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Executive Support & Governance Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,911
  • Edinburgh / Flexible
  • Closing 9th June 2023

  • Advertised from 24th May 2023
  • 37 hour per week


It’s an exciting time to be joining Capability Scotland!

We’ve just launched Scotland’s first college for young people with complex and diverse needs, we’re working hard on our plans for a new exemplar flagship facility in Perth creating state-of-the-art homes for our residents and we’re just about to launch our new five-year strategy putting the people we support, and our amazing colleagues front and centre in everything we do.

Quite simply, we’re buzzing with excitement. We have a passionate and committed workforce who strive to deliver the highest quality education, care, and support to disabled people across Scotland. A team full of talent, ideas, and energy.

A vacancy has arisen for a key role supporting our Board and Executive Team to drive forward our ambitious plans.


Job Purpose

You will support the Chief Executive, Executive Team, and Chair of the Board in all aspects of their work.

We need someone with great organisational and communication skills – and an eye for detail – to make sure the organisation’s governance practices are the best they can be, helping us to make the best decisions about the services we deliver and the future direction of our great charity.

As well as supporting, administering, and keeping our governance practices under review, you will be our lead for data protection and GDPR and you will ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Executive Team and Edinburgh office team’s activities.

Job Summary

The core elements of job are:

1. To provide comprehensive and high-quality administrative support including projects and related tasks which effectively support the Chief Executive in all aspects of their work.

2. To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Charity’s Board of Trustees’ activities (Board) and aid and support to the Chair and Board Members.

3. To provide Company Secretary assistance and support, managing and documenting key governance and statutory functions and activities to fulfil all legal requirements.

4. To act as an ambassador for the Chief Executive, Chair and Board in all matters and use balanced judgement to prioritise and deal with competing demands.

5. To act as Data Protection Officer for the organisation.

6. To line manage and support the receptionist/administrator role at Head Office.

So what type of person are we looking for?

You will have considerable experience in supporting teams at Executive and Board level. A sound understanding of data protection and GDPR regulations is essential.

The nature of the role is that you will be able to work flexibly, using your own initiative. We are looking for a team player but, most significantly, we require someone who is committed to and who can live the values of the organisation in everything they do – being kind, inclusive, open and honest, aspirational and creative.

An understanding of the social care sector would be an advantage.

Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:

  • £38,911 per year and a 37-hour working week.
  • 37 days’ annual leave
  • Up to 8% employer contribution pension
  • Up to 3x annual salary Death in Service benefit
  • Work flexibly – both in time and location
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Shopping discounts through the Perks At Work scheme
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme
  • Free disclosure checks throughout your career.

Capability Scotland is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment. We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance. We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request from the HR Team.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, we advise that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to apply to work with us.

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