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Policy and Engagement Lead

Mainly based from home
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
24 Sep 2021
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Policy and Engagement Lead (circular economy and environmental management)


Competitive salary and benefits

IEMA (The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) is the largest professional body for everybody working in the environment and sustainability, with more than 17,000 members. 

IEMA is recruiting for an experienced policy and engagement professional to produce impactful and cutting-edge work that helps shape the approaches government, businesses and individuals are taking towards creating a more circular economy in the UK and worldwide and driving effective environmental management.

Redeploying and reusing resources in a more effective way is increasingly important in tackling the many environmental challenges that we face, be that climate change, biodiversity or pollution. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of IEMA’s efforts to do just this through impactful policy development.

The postholder will also be responsible for leading the Institute’s policy and practice work in environmental management; developing cutting-edge written content and webinars for IEMA’s members on the latest developments in corporate environmental strategy, standards and compliance.   

Candidates must be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience of circular economy issues, environmental management or broader environmental matters, ideally with experience of working in a membership organisation or professional body.  The role will require you to have had experience of managing groups of stakeholders and developing policy positions, technical guidance, delivering communications and other external affairs activities together with experience of managing programmes or projects.

You will be mainly based from home, with the occasional requirement to attend meetings at our current office in Lincoln or other UK location. Candidates must therefore be based in the UK and have a UK work permit and a reliable broadband speed to be able to work from home. 

In return you will receive a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 3 days at Christmas), 6% employer pension contributions, life assurance, medical cashplan, group income protection and perkbox benefits.

Please apply with a CV, accompanied with a cover letter setting out why you are an appropriate candidate for this role (of no more than one page).

For a copy of the full job description, further enquiries or to apply please write to the HR Manager at

The closing date for applications is close of business Friday 24th September

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