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Sustainability Engagement Officer

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Strategic Estate Development and Sustainable Health
NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9am -5pm but alternative options acceptable as long as core hours are covered. May accept less than full time role. Part working from home acceptable.)
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Southmead Hospital
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum pro rata
Salary period
12/10/2022 23:59

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Job overview

This post is for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to take on a coordinating and supportive role to maximise awareness of the Trust’s and Integrated Care System’s (ICS) Green Plan and our journey to net zero carbon by 2030.

The role’s focus will be increasing sustainable and pro-environmental behaviour amongst Trust staff through: engaging with staff, promoting sustainability initiatives and encouraging and facilitating the adoption of sustainable business practices.

This post will involve a coordinating and supportive role to ensure the effective implementation and impact of the Greener Together staff engagement scheme and other engagement activities.  The aim of the schemes is to achieve an increase in the pro-environmental behaviours of staff within our hospitals and as part of the daily commute.

This is a full-time post that will deliver the NBT and ICS Green Plan and Greener Together objectives but also enhance the capacity of the Sustainable Development Unit and impact of the Sustainable Healthcare Campaign across the Trust, with our partner University Hospitals Bristol and Weston (UHBW)  and within the local community through wider engagement with staff and the public on sustainability and health and wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

  • Increase numbers of staff with pro-environmental & health and wellbeing knowledge and awareness.
  • Develop engagement campaigns to promote sustainability and the Trust and ICS Green Plan
  • Coordinate and support the Greener Together staff engagement scheme to encourage pro-environmental & health & wellbeing behaviour change across the institution and wider community.
  • Successfully deliver the Trust’s Greener Together scheme by the specified completion dates.

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust is an ambitious teaching and research organisation, and a specialist regional centre for Major Trauma, Neurosciences, Plastics and Burns, Orthopaedics and Renal services.  

The Trust has a turnover of over £600m and over 8,000 staff which are predominately based in our state-of-the-art building on the Southmead Hospital site.  The Trust is proud that our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To ensure high standards of presentation in all documents written and prepared for distribution within the organisation and externally.
  • To assist with new developments and initiatives as and when required.
  • To attend regular team meetings and work collaboratively with other team members on projects, activities and events as and when required.
  • To ensure compliance with confidentiality and data protection.
  • To perform such other duties which are consistent with the list of responsibilities above and/or reasonably requested by the Associate Director or other members of the team.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree standard in relevant field or must be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience (typically 5 years)

Work Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of a wide range of engagement and communication methods including report-writing, digital communication and face-to-face to a wide range of audiences


Essential criteria
  • Competent in the use of IT packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Teams). Familiarity with online tools for design, organisation and networking

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Ability and confidence to challenge current working practices

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)

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Further details / informal visits contact

Megan Murphy
Job title
Environmental Management Systems Co-ordinator
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