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Sustainability Coordinator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Somerset House, London
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 14/04/2021
Company Name Julie's Bicycle
Contact Name
Telephone 0208 746 0400
Email recruitment@juliesbicycle.com
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


6-month full time, fixed term contract

Location: Somerset House, London (*)

Salary: £26,000 p/a (pro rata for 6 months)

Reporting to: Arts Council England

Programme Lead Start date: Must be available to start by 31st May 2021

Normal hours: Office hours are 9.30 - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday

Other: Annual leave is 25 days plus standard bank holidays (pro rata) Cultural entitlement of £250 (pro rata) to spend on arts/ cultural events All employees are also able to claim 1 hour a week for personal wellbeing (*) Due to COVID-19 the Julie’s Bicycle team are currently working from home. This is being reviewed on a regular basis.

If you would like this application pack in a different format (e.g. large print or audio file), please email recruitment@juliesbicycle.com


Julie’s Bicycle is a leading non-profit organisation, mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate crisis. Founded by the music industry in 2007 and now working across the arts and culture, JB has partnered with over 2000 organisations in the UK and internationally. Combining cultural and environmental expertise, JB delivers on high impact programmes to meet the climate and ecological crisis head-on. Change culture, culture changes the world.

Our work includes research, training, consultancy and policy development. We provide the creative community with the full range of tools, knowledge and inspiration to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement. We run a rich programme of events, projects, advocacy and campaigns.

Our Creative Green programme offers a suite of free carbon calculator tools and a certification scheme – which is the recognised benchmark for sustainability achievements within the creative industries. Julie’s Bicycle is Arts Council England’s delivery partner, supporting its funded organisations to report their carbon footprint and develop environmental policies and action plans.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an ambitious organisation working at the intersection of culture and climate. We are looking for a proactive and motivated individual, with an interest in the arts and culture, and a commitment to environmental sustainability, to join a thriving team at the heart of the cultural response to climate change.

We encourage people from any background to apply for this post. We are committed to creating a workforce which is representative of our society, and to bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to help shape what we do and how we work. We are particularly keen to hear from people of colour and those who self-identify as disabled.


The Sustainability Coordinator will support our partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) ACE Programme, by providing guidance to National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs): organisations which receive core funding from Arts Council England, as they submit environmental data, policies and action plans through our reporting portal, the Creative Green Tools. The role will also provide administrative coordination for our Creative Climate Leadership Programme CCL Programme and at times provide inputs and coordination for the wider ACE Programme and other areas of our busy and varied programme.


• Support National Portfolio Organisations in understanding their environmental performance including energy use and source, water, waste, travel and transport and reporting on their environmental impacts and carbon footprints.

• Answer telephone and email queries from reporting organisations

• Analyse data from carbon calculators, spreadsheets, surveys and interviews

• Support the team with environmental behavioural change and staff engagement strategies and initiatives for creative organisations

• Write and develop content for reports and new resources as required, such as fact sheets, guides and top tips, and copy-write material for final publication according to Julie’s Bicycle’s style guidelines

• Support delivery and coordination of our Creative Climate Leadership programme, including participant liaison, preparation and follow-up of training sessions.

• As time allows, provide coordination and/or content support for other areas of the Julie’s Bicycle programme.



• Experience in supporting environmental action in organisations, communities or similar and/or a qualification or training in environmental science / studies / management / sustainability or a related area.

• Experience in handling quantitative and qualitative data (i.e. numerical and text based data)

• Experience of liaising with customers, third parties, or similar, and offering support, troubleshooting and problem solving

• Experience with excel spreadsheets or other similar software

• Some experience of writing materials (e.g., summaries, reports, case studies, communications materials or equivalent), ideally for a non-technical audience

• Some experience of coordination or administration.


• Experience in carbon and/or environmental footprinting

• Knowledge of operational sustainability issues e.g. energy, waste and/or water management.


* Numerically-competent

* Good written skills

* Good interpersonal communication skills

* Computer literate

* Excellent attention to detail

* Strong organisation and coordination skills

* Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment

* Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative

* Interest in the arts, culture and creative sector

* Ability to work well in a small team



If you’d like to apply, please

* Complete the application form

* The equal opportunities monitoring form you’ll find HERE.

Send these to recruitment@juliesbicycle.com by 12 noon Wednesday 14th April 2021 Interviews will take place virtually on 26th / 27th April (tbc)We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer; we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, culture, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Julie’s Bicycle supports flexible working and this post will be considered for flexible, part time and job share arrangements. Please note, this post is open to people who already have the right to live and work in the UK, as Julie’s Bicycle is not currently in a position to sponsor a work visa. Thank you for your interest

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