Green Campus Greenshoots Coordinator
University College Cork

Green Campus Greenshoots Coordinator, Office of Sustainability and Climate Action

Fixed Term Whole Time Post
(duration 12 months)

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced administrator to the role of Green Campus Greenshoots Coordinator. Reporting to the Sustainability Officer within the Office of Sustainability and Climate Action, the Green Shoots engagement officer will lead a programme of engagement with students in climate action and sustainability. The aim of the project is to support a deeper engagement with sustainability and the green agenda amongst UCC students, using our open green spaces as a vehicle for change. The programme will take a “train the trainer” approach, training student leaders who will act as ambassadors, encouraging their peers to engage with the wealth of natural resources on UCC’s grounds, including (but not limited to) the UCC Community Garden and the UCC Open Arboretum.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Maria Kirrane, email:

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our UCC 2022 Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives.

Appointment may be made on the Admin V (Grade 5) Salary Scale: €44,190 - €54,372 (Scale B) / €42,103 - €51,752 (Scale A)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 11th October 2022

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Dr Maria Kirrane

Contact Email :

Job ID : 059951

Contact Number :

Close Date : 11-Oct-2022 12:00

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