Principal Consultant

About Resource Futures

Resource Futures is committed to a vision of everybody using resources sustainably. We are a purpose-driven company which contributes to the communities we work and live in. Our core values of integrity, independence and commitment are what make us different.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading sustainable resource management consultancy in the UK.  We are contributing to research behind policy and operational resource and waste issues that are shaping the future of the UK and beyond.

Founded in 2006, we are employee-owned and non-profit-distributing with a 30-year heritage in the resources and waste industry. Our brand is built around being forward-thinking and looking for continuous improvement in the services we provide. We are part of the B Corp movement and take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world.

About the role

Resource Futures has an exciting opportunity for a Circular Economy specialist leader to join our consultancy team to work with public, private and third sector clients. You will have proven experience and excellent commercial focus on how to implement the principles of the circular economy.  We are looking for a highly self-motivated, commercially minded and innovative individual who is an excellent communicator at all levels.

Total Reward Package

You will have an optional ethical pension plan – in this scheme the company requires a 5% contribution from employees and will match the employee contribution. In addition to this generous pension plan, we offer life insurance, cycle to work schemes, volunteer days, external memberships, flexible working, company membership and annual away days. You will have access to our Consultative Group platform for employee voice and Learning and Development opportunities. You will be joining to a company striving to be an inclusive employer and always interested in hearing your ideas.


You will engage with external and internal stakeholders including Resource Futures’ whole client base. You will also be expected to contribute to the company’s strategic planning, provide technical leadership, manage and monitor project delivery as a project director in addition to people management duties.

You will have responsibility for business development focused around one or more of the following resources:

  • textiles
  • plastic
  • food

You will also be able to demonstrate a track record across a range of the following disciplines:

  • Technical – Processing & markets; packaging; carbon impacts
  • Policy – Impact of current and future policy
  • Tools – Modelling; data analysis & interpretation; market research

How to apply

Resource Futures is striving to be an inclusive employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

To apply, please download forms here:

Full job description

Application form – Part 1

Application form – Part 2

Equal Opportunities form

If you have any difficulty downloading the forms, please contact Yeshim Longhorn on 07827 932268 or email

Application deadline: 4 November 2019, 9.00 am

Interviews: 8 November 2019, to be held at The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN.

If you have not heard from us by the date of the interviews, your application has not been successful on this occasion. For any Job Description related queries about this opportunity, please contact Emma Burlow on 07789 956201 or email

Principal Consultant

Contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

Location: Ideally based in our Head Office in Bristol, although we are open to remote working arrangements. The role will require regular UK and occasional international travel.

Salary: £36,000 - £55,000 pa dependent on experience