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Project Manager (Sustainability) (Internal, fixed term, part time)

Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

£33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Closing Date
Wednesday 24 July 2024



This vacancy is open to employees of the University of Nottingham only.

We are looking to appoint a Project Manager to support the Business School on its exciting journey toward Sustainability and Societal Impact. Sustainability is central to the vision and mission of the Business School. Recently, the School published its first Societal Impact Statement considering how all school activities – research, teaching and learning, external engagement and operations – can support positive impact for people and planet.  We are seeking a dynamic, proactive project manager. 

The purpose of the role is to manage the Business School’s student engagement and promotion engagement activities with students and staff so that we can communicate our credentials and educate/inform students in their submission to a new Positive Impact Rating for business schools.

The main responsibilities for the role holder include:
  1. Project coordination and relationship management
  2. Events organisation and facilitation
  3. Promotion, communication and correspondence
  4. Advise and advance the development of the Societal Impact strategy and Positive Impact Rating

The successful applicant will be working with a diverse range of Business School and wider University departments and teams as well as students and external organisations. Their role will primarily focus on managing the roll out of the Societal Impact Action Plan, coordinating the relationships between key stakeholders within the School, event organising and facilitation and external communication. Degree qualified in relevant subject/relevant formal training, plus some hands on experience in a similar or related role(s). OR Proven track record of extensive relevant work experience. No prior experience or expertise on food is required, although an interest around sustainability and food systems will be an advantage.

You will be working closely with Dr Anne Touboulic (the Business School Societal Impact Lead), the Associate Dean for External Engagement as well as colleagues from the School’s Social and Environmental Responsibility Group. You will join a vibrant environment and a team of passionate individuals who are keen to make a difference. You will be encouraged to engage in professional development opportunities and grow as an individual.

We are seeking to appoint someone who is well-organised, motivated and flexible and who is excited by the opportunity to work on a high-profile project in the University. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and enjoy having a diverse portfolio with a range of responsibilities that you manage in order to address a range of priorities and deadlines. 

The post is offered on a fixed term contract until 31 July 2025. Hours of work 21.75 hours per week. 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Anne Touboulic, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway as we know that a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace is not only a better place to work but also produces higher-quality solutions. If you are excited by the opportunities of this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, you should still apply; you may be just the right candidate.

We know that a team made up of a wide range of groups and backgrounds delivers better projects. Therefore, we are particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are currently underrepresented within our team, such as racially minoritised people or those with a disability.

If you think this role would suit your skills, experience and interests then we look forward to hearing from you.

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