CLOSED Food flagship city initiative Intern

By 10/09/2020September 21st, 2020News, Recruitment
Food flagship city intern

Duration: 4 months, starting end-September. Full time intern.

Salary: £21,353 (pro-rata)

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is a partnership of the Mayor of London and the London boroughs to improve waste and resource management. The city’s economic and environmental future depends on our transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy. At LWARB, we work to ensure that London’s businesses, local government and communities thrive by helping them make the very best use of resources and materials. Food is one of five priority areas that we are focusing on in our new business plan and London is one of three Flagship Cities selected by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a place to turn the vision laid out in the Cities and Circular Economy for Food  report into action. This year we will be running a significant research project to map London food flows and assess the economic, environmental and social benefits of circular economy for food scenarios. The research is intended to identify hotspots and opportunities areas and propose tangible solutions to lead London transition towards a circular food system.

This role has been created to help with the research phase and will involve collecting and consolidating baseline data, assessing the economic, environmental and social benefits of a set of interventions, researching best practices, initiatives, policies, regulations, innovative tax and levies implemented by other cities nationally and internationally. The postholder will then help us set up and run a workshop convening a consortium of public-private stakeholders.

You will be part of a dedicated team of recycling and circular economy experts, in an organisation which puts the reduction of London’s consumption-based emissions of CO2e at its core by focusing on reducing waste and increasing recycling in the city. You will need to be enthusiastic, proactive and genuinely determined to make a difference.


London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we wish to ensure our workforce reflects that diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability, and actively encourage applications from BAME individuals who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

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How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you’re the right person for this opportunity to, using “intern application – food” as the subject of your email.

If you have any queries about this position, please email with your query.


Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 21st September.


No agencies please.