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Research & Analysis Manager


We are now looking to recruit an exceptional research and analysis professional. This is an exciting new role in which you will be at the helm of innovative environmental research. We are looking for a passionate and pioneering leader who will work to expand our research and innovation agenda in partnership with the Scottish Government, other key stakeholders and a range of networks including but not limited to; research institutes, think tanks, policy makers and academic institutions.

As Research and Analysis Manager you will work closely with senior colleagues, external stakeholders and partners to develop specific opportunities within the innovation pipeline; commissioning high level research, directing medium and large scale research and evaluation studies which support carbon reduction and have positive economic impact. You will be responsible for managing and leading on a portfolio of research projects, embedding Zero Waste Scotland’s research agenda as well as developing an analytics hub, evaluation frameworks and research plans which are aligned to our strategic goals.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a background in statistics/research/information analysis and research techniques with a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. An impressive track record in research and evaluation proposals together with expertise in quantitative methods to evaluation of problems will stand you in excellent stead. As an experienced research practitioner and leader in your field you, will be an expert in analysing highly complex data with the ability to lead and influence others in your thinking and approach. You will have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), including the judicious use of data and evidence to support a compelling case for behaviour change. A natural people person and coach you will have an innate ability to manage and get the best out of your team.

Knowledge and understanding of the environmental industry and environmental issues would be advantageous.

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. 

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. 

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 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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