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 [email protected]. 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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