• Are you passionate about sustainable consumption and production and transitioning to a circular economy?
  • Do you want to work with sector-leading retailers, restaurants and other companies to make this happen?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to lead and develop your own team and bring new ideas and disruptive thinking?

There is no time to waste in taking urgent, radical action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. At Bioregional we’ve been championing sustainable change for 25 years.

We’re now looking for an experienced Project Manager to take a lead on our circular economy and products work. You will have a good understanding of the concepts and applications of circular economy principles combined with the ability to translate this into practical advice which helps companies understand the opportunity and move forward on their journey. You have a strong track record of managing projects in the sustainability or responsible sourcing sector either as a consultant, or in-house sustainability role or NGO.

At Bioregional you will have the opportunity to lead and grow your own team. You will be our go-to sustainable products person, working on some of our existing flagship projects. You will take the lead on shaping your workstream, through delivering thought leadership, representing Bioregional at conferences and events and developing relationships with potential new clients. You will inspire our ambitious project officers, helping them to deliver excellent work and developing their skills and careers.

Experience and responsibilities

The post holder will have a strong background and qualifications in sustainability with more than 4 years' relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong interest and knowledge of sustainability, from an environmental and/or social perspective, based on personal conviction as well as academic and/or practical experience.
  • Be a balanced all-rounder with good competencies in numeracy and research to create an evidence base, excel at presentation, persuasion and reassurance to win hearts and minds in the process and good leadership and collaboration skills.

The role has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Working with sector-leading retailers, restaurants, and other companies to scale-up social and environmental performance
  • Helping develop the overall strategy of the Sustainable Business service area.
  • Take a lead in bringing in new business through identification of opportunities within the sector.

About Bioregional

Bioregional has been winning awards and creating cutting-edge solutions to sustainability for 25 years. Our main offices are based in BedZED, the UK's first large-scale eco-village, and our first major housing collaboration.

We have built our expertise, knowledge and reputation by collaborating with leading industry players and governments to apply genuine sustainability in practice to major schemes and organisations across the world.

We are the creators of the One Planet Living framework, which provides a vision and a toolkit for creating healthy and happy lifestyles within the limits of our one planet.

There are now 595,000 people around the world living in, working at or visiting organisations and communities with a deep commitment to One Planet Living.

More information

The post is permanent and full-time, and is based at our offices at the award-winning BedZED eco-village in South London, on the mainline Victoria and Thameslink train lines.

Salary: £35k – 40k depending on experience, plus 6% ethical pension contribution, and 25 days annual leave – rising by one day for each year of service up to 30 days.

To apply

Please read the job description  and submit a CV and cover letter, describing why you want the job and what you would bring to the role, to recruitment@bioregional.com with the job title as the subject line.

Deadline:  9am Monday 25 November with interviews being held during the week commencing 2 December.