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Project Manager - Drug and Alcohol Impact Programme for Student Wellbeing

Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)
£30,413 per year
Job description

Project Manager - Drug and Alcohol Impact Programme for Student Wellbeing

SOS-UK is a sustainability and wellbeing charity, launched by the National Union of Students’ in October 2019.  

We are an education charity focusing on sustainability, we work across all forms of education and through our work we aim to:

  • Get more students leading on, and learning for, sustainability.
  • Repurpose the education system around the climate emergency and ecological crises.
  • Make sustainability more inclusive, so it is for everyone.

We believe that when students lead on sustainability, they learn about it, picking up the vital knowledge, skills and competencies needed to help transform society into a more just and sustainable place.

Find out more about SOS-UK, who we are and what we do by visiting our website.


On the back of our successful pro-environmental behaviour change work, in 2013, the Home Office funded NUS to develop a parallel programme to promote the responsible consumption of alcohol by students. Alcohol Impact was launched in 2014, and it has grown year on year. The programme is a supported accreditation mark for students’ unions and their institutions working together to encourage students to consume alcohol responsibly and provide an inclusive campus for those who do not drink. From October 2019, The programme is managed and run by SOS-UK. 

Based on the success of Alcohol Impact, in 2020, SOS-UK developed a parallel accreditation programme Drug and Alcohol Impact. Drug & Alcohol Impact is our whole-institution strategic framework designed to embed responsible drinking on our campuses and develop drug harm reduction policies and interventions to reduce the negative outcomes of student drug use.

You will work alongside the Senior Project Manager for Alcohol Impact, Drug and Alcohol Impact and Drink Rethink – as well as a mix of our smaller projects and campaigns.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project management of our wellbeing programmes, projects and campaigns. 
  • Acting as the first point of contact for students and staff at your allocated organisations. 
  • Contribution to the development of programme resources and communications. 
  • Planning, designing and delivering engaging training sessions. 
  • Contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of programmes. 

Please read the full description of the role’s responsibilities and person specification (knowledge, skills, attributes, qualifications and experience) available to download from this page.


We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented within SOS-UK.

We recognise that candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised-Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the minimum criteria for a role (at least 80% of the criteria in the person specification) and are from a BAME background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview. It is important to note that this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us that they'd like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be based on the most suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.

Find out more about what it’s like working for SOS-UK. If you would like to speak to a member of SOS-UK staff not involved in the interview process about how your experience might meet the requirements of the role, please get in touch.

Please apply via our online application form, we are unable to accept CVs. If you are unable to complete or application due to accessibility needs please contact us. 

Please state on your application where you are likely to be located.

Closing date for applications: 3rd December 2023
Interview dates: 13th and 14th December 2023
Preferred start date: January/early February 2024, can be flexible for the right candidate.  

Location: England / Wales
Contract Type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £30,413
Hours: 35
Benefits: We believe we have a fair and transparent pay framework. Our salary bands and pay gaps are public. We have always paid at least the real living wage and are an accredited Living Wage Employer. We do not offer any unpaid/non-credit-bearing placement opportunities or work experience. We offer up to 6% pension contributions, annual cost of living increases and annual spine-point salary increases until the top of your band. Other benefits include: Support and paid time for learning and development in your role and to support onward progression (if desired) Cycle-to-work scheme Eye care vouchers Free flu vaccinations Work laptop and home-office equipment where needed Health Cash Plan and Employee Assistance Programme via HSF A minimum of 27 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time staff or those on contracts for under 12 months). Additional leave is awarded for each year of service, up to 30 days Discretionary paid leave over the Christmas break for everyone Various other leave allowances, as agreed with line managers, including for (but not limited to): Parents, carers and dependents: support and understanding for family emergencies and caring for dependents Employee volunteering: up to three days paid leave per year which you are   encouraged to take - pro rata for part-time staff Medical appointments: reasonable time off during working hours including time for fertility treatment and gender reassignment Religious or belief-related obligations Study


Posted on: 21 November 2023
Closed date: 03 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: REF-209995
Tags: Project Management