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Environmental Analyst


We are looking to recruit an Environmental Analyst to provide high-quality environmental, resource efficiency and climate change advice, analysis and research to Zero Waste Scotland and our key partners. This will include practical application of life-cycle analysis (LCA).

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about applying their environmental analysis skills to solving real-world challenges related to accelerating the transition to net zero and a circular economy. You will help to build the evidence base in support of that transition, as well as translating that evidence into practical projects and tools.

Reporting to the Research & Analysis Manager, you will work with colleagues across the business and external stakeholders, supporting a wide variety of projects and handling ad-hoc requests related to policy and industry. As well as providing specialist advice and insights to the work of others, you will design and manage your own projects. Key elements of the role include:

  • Providing robust environmental, resource efficiency and climate change advice and analysis, including direct application of LCA and environmental impact assessments.
  • Developing and managing research projects that advance the evidence base in support of the transition to net zero and a circular economy, whether conducted in house or externally.
  • Working with fellow Environmental Analysts to develop tools to map and track environmental impacts, such as Scotland’s Carbon Metric and Material Flow Accounts.
  • Ensuring strong quality control of environmental analysis projects.
  • Proactively identifying areas where further research, evidence or engagement would increase the impact of our work.
  • Contributing to submissions to policy consultation exercises, as well as requests from the Scottish Government and other statutory bodies in Scotland related to environmental impacts.
  • Delivering well-researched policy briefings to senior leaders in Zero Waste Scotland, and external partners, on environmental and climate change issues.

The ideal candidate

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a discipline related to environmental analysis, with demonstrable experience of conducting life-cycle analysis. Relevant experience of specifying, commissioning and managing research projects, both in-house and using external consultants is also a must, together with the ability to work well across different teams and disciplines. You will have the ability to clearly communicate scientific findings to diverse audiences with a view to achieving impact. You will have a good level of computer literacy, especially with Excel and familiarity with SimaPro or a similar lifecycle impacts database.

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 £42,135 - £46,817 (Grade E) and the successful candidate will be appointed to the starting point.

Additional Information

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.   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.  

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.   

We are funded by Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund.  

Location:  Stirling / Flexible / Homebased working considered

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 hybrid and 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)

The closing date for applications is 12 Noon on Friday 22nd October 2021.

To apply, please complete the relevant attached candidate requirements form and send this with a copy of your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@zerowastescotland.org.uk  by the closing date/time noted.

No agencies thank you.

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