Opportunity: Environmental Sustainability Officer at Festivals Edinburgh

20th February 2019

Festivals Edinburgh is looking for an Environmental Sustainability Officer to join the team on a part-time basis.

Festivals Edinburgh is the high-level organisation, created and driven by the directors of Edinburgh’s 11 major festivals, to take the lead on their joint strategic development and to look at over-arching areas of mutual interest.

The Environmental Sustainability Officer role serves to drive and support the Festivals in their ambitions to be the world’s leading green festival city, by:

  • Acting as a specialised knowledge base for the Festivals, providing co-ordination and expertise on key sustainability issues
  • Sourcing, designing and supporting collaborative opportunities for the Festivals around environmental sustainability

This role supports the collaborative environmental sustainability work of the Edinburgh Festivals, facilitated by Festivals Edinburgh to both reduce the environmental impact of the Festivals and their activities, but also to explore their contribution to positive environmental change through their way of working with partners, artists, audiences and their wider stakeholders.

Key areas of activity:

  • Innovation and Knowledge Development
  • Skills and Capacity Development
  • Knowledge Dissemination and Advocacy

We are looking for a knowledgeable and driven individual, with strong attention to detail, and an ability to support and propel the environmental sustainability ambitions of Festivals Edinburgh and its member Festivals.


The job is part-time (2.5 days per week) within standard office hours of 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, Monday – Friday. At times, it will be necessary to work flexible working hours e.g. to represent the organisation at external events, forums and conferences. Payment of overtime is not applicable to this post, but Time Off in Lieu will be given at the discretion of the Line Manager. Occasional travel within the UK will be required.


Please email a CV and covering letter demonstrating your relevant abilities and outlining how your skills and experience meet the person specification to Niall Heseltine, Festivals Edinburgh Administrator, at recruitment@festivalsedinburgh.com 

For further information on this role, please download the full job specification.

Deadline: Monday 18 March, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 25 March in Edinburgh

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