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Sustainability Projects Assistant

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University of Leeds


1mo ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £22.2K - £23.1K
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Placement Program



  • Sustainability sits at the heart of the University’s strategy. With an ambitious Climate Plan and commitment to embed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across all that we do, this is an exciting opening to join the Sustainability Service.
  • Through our strategic approach to sustainability, we draw on the diverse expertise of our community, requiring significant engagement and collaboration internally and externally, to facilitate behaviour and process change. We are looking for a Sustainability Projects Assistant to join our team for up to 12 months from August 2023. We are looking for a proactive and creative individual to assist us in delivering key projects and to embed sustainability across the University.


  • You will be a penultimate undergraduate student at the University of Leeds who wishes to take a year in industry as part of your degree. You will have a passion and enthusiasm for sustainability, experience of project delivery, an ability to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication skills.
  • We welcome and encourage applications from all academic disciplines.

Area of Responsibilities



  • This is a unique opportunity to work within a large institution at an exciting time of change, where sustainability plays a key strategic role. You will be part of a team that is leading the way in sustainability initiatives across the Higher Education sector. You will gain insights into how to implement and embed sustainability into a complex institution, develop contacts throughout the University and have an opportunity to influence change on many levels. You will also develop vital employability and transferrable skills, essential for your future career.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Apr 7, 2024




22214 - 23144 GBP


  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance. 
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.