Principal Consultant – Zero Waste/Circular Economy


  • Salary: Competitive (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Location: Flexible. Remote, office based, or hybrid. We welcome applicants based in the UK (our office hubs are London, Bristol, Manchester, Oxford, and Edinburgh) or in any European country where Anthesis has a presence.
  • Closing: 8:22am, 13th Apr 2022 BST

Job Description

Anthesis is the Sustainability Activator!

We believe that transformative, cross-sectoral action is required to rise to the challenge of the Decisive Decade, and we exist to make sustainability happen.

Our company brings together the largest dedicated group of sustainability experts in the world, working with more than eight hundred clients, across seventeen countries. Our team combines broad and deep sustainability expertise with the commercial and operational capabilities it takes to deliver real change. Our culture is founded on the empowerment of great people, working in agile teams, in a high-ownership, high-accountability environment.

We are proud of what we have achieved so far with Anthesis, but we know we have a duty and an opportunity to contribute much more. Our success will depend on attracting, empowering and growing world-class leaders who can help to harness our capabilities and resources for transformational shared value creation.

At Anthesis we value both the wellbeing and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people and we want you to thrive, develop, and succeed here.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on skills and experience – the only thing that differentiates you is your talent and the value you bring. We understand that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results by inspiring our thinking, challenging our solutions, and enhancing our culture.

About the role

Anthesis is seeking an experienced professional to join our resources, circular economy and zero waste team. With hubs in the UK, Spain, US, and France, the successful candidate will benefit from working within a global, collaborative team, supporting ambitious, international clients to make tangible impacts through implementing circularity. The candidate will have the chance to be part of a successful, supportive, and rapidly growing team, advising industry famous clients to make a real difference to their sustainable performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Client and project management (with perhaps line management and team management responsibilities down the line)

  • Research, strategy development and/or modelling and analysis in Circular Economy or Waste Strategy to support our clients and their projects

  • Drafting of reports for clients

  • Delivering on-line engagement activities as part of our client delivery programs (using innovative technologies to facilitate interactive on-line meetings).

  • Establishing new business opportunities (including as part of our T3 client engagement program)

  • Providing thought leadership content (via our blogs, podcast and marketing activities)

Key requirements:

  • Strong project management experience, specifically on Waste or Circular Economy projects

  • Comfortable with data and technical analysis

  • Good communication skills

  • Experience in delivering waste footprinting, zero waste options assessments/ strategies and/or circularity projects

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of the tools for measuring circularity, such as the MCI

  • Experience in other sectors, such as manufacturing (e.g., fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals & fine chemicals), retail and supply chains, or construction

  • In-house experience or experience delivering on behalf of clients in a consulting environment

  • Experience in applying LEAN or with zero-waste certifications

Personal attributes and qualities:

At Anthesis we recruit for attitude. We are looking for colleagues who demonstrate our Anthesis Spirit. Our successful candidate will be at the top of their game and able to demonstrate these attributes:

  • Output driven and accountable

  • Flexible and innovative

  • Self-motivated and collaborative

  • Organized, prepared and professional

  • Skilled communicator

  • Ambitious and willing to develop

 Opportunities from Working at Anthesis

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced sustainability consultancy

  • The opportunity to benefit from flexible working patterns

  • Chance to apply your skills and knowledge to support our work with leading companies, impacting their strategy, programs and purpose

  • Work with an international team with operations in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East

  • Interesting, challenging and rewarding work across sectors and organizations

  • On-the-job support, training and coaching

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 13th Apr 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application