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Senior Environmental Sustainability Programme Manager

Reference IRC254148  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Salary Additional Information £38,969 - £43,300 - 12 months with option to extend / make permanent
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/07/2020
Company Name Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
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Directory Entry : NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council - is the leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK.
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With a core budget of over £7Bn, over 8,000 employees and genuine global reach, UKRI provides a unique opportunity to make a real difference in delivering environmentally sustainable research and innovation to help meet tomorrow’s challenges today. 

Based within the Natural Environment Research Council, the UKRI Senior Environmental Sustainability Programme Manager will play a key role within the UKRI Sustainability Team in the implementation of UKRI’s new Environmental Sustainability Strategy. You will develop and lead environmental performance improvement projects to establish a sound foundation and framework for the delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives in areas including carbon emissions reduction, sustainable procurement, resource efficiency and biodiversity.

You will work with UKRI colleagues and external stakeholders to identify and establish innovative approaches to sustain UKRI’s world-class science and innovation whilst reducing carbon emissions. You will champion evidence-based decision making through managing the development of our performance reporting systems and help to maintain compliance with relevant environmental legal, statutory reporting and other requirements.

You will be responsible for managing external contractors providing technical advisory, auditing, assurance or data management systems. You will also be responsible for identifying, mitigating and managing risks and opportunities associated with carbon emissions reduction and other environmental sustainability activities.

You will need:

  • Degree level qualification or comparable experience in an environmental science or sustainability field. 
  • Leadership experience in a sustainability role.
  • Excellent programme and project management and organisational skills - able to manage multiple high-level projects and conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrable experience in building networks to ensure high quality data reporting and to identify and share best practice.

Choosing to come to work at UKRI, means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please click the apply button. Please include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Closing date for applications is 12th July 2020.

Interviews will be held on W/C 21st July 2020.

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