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Top job! Head of Operations

  • Full time
  • £37,130
  • 46 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES (inc travel to other locations as required)
  • Closing 10th May 2019

  • Advertised from 12th April 2019
  • Hours of work: 35 hrs pw


We are delighted to be recruiting for a Head of Operations to help us deliver on ambitious and innovative support to individuals and communities in Glasgow and the west. We believe in Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity for everyone and work hard to ensure that we offer support that makes a positive difference to people.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at an exciting time of growth and change. At Unity we work hard to uphold our core values of Equality, Inclusion, Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Fairness and Bravery. We expect all our people to show these values through their work and behaviour.

We believe firmly in supporting individuals and communities to achieve their potential and we welcome everyone; people are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a competitive salary, a very generous holiday allowance, including 13 public holidays, and a staff discount in our social enterprise cafes among other benefits.

We are proud to be an award-winning organization in recognition of our commitment to Equality and Diversity. Could you be part of the next phase of our journey?

What do Unity do?

Unity is a Scottish Charity, delivering support and advice to vulnerable people and families in the West of Scotland, including support for carers of all ages, people with learning disabilities and people affected by homelessness and poverty. Unity also hosts Spoon Cafes at two sites, representing the Social Enterprise arm of the organization. Each cafe provides tasty fresh food at great prices to the local community. They also provide training and work experience for people who may experience barriers to employment, and they operate a Pay it Forward scheme through which we offer free food to those who need it. These initiatives have a positive impact and require careful management and support.

In addition to the support services we provide, we are also developing a number of social projects. Each offers an important social impact, meeting an identified need in one or more communities. Their success will require a more comprehensive approach to volunteering which is also a priority going forward.

The Role

The Head of Operations will support the CEO to build on the organisations achievements to date, ensure quality standards are high and reflect meaningful participation, and help to lead the organisation through the development of new services and projects. You will work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure we design, plan and deliver in ways that are sustainable and impactful.

Application notes

Please send the following to

(put ‘HOP Application’ in the email header)

1.Completed Unity application form

2.An up to date CV

3. Using all the information available to you, please also provide a covering letter telling us why you believe you are the perfect match for this role and for this organisation.

Please see Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification attached below.

Closing date: Fri 10th May 2019 at 12.00.

We look forward to hearing from you.