustainability, has excellent interpersonal, project and time management skills and has an enthusiastic and flexible approach to working co-operatively and as part of a team.

 

For further information about this post please contact Prof. Alison Greig, Professor Of Sustainability Education, at alison.greig@aru.ac.uk.

 

Find out more about working with us.

 

We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

 

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

This role does not qualify for visa sponsorship under the point-based system and is therefore only open to applicants with the right to work in the UK.

 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

 

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification. 

 

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