The EAUC is fortunate to have a dynamic and dedicated staff base who are passionate both about sustainability and the Further and Higher Education sector. As the EAUC continues to grow, each member of staff strives to inspire change by continually learning and developing innovative new ways to solve problems and challenge unsustainable practices.
Drawing together a wide range of experience from a wide range of backgrounds, EAUC staff work hard to support all EAUC Members and strategic partners (and anyone else who needs them!) throughout the UK on all sustainability issues.
The EAUC has two offices. Thanks to a partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, the EAUC’s Head Office is based at their Park Campus in Cheltenham. The University of Gloucestershire has embraced sustainability and was the first to achieve university wide ISO14001 status.
We also have a Scotland office based at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
Head Office - Cheltenham
Commended by his Headmaster for being able to spell the word ‘environment’, it seemed Iain’s destiny at an early age that he would develop a passion for sustainability. This destiny was later fulfilled when Iain became the first dedicated Environmental Officer in a UK college. Iain soon became an EAUC trailblazer and led the birth of the EAUC. Today he is the face of the EAUC and loving every minute of it.
After contracting malaria while working in agricultural community development in Kenya, Africa is in Iain’s blood and he gets there as often as he is allowed by his family. Otherwise, he runs a small farm in the beautiful Teme Valley on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border.
Director of Operations and PlanningFiona joined the team in November 2005 and is responsible for managing our operations and planning. She is responsible for our business systems, managing our finances and office and our legal requirements. Fiona is responsible for monitoring, measuring and reporting on organisational performance. Fiona is also responsible strategically for all Member Services such as our newsletters, events, Annual Conference, Green Gown Awards and LiFE. Prior to joining EAUC, Fiona has gained experience working in a variety of charities, both regional and national, as well as working at a university. Fiona works part-time - Mondays - Thursdays spending her other time on gardening and admiring her green roof.
Events and Communications OfficerNina joined the team in August 2015, after working on Events and Communications for a number of organisations. Nina is responsible for delivering communications for the EAUC, including newsletters and social media content and also organises EAUC events such as the Annual Conference.
Nina volunteers as the Gloucestershire representative for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and spends her spare time reading and cycling.
Member Community Officer
Claire joined the team in November 2016 as Member Community Officer after previously working in the environment and charity sector. Claire is responsible for the membership journey of our Community Members and will also be looking after the Regional and Community of Practice groups.
Please do contact her if you have any questions about Membership.
In her spare time, Claire is a keen sportswoman, loves to travel and is currently attempting to learn Spanish.
Finance OfficerJenny joined in July 2015 working as our Finance Officer. Jenny has worked in finance for many years and will manage the day to day finances at EAUC. Jenny works part time (Monday-Wednesday).
In her spare time Jenny enjoys pilates, walking and gardening.
Scotland Office - Edinburgh
Scotland Programme CoordinatorRebecca joined the Scotland team in September 2014 as Scotland Programme Coordinator and from September 2016 will be stepping up to become Scotland Programme Manager; taking a lead on a number of projects under the UCCCfS programme and strategic direction of the EAUC-Scotland office activity.
Rebecca started her sustainability career with a degree in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews, where she also helped launch the University’s Transition Initiative and student re-use scheme. Since then she has spent a year studying and travelling in the USA, completed an MSc at the University of Edinburgh, worked for Transition University of St Andrews, set up a pop-up Creative Hub and Christmas Market in an empty shop, and worked for Youth Music Theatre Scotland.
Scotland Project AdministratorGillian joined the team in 2014 as the Project Administrator. As of September 2016 she will be filling the role of Scotland Programme Coordinator; working on a variety of projects as well as engaging with institutions, strategic partners and company members.
In her spare time you will find her out on the lacrosse field playing for the local Edinburgh team or away hillwalking in the Pentlands.
Communications and Event InternScotland Communications and Event Intern
Clara is temporarily joining the team as Communications and Event Intern. She has just recently finished her Masters in International Management and Leadership and has always been enthusiastic about sustainability. She is keen to learn as much as possible during her time at the EAUC.
In her spare time Clara enjoys eating, baking, yoga and knitting.
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