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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Stirling with some travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 8th October 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd September 2021
  • 35 hours per week


The Recyke-a-bike Board is seeking to appoint a new Operations Manager to take on the daily operation and staff leadership for the organisation. We are looking for an experienced operations lead; someone with strong leadership skills, the practical skills to run Recyke-a-bike’s day-to-day operations. It is a challenging time for the third sector with huge demand and competition for funds and many competing social, economic and environmental priorities throughout Scotland, and so the post demands an experienced manager who can run a tight ship and deliver top quality services with limited budgets. As a senior manager within a small organisation the postholder will have the opportunity to develop strategic leadership skills by working with the board on the ongoing development of the strategic plan and its execution.

Role purpose

You are responsible to the Recyke-a-bike Board for providing the operational leadership to deliver the organisation’s vision, strategic plans, and impact and sustainability goals as agreed with the Recyke-a-bike Board of Trustees.

You will ensure that the charity is managed effectively, demonstrating sound governance, financially and HR leadership and compliance with relevant legislation. You will put your operational experience to good use by regularly reviewing, revising and improving the organisation’s processes and procedures. You will ensure that Recyke-a-bike develops its position and reputation as a sector leader in delivering services across Scotland.

It is important that you naturally lead with a style that reflects our Charity’s values.

Specific Demands: Educated to degree level or with relevant equivalent experience, the ideal candidate will have the enthusiasm and commitment, together with the interpersonal skills, to lead the organisation’s operations successfully. The operation currently includes the (used) bicycle shop and workshop, community outreach activities and cycle training services, employability programmes and cycle mechanic training, the operation of bike share schemes across Scotland, and ad hoc community projects supporting the local community through Covid. The community café closed due to Covid but an excellent kitchen remains in place.

Application notes

A Job Pack is available for download below.

If you believe you have the vision, skills and your values align with the organisation’s, please submit an application in the form of your CV, and supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 outlining your suitability for the role. Please send your completed application to prior to 5pm on the closing date of 8th October 2021.