Following the announcement last month from Professor Ian White that the University will develop a new Climate Action Framework, University Executive Board has agreed next steps. The aim of the Framework will be reducing carbon emissions and contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, being clear on areas which will have the greatest impact. A Climate Action Framework Working Group will be established, with workstreams on research, learning and teaching, and University campus emissions reduction, amongst others.

The University will shortly be commencing an internal recruitment round for two, fixed-term posts:

  • An Academic lead, likely to be 0.3FTE for 12 months, who will spearhead the development of the Framework and chair a new working group which will provide active support. This is a senior role and we will be looking for colleagues with significant research experience. The postholder will report into the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research).
  • A co-ordinator post at Grade 7, likely to be 0.5FTE for 12 months. We will be inviting applications from staff, including as a secondment following our usual guidelines. This postholder will play a crucial role in supporting the Academic lead and working group, co-ordinating different workstreams and bringing external and internal insight to the project.

The Academic lead post will be advertised first, with the aim that they join the interview panel for the co-ordinator role.

These posts will shortly be advertised on the University’s website in the usual way.