The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is seeking applications for our Head of Sustainability, this is an exciting role with the opportunity to make change across the Northern Care Alliance to deliver our sustainability ambitions outlined in the Vision 10 strategy. 

You will be part of the senior team in Estates and Facilities with close working with our Board to lead and support our sustainability agenda at the Northern Care Alliance.


Main duties of the job

You will lead, develop and implement the Trust’s approach to environmental sustainability, and provide senior professional management of the Trusts full range of environmental services including energy and water management, waste management, carbon reduction, sustainable and active travel.  You will be integral to ensuring the Trust’s environmental legal compliance, embedding sustainable design and construction in our capital programmes, maintain environmental management systems and promote our sustainability ambitions to the wider organisation.  You will work closely with clinical teams and proactively embed environmental sustainability and efficiency across the organisation engaging key stakeholders including PFI partners to deliver the Trust’s vision to become a leading NHS Trust for environmental sustainability.


Working for our organisation

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester.  Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we’re always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values – careappreciate and inspire – to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are looking for candidates experienced within the sustainability sector who are able to operate at a strategic and operational level to deliver change.  You will bring expertise to the organisation in energy management, environmental sustainability and the legislative frameworks required for trust compliance.  You will have experience of working at a senior management level and with a range of stakeholders. You will demonstrate a strong passion for sustainability and excellent interpersonal skills for working with colleagues.

We look forward to your application.  If you have any queries about the post please contact Nadine Armitage, Director of Capital, Estates and Facilities.


Essential criteria
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent specialist)
Desirable criteria
  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), or member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).


Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of relevant British and European legislation and NHS guidance
  • Knowledge of management systems
  • Knowledge of financial systems and financial management


Essential criteria
  • Use own initiative
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustainability agenda
  • Delivering high standards
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to assign own priorities and manage workload
  • Organised methodical and professional approach to work
  • Can demonstrate decision making skills
  • Team worker
  • Ability to motivate and provide leadership
Desirable criteria
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor • policies and procedures to support core areas and disciplines
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with and present to with clinical, technical, and senior managerial staff both inside and outside the organisation regarding a range of technical subject areas
  • Ability to interpret and communicate highly complex technical, financial, and operational information to a range of audiences
  • Problem solving and ability to react to non- routine situations
  • Ability to deal with highly complicated situations and the delivery of challenging corporate objectives