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Impact and Evaluation Manager

Permanent

Are you ready to amplify the impact of our work?

We’re looking for an Impact and Evaluation Manager to join our Evidence and Insights directorate and lead on all aspects of Zero Waste Scotland’s evaluation activity (development, planning, management, and delivery).

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll play a key role in making sure we are on track to achieve our organisational goals. Together with your team of talented Analysts, you will lead on the following monitoring and evaluation activities (the list is not exhaustive):

  • collating all monitoring and evaluation requirements for our programmes and projects
  •  developing and implementing a consistent approach to evaluation across the whole organisation
  • identifying key organisational priorities i.e. activities with the greatest social, carbon and economic impact. At the same time, you will use data to advise which activities we should scale back on
  • designing and measuring key performance indicators. This includes tracking progress against KPIs, reporting impacts and achievements to funders, and preparing results for publication
  • directing the delivery of evaluation reports for all key programmes and projects across Zero Waste Scotland
  • working closely with the Project and Programmes department to identify meaningful evaluation milestones and impacts of planned projects

The role also has a significant people focus, so in addition to technical knowledge, we’re also looking for someone who:

  • shares best practice – in a way that drives a positive team culture of “let’s review and improve”
  • collaborates with others – whether it’s your direct reports, internal or external stakeholders (such as Finance or the Project Management Office)
  • enjoys building, leading, and motivating teams – in a way that is positive and inspiring but also clear and focused
  • champions continuous improvement and appreciates the value of different perspectives

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 

The pay range is £50,510 - £56,066 (Grade D).

We offer excellent benefits; including a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, employee welfare assistance, 30 days annual leave + 8 public holidays, enhanced family leave entitlements, continued professional development (CPD) and volunteering opportunities. 

Our organisation

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change.  Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.

We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.

Location:  Stirling

This role is based in our Stirling office located next to Stirling railway station and is conveniently accessed from across central Scotland.  We are leading by example in reducing our carbon footprint by embracing permanent home working and actively encourage this for colleagues where practicable. There will be times for business needs that you are required to attend the office or a client location (normally within the Central Belt of Scotland), therefore it would be preferred that applicants live within a commutable distance of Stirling.

The closing date for applications is 12 Noon on Wednesday 17th August 2022. 

To apply, please complete the candidate requirements form (this can be found on our website along with the role description) and send this with a cover letter and a copy of your CV to  recruitment@zerowastescotland.org.uk 

No agencies - thank you. 

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