Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2021

  • Advertised from 30th September 2021


Lothian Community Transport Services (LCTS) is an independent charity that has operating bases in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

LCTS is at a significant point in its journey and is looking for a CEO to lead the organisation forward into a sustainable future building on its proud legacy. Central to this is to develop a long-term strategy and the ability to develop business growth opportunities that will maximise the capability of LCTS’ people, its vehicle fleet and vision.

We are passionate about enabling isolated people to lead a fuller life and have been providing safe high-quality accessible transport for groups in Edinburgh and Midlothian for many years. In addition, we provide scheduled community bus services in remote parts of Midlothian.

We have an enviable reputation throughout Scotland and beyond for providing premium driver training through our wholly owned subsidiary, Transport Training Skills (UK) Ltd.

Our advice and information service is valued by many charities and others operating their own vehicles.

Embracing change has always been part of our ethos, and we have recently identified a new opportunity to deliver on our commitment to improving marginalised people's access to transport.

Would you like the opportunity to lead our committed team of staff and volunteers, backed by a supportive Board of Trustees?

As our CEO, you will:

Provide clear leadership and motivation to a well-established team of colleagues and volunteers to ensure the aims of LCTS are met and its well-established credentials are maintained. You will be responsible for the statutory administration and financial management of both legal entities.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Board to support them in developing a long-term strategy, set budgets and formulate business plans as well as to advise and guide them in their legal and regulatory compliance plus other obligations.

Key to the role is that of ambassador for LCTS, providing the public face for campaigns and building relationships with local and national stakeholders to include politicians, funders, the media, voluntary sector, and business.

Simultaneously you will manage the business to ensure ongoing high-level performance of day to day operations.

Conditions of Service

Responsible to: The Chair and Board.

Salary: Starting salary circa £40,000 per year depending on skills and experience. LCTS offers a pension contribution for all employees up to 5% paid into any legal pension fund provided this is matched by employee.

Hours: 35 hours per week. Many of our staff work flexibly in many ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

Holidays: 28 days Annual Leave, plus 7 days statutory holidays

The successful applicant, by start of employment, must have the right to live and work in the U.K.

LCTS is an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant is discriminated against on the grounds of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

LCTS is happy to consider any reasonable adjustments or support you may need throughout the selection process.

Application notes

Closing Date: Monday 1st November

Interviews: Thursday 11th November

Please download the application Pack below.