Full Time, fixed term 3 year contract
This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to join our Circular Design team. You will apply a design-led approach to deliver on the strategic design and development of tools, activities, and programmes that in turn enable people and organisations to put the circular economy into practice.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Design Programme aims to inspire and support designers to redesign products, services and systems for the circular economy, where products are kept in use, waste is designed out and the environment is regenerated. The team works to develop tools, drive campaigns with influencers and media channels, and build a community to support designers in enabling this transition - all in close collaboration with a network of leading organisations in the Design sector. This role will be working with organisations in the fashion industry.
Specific role responsibilities include:
Reporting to the Design Lead your role will be as follows:
Building on the Foundation’s existing assets and knowledge to further develop, workshops, visuals, presentations, tools and resources that help key Foundation fashion audiences understand how to apply circular economy in practice.
Building on the existing content, you will develop concepts, stories, or narratives that promote Circular Design practice and help inspire a broad creative fashion audience.
Taking a methodical and detailed approach to planning and executing research projects. Using communication skills and curiosity to connect with users, colleagues, and stakeholders, often in the Foundation’s network and wider audiences.
Working with fashion organisations in the Foundation’s network to mobilise design and creative teams, inspiring a more design-led approach to the circular economy transition.
Representing the Foundation at international meetings and events, with regular domestic and international travel to events and to engage local stakeholders.
Providing strategic input to the Fashion Programme Manager to support the development of the broader programme strategy.
3-5 years of demonstrable project management experience, preferably in a design/innovation environment.
An academic degree in a relevant field, preferably design.
Experience in coordinating and facilitating design and innovation processes, such as workshops/sprints.
Experience in relationship and stakeholder management.
Understanding of systems thinking, the importance of upstream innovation and an interest in circular economy topics.
Desired starting date: As soon as possible
Closing date: 2nd February 2023
Salary range: £44,000 - £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). International travel will 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.