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Technical Lead, Plastic Solutions

Common Seas


Posted over 30 days ago...

Lead the Charge Against Plastic Pollution with Common Seas as a Technical Lead, Plastic Solutions


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Hybrid: London or Totnes

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Hybrid (In-person ~3 day / week)- London United Kingdom,Totnes United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary

Common Seas is a dynamic social enterprise on a mission to solve the plastic pollution crisis. We focus on proactive solutions, supporting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their fight against plastic waste. With our innovative Plastic Drawdown and PlasTICK models, we're making waves internationally and advocating for impactful global policies. Join us in creating a cleaner, healthier ocean environment.

Role Summary

  • Direct the development of Common Seas’ plastic footprinting and strategy models.
  • Manage data acquisition for creating national baseline data and policy analysis.
  • Work closely with SIDS to build knowledge and implement plastic reduction solutions.
  • Collaborate with specialists and decision-makers to foster strong working relationships.

Role Requirements

  • Over 5 years of relevant professional experience and a related degree.
  • Expertise in waste models, material flow analysis, and waste management.
  • Strong skills in research, both quantitative and qualitative, including stakeholder consultation.
  • Proven leadership experience with team and external relationship management.
  • Ability to use data to inform and influence policy decisions.

Application Process Details

  • Apply by contacting Liam Young at [email removed - click apply for more details].
  • Submit your CV and a one-page cover letter highlighting your expertise in material flows, mixed methods research, and plastic waste reduction policies.
  • Applications will be shortlisted by 31 July, but early closure is possible with the right candidate pool.

The organisation - Common Seas We are an international social enterprise designing and delivering upstream solutions to tackle the source of the plastics problem. We champion Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to enable their decision-makers to set baselines, design policy and act on plastic, and advocate for a UN Plastic Treaty that works for them. Our approach and tools have received widespread recognition and provided Governments with the evidence and courage to deliver ambitious action on plastic.

The role - Technical Lead, Plastic Solutions You will be responsible for directing the development and application of Common Seas’ plastic footprinting and strategy building models: Plastic Drawdown and PlasTICK. You will manage and produce the quantitative and qualitative data acquisition and populate models delivering national baseline data and policy analysis, predominately for Small Island Developing States. You will also develop working relationships with specialists and decision makers in the countries where we work to build data, knowledge and develop and deliver solutions.

Job requirements You should have more than 5 years of relevant professional experience and a relevant degree. Experience in using waste models and conducting material flow analysis applied to waste management is essential. You should also have experience in research combining quantitative and qualitative methods, including stakeholder consultation, technical leadership, managing a team and external relationships, and using data and analysis to coach and inform policy dialogue.

Benefits We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a hybrid environment, with 3 days per week in office.

Application details If you think this sounds like the perfect role for you, please contact Ellwood Atfield via Liam Young at [email removed - click apply for more details], sending a CV and one page covering letter detailing your key experience in material flows, mixed methods studies, and the systems and policies to reduce plastic waste. We anticipate shortlisting for this role by 31 July, but we may close applications sooner when we have the right pool of candidates.


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