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Edinburgh Chamber Recruitment – Project Officer (fixed term)

Posted: 14th June 2019

Job Specification

Project Officer

Scotland is at the cutting edge of developing a more circular economy – designing products and services to keep materials in use for as long as possible. Businesses are already capitalising on the vast benefits of being circular and through new business models, are opening up sustainable opportunities for innovation and increased profitability, whilst addressing the issue of resource pressures. As part of a Circular Economy project in the City in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, ECC is looking to recruit a Project Officer who will be based in Edinburgh.

The role of the Project Officer will be as follows:

  • Co-ordinate and initiate a number of business engagement activities to support the Project Manager to deliver the Circular Economy project
  • Set up meetings, meet and liaise with SMEs and businesses to promote circular economy and assess their business needs
  • Set up and meet with partners to develop collaborations including trade bodies, academia and the private sector
  • Research local businesses to find out their interest in Circular Economy and the support required
  • Support the Project Manager and the Marketing Manager to create a toolkit of information for businesses looking to develop circular economy projects
  • Liaise with internal and external resources, including the Circular economy expert Ricardo to ensure activities are on time
  • To engage with organisations who have already completed similar work to ensure that the lessons learned from that project can be applied
  • Capture and gather key data and update the CRM system
  • Produce weekly updates, provide data for monthly reports
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Project Manager and Project Director

Suitable candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline
  • A keen interest in environmental issues and an understanding of what is meant by ‘Circular economy.’
  • Experience of project management administration would be advantageous
  • Good communication skills and the ability to engage with stakeholders
  • Good organisation and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to generate new ideas and think creatively
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude

Working Hours

This is a 28 hour per week role (4 days) week working 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Please note however that it is in the nature of the role that hours may vary with the needs of the business.  A flexible attitude to working hours is expected.  Some early morning and late night working to support events will be required. A 3 month probationary period will apply.


Up to £25,000 (pro rata)

This role is a fixed term role for 2 years and 9 months.

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