Sustainability Officer

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you enjoy the satisfaction of successfully completing a project delivering significant improvements? Do you want to support the development and delivery of the Trust's Sustainability Strategy?

The Estates and Facilities Division is seeking a Sustainability Officer to join our forward thinking Sustainability Team to deliver a variety of projects for the Trust.

Priorities of the role will be to:

o Support the delivery of the Sustainability Strategy

o Promote sustainable travel and develop options for staff

o Lead campaigns

o Lead the Sustainability Champions Network

o Support Working Groups from across the Trust to deliver the Sustainability Strategy

The role represents an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to build further experience and knowledge in sustainability, and to prove their capabilities in project management and facilitation.

Informal enquiries regarding the post are welcome and should be addressed to:

Katie Fremantle

Main duties of the job

Please see attached JD and person spec.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the sustainability strategy for the Trust. This will include supporting the tasks required to ensure compliance with related legislation, regulations, codes of practices and technical guidance; developing the relevant policies and performance targets for the Trust. They will also be required to support the development of the Trust's Sustainability Strategy, including the annual completion of the Sustainable Development Assessment Tool (or relevant NHSi/E tool), and the maintenance of the Sustainable Development Management Plan.

The role will have responsibility for supporting the breadth of sustainability issues at the Trust, however has a specific responsibilities and focus on the areas of; sustainable travel; green spaces; air quality; and staff engagement.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Sustainability compentency


  • Degree in Sustainability or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience in equivalent role
  • Good understanding of current sustainability trends and issues
  • Project management


  • Experience working in an NHS organisation
  • Able to work autonomously

Communication skills


  • Demonstration of ability of present coherently to stakeholders
  • Worked with social media or other comms teams across an organisation
  • Demonstration of working with key stakeholders across organisations

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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