Want a chance to learn new skills in environmental auditing, teamwork and time management as part of a national sustainability project run by the NUS? Support the Green Impact sustainability accreditation scheme by working as a Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA) or Auditor. GIPA’s are assigned to a specific team across the University and can also be involved with auditing their progress later in the year.

Green Impact Auditors 

What is it?

We are looking for volunteers auditors to visit academic schools and departments and audit their progress against the Green Impact Workbook criteria. Each volunteer auditor will be  receive training on the criteria and what they need to audit through a half-day of training. Working in pairs auditors complete one or more audits.

What are the time commitments?

An audit should take between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department. Audits will take place week commencing 30th April.

Green Impact Project Assistants 

What is it?

Become a Green Impact Assistant to provide support and encouragement to an assigned Green Impact team with implementing sustainable actions in their department or workplace. Green Impact is a nationally recognised sustainability accreditation scheme that brings together staff and students into teams to play an active role in making the workplace more sustainable.  GIPAS’s will receive a half-days training and support from the Sustainability Service in their role. This opportunity also provides students with a great, structured yet time-flexible way to gain a range of transferable skills.

What are the time commitments?

Project Assistants are needed to work with their teams between October and April and typically give an hour a week to their teams.

What You will Gain

  • Industry knowledge of sustainability in practice
  • Experience of working on a national project in a professional environment.
  • Knowledge of environmental management techniques of offices and academic institutions.
  • Insight into effective engagement and communication methods.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organisational skill
  • Ability to support and encourage others to perform.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Time and project management skills.
  • Auditor skills.
  • Certification on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

Get Involved

If you are interested in our sustainable transport volunteering opportunities or would like to find out more get in touch with Rory at R.Hayes@leeds.ac.uk