Sustainability lead: model job description

Recruiting for this new DfE-mandated role? Download our model role description to help you set out the duties and responsibilities of a sustainability lead.

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  1. Download and adapt our model job description

Download and adapt our model job description

Use this model job description and person specification as a template when you recruit a sustainability lead.

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This is a new role that was created as part of the DfE's sustainability and climate change strategy. All schools are expected to have a sustainability lead in place by 2025.

Adapt the responsibilities listed in the template to suit your school or trust's context. Because there are few set requirements for this role so far, use this model as an example, rather than a rule of what to include.

Make sure your job advert complies with safeguarding guidance and equality law

You're not required to advertise this position internally or externally, but it's good practice to do so.

Find out what you need to include in your job advert for maintained schools and academies to help you recruit safely and fairly.