Now Recruiting: School Sustainability Representatives

Monday 14 September 2020

Be the link between your Academic School and the University’s sustainability goals – we are now recruiting School Sustainability Representatives for 2020-2021!

This is a voluntary position for undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of St Andrews. The role requires approximately two hours of work per week. The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Run sustainability-themed events to drive sustainability forward in your Academic School
  • Take action and be an agent for sustainable change at your Academic School
  • Be the communicative link between students, your Academic School, the University’s Environment Team, and the Environmental Sustainability Board to make the University of St Andrews into the first carbon net-zero University in the UK

The role opportunities include:

  • Network with academics, professional staff, and sustainability representatives across schools
  • Gain experience in sustainability engagement, event management, and behaviour change
  • Be an agent of change for sustainability

Successful candidates will receive training in relevant skills by three training sessions:

  • Session 1 (week 3) introduction, knowledge and ideas – the role of the Sustainability School Representative
  • Session 2 (week 5) skills in practice – manage and create your sustainability-themed events experience of sustainability-themed events and to be the agent of change
  • Session 3 (week 8) knowledge, ideas, and skills in sustainable practice – your role in making Green Week into a University-wide event

Are you the right candidate? Email your interest in the role stating your name, year, and academic school, with a short statement why you should be your School’s Sustainability Representative to Applications are now extended by one week and will close Friday 2nd October at 12 noon.


Good luck with your application!

The Environment Team


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