Location London
Job-type Contract
Salary Up to £35,000
Reference BBBH12412_1611076780

Acre is supporting a leading trade association for the UK retail industry to identify a Policy Adviser - Sustainability on a 9-month fixed-term contract. You will be working with the Head of Sustainability to deliver the retail industry environmental and ethical objectives and taking a lead on Circular Economy issues.

You will also:

  • Take the lead on developing association positions and representing the association with Government and stakeholder groups in all the UK nations on issues including resource and waste policy, circular economy, packaging and product sustainability

  • Work with the Head of Sustainability to manage and develop the CSR Community group for members covering all environmental, ethical and sustainable issues

  • Keep members up to date on sustainability-related issues through marketing communications, as well as representing the association to external audiences and specialist media in association with internal media colleagues

  • Support and advise on impacts of environmental legislation and any required implementation for compliance purposes

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a policy or sustainability role

  • Strong communication skills with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the strategic issues in the current and emerging sustainability agenda, with particular focus on resources, waste and packaging

  • Able to demonstrate credibility to represent the association with senior external contacts, including Government officials and environmental NGOs

  • Experience in formulating consultation responses

This exciting role presents the opportunity to work within an exciting, dynamic and diverse industry for a business whose purpose is to make a positive difference to the industry and the customers it serves, today and in the future. Please apply today and a consultant will come back to you within 5 business days. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Calvey at samantha.calvey@acre.com.