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Operations Manager (Strategic) – Maternity Cover

  • Part time
  • £30,443 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th September 2019

  • Advertised from 9th September 2019
  • 21hrs per week


We seek a highly motivated, organised and strategically thinking individual to join our Senior Management Team. The Operations Manager will work alongside the CEO on the strategic development and functions of the organisation, and play a key role in the development of the organisation’s membership and other services.

This is a part time maternity cover post (21 hours per week). The post will be offered on a fixed term contract ending 30th January 2021 to cover Maternity Leave.

The key tasks and responsibilities of this post as detailed below in the person specification will commence in full when the current post holder breaks for maternity leave in early 2020. Until then, the post holder will work across senior management of the organisation covering a range of tasks including project management, organisational development and strategic operations.


Essential criteria

  • Experience of strategic planning
  • Experience of development and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Staff management (including support and supervision and annual appraisal)
  • Experience of managing budgets and finance
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication / liaison skills
  • Confidence in preparing and delivering presentations
  • Ability to act on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Highly organised and efficient with strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of the benefits of play in a child’s development and wellbeing

Highly advantageous criteria

  • A good understanding of General Data Protection Regulations
  • Proven track record of project management
  • Excellent understanding of evaluation and monitoring
  • Experience of writing successful funding applications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of databases
  • Event Management including training courses and seminars
  • Experience in managing websites
  • Experience of recruiting and managing staff and volunteers
  • Knowledge and experience of the Play Sector

For a full job description detailing more about what is required for the role, please phone 0131 554 2620.

Application notes

Please complete the application form (CVs won’t be accepted) and send it to This application form will be used to shortlist for interviews and we need to receive your form by Thursday 26th September 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th October, with immediate start date.