NHS Fife - Sustainability Intern

Employer: NHS Fife

Closing Date: 31 August 2024

NHS Fife are looking to recruit a Sustainability Intern, to be based in Fife.


About Us 

NHS Fife provides a variety of healthcare services to the population of Fife.

Our Vision - The people of Fife live long and healthy lives.

Our Mission - Transforming health and care in Fife to be the best.

Our Values - Care and Compassion

                         Dignity and Respect 

                          Openness, honesty and responsibility

                            Quality and teamwork

NHS Fife, in line with the revised policy for NHS Scotland on the Climate emergency  and Sustainable Development DL (2021) 38, has a clear commitment to operating and developing sustainable practices.  NHS Fife has an ambition to become an anchor institution in sustainable healthcare and to actively support sustainable healthcare via local recovery and health and safety promotion.

About the Role  

We have an opportunity for someone to join our Sustainability team for a fully participative  internship.

There will be some key areas of focus for the intern to:

  • Assist in the management of our current sustainability projects, based on the intern's existing skills and capabilities. This can range from green space to sustainable care, procurement or active travel and  will involve site visits, meeting local partner organisations and NHS Fife employees to help improve our sustainability goals across our sites.
  • Aid in the development of our EMS (Environmental Management System) The intern will be familiarized with key policies and procedures and help the team assess compliance with environmental legislation across the sectors. 

Required Skills

  • proven knowledge of sustainability issues.
  • Communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Administration and organisation skills 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines 
  • Data analysis skills, evidence of turning data into SMART goals and biodiversity strategy, yielding measurable positive impact
  • Ability to present reports and key findings 
  • Determined and resilient 

Personal Qualities

  • Knowledge of/interest in environmental and sustainability issues
  • Passion and experience working with/driving innovation, sustainability 
  • Project management skills and experience 
  • Experience in events, and/or Marketing and/or communication projects
  • Ability to learn how to run meetings (awareness, training etc) to profile good practice, discuss key issues and develop networks.

Required Qualification Level

Preference for those with a bachelor's degree or equivalent in Climate Science, Environmental science, geography, sustainability, biodiversity/biology or management  

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Potential Start Date

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Full Time

Working Hours

Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM

Required Experience Level

Basic Project Management, working as part of a supportive team, positive and creative approach to problem solving, experience of engaging and collaborating with stakeholders and partners



Salary Type

To be advised

Salary Notes

Band 2

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