Research Assistant – Sustainability & Education

Reading, Berkshire
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Part Time

Research Assistant – Sustainability & Education
Part time (21 hrs/wk), permanent
Based central Reading, Berkshire
Salary £27-32,000 FTE pa plus benefits

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is the leading international provider of supported online learning for the Built Environment, with over 90 years’ experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities for the industry.  UCEM offers a range of property-related academic programmes, as well as providing professional development and tailor-made corporate training courses.  

Supporting, and taking forward, the development of sustainability education across the institution you will embed sustainability into the curriculum and as part of the wider student experience. This is an exciting opportunity across a wide range of education for sustainability areas and to get involved in the research and implementation projects.

You will carry out audits and reviews to support the levels of sustainability across our courses whilst continuously ensuring that the sustainability initiatives, research and project activities are progressed in accordance with relevant objectives and timescales. You will engage with staff, students and relevant teams across the institution to support them in the practical adoption, and implementation, of UCEM’s initiatives.

You must be educated to at least a first-degree level within a relevant academic subject and have a proven track record of project co-ordination and meeting deadlines, as well as a methodical approach to problem-solving with great attention to detail. A subject matter expert with knowledge of the sustainability education field is essential, along with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. An understanding of the importance of the ‘Student Experience’ is a desirable factor, as well as experience of working within a similar role and academic/teaching experience.

At UCEM we expect all our employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support.


We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look:


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Aled Williams on 0118921 4763 or email Alternatively contact the HR team on 0118 467 2113 / 7051 or email

To apply please send your CV, covering letter, and Recruitment Check Form to

Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 10.00 a.m. 


Please note any appointment to this post is conditional upon and subject to an enhanced certificate (criminal record check) issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which will also include a check of the DBS Barred Lists.


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