Full Time, UK based
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in the field of standard setting, law, policy making, policy recommendations, or comparable technical field to apply your expertise to a purpose driven career supporting the transition to a circular economy.
You will provide insights to inform the rapidly evolving policy and regulatory agenda for non-financial reporting at national, regional and international levels (e.g. EU and IFRS processes), as well as other relevant risk management and disclosure frameworks (eg. TNFD), with the aim of integrating circular economy concepts and metrics in a comprehensive and ambitious way.
This will involve working with a variety of stakeholders including policymakers, financial institutions, corporates, NGOs and international organisations, and informing and/or developing collaborations with existing non-financial reporting organisations and investor alliances to support these efforts.
Specific role responsibilities include:
Deep knowledge of key corporate reporting and finance policy and legislative developments in the EU, within specific international institutions, and where relevant in targeted countries, identifying opportunities for collaboration and intervention. Share these insights with relevant teams within the Foundation (e.g. Finance and Policy teams) with a view to inform strategic intervention points.
Developing the Foundation’s strategic approach to ensuring the integration of the circular economy into leading disclosure and measurement initiatives, in the context of the rapidly evolving non-financial reporting and disclosure landscape globally.
Gathering knowledge and insights on measuring circular economy from across the Foundation, including from the Plastics, Fashion, and Food Initiative teams and the Circulytics team.
Coordinating international outreach, alliance building and stakeholder management, including engagement with policymakers, international organisations, financial institutions, and NGOs.
Informing leading mandatory or voluntary reporting and/or standard setting initiatives from a circular economy perspective. This will involve the preparation of detailed technical recommendations on specific definitions and metrics, supported by science-based rationale.
Representing the Foundation at international meetings and events, which could involve domestic and international travel.
Drafting of position papers and/or policy briefings, covering topics such as the interconnection between circular economy and climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, pollution and other systemic challenges, working together with other Foundation programmes and/or external stakeholders and drawing on existing Foundation knowledge/papers.
A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience working in the field of standard setting, law, policy making, policy recommendations, or comparable technical field is essential.
Excellent understanding and knowledge of the evolving non-financial reporting and disclosure landscape, including sustainability reporting regulatory initiatives in the EU and internationally, and the ability to quickly pick up technical details.
An intellectual curiosity with a willingness to continually deepen subject matter expertise on circular economy and corporate reporting.
Project management experience with proven capability managing multiple projects in parallel with tight deadlines, ensuring high-quality results, and effectively collaborating with various different internal functions and departments.
Relationship management experience, particularly in the context of global, multi-
stakeholder initiatives; the ability to interact effectively with individuals at various management levels across a variety of organisations and geographies.
Communication and facilitation skills, including public speaking; evidence of having written engaging documents.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail; ability to process and summarise complex information, adapting it to legal/policy proposals and standard-setting work.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Please ensure that your letter is clearly written, well structured and includes the following:
What motivated you to apply for this role?
Why do you want to work for EMF?
What relevant professional and/or personal knowledge, skills and experience would you bring to this role?
Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 12 April 2023
Salary range: circa £50,000 per annum depending on experience.
Benefits package: generous holiday allowance (25 days plus UK bank holidays and discretionary extra days leave) generous parental leave; enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months; wellbeing programme.
Location: UK based with regular attendance at our office in Cowes, Isle of Wight (subject to individual circumstances). Some international travel may be required.
Relocation support: We offer support with relocation from overseas, such as: helping to source accommodation, travel expenses to the UK (dependent on circumstances and eligibility). Many colleagues will have faced the same challenges as you (including relocating pets!) and we will be happy to assist you in this transition.
What we do
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. We work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Our vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.
Our commitment to you
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and providing a working environment free from discrimination. Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.