Sustainability Project Manager – EAUC / Central and South Scotland College Partnership

The UK's sustainability alliance of universities and colleges, the EAUC, has a unique opportunity for an exceptional person to support three Scottish Colleges on their sustainability journey. Are you that person? 

Salary: Grade 7 (£34,304-£38,587), plus 12.5% employer pension contribution

Contract Type: Fixed term for 18 months, with potential for extension.

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Borders College, Forth Valley College, West Lothian College or home based, with regular travel between the three colleges (likely one day in each per week initially) and around central Scotland

Closing date: Sunday 3rd October at midnight

Interview date: Wednesday 20th October at Forth Valley College's Falkirk Campus (depending on Covid-19 restrictions at the time)

About your new role:

Hosted by the small and dynamic EAUC-Scotland Team, this new role will work between three of Scotland’s colleges to progress sustainability within governance, operations, teaching and learning and engagement activities.

Job Purpose:

  • To lead the sustainability agenda across the three partner colleges, working with colleagues at each to develop and implement sustainability plans and projects in line with the requirements and guidance from the Scottish Government, College Development Network and EAUC.
  • To be the resident “expert” on sustainability for all three colleges, supporting all staff and students in their efforts to progress sustainability in governance, operations, teaching and learning and engagement activities.
  • To develop business cases, secure funding for, develop and manage a number of existing and identified sustainability projects across all three colleges, and to advance sustainability ambition and action by proposing additional work.
  • To develop collaborative projects between the three colleges, and enhance communication between the colleges and with other EAUC Members

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification from the bottom of this page

Sabbatical applications are welcome.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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 sustainability rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, EAUC-Scotland works with members of the further and higher education sector to deliver an ambitious Programme to support universities and colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda.

This is a unique role, and whilst this role is an EAUC member of staff you will be based in and working for the 3 colleges as part of a shared service. You will benefit from the wider support of the EAUC team as well as the teams in each of the colleges. You will be rewarded with involvement in a dynamic charity, generous holidays and a 12.5% employer pension contribution.

The EAUC is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its workforce and trustees and actively encourages diversity in applications. You can view our Equality and Diversity policy here, which is currently under review.

To apply:

Please provide your CV AND a covering letter supporting your application which clearly outlines why you want to work for EAUC Scotland and the Central and South Scotland College Partnership, and how your experience to date aligns with the role, expected duties, skills and knowledge. 

EAUC-Scotland will be anonymising all applications prior to shortlisting as part of our commitment to minimise any unconscious bias within our recruitment process. Please submit your CV and Cover Letter without your name or photographs within either document, making your name the document file name(s). We will rename these documents before they are passed to our shortlisting panel. Email your anonymised CV and Cover Letter to

Applications that do not fulfil the application process will not be considered.

Please also consider completing the Equal Opportunities Form available to download below. This will not be linked to your application, and will be used to help EAUC understand our success at attracting a diverse range of candidates to apply for roles within our organisation. This should be emailed separately to Fiona on


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