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Sustainability Manager

Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
This role is diverse and acts as the Trust expert in areas such as environmental compliance, waste compliance, management of utilities and sustainability.

This role will provide guidance and advice to Trust members to ensure the Trust is compliant with legislation/NHS directives and will drive the Green Committee and Champions to deliver the Trust Green Plan within the timescales agreed.

As the Trust expert, there will be significant liaison and input with external bodies such as the HCP, ICB, NHSe etc as well as other Trusts and external providers.

Main duties of the job

Accountability - This role acts as the Trust expert in all matters relating to sustainability, ensuring that the Trust is fully compliant with all elements of legislation and NHSe directives.

Communication and Relationship - As Trust expert, there is a heavy focus on provision of advice within this role. There will be a requirement to be continuously up to date with legislation and market trends, which will then need to be translated for staff use.

Planning and organisational -The role is responsible for ensuring accuracy in respect of provision of data for the ERIC return (Estates Return & Information Collection), ICS/ICB reporting and reporting on carbon reductions as detailed in the Green Plan.

Responsibility for policy/service development - As the Trust expert, this role holds responsibility for ensuring the Trust has relevant policies in place to ensure compliance (eg environmental) and that the relevant department has processes to comply with the policies.

Management Responsibility - As the Trust expert in all things environmental and sustainable, this role will be heavily involved in ensuring staff are aware of their responsibilities, which will include training of staff. The training will involve personnel from Board level to operators, focusing on Board accountability and responsibilities down to how to segregate waste.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trusts core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Person Specification


• Masters degree in one of more subject matter relative to the post (sustainability, environmental, waste) or extensive relevant experience


• Experience of working in an environmental or sustainability environment either within the public sector of private sector

• Training over the course of the career in waste, environmental and sustainability

• Ability to evidence training and knowledge


• Ability to work with people at all levels

• Ability to write strategy and reports, pulling on data from various sources

• Presentation and training skills

• Negotiating skills

• Analytical skills

• IT skills

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