Full Time, UK based
We are looking for a dedicated Network and Operations Coordinator to support our Circular Design Programme. Reporting to our Senior Design and Innovation Manager and working simultaneously across a number of projects, you will be responsible for supporting engagement within the Programme’s key collaborators, particularly the Circular Design Leaders (CDL), a working group of senior designers from some of the world’s most influential companies.
In addition, the Network and Operations Coordinator will provide operational support to the Circular Design Programme’s core team, help set up and facilitate meetings with organisations, external experts, advisors and stakeholders, in line with the delivery of the Circular Design Programme strategy, which aims to inspire and equip millions of design practitioners globally.
Specific role responsibilities include:
Network Expansion and Management
Coordinating the planning and delivery of activities, including critical administrative tasks, logistics, coordinating internal and external stakeholders in a professional and timely manner.
Working with the Senior Design and Innovation Manager to support the management, documentation and successful delivery of Circular Design Leaders. (CDL) work and events and to track progress and create reports.
Actively generate ideas and contribute to thinking about the evolution and development of the CDL work or other relevant projects.
Ongoing engagement with Circular Design Leaders
Help with the implementation of CDL strategy and measuring success over time through documentation and capturing learnings.
Join regular CDL calls and events to capture notes and document progression.
Manage external information on the CDL, and identify ways to communicate this internally and externally
Support creation of workshop material, including content, presentations, miro boards, handouts etc.
Attend workshops and support facilitation relevant to the Circular Design Programme.
Compile and organise workshop outputs to be captured and disseminated after events.
Manage evaluation processes resulting in creation of a final evaluation report.
Wider team support
Support engagement with key stakeholders for the Foundation related to the Circular Design Programme.
Support the coordination of the design team including mailboxes, team meetings, events and team days.
A minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience in a design capacity OR an academic degree in a design-related field.
Demonstrated experience of organising or coordinating activities, events or projects.
Work experience in a relevant business, academic or NGO organisation would be desirable.
Strong attention to detail.
The ability to work autonomously.
Experience of providing output to deadlines whilst maintaining focus under pressure.
High level of competency with Office suite and computer literacy.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal with the confidence and ability to represent the Foundation externally.
Confidence or willingness to develop hosting, facilitating and/or presenting skills.
Relevant work experience in the circular economy is a definite plus.
Ability in another language, e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese is desirable
Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: March 10th 2023
Salary range: £26,000 - £29,000 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.
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.