WorldGBC zoekt Education Manager

Education Manager - World GBC Europe Regional Network

Responsible to: Jane Henley, CEO WorldGBC

Place of work:  flexible – to be discussed

Hours of work: 37.5 hours; normally 9am-5:30pm (includes some out-of- hour phone calls/trips)

Salary: Subject to experience (please include salary expectation in cover letter)

Length of contract: initial one-year contract with a view to renewal 

Start date: third quarter of 2014


The World Green Building Council connects a global coalition of more than 100 national Green Building Councils (GBCs) and their 27,000 member organisations with a single mission: to transform the building industry and ensure that the places we live, learn, work and play are good for the health of people, the strength of our economy and the future of the planet.

Green Building Councils are not-for-profits that work locally to define and drive industry best practice, help governments shape policy, and build a culture of cross-sector collaboration.

Our Europe Regional Network (ERN) consists of more than 30 national Green Building Councils and works in collaboration with more than 4,500 member companies across Europe, which represent the full breadth of stakeholders in the buildings industry.

Introduction to the role

Training and education is an important role of any GBC. Our ERN has identified two key objectives in its work in the sphere of education:

1. Support GBCs in developing and delivering high quality education in their markets and,

2. Strive toward harmonization of green building knowledge across the region.

Job description

Currently our ERN Education Task Force works to:

  • Increase the quality and quantity of Education tools and resources available to facilitate GBCs sharing knowledge and developing robust education programs.

  • Develop and maintain a Common Education Platform to increase brand awareness and relevance of Europe’s Green Building Councils in a rapidly- developing marketplace of Education.

  • Seek alignment with relevant EU or other regional level education initiatives and programs.

  • Ensure alignment with the public policy work of the ERN.

Track and report measures of our achievements as GBCs grow their

education programs.

Main responsibilities:

We see the role of an Education Manager as mainly:

  1. Drivethedevelopment,maintenanceandgrowthofourCommon Education Platform.

  2. SeekalignmentandopportunitieswithintheEU’svariouseducation programs, platforms and initiatives

  3. IdentifyandapplyforEUgreenconstructionskillsfunding

  4. ProvidegeneralguidanceandsupporttoGBCswhoaredevelopingtheir

    education programs.

Other responsibilities:

  • Lead WorldGBC Europe Regional Network’s education stream

  • Co-ordinate pan-Europe education taskforce.

  • Report initiation, research and writing.

  • Managing consultants/research/support staff or interns.

  • Represent the World GBC Europe Network GBCs in a range of forums (e.g. EU skills forums in Brussels).

  • Liaison with GBC membership across Europe to extract best practice

  • Relationship building with other international organizations and platforms

  • Preparation of briefing notes on upcoming EU education programs and


  • Speaking engagements, including at international conferences and events.

  • Education input to seminars, conferences and other events.

  • Act as media spokesperson when required.

  • Liaison with Europe Network Senior Policy Advisor to ensure alignment

    between public policy and education workstreams.

  • Regular travel to GBCs to provide support on education programmes.

  • Contribute to global education initiatives such as our annual ‘GBC University’

    sessions at Congress or education program best practice sharing beyond Europe.

Person specification – essential knowledge, skills and experience required for the role.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

- Experience with education program development
- Experience with EU education programs, platforms and initiatives
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong education background (minimum of 5 years experience in the education design sector)
- Ability and capacity to manage multiple projects/activities, maintain tight deadlines and manage competing priorities
- Ability to work as part of a small and virtual team
- Managing multiple priorities
- Ability to build consensus from potentially competing view points
- Self driven and directed



Desirable knowledge & skills




 - Post-graduate degree or equivalent level of knowledge in related subject
- Minimum of 3 years experience in the building/property sector
- Knowledge of the main building sector related education platforms at the EU level
- Capacity of understanding/working with construction standards and building codes



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