University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Student Sustainability Architects

United Kingdom

Closing in 7 days

Student Sustainability Architects

This role is open to University of Leeds student enrolled onto a degree course or PhD for the 23/24 academic year only

Multiple roles available

Grade 2 (£11.47 per hour)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you excited about trying out new ideas and making a positive difference at the University? Do you want to gain experience of delivering an exciting sustainability related project? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and committed team to help drive forward sustainability initiatives at the University?

As part of our aim to help expand sustainability knowledge and engagement across the student and wider communities, the Sustainability Service are seeking to appoint 22 Student Sustainability Architects for the 23/24 academic year.

Student Sustainability Architects are part-time paid positions which build our capacity to deliver sustainability projects, bringing new ideas, enthusiasm, and the student voice. They take the lead on delivering projects that align with our strategic objectives and develop their own ideas to increase student opportunities in sustainability at Leeds. Each role supports delivery of a core project in-line with the University's strategic approach to sustainability, with particular emphasis on student engagement, working across the institution and externally.

You will be required to work flexibly, which may include working evenings and weekends when appropriate and working variable hours (approximately 4-6 hours per week up to a maximum of 100 hours per project, split over the project duration).

Sustainability sits at the heart of the University's strategy and underpins every element of the recently published Climate Plan. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sustainability Service who support the University to deliver on our sustainability commitments. Through our strategic approach to sustainability, we draw on the diverse expertise of our students, staff, and partners to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to global challenges, and to maintain our position as world-leaders in sustainability. Delivering this strategy requires significant engagement and collaboration, with the whole University community and externally, to facilitate behaviour and process change.

For further details on the Student Sustainability Architect programme, please see

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Zoe Gilbank, Sustainability Projects Officer

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Facilities Directorate School/Institute: Sustainability Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 2 Salary: £20,410 £11.47 per hour Working Time: 4-6 hours per week Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (until end of August for the sole purpose of completing a task or project) Release Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023 Closing Date: Wednesday 04 October 2023 Reference: FDSUS1054 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Student Sustainability Architects


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


September 14, 2023

Application deadline

October 04, 2023

Job type



Business and Economics

About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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