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Programme Manager ERDF

Programme Manager for European Regional Development Fund

Starting salary £48,073 (The pay range is £48,073 to £53,414 and the successful candidate will be appointed to the starting point.)

Permanent – 35 hours

Based in Stirling


The Role:

Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert, is looking for an experienced, ambitious programme manager to play a lead role in the innovative and world-leading work of our organisation, which is part funded by the Scottish Government’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Zero Waste Scotland is a Lead Partner for ERDF in Scotland and you will support the Strategic Intervention Manager and Leadership Team to ensure that the programme maximises investment to advance circular economy and resource efficiency in Scotland. Managing a team of people dedicated to providing support on the ERDF programme, you will work with the delivery bodies to instil strong governance, effective reporting and efficient processes.

The post holder will be responsible for the overall framework for managing the claims and compliance process with the managing authority, ensuring that claims are robust, comply with ERDF requirements and are received on a timely basis. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will work at a senior level with funding partners in Scottish Government and internal and external bodies that are delivering the ERDF programme on our behalf.


The candidate:

To be successful in this role you will have experience of managing European Regional Development Funding or similar complex programmes and will have high personal credibility, having a proven track record of developing productive partnerships with people and organisations. You will be a strategic thinker, having the ability to understand organisational constraints and drivers and have a track record of delivering in a results orientated work environment.

You will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, adept at negotiating and influencing and working in positive collaboration with colleagues and external partners. You will have a keen attention to detail with a focus on achieving the highest possible standards. Knowledge or an interest in the circular economy, resource efficiency, recycling and/or environmental issues would be an advantage.


Salary and benefits:

Starting salary £48,073  (The pay range is £48,073 to £53,414 and the successful candidate will be appointed to the starting point.)

We offer excellent benefits; including but not limited to, a generous contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, employee welfare assistance, generous holidays, additional volunteering leave, interest free loans, a cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.


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.

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. We strongly promote a culture of flexible working and also have satellite offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Closing Date: 12 Noon, Tuesday 24th September 2019

Interviews will be held Early October 2019.

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


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.

No agencies or CVs thank you.

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