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Sustainability Apprentice

Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust
Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TH
£18,870.00 annually
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Supporting with the coordination and delivery of activities in line with the overarching sustainability approach including taking the day-to-day lead on defined established projects and partnerships under supervision.
Create and research a variety of projects in line with the Green Plan to help the Trust become more sustainable
To further develop skills and understanding of the Green Plan and Net Zero Agenda through continuous professional development
Assisting the Line Manager in co-ordinating the Green Network, a network of employees who are enthusiastic about environmental issues and sustainability
Work closely with all departments and ward units to raise awareness and promote on sustainability programmes and initiatives
Day to day first point of contact for management of waste contracts, helping to resolve any issues or queries from staff
Assisting to ensure all waste is managed in line with legislation
Working with the Line Manager in improving waste management processes to reduce the environmental impacts and costs, including how waste can be minimised, segregated and disposed of
Supporting to improve levels of re-use across the trust
Participating in net zero audits i.e. sustainable travel and waste management
Participating in networking with partner organisations and stakeholders
To develop project management skills to complete within timelines
Assist to develop and support training delivery and advice to employees
Data inputting and presenting data such as carbon emissions or waste volumes
Work with the communications team to provide information and case studies to share with both internal and external stakeholders.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, topics covered include:

Will achieve corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner level 4, and can do functional skills

Introduction to CRS and the CRS agenda
Project Management theory and tools
Change Management Theory and practice
Culture management
Introduction to CRS Data, Sources and analysis
Metrics and insights informing CRS
The CR&S function within organisational and governance structures can impact CR&S performance.
Principles, preparation and techniques for negotiation
Communication solutions and active listening
Reporting on CRS delivery against CRS objectives
What is strategy and how are they developed
GDPR and data protection
Managing and analysing data / Quantitative and qualitative data
Principles of fundraising for CRS work including charity work
Risk management within CRS
CRS budget Management
Human Rights
Modern Slavery
Gender Equality
Child labour
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Protect, Respect, Remedy)
Environmental Challenge and Management

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time role to be offered

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent Include English language, maths, science (Grade 5 GCSEs 4-9 (A* -C)) Essential
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