Sustainability Strategic Plan Programme Manager

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Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 per annum
20 Sep 2021
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17 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Estate, Environment & Transport

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (3 years)
Closing Date:  Sunday 17 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1503921TD

Our vision is that by 2030, sustainability will be a part of everything the University of Southampton does: our individual behaviours, how we work together, and how we make decisions for the future. This is key to achieving our mission of changing the world for the better and delivering on the University Strategy.

You will coordinate delivery of the Sustainability Strategic Plan, enabling the programme team to deliver the comprehensive change programme as defined by the Sustainability Implementation Group (SIG) and overseen by the Sustainability Strategy Group. You will work in partnership with the Executive Programme Sponsor – DVC (Academic) - to enable the design, delivery and monitoring of the University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan. This ongoing and comprehensive programme has harnessed multiple themes as defined by the Strategic Plan and translated into goals with specific measures and outputs.

You will report to the Associate Director, Environment & Sustainability to integrate the change programme into the ongoing work led out of Estates and Facilities, delivering on the University KPI around delivery of a net-zero road map. You will also work in partnership the Chair of the Sustainability Implementation Group and acts as a business partner for the Sustainability Strategic Plan delivery team to ensure that all goals are met, within budget and in a timely manner, so that external and internal reporting deadlines and KPIs are met or exceeded. You will have excellent technical and communication skills, with the ability also to plan and manage your own workload.

You will be a positive and proactive problem solver and have the ability to manage often conflicting priorities at the same time, to ensure that work is delivered on time and to a high standard. A PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent, or traditional project management qualification is considered essential for the role. You will be able to build, manage and motivate project teams in a matrix management environment. You will be professional, clear thinking under pressure and act as a role model within the team, whilst also being self-sufficient and able to work independently.

We support a flexible approach to work, including home working, as well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Furthermore, Southampton, at the centre of the south coast,  is a fantastic place in which to live, work and socialise – so regardless of what life stage you are at, you will find a dynamic and vibrant city that caters for all. 

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lizzie Cessford (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1503921TD on all correspondence

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