Sustainability Co-ordinator

Salary                      £22, 658 per annum, pension and discounted membership to Aberdeen Sports Village

Contract                   Fixed-Term, 16 months (fulltime 36.5 hours per week)

Based                      Aberdeen

Closing Date           19 February 2020


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the team at AUSA (Aberdeen University Students’ Association), a registered charity, as a Sustainability Co-ordinator.

Reporting to the CEO, the Sustainability Coordinator will be accountable for ensuring that environmental sustainability is a core theme in all AUSA business. Responsible for a team of volunteers, the post holder will lead the input to relevant AUSA policy, deliver environmental awareness/training, support in events, recruit/ support/develop volunteers, manage/enhance the AUSA Bike Scheme, responsible for environmental sustainability projects and develop relationships with Aberdeen University and community organisations.

Applicants should be enthusiastic with excellent communication skills and work well on their own initiative, as well as part of a team. This vacancy is suitable for a professional individual with relevant experience and/ or a relevant environmental qualification. Interest and demonstrated commitment to sustainability is essential with previous experience working in the voluntary sector and of the provision of support to service users and Funders.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues
  • Experience working with student population and responsibility for volunteers
  • Ability to monitor and meet deadlines
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Confidential approach to issues
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Drive to run projects and fund application
  • Enthusiasm to run engaging training initiatives


A full job description is available here.

To apply, please send a CV with a detailed cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role, to Margaret Paterson, CEO, AUSA by email on

The Association is committed to providing equality of opportunity, treatment and dignity in appointments. We will not allow discrimination in any form in advertising, interviewing, selection or eligibility for jobs, and will, therefore, select individuals on the grounds of their ability and suitability for the vacancy based on genuinely required criteria. 


Interviews expected to be held on week commencing 2 March 2020.