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Research and Policy Project Manager

Research and Policy Project Manager – 2 posts

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

Permanent – 35 Hours per week

Based in Stirling


The Role:

Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert, is looking for two Project Managers to work within the Policy, Research and Evaluation team. These new roles provide an exciting opportunity to work across a wide range of subject areas, helping shape Scotland’s policy responses to challenges around resource use and climate change. The posts will support a range of activities that are required to implement the policy, research and evaluation programme, including:

  • Management of technical and research projects, contract management, and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Desk research, analysis and preparation of briefing notes for both internal and external groups
  • Responding to external inquiries, co-ordinating expertise from across Zero Waste Scotland


The candidate:

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic, able to work constructively with colleagues and external stakeholders, and able to work flexibly to manage workloads to strict deadlines. You will also have experience of a range of IT packages as well as some of: managing contracts; carrying out research and analysis, organising events; and presenting material in a range of formats. Experience of policy work, and of circular economy or related fields, would be an advantage, but is not essential.


Salary and benefits:

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

In return for your commitment 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 based in our Stirling office located next to Stirling railway station and is conveniently accessed from across central Scotland.


Closing Date: 12 Noon Friday 26th July 2019.

Interviews will be held on the morning of Tuesday August 6th and afternoon of Wednesday August 7th.

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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