Students Organising for Sustainability UK
We are excited to be recruiting for Project Managers to deliver on our national sustainability
engagement and education projects, programmes and campaigns.
SOS-UK is a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability. We know environmental
sustainability cannot be achieved in isolation, so our work spans across issues of climate
justice and wellbeing as well. We believe in lifelong learning and work on sustainability
across all forms of education from early years to workplace learning.
We see the power and potential in students and young people to be at the forefront of change.
We believe that when students lead on sustainability, they learn about it, picking up the vital
knowledge, skills and competencies they will need to help transform society into a more just
and sustainable place.
Our vision is to see: more students leading on, and learning for, sustainability; an education
system repurposed around the climate emergency and ecological crisis; and sustainability that
is more inclusive, so it is for everyone.
Find out more about SOS-UK, who we are and what we do by visiting our website.
ABOUT THE ROLE
You will deliver our education and engagement projects, programmes, and campaigns at specified
educational institutions and other organisations as well as cross-cutting organisational
priorities for national and, sometimes, international initiatives. Project managers ensure
delivery is to a high standard and engagement benefits both the individuals and the
The mix of programmes allocated to each project manager varies year-to-year depending on
geographical location, externally funded projects, skillset, and interests. Most of our project
managers work across our largest and most established programmes – Green Impact, Student Switch
Off (Student Engagement in Residences), Responsible Futures, and the Learning Academy – as well
as a mix of our smaller projects and campaigns.
Experience of managing successful projects, campaigns or programmes relating to sustainability
is essential. You will have previously worked with students in tertiary education and be
experienced in stakeholder management. Experience working with public-sector organisations such
as the NHS is also desirable, but not essential.
You will be joining a team of passionate and committed staff who take a collaborative and
positive approach to their work. We welcome applications from all individuals who share this
energy and aspiration for transforming learning for the betterment of society, the environment,
and the economy.
We have two Project Manager positions available based in England. We are looking for someone
based in London or the South-East but can be flexible on location for the right candidate.
Please state your location clearly in your application.
We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from
individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race,
religion, sexual orientation.
We recognise that candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised-Ethnic backgrounds are
under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for
people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are
committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet
the minimum criteria for a role (at least 80% of the criteria in the person specification) and
are from a BAME background, you’ll be guaranteed an interview. It is important to note that
this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us
that they’d like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be
based on the most suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.
Find out more about what it’s like working for
SOS-UK. If you would like to speak to a member of SOS-UK staff not involved in the
interview process about how your experience might meet the requirements of the role, please get
Please apply via our online application form, we are unable to accept CVs. If you are unable to
complete or application due to accessibility needs, please contact [email protected].
Please state on your application where you are likely to be located.
Location: Homeworking within England, ideally in London or the South-East. We
have a London office that London-based staff can use two days per week.
Working patterns: Fixed term until September 2023, with possibility of
extending. 35 hours per week. The role involves weekly UK-wide travel with some early starts
and late returns, and up to six overnight stays per year. Flexible work patterns, part-time and
job share opportunities open to negotiation.
Salary: Starting salary £31,052 per annum in London (£27,647 outside of
London), rising to £34,952 (£31,547 outside London) over 5 years of service. Cost of living
increases are applied annually, with the percentage increase determined annually. We provide up
to 6% pension match contribution, with life assurance for all those in the pension scheme.
Other benefits: 27 days of holiday, rising to 30 days (additional year for
every year worked for the first 3 years), plus bank holidays and additional Winter closure.
Enrolment in company benefit schemes including cycle to work scheme and access to a
comprehensive health cash plan.
Closing date: Sunday 23rd October 2022
Interviews: Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November 2022
Preferred start date: As soon as possible from mid-November
Find out more & apply
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