Would you like to work on some of the hardest problems that need to be overcome to solve plastic waste and pollution? We have an opportunity for a research analyst to join us to be part of our New Plastics Economy Innovation team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the circular economy, has exceptional analytical and communication skills and is ready to take on the challenge of changing the global plastic packaging system from a linear to a circular economy as part of a highly motivated and entrepreneurial team.

About the team: The New Plastics Economy Innovation team is a part of the Foundation’s initiative on plastic and we focus on solutions. More specifically, we push the thinking, generate new insights and catalyse action toward solutions that can help deliver a circular economy for plastic. We do this by inspiring and challenging our network of stakeholders and beyond through thought leadership pieces, tools and assets and collaborative projects.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to our Innovation Programme Manager, your main responsibilities will be to help define, shape, research and deliver new and exciting content and projects through:

  • Researching and analysing solutions. Working with the team and our network to conduct research, carry out analysis and generate insights to ensure that we build our publications on a robust evidence base.
  • Creating inspiring content. Packaging knowledge into exciting and engaging content (e.g. articles, reports, case studies, presentations) and other outputs (events, webinars, tools kits, etc.)
  • Catalysing action. Helping our content to go beyond the initial pdf to create real impact. How this is done can vary tremendously depending on the topic, but it often involves engaging with a wide range of stakeholders ranging from companies, cities, policymakers and academics, to making presentations, facilitating workshops and much more.

Your profile

  • 1-2 years’ experience in business or innovation and/or a good academic record and degree level qualifications in business, economics, science, engineering, policy or other relevant discipline.
  • The analytical skills to understand the principles of the circular economy and to apply them to various projects and initiatives; an understanding of ‘the big picture’ as well as the detail.
  • The analytical skills to analyse data and extract insights, even when sources are scarce or data points seem ambiguous.
  • Strong communication skills: evidence of having written engaging documents; the ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organisation and to contribute proactively to problem solving in meetings and workshops.

Please apply with CV, covering letter and salary expectation.

Desired starting date: asap

Closing date: July 15th 2020

Salary package: Competitive within the charity sector together with generous holiday allowance, gym membership etc.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Interested in this role?

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