Job Alert- Sustainability Manager for “Green Space Dark Skies” deadline 20th December

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Sustainability Manager – Green Space Dark Skies (part of Unboxed: Creativity in the UK)

1 x Freelance Position

Project Fee: £24,000 (fixed fee, for approx. 10-15 days pcm, Jan 22 – Oct 22)

Flexible, with some office-based working required. (We are based at Cobden Works, Salford)

The Sustainability Manager is a key position within the Green Space Dark Skies Production Team and will be responsible for the effective implementation of the GSDS Sustainability Strategy across the scope of the whole project, ensuring effective planning and management of the UK-wide monitoring and reporting activity necessary for successful and efficient delivery of the project’s significant sustainability aims and ambitions.


Green Space Dark Skies is a Walk the Plank project that has been commissioned by Unboxed: Creativity in the UK – one of 10 groundbreaking commissions designed to reach millions, bring people together, and showcase UK creativity globally, underpinned by three values: to be open, original and optimistic.

Green Space Dark Skies will see up to 24 spectacular events in the landscape embedded in a 12-month programme of engagement that celebrates the contemporary landscapes of Britain while also flinging open the doors and welcoming people in. The project is UK wide: 13 events in England, four in Scotland, four in Wales and three in Northern Ireland.

Green Spaces Dark Skies places environmental sustainability at its core, aiming to deliver significant positive social and environmental impact for all. We aim to be a carbon net-positive project, combining exemplar low-emissions production with climate investments benefiting nature and communities.


  • Self-starter used to working on own initiative.
  • Good understanding of environmental sustainability and event industry best practice.
  • An appreciation of the value of data and with a keen eye for detail.
  • Methodical working.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to advocate for the project and to engage with a range of stakeholders as necessary.
  • Able to be entrepreneurial and willing to innovate.
  • A passion for sustainable working and committed to inclusive practice, with evidence of promoting inclusive working in previous roles.

How To Apply

Please visit our website to read the Job Pack for full opportunity details and a detailed role description before applying. To apply send your current CV together with a supporting statement (created as a single PDF or Word document) to

Deadline for Application Submissions: Monday 20th December, 12noon GMT

Informal interviews: week commencing 3rd January at Cobden Works, Walk the Plank’s offices (Cobden Works, 37 – 41 Cobden St, Salford M6 6WF)

If you would like to arrange an informal chat about this role, please contact Nathan Jackson, Head of Production on


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