Transition Project Officer (Research Facilitator) - CG1510SB
Vacancy Description
Estates, Salary: £21,843 - £25,298 per annum, Start: 24 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years
Transition University of St Andrews (Transition UStA) seeks a Project Officer to facilitate and support research aimed at solving climate change and sustainability issues with a particular focus on those relating to our University's operations and local community.

The role will be based within the Transition University of St Andrews team that sits within the Estates department of the University.

The post holder will develop and facilitate networks that bring together academics and operational staff with the aim of identifying opportunities for collaboration on climate change mitigation. There will be an emphasis on supporting research that links to the Universities operations whilst giving real-life learning opportunities for students and opportunities for research impact for academics.
The post holder will disseminate information on ‘non-academic’ funding sources, organise events, meetings, workshops for the network. They will also improve communication and promotion on research in this area by maintaining webpages and running campaigns on Facebook and other social media.  In this way, the post holder will promote the work of the network across the University and to the general public in order to share knowledge and support the practical uptake of research and research findings within the community or University. They will look to undertake an evaluation of the project annually and report successes to the network and Transition USTA Steering group.  The role will also incorporate practical engagement projects within the University that are undertaken by Transition UStA focused on energy reduction in halls (interhall energy competition). 

To fill the position of Transition Project Officer, Transition UStA requires a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and as part of a team.  You must have the ability to engage and inspire diverse groups of individuals regarding the use of research for solving local sustainability issues.  Strong organisational, communication, and IT skills are a must.  There is an emphasis on the development of research-linked projects and so preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of research funding and policy. 

On a day-to-day basis, the Transition UStA Manager will work closely with the Project Officer with support and direction from key academics and the Transition UStA Steering Group. 

Some flexible working, in evenings and weekends, will be required.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.  

In 2018 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Guardbridge, by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.  This post may be primarily based at Guardbridge.

Please quote ref:  CG1510SB

Closing Date:  15 March 2017
Further Particulars: 
CG1510SB FPs.pdf

Salary: £21,843 - £25,298 per annum
Start: 24 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 3 years