Policy and Programme Manager (Circular Economy and Waste)
(GLA) Grade 12 (£67,513)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: GLA1527
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 22 April 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Salary: £67,513 per annum
Grade: 12
The GLA Environment team are currently recruiting for an experienced Policy and Programme Manager who can develop cutting edge waste policy and deliver a multi-million pound plastic bottle reduction and water refill programme.

The Mayor of London’s draft London Environment Strategy set out his ambition for London to become one of the greenest cities ever. At the centre of this ambition is his commitment to make London a zero waste city by 2026 and a zero carbon city by 2050. The Mayor wants London to be at the forefront of reducing waste including plastic waste and to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The Mayor also wants London to recycle as much of the waste it cannot prevent with the aim of recycling 65% municipal waste by 2030.

The role holder will manage the dedicated Circular Economy and Waste policy team. The team will lead the development and delivery of the research, policy and programmes required to achieve the Mayors waste targets, manage the relationship between the Greater London Authority and the London Waste and Recycling Board and identify new funding sources to enable its delivery in London. This will include:

  • developing and delivering a London wide major plastic bottle reduction and water refill programme,
  • ensuring London’s waste collection and disposal authorities are in general conformity with the waste provisions of the London Environment Strategy,
  • ensuring planning applications deliver the waste policies in the London Plan,
  • ensuring circular economy principles are embedded in GLA family activities and planning applications; as well as
  • managing the delivery of the Mayor’s Entrepreneur programme.

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London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA1527.


Application closing date:                Sunday 22 April 2018 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at:          City Hall on a date to be confirmed.

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