Carbon and Energy Team Lead

University of Cambridge

The Role:

The University of Cambridge is seeking an experienced and committed individual to join the
University’s Sustainability Team as Carbon and Energy Team Lead.

The Sustainability Team provides strategic direction to the University on environmental
sustainability issues. It develops and implements long-term plans to reduce the University’s
carbon emissions, to manage and mitigate its environmental impacts and to comply with
regulatory requirements.

The Carbon and Energy Team Lead plays a key role in supporting the Head of Sustainability with
management and leadership of the team, and developing the University’s strategic approach to
environmental sustainability. Heading up the Carbon and Energy team, part of the Sustainability
Team, the post holder is responsible for overseeing and ensuring delivery against the
University’s carbon reduction commitments, and robust management of its utilities. The post
leads on a wide programme of carbon reduction activity and, as the principal source of guidance
for the University on matters relating to carbon and utility management, has extensive contact
with staff at all levels throughout the University and with external partners and

This is a great opportunity to help shape the sustainability performance of a world class
institution, and an exciting time to join the University to work on these issues.

About you:

In order to succeed in this role, you will join us with:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Extensive experience of stakeholder engagement and working with a range stakeholders;
  • Extensive line management and team management experience;
  • Extensive project and programme management experience;
  • Knowledge of a broad range of environment sustainability matters, in particular those relating
    to carbon and energy;
  • Experience of contributing to strategic planning and of making complex decisions;
  • A commitment to achieving results and ability to self-motivate and motivate others.

Benefits of working at the University of Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service related pay progression and annual cost of
    living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities;
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly
    schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates
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Please quote reference BA36381 on your application and in any correspondence about this

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