Principal Consultant (Policy)

London, North West, South West
London Central, Manchester, Bristol
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs, Waste Management Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
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Job Ref:

Bristol, Manchester or London

Hours of work:

5 days per week, contracted to 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Start date:


Job description:

You will materially contribute to the growth of a rapidly expanding technical policy area. You will achieve this through strong work winning, project direction, technical expertise and inspirational leadership of a small team, overseeing delivery as the technical expert. With an extensive, existing network of partners and clients, you will, over time, create and win a significant proportion of the work delivered by the team.

Your work will include:

·       Delivery of work through exemplary direction of projects to budget, to time and to client satisfaction, with maximum positive environmental impact;

·       Overseeing technical excellence of project outputs, ensuring methodology is fit for purpose, rigorous and commercially appropriate to the budget available;

·       Ensuring a well-motivated and engaged team through strong leadership, exceptional organisation and delegation; and

·       Contributing to material turnover growth of a technical policy area through strong work winning.

Reports to:

Market Area Lead, Policy.

Person specification:

As an experienced technical expert with a track record of successful project direction, you will have your own extensive network of partners, sub-contractors and clients within the environmental policy space.

You will be a recognised national or international expert in one or more of the following areas:

·       Marine Litter & Plastics

·       Circular Economy

·       Waste Management

·       Extended Producer Responsibility

As such you will ideally have occupied senior positions in advisory groups, round tables, boards and in headline speaking slots in the environmental policy circuit.

You will have strong leadership capabilities and experience, with excellent delegation and the ability to inspire and drive a team towards its targets.


·       At least 5 years demonstrable track record delivering to budget, time and client satisfaction a programme of work >£250k per annum.

·       Nationally/ internationally recognised expertise in defined technical area above.

·       Strong leadership with exceptional organisation and delegation leading to a well-motivated and engaged team.


·       Have been responsible for generating >£250k p.a. income over several years.

·       Nationally or internationally recognised speaker on the environmental policy circuit used to giving keynote/headline talks.

·       Member of influential boards, policy groups, advisory groups, round tables or other groups supporting the material impact of our business.


Competitive depending on experience and credentials


·       Death in Service scheme;

·       Private Healthcare;

·       Group Pension; and

·       Income Protection Scheme (after completion of probationary period).

Holiday Entitlement

24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days per year.

Application information

In order to be considered all applications should be submitted electronically to by the closing date of 9:00am Friday 6th December 2019 and must include the following:

1)      A formal covering letter (maximum 2 pages of A4), addressed to Gemma Dececio summarising your suitability, your credentials, and reasons for applying. Please also state the notice period you are required to work out (if relevant) and your earliest possible start date.

2)      CV emphasising relevant experience.

Hardcopy applications will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am Friday 6th December 2019. Shortlisting will take place soon after the deadline. If your application has been successful, we will be in touch shortly after this date with information regarding interview dates and location. Due to the large volume of applications we expect to receive, we will be unable to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us within 2 months of the closing date, then unfortunately your application will have been unsuccessful.

If you have any queries please submit these by email or phone to: | 0117 917 2250

The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward. Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer. Company no. 4150627

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