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Job Vacancy: Tourism Scotland 2020 Sustainability Project Manager

13 Jan 2015

Zero Waste Scotland

Sustainability Project Manager

(Scotland Food & Drink/Scottish Tourism Alliance)

Salary up to £33,000

Closing date: Friday, 30 January 2015

This is a unique opportunity to work with Scotland Food & Drink and the Scottish Tourism Alliance to help the food and drink and tourism/hospitality industries to further develop their sustainability strategies. The role will involve identifying, facilitating and managing strategic projects that will drive resource efficiency in day to day business operations whilst identifying new opportunities that will inform future work and improve competitiveness in both sectors.

The individual will be employed by Zero Waste Scotland and the role will be split between the two organisations who base themselves in Ingliston, Edinburgh (Scotland Food & Drink) and Stirling (STA) and will work closely with other partner organisations and key stakeholders.

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the Industry Leadership Group for tourism and the leading voice for the tourism sector in Scotland. As an independent trade body comprising over 250 trade associations, businesses, destination groups and other organisations with an interest in tourism, theSTA represents a significant proportion of the industry.

Scotland Food & Drink (SF&D) is the leadership organisation working to grow the value of the industry to £16.5bn by 2017 and build Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

Zero Waste Scotland was established by the Scottish Government as its single delivery programme to support the actions set out in the Zero Waste Plan and to provide support, more generally, for the move towards a Zero Waste society. In April 2013, Zero Waste Scotland launched Resource Efficient Scotland, a new programme focused on improving resource efficiency in organisations across Scotland.

Resource Efficient Scotland is a fully integrated programme offering advice & support to organisations in Scotland on energy, water and materials resource efficiency. We operate a programme of strategic support to the public sector and priority business sectors. In addition to this, we provide an Advice & Support Service which is open to any organisation operating in Scotland.

The Project Manager will spend 50% of their time embedded within each organisation. The post is largely office-based although travel throughout Scotland may be necessary. Specific targets will be set to monitor progress. The role is a 2 year role and annual salary is £33,000. Annual holidays are 25 days plus 9 public holidays. Mileage expenses will be paid and the Project Manager will be provided with a mobile phone.

Zero Waste Scotland welcomes 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.

The post includes excellent benefits; including a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, employee welfare assistance, generous holidays, a discretionary performance related pay scheme and childcare vouchers.

The post will commence late February 2015.

For further details and an application form please go:

Completed job applications should be submitted to:

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 30th January

Interviews: First interview on 9th February. Second interviews will take place on 16th February.

No agencies or CVs thank you.

Last Modified: Thursday 16 June 2016 05:17
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