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Government Policy Manager

We are now looking to recruit an exceptional government policy professional. This is an exciting role within the Business Development and Innovation Directorate that will lead on Government Policy with the aim of acting as a critical link, connecting the Scottish Government with Zero Waste Scotland’s research and connecting Zero Waste Scotland with policymakers needs and expectation.

As Government Policy Manager you will provide strategic leadership in further developing Zero Waste Scotland’s investment in governmental policy and work closely with the Director of Business Development & Innovation in expanding the business development and innovation agenda in partnership with the Scottish Government, other key stakeholders and a number of networks.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be responsible for managing and supporting Zero Waste Scotland’s policy activities including monitoring developments in regulations and ensuring that high quality policy support and technical advice is provided to the Scottish Government and robust evidence is generated in order to support Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland policy development. The role will have responsibility for setting and delivering Zero Waste Scotland’s programme of policy and government affairs work managing and coaching a team of policy specialists.

You will have excellent policy and strategy skills with experience of policy development and high level planning along with experience of leading and managing a team of analysts. Your strong communication skills will be evident through your track record of shaping and informing policy debate and dialogue.

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 £50,010 - £55,566 (Grade D) 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, 30 days annual leave + 8 public holidays, enhanced family leave entitlements, continued professional development (CPD) and volunteering opportunities. 

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 withing the Central Belt of Scotland).  

Currently, all our employees are working from home in response to coronavirus.    

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.  

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

The closing date for applications is 12 Noon on Tuesday 19th October 2021.

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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