Office of the CEO
Full Time – UK based
This is an exciting opportunity to work with our CEO to support the generation of analysis-backed insights into some of the biggest issues the world is facing today. Working with like-minded colleagues in a fast-paced and stimulating environment, this role will suit someone who is excited by working in a team, using qualitative and quantitative data analytics and who shares our passion for accelerating the transition to a circular economy.
Specific role and responsibilities
Skilled project management: working in an agile/adaptable environment to identify topics of interest and to drive the whole process for shaping, planning and overseeing projects.
Shaping the strategic direction of projects in line with development of the broader EMF strategy.
Facilitating pre-competitive, multi-stakeholder meetings and workshops. Designing and planning the agenda and content of multi-stakeholder meetings, and effectively navigating group conversations to productive outcomes.
Capacity building & knowledge transfer. Actively contributing to developing the Foundation’s expertise, with a focus on implementing solutions for a circular economy.
Representing the Foundation externally. Being a representative of the Foundation in meetings and on stage or online at events.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager or equivalent preferably gained within a management consultancy environment.
An academic degree in a relevant field such as business, economics, science or political science.
Demonstrated ability managing multiple, complex projects to deliver successful outcomes and meet time-critical milestones, including project planning and effective prioritisation to deliver on an outcome basis.
Evidence of recent experience working with and engaging a diverse set of stakeholders. The ability to interact effectively with individuals at various management levels across a variety of organisations (industry, NGO, policymakers) and geographies.
Excellent analytical skills and ability to extract key insights from data and research and present these in an attractive and engaging way. Evidence of having written engaging documents in English.
Strong organisational skills: the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel, establish priorities and effectively collaborate with different internal functions and departments.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to work across teams in different locations with both in-person and remote aspects. The ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organisation, contributing proactively to problem solving in meetings and workshops.
Relevant work experience in the circular economy is a definite plus.
A Project Management qualification is useful but not essential.
Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 28th March 2023
Salary and benefits: Up to £54,000 per annum, plus 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 some travel required including to our head office based in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
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.