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Interim Operations Manager

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Salary Additional Information £35,000 pro rata
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 01/12/2022
Company Name Scottish Communities
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SCCAN is a network supporting community-led action to address the climate and nature emergency and working for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland. We have a rapidly expanding membership of around 400 organisations, plus individuals. Over the past year, SCCAN has moved from being a volunteer led and run organisation to one with 20 paid workers.  We are considering how best to evolve our sociocratic structure and practice to ensure balance across our team which is now composed of paid workers and volunteers. Whilst this planning is undertaken, we are seeking to engage an Interim Operations Manager which may become a permanent position.  This role is currently funded to end March 2023 with the expectation that the funding will be extended.

Job Purpose

To support our General Circle[and provide day to day operational support for SCCAN’s staff team and work circles

Main Responsibilities

  1. Support and enable the work of our General Circle
  2. Facilitative line management of SCCAN staff and long-term freelance contractors within our sociocratic structure
  3. Ensuring SCCAN fulfils its legal responsibilities as an employer
  4. Ensuring SCCAN delivers on its obligations to funders
  5. Financial planning, monitoring and oversight of the overall budget
  6. Ensure regular progress reports submitted to General Circle, SCCAN Board, funders and partners
  7.  Support the continuing development and oversight of in-house admin systems, infrastructure, policies and procedures (incl. monitoring and evaluation) for supporting staff and circle members

    Skills and experience

    • Facilitative leader -able to bring people together to engage in meaningful deliberation that leads to action.
    • Working collaboratively within a team
    • Experience of line management of medium size teams
    • Experience and understanding of community-led action
    • Experience of Networks
    • Knowledge and experience of sociocracy
    • Facilitation and mediation skills and experience
    • Financial planning,monitoring and reporting and fundraising
    • Understanding of the climate crisis and the role of networks in systems change
    • Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships


    For more on Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) see sccan.scot If you would like to discuss this post or its requirements please contact: Philip Revell, SCCAN Convenor: convenor@sccan.scot

    SCCAN is an equal opportunity organisation which aims to be family friendly.  We encourage applications from under-represented sections of society, including but not limited to: people with disabilities, people of colour, trans and non-binary people and other members of the LGBTQI+ community.

    To apply, please email: convenor@sccan.scot

    Your application should take the form of a single document containing:

    • a covering letter (maximum ONE page) outlining the reasons you fit the role PLUS a CV (maximum 2 pages) including
    •  an indication of your recent employment / activities with reason for leaving plus
    •  the names, email and phone number of two people who have agreed to provide a reference [only contacted after job offer].

    Please give the document filename: [YOUR SURNAME] - OpsManager with the same document name used in the Subject line of the email - to help us keep track of applicants.

    Please do not include your date of birth or photo in any of the documents.

    The panel will shortlist on the basis of evidence provided of meeting the required skills and experience

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