Sustainability Solutions Facilitator, UCD Innovation Academy

04 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Fixed-term post of a Sustainability Solutions Facilitator within UCD Innovation Academy.


Want a role where you can make a difference?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of society through transformational educational experiences. We prepare learners for the challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene and 4th Industrial Revolution by fostering Innovation Mindsets, with an emphasis on Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. With 1000s of learners each year, 6 flagship programmes and a major strategic collaboration (Convene), between UCD, TU Dublin and seven enterprise sectors, the UCD Innovation Academy (IA) seeks to recruit a Sustainable Solutions Facilitator for its ambitious four-year growth plan.

This will be an in-person role in order to facilitate learning in the Sustainable Living Lab. Reporting to the Technology Integration Manager, the Sustainability Solutions Facilitator is a new role, ensuring that current and emerging sustainability related technologies (e.g. hydroponics, carbon capture, integrated renewables, recycling and upcycling etc.. ) area appropriately applied and integrated to enhance the work and working environment of the Innovation Academy.

You will work to understand needs, innovate and test new approaches, collaborate with the Creative Makers Facilitator and support the development of our Sustainable Living Lab (and sister Makerspace) to provide services to the IA team and programmes, the wider Convene Programme and across the University. As Sustainability Solutions Facilitator, you will ensure our students, the Innovation Academy and partner programmes are ready to flourish in an age of disruption and transition.

If you are intrigued by the opportunity to shape the IA's future role in higher education and make an impact on society and the economy, please check more details at:

95 Administrative Officer I Salary Scale: €44,614 - €60,557 per annum.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th July 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.