Zero Waste Scotland is recruiting a Recycling Consultant within its Operations & People Directorate. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our work focused on improving Scotland’s recycling performance.

This role will support delivery of our ambitious recycling programme, which seeks to transform the way that waste and recycling is collected and managed across Scotland’s households and businesses. Drawing expertise from a team of resource management professionals, the team is at the forefront of Scotland’s move towards becoming a leader in the management of resources.

We want you if;

You have a good understanding of current and future legislative and policy drivers in relation to waste & resource management in Scotland. You should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to form excellent working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.

More information on the job essentials can be found in the job profile document.

What you’ll be doing; 

You’ll collaborate with consultants and recycling partners to manage technical projects, supporting key stakeholders such as local authorities. Developing impactful projects for funding through the Recycling Improvement Fund, promoting the Household Recycling Charter and supporting the development of new national initiatives.

About Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland is a not-for-profit environmental organisation funded by the Scottish Government. We exist to lead Scotland to use products and resources more responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest effect on reducing climate change together through responsible consumption, responsible production and maximising value through waste. Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.

Why work for us;

Here at Zero Waste Scotland we value our people. Colleagues are supported and encouraged to grow and develop so we can all focus our efforts and be a collective force for positive change. We want to offer the best experience to all our colleagues, ensuring everyone is supported and empowered to be their best self at work and thrive.

We champion our diverse and inclusive culture, fostering a positive working environment where we all feel safe to be our true professional selves; where we are treated fairly; where there is space to ask questions, to respectfully challenge one another and to share our thoughts and ideas.

To find out more, click here to visit our ‘Why work for us’ page.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates and encourage you to talk to us about your preferred hours of work. We’ll do our best to accommodate.

We offer competitive pay and benefits to support you and your family, including a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, wellbeing support, flexible working, generous holidays, enhanced family leave entitlements, continuing professional development (CPD) and volunteering opportunities.

For us, work isn’t a place we go, but a thing we do so we fully embrace flexibility and encourage you to choose home working where the role allows. There’ll be times when you’re required to attend our Stirling office or a client location (normally within the Central Belt of Scotland) therefore applicants should live within a comfortable distance to commute easily to Stirling. The office is located next to the railway station and is conveniently accessed from across central Scotland.

No agencies, thank you.