Assistant Economist

Zero Waste Scotland

£33,375 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 26th November 2018  

Starting salary £33,375 p.a. (pay range is £33,375 - £38,883 and the successful candidate will be appointed to the starting point)
Permanent – 35 Hours per week

The Role:

Zero Waste Scotland is seeking to expand its internationally recognised evidence and research work by adding technical expertise and capacity to its Policy, Research and Evaluation team. This is an exciting time to be joining the team as we increasingly place ourselves at the heart of Scotland’s developing circular economy agenda. As this is a rapidly developing area, flexibility, the ability to learn quickly, and an ability to transfer knowledge and expertise, are as important as existing subject knowledge.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Economist. This role will help Zero Waste Scotland by:

  • Providing high quality economic analysis, research and support which includes; developing a compelling business case for market intervention, analysis of market barriers/failures, economic modelling/data analysis, cost benefit analysis and economic insights on market-based solutions to delivering a circular economy.
  • Undertaking analysis and forecasting of markets and market trends for primary materials and remanufactured/reused/recycled materials and produce reports of publishable quality.
  • Providing economic analysis for submissions to policy consultation exercises including economic input into the Business & Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) process.
  • Maintaining and demonstrating a high level of economic awareness at international and national level.

This role will form a key part of Zero Waste Scotland’s work in the coming years and we require candidates that can act as leaders in taking forward these ambitious, but challenging, activities.

The Candidate:

To be successful in this role you will be able to:

  • Understand, develop and manage strong relationships with peers and colleagues on economic analysis for their respective industries and sectors, whilst identifying and managing joint projects, sharing experiences and establishing best practice.
  • Provide direction on how to improve and deliver the economic analysis activity, investigating new opportunities and sectors, to support the future programme delivery across Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Provide advice to our programmes and external initiatives on economic matters, including supporting the research carried out across the whole of the organisation.
  • Disseminate the results of research and evidence gathering verbally and in writing, to both internal and external stakeholders, including working with knowledge management systems.

Salary and Benefits:

In return for your commitment we offer excellent benefits; including a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, employee welfare assistance, generous holidays and childcare vouchers.

Closing Date: 12 Noon, Monday 26th November 2018.
Interviews will be held in December 2018.

Please click here for further details and to submit your application.

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.

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