Geosolutions Leeds Centre Coordinator

Are you an experienced and ambitious Research and Innovation professional looking to further your career? Would you like to help progress geoscience research to underpin robust, sustainable and just climate and energy solutions? Do you enjoy working across disciplines including social and physical sciences, thinking out of the box and initiate new contacts and avenues of collaboration? Are you a confident leader capable of supporting excellent working relationships between academic colleagues, industry and governmental agencies?

Geosolutions Leeds is an exciting new strategic investment by the University of Leeds as part of its Climate Plan. The Climate Plan is at the heart of the University of Leeds’ commitment to support climate change mitigation and adaptation, locally, nationally and globally, whilst also contributing to a healthier, greener and fairer place to live, work and study. The University of Leeds has world-leading expertise in geology, engineering and social science, which the Geosolutions Research Centre brings together to deliver an integrated-systems approach to energy geoscience that will meet NetZero goals.

The Geosolutions Centre Coordinator will lead the research, innovation and administration support for the Centre. The post holder will work with academics and other research professionals across campus to ensure that the centre successfully achieves its target to re-orientate our activities away from fossil fuel related research and teaching, and deliver on the aspirations for a net zero campus and region in accordance with the University’s Climate Plan.

The role holder will be a key member of the leadership team, will line manage the holder of an administrative support post (0.5FTE), and will take responsibility for monitoring and reporting on the performance of the Centre against University climate plan deliverables.

Acting as a main point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, including industrial partners, it is essential that the role holder has a background in geoscience to initiate technical discussions with potential partners and sponsors. We anticipate this role requiring significant time to be spent on campus; the expectation is 3 to 4 days per week in the first instance.

You will be expected to travel nationally and potentially internationally to promote the Centre at meetings and conferences, as appropriate.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Rachael Spraggs, Senior Collaborations Manager

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment
Section: Institute of Applied Geoscience (IAG)
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £36,333 to £43,155 p.a.
Working Time: 100% - We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (For 5 years due to restricted funding)
Release Date: Tuesday 09 May 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 31 May 2023
Reference: ENVEE1649
Downloads: Candidate Brief

posted: 10 May 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.