Eco Drama
Eco Drama

Charity registered in Scotland SC043920

Eco Drama are passionate about making quality theatre and creative learning experiences for children and young people which nurture a sense of curiosity, wonder and care for our natural world and remind us we are part of an amazing living planet. Founded in 2007, our theatre productions, projects and workshops are delivered in schools, theatres, community venues and festivals across Scotland and the UK, touring in an electric car and eco van run on recycled waste cooking oil, reducing CO2 emissions by 85%. Our work explores how we can use the power of the arts to inspire and support people of all ages to take positive, practical action for the natural environment. To date we have worked with approximately 86,000 children and young people and their communities.

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General Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,000 – £33,000
  • Glasgow - hybrid office/homeworking*
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

Eco Drama is seeking to appoint a practical and conscientious General Manager, with main duties including Financial Management, Fundraising, Company Management, HR and Governance. Essential skills and experience of the role include:

• Excellent understanding and experience of financial management and accounting processes.

• Knowledge of the UK fundraising sector & demonstrable track record of successful fundraising and income generation.

• Excellent administration, organisational and management skills.

The General Manager is a senior role within a small core team of 3 staff, working in close collaboration with the Artistic Director/CEO and with line management responsibilities of the 0.8FTE Schools Project Manager.

Through maintaining the company’s financial and operational stability, and fundraising strategically, the role offers an opportunity for a motivated and capable individual to make a significant impact, enabling the company to thrive and achieve great projects.

Throughout 2022 and 2023, supported in part by the Glasgow Communities Fund, the company will develop and deliver a diverse programme of theatre productions, creative learning projects, continued professional development and arts-based community food growing projects that engage and inspire people of all ages about the natural world and our place within it. As well as engaging in theatre and arts activities, the work will support and encourage communities to take positive, practical action to develop and improve local green spaces, inspire positive thinking about tackling the climate crisis, and enhance everyday experiences with nature.

About you

The General Manager will be practical and conscientious, with excellent financial management skills and a proven track record of securing funding from a variety of sources. Working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO, you’ll be an individual who enjoys being that safe pair of hands, maintaining the systems and frameworks for the whole team to thrive and providing rigour in areas of company management and compliance.

You’ll be the kind of person who thrives on collaboration with colleagues and equally comfortable driving things forward independently. You’ll be particularly good with the fine detail of budgets and accounting and relish a good spreadsheet to support financial planning and tracking.

A problem solver, methodical and organised, as well as passionate about the work and ethos of Eco Drama, you’ll understand your important contribution to organisational stability and realising new company ambitions.

What we offer

In return we can offer ongoing working from home, with a mix of days worked from home and some in the Glasgow office (Studio 236, The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G15HZ). Currently staff work 2-3 days in the office per week and the rest from home.

The starting salary is £30,000-£33,000 dependent on experience. Salary will be reviewed annually.

Annual leave is offered at 33 days per annum including public holidays. We have an annual leave accrual system for length of service. We also operate a TOIL policy.

Flexible working practices (full time hours are 35 per week, Monday-Friday)

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.

Contractual sick pay.


The role will be offered initially as a 1 year fixed term contract until August 2023, with strong potential to become permanent. The General Manager will essentially fundraise for continuation of the role in collaboration with the Artistic Director. To provide an example to demonstrate the likelihood of continuation; the outgoing full-time General Manager started in 2016 and, working as a small company of 2, we have managed to retain both core positions for the last 7 years as well as adding a third core role plus growing as an organisation in the delivery of our projects.

*This job is proposed to be full-time but we are happy to discuss working hours and patterns to suit individual circumstances. Job split options may also be considered. For example, a part-time Fundraising Manager + part-time Finance & Operations Manager.