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Jobs in Sustainability

We’re looking for people with a passion for sustainability to join an award-winning team. Join us in our mission to become the university of the future, and achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040.

NTU has been classed as one of the most sustainable universities in the UK for the past eight years and has also been ranked in the top five most sustainable universities globally (2021). We ensure environmental, social and economic sustainability is part of what we do and support our partners and suppliers to do the same.

Our Net Zero Carbon (NZC) programme contains various workstreams and projects.  Covering areas such as Supply Chain, Energy & Water, Travel & Transport and Partner Accommodation, there’s plenty of opportunity to make a difference.

In line with our Embracing Sustainability strategy, we’re focused on reducing our carbon footprint by 24% by the end of the current strategic plan in 2025 and by 50% by 2030.  We’re looking for people with a passion for sustainability to join our large team. In whichever role you choose, you’ll be critical in reducing our environmental impact by identifying opportunities and implementing change through the work you do.

Our Opportunities

We’ve created new roles as part of our commitment to net zero carbon and sustainability.  We’re looking for people to work collaboratively to lead and implement projects that create sustainable change. Our roles range in scope and responsibility but are a core part of a bigger team, offering mentoring and development opportunities.

This is a great time to join NTU and be instrumental in making a difference to both our environmental footprint and support the wider carbon neutral 2028 ambitions of Nottingham.

Closing date for all roles is 22nd April 2022. Please note we may contact candidates for interview before the closing date or close the vacancies prior to the closing date.

Sustainability Manager

Salary: £39, 739 - £50, 296 per annum

Working alongside the Head of Sustainability, you’ll be responsible for project managing Net Zero Carbon (NZC) across all workstreams, focusing on the Embracing Sustainability strategic objectives and targets.

You’ll manage a team and work alongside colleagues within the NZC framework to initiate, implement and monitor projects that deliver carbon savings and environmental benefits.

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Senior Sustainability Projects Officer

Salary:  £34,304 - £38,587 per annum

Working alongside the Director of Campus Services, and colleagues within the Net Zero Carbon (NZC) framework, you’ll lead the delivery of projects and initiatives associated with travel & transport, catering and partner accommodation (including halls of residence and the student's union).

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Sustainability Projects Officer

Salary: £28,756 - £33,309 per annum

Working alongside the Sustainability Manager, you’ll be instrumental in contributing towards Net Zero Carbon targets and you’ll be responsible for supporting projects that ensure performance against objectives.

You’ll work collaboratively with colleagues within the Net Zero Carbon (NZC) framework, identifying new projects and initiatives focused on carbon reduction and waste minimisation.

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Sustainable Procurement Project Manager

Salary: £39,739 -  £50,296

Working alongside the Head of Procurement, you'll work collaboratively with colleagues and suppliers to lead and coordinate NZC projects and initiatives associated with the supply chain workstream.

You’ll develop the roadmap that identifies and prioritises actions and activities to meet NTU’s carbon reduction targets within the supply chain.

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Sustainable Procurement Project Assistant

Salary  £22,847 -  £24,871

Working alongside the Sustainable Procurement Project Manager, you'll support the Net Zero Carbon programme and be responsible for reviewing, analysing and reconciling data relating to NTU's supply chain.

Through learning how NTU procures goods and services, you'll support the identification of supplier impact on our supply chain and document approaches to reduce this impact.

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Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about any of these posts before making an application, or aren't sure which role best suits your skill-set, please email the NTU Sustainability Team at

To apply for any of these roles, you will need to provide a CV and a covering letter explaining why are you are suitable for the role.