The King’s Sustainability Team are offering an opportunity for students to gain skills in project and people management, sustainable development, communications, events management and leadership by supporting the team to deliver the Staff Sustainability Champions programme here at King’s.
Join the 300+ staff within Sustainability Champion programme, a programme which is aimed at celebrating and recognising sustainability achievements whilst also providing a framework to improve the sustainable performance of King’s. The scheme is part of Green Impact, a sustainability awards programme run by the National Union of Students (NUS).
Last year King’s had 62 teams and 371 staff and student champions participate and this year would like the programme to be even bigger!
Examples of what student sustainability assistants did over the 2018/19 year include: planting over 200 trees in the Maughan library garden, organising and assisting with events (e.g. swap shops- collecting the clothes, running the event, donating leftover clothes to local charities) (see below images), as well as aiding in the completion of workbook actions each champions team are given, in order to achieve their Bronze, Silver or Gold award.
Planting of 202 trees in the Maughan Library garden, with the library champions team and their student assistants.
Fundraising team at their annual swap-shop (2019)
Objectives of a Sustainability Champion Assistant:
Support and motivate a Sustainability Champion team by helping to implement and improve sustainability initiatives in their department or faculty.
Key skills gained for students:
- Experience of working on a national project in a professional environment
- Knowledge of environmental management techniques of offices and academic institutions
- Insight into effective behaviour change methods
- Experience of communicating using a variety of different means
- Ability to support and encourage others to perform
- Events management skills
- Leadership skills
- Time management
- Project management
Please fill out the application form. You are also welcome to send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline applications is midnight on the 18 October 2019.
If successful you will be invited to the Sustainability Champions Launch event on the 31 October 13.00-16.00