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Circular Procurement Project Manager

Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert, is looking for an experienced Project Manager to be responsible for our partnership within a new transnational project (ProCirc), which aims to transform the way we procure goods and services.

ProCirc is a 3-year project (part-funded by the eco-innovation strand of North Sea Regions (NSR) Intereg Programme) that focuses on supporting procurers, sellers & supply chains from 4 sectors (construction, furniture, textiles and ICT) to work together to develop & deliver circular goods & services. The partnership includes 11 organisations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and the UK (Zero Waste Scotland & Business in the Community). The project partners will support ~30 circular procurement pilots with a combined value of €40M. Each pilot aims to reduce raw materials, waste and CO2 emissions by 25%.

Working closely with the Sector Manager, this exciting new position will support a range of activities that are required to implement Zero Waste Scotland’s partnership role in ProCirc, including management of technical and/or research projects, fund administration and stakeholder engagement activities.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Commissioning & managing associated contractor support.
  • Assisting with the development & operation of collaborative learning networks in close partnership with other network organisations such as the Scottish Circular Economy Business Network and Business in the Community.
  • Organising, facilitating and presenting at workshops, seminars and other types of event in collaboration with Intereg partners & key stakeholders. NB: Activities will be held in Intereg North Sea Region eligible areas (East Coast, Highland & Central areas of Scotland). The post-holder is expected to travel regularly to and within these areas to support programme activity.
  • Writing reports and developing presentation and other training materials.
  • Recording project data and submitting financial claims using an Online Monitoring system

The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level or have experience in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental science or procurement professional qualifications. You will have significant experience of a project management environment, with experience of working with a multiple and complex set of stakeholders. Excellent written and communication skills are required, along with experience of organising and presenting at events/workshops. A broad general knowledge of the circular economy and procurement processes is also required for this role.

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

£34,376 (pay range is £34,376 - £39,661) and the successful candidate will be appointed to the starting point).

This is a fixed term contract, or secondment opportunity, for 3 years.

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

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 primarily based in our Stirling office located next to Stirling railway station and is conveniently accessed from across central Scotland. However, the role will require flexibility to attend meetings & events across East & Central Scotland.

The closing date for applications is Noon on Wednesday 8th May.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 30th May.

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

No agencies or CVs thank you.

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