Vacancy: Technical Services Sustainability Officer at Manchester Metropolitan University (Closed)

By 28th February 2023 March 24th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technical Services Sustainability Officer

Location: Manchester All Saints Campus

Faculty / Function: Professional Services

Salary: Grade 6 (£27,929 to £31,411) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£28,488 to £32,039)

Closing Date: 22 March 2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Contracted Hours per week: 35

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Technical Services team in a brand-new role as our Sustainability Officer.   

Our team comprises approximately 200 technicians across the University. We provide specialist support to undergraduate and postgraduate students and the student experience is at the heart of what we do.    

The services we provide underpin a wide variety of academic programmes and we deliver this support via specialist laboratories, workshops, design studios and contemporary arts facilities.    

Our technical staff provide a high level of expertise and technical knowledge, playing a key role in supporting students in their studies and project work.    

We provide support for research, consultancy and knowledge exchange activities.     

We are a positive, forward-looking service, committed to a culture of continuous improvement and service excellence.    


This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking for an impactful and exciting role. We seek to appoint a Sustainability Officer to join our positive and supportive team.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Sustainability team and Technical Services Leadership team to plan and deliver aspects of the University’s sustainability engagement programme that develops knowledge, skills, and attributes for a sustainable development amongst staff.  

In addition, you will work with the Sustainability team and Technical Services Leadership team to plan and deliver effective communications that contribute towards a number of key objectives (e.g. student experience, knowledge, skills, and attributes for sustainable development, reputation as a leading sustainable University, awareness and understanding of the University’s sustainability commitments). 

You will be primarily based in the fantastic Great Marlborough Street Building, Manchester Metropolitan University    

About You:    

We are seeking an individual who has a passion for sustainability and a desire to use their skills and abilities to make a positive impact. Our successful post holder will have the necessary skills to pro-actively build effective working relationships internally and externally, at all levels. In addition, they will have substantial experience of understanding and conveying sustainability information and data that needs careful explanation and interpretation.  

How to apply:   

Application is by CV and covering letter.   

For informal queries about the position, please get in touch with Natalie Kennerley, Technical Services Development Manager,  

Interviews will be taking place on 4th April 2023 

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.   

In addition to a competitive salary and an industry beating pension scheme, we offer access to a wide variety of benefits and discounts.  We also offer generous holiday packages, which include 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure  

In recognition of staff contributions to the University’s achievements during the 2021/2022 academic year, an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum will be added to your salary until 31/07/23 in order to ensure consistency amongst existing and incoming staff.  This additional 2% will be paid pro rata in equal monthly instalments, on top of your salary each month until 31/07/23.    

Hybrid working is offered for this role, while you will work most of your time on campus you may work a proportion remotely. We acknowledge the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process including potential job shares.   

 Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.   

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.