Position: Research assistant (intern)
Duration: 4 months, starting mid-September. Full time.
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. Plastic is one of five priority areas that we are focusing on in our new business plan, so this year we will be running a significant research and stakeholder engagement project to understand the single-use plastic and plastic packaging landscape across London. The research is intended to provide insights into how London is tackling single-use plastics and the impact of COVID-19 on plastic use; and will help us define vital next steps to reduce single-use plastic consumption in London.
This role has been created to help with the research phase and will involve mapping pre-existing initiatives and gathering insights into what was happening pre-lockdown to help reduce the impact of single-use plastics. It will also involve engaging with a wide range of stakeholders delivering such activities, as well as researching global initiatives having an impact in other cities. The postholder will then help us set up and run a workshop with key stakeholders to present the findings.
You will be part of a dedicated team of recycling and waste management 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.
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job to email@example.com, using “intern application” as the subject of your email.
If you have any queries about this position, please email Beverley.Simonson@lwarb.gov.uk with your query.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 28th August.
No agencies please.