We're Recruiting! Sustainable Business Network Officer Needed...

Updated: Aug 4

Zero Carbon Guildford is looking to fill a part time position to help drive forward the Sustainable Business Network.

The first SBN event at ZERO

The Sustainable Business Network is a joint venture between Zero Carbon Guildford and the University of Surrey. We are looking to recruit an SBN Officer position to help drive forward the decarbonisation and improved sustainability of businesses locally, which contribute 25-30% of the borough's emissions.

The SBN holds events, which combine knowledge exchange opportunities from world-leading academics at UoS, as well as practical advice on the subject matter from local SMEs and leaders in corporate sustainability. In between events we offer support via case studies, interviews and workshops to help businesses achieve their sustainability and emissions targets.

You can read more about what we're aiming to do via the SBN here. Details on the position, and how to apply are listed below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sustainable Business Network Officer, Guildford, Surrey.

  • 24 hours per week

  • 3 month contract

  • Flexible working hours & location

  • £32,000 per annum equivalent

  • Candidates should send your CV & cover letter to david.stokes@zerocarbonguildford.org

  • Application Deadline: Friday 19th August

Zero Carbon Guildford (ZCG) is seeking a part-time officer to manage the Sustainable Business Network (SBN). In partnership with the University Of Surrey (UoS), the SBN was created to offer support to local businesses to reduce their environmental impact and build resilience to threats posed by the climate crisis.

The Network Officer will be required to co-ordinate SBN events, including the official launch in September, and manage the network thereafter. The role will be flexible working, based between home and ZERO, the premises of ZCG in central Guildford.

Candidates should be well-organised individuals with excellent communication skills. Candidates should have a solid understanding of the challenges posed by the climate crisis, and be motivated to make impactful reduction in emissions generated by the business sector in Guildford, which account for 25-30% of the borough’s emissions, whilst supporting improvements in business sustainability.

Key Activities of the role:

  • Organise the launch and regular monthly events with local SMEs and UoS staff

  • Attract local businesses to the network, events and activities

  • Maintain a database of local SMEs and appropriate marketing material

  • Research and communicate with speakers at events and support organisations

  • Research available support in sustainability for local SMEs to map out a pathway

  • Develop display material for the network

Key attributes of the post holder:

  • Well organised and reliable

  • Self-starter able to fulfil brief without hands-on supervision

  • Outgoing personality suited to facilitating events

  • Familiarity with survey research

  • Ability to contribute to the wider development of a business network

  • Awareness of climate change issues and an eagerness to make a real difference through the work of the SBNs

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

To apply for the role of SBN Officer please send your CV & cover letter to david.stokes@zerocarbonguildford.org


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