About the role:

York Students Union is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to coordinate and deliver the organisation’s sustainability commitments. The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering training, advice and guidance to student groups on environmental and social sustainability, supporting them to embed best practice in their activities. The coordinator will also lead in the coordination and delivery of York SU’s 2024-2026 Sustainability Plan, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate a holistic and aligned approach to the project’s delivery. The coordinator will also provide operational support and guidance to York SU’s elected officers to support them in representing student’s views on environmental and social sustainability issues. The post holder will also administer York SU’s Sustainable Development Grant and provide support to successful applicants, working with them to effectively monitor and evaluate their projects.

For more information please see the full Job Description and Person Specification.

For enquiries about the role, please contact Connor Briggs, Community Manager on c.briggs@yusu.org

Working at the Students Union:

At The University of York Students Union we know that maintaining a great work life balance also improves our team’s wellbeing, productivity and happiness, this is why we offer flexible working arrangements to suit personal needs and requirements. We have both a flexi-time work scheme and remote working policy available to staff as standard and welcome applicants to discuss their flexible requirements at the interview.

  • A full time working week is 35 hours
  • You receive 38 days holiday (including bank holidays and 4 paid closed Christmas days)
  • We offer flexible & hybrid working options and team members can utilise flexitime
  • You get extensive access to discounts and benefits
  • We support you with volunteering opportunities
  • You have access to the cycle to work schemes, tech schemes and reduced campus gym membership
  • We offer a pension scheme through Aegon and have introduced an salary sacrifice pension option to help your money go that little bit further
  • We have a wide variety of people focused and family friendly policies designed to help ensure you feel supported and able to be your best you in work as well as out of work.
  • Working for the Students Union you have the chance to shape the student experience for the better

The University of York Students Union is committed to equality of opportunity – we are an organisation who works very hard to ensure we appoint based on merit. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and/or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to offer an interview to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised position.

If you are invited to interview with us we will share our interview questions in advance so you can prepare your responses. We’re more interested in hearing about your experiences and ideas than in testing your memory, and so we want you to feel as prepared as possible.

If you have any further questions about the position, or if you have a requirement for adjustments that would make the application or interview process more accessible, please do not hesitate to contact us on hr@yusu.org.