The University of Wolverhampton

Sustainability Manager

Wolverhampton Campus
Estates and Facilities
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44,706 - 51,779 pa
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Sustainability Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sustainability Manager, to join our Estates & Facilities Directorate at the University of Wolverhampton. You will be responsible for the development of compelling five-year plan and an additional five year look forward that will ensure the University is on target to achieve its objectives, this plan will need to be achieved through ensuring key stakeholder engagement and buy in.


Sustainability Manager Responsibilities 


  • You will be responsible for identifying, assessing, and confirming best option funding opportunities for projects and working with the relevant internal/external stakeholders to present cost-efficient modelling that will, support the university’s objectives whilst propose minimal expenditure or alternative payback options.
  • Development of the strategy and development and implementation of the annual plan associated to achieving Sustainability, Carbon reduction and National Net Zero plans
  • Identifying the strategies and initiatives that need to be adopted to reduce the carbon footprint across a living campus.
  • Responsible for identifying various alternative funding opportunities and identifying those that are in the Universities and wider communities’ bets interest.
  • Responsible for the on-going development, reporting and evaluation of stakeholder engagement strategies at all levels.
  • Responsible for identifying and delivering income generation and Capital funding projects from green funding bodies aimed at reducing energy consumption.


Sustainability Manager Requirements


  • Degree or higher equivalent in the built environment and/or sustainability
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) qualification or working towards is essential
  • Membership of CEnv (Chartered Environmentalist) is also essential, full membership of IEMA would be ideal
  • Demonstrable understanding of sustainability and the circular economy.
  • Experience working on sustainability matters and strategies (i.e. carbon footprinting, life cycle assessment, sustainability reporting, sustainability data analysis, environmental policy, environmental education/engagement).
  • Experience in the management of complex construction projects.
  • A sound understanding of contractual procedures, including the application of frameworks in the UK construction industry.
  • A deep understanding of energy contracting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbal and written and to present coherent arguments to achieve the desired outcome with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Significant experience of managing budgets and financial resources.
  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrable experience of planning the delivery of service and events.
  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing teams through change.
  • Good standard of IT literacy together with Planning and Project Management Software.

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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