Research and Analysis Manager

Zero Waste Scotland
Advocacy and Campaigns, Environment & Sustainability, Policy & Research
Salary Details
£50,010 per annum
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Full time
Closing Date
We are looking to recruit an exceptional research and analysis professional for an exciting new role in which you will be at the helm of innovative environmental research.

Job Description

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.

This role can be home based, or based in our Stirling office, located next to Stirling railway station and conveniently accessed from across central Scotland. Currently, all our employees are working from home in response to coronavirus. 

The closing date for applications is 12 Noon on Friday 25th June 2021 

To apply, please click the apply link below to be redirected to our website and 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

No agencies thank you.

Company Description

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change. 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.  Our organisation is at the heart of a political and public shift in attitudes towards climate change and the environmental consequences of our lifestyles.