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Circular Economy Business Support Manager

This is a permanent post but we will consider a secondment for up to 18 months.

Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert is looking to recruit a Business Support Manager to the Circular Economy Business Service team. 

An important aspect of this role will be engaging with and developing effective working relationships with the Scottish SME business community.  The strength of these relationships will assist us to understand their needs and to ensure the support provided by the Circular Economy Business Service is helping Scotland’s SMEs to develop and implement Circular Economy business models.

The role will develop, manage and monitor Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Business Service in Scotland, ensuring that the activities meet the strategic and operational outcomes and are compliant with the funding requirements of the ERDF Resource Efficient Circular Economy Acceleration Strategic Intervention.   

Working with the Circular Economy Framework Manager the Business Support Manager will develop strong relationships with Framework contractors and ensure that they provide tailored support to meet the needs of each individual SME.

The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role you will be have excellent communication skills and experience of managing relationship so that you can quickly develop effective working relationships with Scottish SMEs and the Circular Economy Framework contractors.  You will have strong organisational skills with experience of developing and implementing project plans successfully. The ideal candidate will understand circular economy business models and the characteristics of businesses that are likely to be successful in applying these. 

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

Salary and benefits

£40,503 (pay range is £40,503 - £45,003 and the successful candidate will be appointed to the starting point).

We offer excellent benefits; including a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, employee welfare assistance and generous holidays.

Our organisation

Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Our work is becoming ever more critical against a global backdrop of rising population, climate change and unprecedented pressure on the world’s land, water, energy and raw materials.

We’re working to create a more circular economy where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible. A large part of our work is helping individuals and businesses to become more resource efficient. This all contributes to the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU’s Europe 2020 growth strategy.

This role is part of our European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supported £73million Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

This role is based in our Stirling office located next to Stirling railway station and is conveniently accessed from across central Scotland.

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 18th November 2019.

Interviews will be held on Friday 6th December 2019.

Completed job applications should be submitted to recruitment@zerowastescotland.org.uk

No agencies or CVs thank you.

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