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Sustainability Apprenticeship

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and motivated individual to join the Capital Planning and Developments Team, as an apprentice, at one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country.

The new role will assist the Sustainability Team delivering the Green Action Plan which supports the NHS Net Zero agenda. It will deliver real change, making the Trust a greener, healthier and more sustainable place for its employees and visitors. The role will grow over time in line with the apprenticeship programme - Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner level 4 Apprenticeship. The successful candidate will also spend some time with the Trust's energy team to learn about energy management and estates decarbonisation projects.

To be considered for this post, it is important that you have personal passion and commitment to delivering sustainability and climate change as well as your enthusiasm and proactivity for getting involved in a broad range of projects. You are also required to have good numeracy, data and communication skills and be a team player who is keen to learn and continuously improve your knowledge of sustainability.

In return you can expect:

Employed by one the largest employers with a worldwide and enviable reputation

To be part of team where you are valued, and where your opinion and ideas make a difference to people's lives

Public sector pension

Access to ESR - payroll and benefits programme to track your rewards

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a professional approach, excellent organisation, time management and communication skills and good attention to detail. The ability to learn the following skills is important: flexible working across multiple tasks; data analysis techniques; how to prioritise and re-prioritise tasks; project management.

An interest and understanding of the environment and climate change and the importance of carbon reduction will need to be evidenced.

You will have been educated to a minimum of GCSE level (A-Levels are desirable) and be confident with maths and the ability to learn to interpret and analyse data; have knowledge and experience of Microsoft programmes and the ability to learn to use various portals and new software.

There will be a requirement to travel between sites and/or to sometimes work out of any of the 4 acute Hospital Sites -- Heartlands, Solihull, Good Hope & Queen Elizabeth hospitals.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Date posted

27 September 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£10,000 to £10,000 a year

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

36 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

304-47291DH

Job locations

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 5 GCSEs 4 -9 (A* - C) GCSE inc English Language, Maths and Science (grade C or above) or equivalent


Desirable

  • * A-Level (x2) or equivalent
  • * Environmental Qualification, level 3 or above
  • * Geography GCSE grade C or above


Experience

Essential

  • * Working in Teams to meeting deadlines
  • * Experience of communicating with a variety of audiences
  • * Basic understanding of environmental issues and sustainability
  • * Basic knowledge of data analysis
  • * Basic knowledge of NHS & UK Government commitments on carbon reduction and Net Zero


Desirable

  • * Sustainability / Environmental work experience or volunteering
  • * Working / work experience in hospital or with the general public
  • * Working in an office administration environment


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • * Ability to engage with all staff and visitors
  • * Good IT Skills i.e. Microsoft packages
  • * Good organisational skills
  • * Able to work on own initiative and unsupervised at times
  • * Good written communication skills
  • OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT
  • ESSENTIAL
  • * An interest in or passionate about environmental management and sustainability
  • * A desire to develop new skills
  • * Good time keeping skills
  • * Flexible approach to work duties
  • * Ability to learn quickly and develop both new and existing skills
  • * Ability to work and travel across all of UHB sites
  • * Be committed to attending the apprenticeship training as/when required
  • * Willing to work towards completion of the Level 4 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Practitioner apprenticeship


Desirable

  • * Presentation skills
  • * Report writing
  • * Research and Audit skills

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 5 GCSEs 4 -9 (A* - C) GCSE inc English Language, Maths and Science (grade C or above) or equivalent


Desirable

  • * A-Level (x2) or equivalent
  • * Environmental Qualification, level 3 or above
  • * Geography GCSE grade C or above


Experience

Essential

  • * Working in Teams to meeting deadlines
  • * Experience of communicating with a variety of audiences
  • * Basic understanding of environmental issues and sustainability
  • * Basic knowledge of data analysis
  • * Basic knowledge of NHS & UK Government commitments on carbon reduction and Net Zero


Desirable

  • * Sustainability / Environmental work experience or volunteering
  • * Working / work experience in hospital or with the general public
  • * Working in an office administration environment


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • * Ability to engage with all staff and visitors
  • * Good IT Skills i.e. Microsoft packages
  • * Good organisational skills
  • * Able to work on own initiative and unsupervised at times
  • * Good written communication skills
  • OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT
  • ESSENTIAL
  • * An interest in or passionate about environmental management and sustainability
  • * A desire to develop new skills
  • * Good time keeping skills
  • * Flexible approach to work duties
  • * Ability to learn quickly and develop both new and existing skills
  • * Ability to work and travel across all of UHB sites
  • * Be committed to attending the apprenticeship training as/when required
  • * Willing to work towards completion of the Level 4 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Practitioner apprenticeship


Desirable

  • * Presentation skills
  • * Report writing
  • * Research and Audit skills


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

Employer's website

https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/jobs.htm (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

Employer's website

https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/jobs.htm (Opens in a new tab)

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