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Circular Economy Project Manager

Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert is looking for an experienced and highly motivated project manager to work within the Circular Economy team.

Working closely with and being led by the Programme Manager this role will support a range of activities that are required to implement two new strategic programme of innovations for products and services within the healthcare public sector and the mattress industry and their related wider sectors and supply chains. The activities will include management of technical and/or research projects, engagement and management of contractors, financial administration and reporting and stakeholder engagement activities.

This role is focused on these areas of development, there are wider circular economy projects, which could become part of the portfolio. Therefore, we need a candidate that is adaptable, can respond to changing emphasis on their work and work well across teams at Zero Waste Scotland. This is a full time permanent position.

The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level or have experience in a relevant discipline or have the requisite specialist experience. You will have significant experience of a project management environment, with experience of working with a multiple and complex set of stakeholders. Anticipation of risks, application of a growth mindset and implementation of mitigating actions are required. Ideally you will have a broad knowledge of environmental issues in particular waste and recycling trends as well as an understanding of social marketing approaches to achieve behaviour change.

Applicants will be able to:

  • plan their own workload across a range of projects to deliver tasks to agreed timescales and prescribed requirements,
  • manage contracts and relationships with project partners and suppliers, liaising with external stakeholders as required to deliver successful project outcomes,
  • identify opportunities to enhance delivery of Zero Waste Scotland’s objectives,
  • build and maintain excellent working relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders, providing specialist advice where necessary,
  • ensure delivery commitments are met on time, within budget, and meet expectations and quality standards.

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

£33,375 (pay range is £33,375 - £38,883 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, generous holidays and childcare vouchers.

Additional information

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 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 Noon on Monday 25th February 2019.

Interview will be held on Wednesday 13th March 2019. 

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

No agencies or CVs thank you.

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