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Strategic Environmental Sustainability Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Bristol
Salary Additional Information Contributory Pension, Life Cover, 28 days holiday per year
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/10/2021
Company Name Bristol Zoological Society
Contact Name Jenny Chatwin
Email jchatwin@bristolzoo.org.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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Contract Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £30,000

Contract Type: Permanent

The Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) is a conservation charity that works in 10 countries around the world and runs two zoos and several Higher Education programmes in partnership with university/college institutions. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team with broad knowledge, experience and/or understanding of measuring emissions/resource use. Experience in project management related to sustainability is essential. Your role will be crucial in helping us complete our mission of saving wildlife together and becoming a beacon of sustainability.

Main Responsibilities

You will drive forward the Bristol Zoological Society’s Environmental Sustainability Programme for our transition to the new Bristol Zoo site in 2024.

You will contribute to making us a leader in zoo sustainability, as an integral part of our strategic plan to put sustainability at the heart of our operations.

You will represent the Society in regional and national meetings and groups related to Sustainability and the current Ecological Emergency.

You will be responsible for influencing the conservationists of the future through guest speaking on our Higher Education Teaching, as required.

There may be occasions when the post holder is requested to work in other Society locations, or carry out other duties considered reasonable by the Society or its representatives.

Please review the Job Description/Person Specification at www.bristolzoo.org.uk/strategic-environmental-sustainability-officerin detail for more information.

The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, with a flexible but methodical approach to work and will be happy to work in a busy team environment. You should have excellent communication skills, along with good organisational and interpersonal skills.

If you are passionate about sustainability, have the determination to drive forward change, combined with excellent project management and communication skills, we want to hear from you.

Why work for Bristol Zoological Society?

  • The main aim of your project work is real-world impact in sustainability. Thus, you will be implementing solutions to sustainability critical to the Society and assessing the impact of those solutions.
  • You will be working for one of the UK’s leading zoo and conservation charities, and joining a new Sustainability programme to bring BZS into line with our target of being carbon neutral by 2030.
  • You will join a team with a diverse set of skills and work collaboratively across the department and the Society as a whole to plan/design/implement the Sustainability Strategy in collaboration with our maintenance, facilities, animal and vet departments.
  • You may be supported to participate in relevant conferences, working groups, committees etc. as most relevant to your role in the Society and the Sustainability programme of the Society (this is at the discretion of the Head of Department and in line with the approved budget). 
  • You will have the name and reputation of Bristol Zoological Society behind you when applying for relevant funding for the Society Sustainability Programme.
  • You will be joining a zoological society and conservation charity with a new vision, to become an example of a modern zoo with conservation and sustainability at its heart.

Using the Bristol Zoo online job portal at www.bristolzoo.org.uk/strategic-environmental-sustainability-officer, please submit:

  • your CV, including a list of your relevant experience, skills and education
  • the Bristol Zoological Society application form
  • A cover letter; clearly indicate how you meet the required characteristics of the Person Specification in this letter. The cover letter should be written into the Other Information section of the BZS application form, as you can only upload two files to the job portal

We recognise the value that diversity adds to our work and organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, as we value having a diverse pool of applicants to find the best person for the role.

Closing date is 21st October 2021 at 12 noon (UK).


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