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Circular Economy Programme Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,145 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th February 2019

  • Advertised from 31st January 2019
  • 28 hours per week. Fixed term to 31 March 2020


The community-led SHRUB Co-op invites applications for Circular Economy Programme Coordinator of our Zero Waste Edinburgh project - set in the heart of Scotland’s capital. The role is a part of our Zero Waste Edinburgh project team.

The team will work alongside our Climate Challenge Fund funded project staff running to end of March 2020 and are challenged with transforming the habits of the community to reduce local and global carbon emissions and re-skill people with capacity to repair and upcycle.

The main purpose and activities of the Circular Economy Programme Coordinator post are:

  • To coordinate the overall delivery of the workshops and collections activities of the project, including a suite of engagements and events for Material Matters Event Cycles, both at SHRUB and in partnership with schools and university accommodation services.
  • To support the Material Matters Research Teams and Events and Project Coordination volunteers with the aim of developing a circular economy within the community.
  • To establish new end-of-term community collections and related outreach and engagement activities with the local permanent and student community, in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and local organisations.
  • To oversee SHRUB Space workshop space with volunteers.

Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Managing teams of volunteers - experienced in how to delegate to and empower them
  • Educated to HNC / HND, plus 2 years relevant work experience - or equivalent
  • Able to engage effectively with internal / external stakeholders to solve problems
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills for a fast-paced working environment
  • Experience of organising events and project management skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and organise own time / workload
  • Full proficiency with Google Accounts and familiar with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel
  • High level of empathy and respect for people with different backgrounds and ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication

This is a fixed term contract until March 2020, working on the Zero Waste Edinburgh project.

The Zero Waste Edinburgh project is funded through the Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme Fund, which is administered by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. This is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Application notes

For further details including the application pack please see our website here:

The closing date for applications: 11pm on 20/02/2019

Proposed date for interviews: 28/02/2019

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