This vacancy has now closed

  • Advertised from 16th October 2019
  • Appointment will be made at the starting point on scale (plus optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution) Fixed term until 31st March 2021 (employment beyond March 2020 dependent on confirmation of funding from April 2020-March 2021, due in December 2019)


About you and your new role:

EAUC Scotland are funded by the Scottish Funding Council to inspire, empower and support leadership and collaborative action for sustainability across all Scottish universities and colleges. You will be joining the team at an exciting time, as we wrap up, evaluate and report on progress over our 2017-2020 programme and start to develop a whole new range of funded projects.

EAUC Scotland designs projects in response to the needs of the sector, with project areas including ensuring effective leadership for sustainability at all levels of universities and colleges, developing skills and knowledge in the sector, ensuring effective sector collaboration and representation, and supporting students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and resilience they need for the future.

Supported by the experienced EAUC team, our advisory groups of sector representatives and a wide variety of partner organisations, and guided by the agreed programme outline, you will have the opportunity to draw upon your own skills and experiences to lead this process, and influence how the Scottish tertiary education sector respond to the climate emergency and sustainable development agenda.

As part of the EAUC Scotland team you will be part of, and receive support from, the team within the EAUC Headquarters in Cheltenham, and your work will contribute to wider organisational activities and targets. Within this context, the appointee will work under the direction of the EAUC Chief Executive.

About us:

EAUC are a not-for-profit, member-based charity, run by members for members. From starting out as a voluntary organisation in 1996, we have grown to represent institutions with over 2 million students and nearly 400,000 staff with a spending budget of over £25 billion. We help leaders, academics and other professionals to drive sustainability to the heart of their post-16 education institutions in the UK and internationally. The EAUC is an independent registered charitable company, with our Headquarters based at the University of Gloucestershire.

With sustainability and carbon reduction rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, the EAUC office in Scotland worked with members of the further and higher education sector to develop an ambitious Programme to support universities and colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda until March 2020. We are currently designing a Programme to support the sector from April 2020 until March 2023, and will receive confirmation of funding in December 2019.

This role will manage the finalisation of the 2017-2020 Programme, and the establishment of the 2020-2023 Programme to deliver the activities and outcomes agreed with our funders, the Scottish Funding Council, alongside the needs of the sector.

We will commit to giving you many opportunities to share your ideas and develop your experience, and you will be rewarded with involvement in a dynamic charity, generous holidays and an optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution.

Application notes

For further information and to apply go to:

Closing date: Wednesday 6th November at midnight

Interview date: Monday 18th November, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh. Virtual interview available on request.