Change Agents have provided me invaluable support throughout the year. I received excellent training and skill development opportunites as well as on the ground support from Kim who helped me run our workshops and audits. My organisation collaborated with CAUK to develop our criteria and launch the programme prior to my arrival. The SDU here welcomed me straight away and provided me with an excellent platform from which I felt I could do my job effectively.
Whilst Green Impact broadly addresses environmental behaviour, I feel my focus here was on communicating and educating staff on the inherent links between health and sustainability, as well as driving forward the TLC campaign to achieve savings and prove its worth in its first year. My key responsibilites were to recruit and support Green Impact teams, to communicate and engage all staff in sustainability through roadshows and workshops, to support the SDU in their efforts to reach ISO14001 standards and to develop resources such as posters and newsletters to futher the reach of the SDU into new staff groups.
This job is unlike most other roles graduates can expect to secure on leaving university in the additional opportunities it offers. Firstly, being introduced to SPAs at other institutions means you can share best practice and learn from eachothers acheivements and pitfalls. Secondly, the chance to regularly discuss your progress and take part in interactive, online courses means you can comfortably meet targets and deadlines as well as developing skills and furthering your career prospects. CAUK distinguishes itself from other graduate employers in their careful and genuine consideration of the person and their future.