Affordable Sustainable Housing Consultant Job with UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

Knowledge transfer partnerships

Site: Off campus
Salary: From £ 25,000 prorated
Please note, this position is full-time at a rate of 35 hours per week, and fixed-term of 36 months.
Closing Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Date of interview: Be confirmed
Reference: EL1184

Do you have solid experience in sustainable construction, building design or a related discipline of the built environment? Do you have effective data and analytical skills? Would you like to join an exciting and dynamic partnership involving the University of Lincoln and Sanctuary Homes, one of the largest providers of social housing in the UK?

This project focuses on Sanctuary Homes’ need to innovate in its methods of designing and building housing in response to global challenges of climate change, while creating affordable and sustainable housing. It will create an assessment framework capturing the entire procurement process involved in the development of a house, which will fuel the development of new types of housing.

Sanctuary Group (established in 1969) is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and shopping services. The group employs over 13,000 people and operates over 100,000 accommodation units, providing accommodation to over 250,000 people in England and Scotland. The stock includes general rental housing, senior residences, supported housing, student and key worker housing, and nursing homes. The mission of Sanctuary homes is to build affordable homes and sustainable communities where people choose to live.

Lincoln University is a progressive, forward-looking and dynamic international university. It continues to grow by focusing on excellence in research and teaching, external sources of funding, and putting students at the heart of everything it does. The Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment (LSABE) is one of six schools in the College of Arts and plays a dynamic role in the intellectual and cultural landscapes of the region and beyond. LSABE has a collegial, innovative and vibrant atmosphere and prides itself on the quality of its teaching, research and the student experience as a whole.

This project is innovative and unique, and provides an opportunity to assess sustainability throughout the procurement process, from land acquisition to housing design, construction, occupancy and use. , recycling and ultimate disposal.

The associate must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external, as well as with academics and professionals. A supervisory team will support the associate throughout the project and will include academics from the University of Lincoln, led by Professor Stephen Pretlove, and a team of industry experts from Sanctuary Homes, led by Dr Colleen Eccles.

As a KTP Associate working with Sanctuary, you will play a key role in developing the company’s expertise in sustainable housing design and in refining their internal procurement processes to develop a framework innovative for the purchase of affordable and sustainable housing. You will be primarily based at the Sanctuary’s offices in Worcester and will also have access to the University of Lincoln and all of its support services. You will have access to a training and development package worth £ 6,000 to spend according to your needs and project requirements, allowing you to work effectively on your KTP project and plan your future career. You will also receive two residential KTP training modules to equip you with the skills and knowledge to complete the project, for which time is allocated and funding provided.

Knowledge transfer partnership

This post is part of a KTP funded by Innovate UK. For more information on how KTPs work with business and the University, and the critical role you will play if you are successful in securing a KTP Associate position, please visit:

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Marta – [email protected]

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