CHANGE AGENTS UK have supported the NUS' Green Impact programme since it was first developed in 2009. Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme, bringing staff and students together with their wider communities to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice.
Working in hundreds of organisations across the world, the award winning behaviour change programme empowers people to make meaningful change on sustainability, whether they’re starting from scratch, or think they have nothing left to do.
Sustainable Projects Assistants (SPAs) are how we support the Green Impact scheme which drives behaviour change programmes in students' unions, higher and further education institutions and increasingly off-campus organisations, such as hospitals, local authorities, charities and businesses.
We recruit, train, network and support talented graduates to implement the programmes.
Green Impact in Tertiary Education:
The NUS work with over fifty universities and colleges across the UK to embed sustainability into the core purpose of the education system.
Green Impact goes way beyond the narrow, purely environmental definition of sustainability, helping to embed sustainability into the curriculum, enhance the social fabric of institutions and improve the health and wellbeing of staff.
Green Impact’s success in universities and colleges has led to its expansion into other organisations.
Following a number of off-campus pilots, in 2012/13 the programme was successfully rolled out to over 100 off-campus organisations including hospitals, local governments, national government departments, dental practices, charities and private-sector organisations.
If you would like to discuss the recruitment of a Sustainability Projects Assistant to support the delivery of Green Impact or other NUS Sustainability Programmes, please contact Miriam Webb, Recruitment and Development Manager.
What better way to see if Green Impact is for you or your organisation than by hearing from some of our previous Sustainable Projects Assistants; Jess Naylor at the University of Sheffield, Sarah at the University of East London, Laura and Rob at Manchester Metropolitan University and follow in their footsteps...