Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), Scotland’s resource efficiency and circular economy expert, is looking for an experienced professional to assist us in realising the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s Manufacturing Action Plan and Zero Waste Scotland’s ERDF Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of driving sustainable change within the manufacturing sector and enabling Scottish businesses to realise the opportunities for growth and development associated with adopting circular economy business practices.  Working within the ERDF Circular Economy team, you will be responsible for engaging with manufacturing stakeholder organisations and individual manufacturing businesses to identify and develop implementation plans for these opportunities.  You will be expected to liaise closely with the enterprise agencies and other support organisations and to build a clear profile within the sector as a circular economy manufacturing expert.  Through developing strong relationships with individual businesses you will create a pipeline of projects from across the manufacturing sector in Scotland to the ZWS Circular Economy Investment Fund and Business Support Service, working closely with other ZWS Sector Managers and under direction from the Circular Economy Business Support Programme Manager.  Additionally you will be expected to manage contractors delivering business support and engagement projects on our behalf and ensure that businesses are fully supported during their journey towards adoption of circular economy business practices.

The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role you will have broad experience in the Scottish manufacturing sector and the ability to work persuasively with businesses and industry stakeholders to generate and implement circular economy business solutions within manufacturing and remanufacturing organisations.  You will be educated to degree level or equivalent or hold a relevant professional qualification and be able to demonstrate strong organisational skills with experience of developing and implementing project plans successfully.  Strong relationship management skills and the ability to facilitate successful outcomes for a range of stakeholders are also essential.

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

£38,930 (pay range is £38,930 - £43,256 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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Lorna Richardson, CE Business Support Programme Manager by calling 01786 237333. 

The closing date for applications is Noon on Friday 15th December 2017.

Interviews will take place on 9th & 10th January 2018.

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