Policy Adviser, Sustainability

London- Hybrid working

Murray McIntosh are proud to have partnered with the British Retail Consortium to support the recruitment of a key hire, a Policy Advisor within their Food and Sustainability team.

Retail is an exciting and diverse industry, a hotbed of innovation and the UK's largest private sector employer. The BRC is the industry's leading body, recognised for its powerful campaigning and influence within government. Working with members to drive positive change, they use their expertise to create an economic environment that enables businesses to thrive and consumers to benefit.

The Policy Advisor, Sustainability will take the lead on developing positions on issues including resource and waste policy, circular economy, packaging, and product sustainability. You'll be working with leading retailers, representing the BRC with Government and stakeholder groups in all the UK nations

Key responsibilities:

* Managing and developing the CSR Community group for members, covering all environmental, ethical and sustainable issues

* Developing and promoting the BRC's sustainability initiatives, including the Climate Action Roadmap, retail's net zero strategy

* Ensuring BRC members are up to date on sustainability-related issues through marketing communications

* Representing the BRC to external audiences and specialist media

* Maintaining a strong network of key officials and stakeholders within the UK to build alliances designed to deliver pragmatic and evidenced-based measures to safeguard the environment

You'll need:

* to be a sustainability specialist, with hands-on experience in an environmental/sustainability policy context

* to demonstrate credibility in order to represent the BRC to senior external contacts, including Government officials

* to demonstrate the ability to debate and challenge constructively, using a range of communication and influencing skills

* to be a trusted and pro-active team player, supporting team colleagues able to bring in new thinking and initiative to the team

The BRC offer a range of excellent benefits including investment into professional development and health and wellbeing. The office is located in Covent Garden and the BRC offer a flexible working policy with core hours of 10am-4 pm.

Murray McIntosh is proud to be an equal opportunity agency on behalf of its clients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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Ben Varley

Recruitment Consultant – Policy, Public Affairs & Strategic Communications