Isle of Wight, UK based
The Global Commitment is one of the major programmes of the Foundation. It is a joint effort between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment Programme, which unites businesses, governments, and other organisations behind a common vision and 2025 targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source, starting with packaging. It is the world’s leading voluntary commitment programme on plastics, its ambition level has set a new norm in the industry, and it is a reference point for investors and policymakers working on this topic.
The Global Commitment team is responsible for engaging with the signatories and managing the annual reporting by more than 200 businesses and governments on the progress they have made on their 2025 targets, drawing insights and conclusions from this and creating and publishing the annual Global Commitment Progress Report.
Role and Responsibilities
You will be at the heart of a highly motivated team generating new insights and catalysing action toward a circular economy for plastics. We do this by inspiring and challenging our stakeholders through developing thought leadership content, tools and assets and creating unprecedented transparency on how plastic packaging is produced, used, reused and recycled.
With a focus on understanding and maximising transparency on progress being made by Global Commitment signatories, you will help to push the quality of data and insights we gather and translate them into compelling and accessible content to engage our target audiences. As part of this you will directly engage with a network of signatories across the plastics value chain – which includes many of the world’s largest FMCGs and retailers – to learn about their efforts and guide their thinking around how they measure progress and the types of actions they can take.
Specifically, your role will involve the following (with strong support from other team members):
Being an integral part of the team creating the Global Commitment Progress Report, which includes the creation of a written report, analysing the data to understand the progress made by signatories, turning this data into insightful charts and graphs and providing access to online data. This would also include collaborating with internal teams (e.g. digital team) to publish the Progress Report.
Working with the team to collect and analyse data about the plastic packaging markets.
Supporting the execution of the annual recyclability survey, collecting and processing data about plastic packaging recyclability from experts worldwide.
Supporting the execution of a smooth reporting process, including updating the reporting platform, feeding in the reporting guidance and informing the signatories.
Liaising with the signatories on reporting, informing them of the process and dealing with their questions as well as processing the submitted data which feeds into the annual progress report.’
Supporting webinars on reporting as well as givepresentations on the results of our annual reporting.
You have been working for around 1-2 years in an area related to the plastics agenda and/or corporate reporting or have a Masters degree in a related area.
You can demonstrate the skill to collect, process and store large amounts of data, from company details to technical data on plastics. Experience with data management tools is a plus.
You have the intellectual capacity and analytical skills to understand the principles of the circular economy and applying them to the global plastic packaging market.
You have good writing skills: the ability to extract key insights from multiple datapoints and construct a compelling, convincing story.
You possess strong communications skills to communicate effectively with individuals at various management levels, across a variety of business functions, industries and geographies.
You have strong planning and organisational skills with great attention to detail.
Desired starting date: asap
Closing date: 6th February 2023
Salary package: circa £28k dependent on experience level plus generous holiday allowance (25 days plus discretionary extra days leave) generous parental leave; enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months; wellbeing programme.
Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK.
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.