Top job! MCR Scotland Programme Director/Operations Director

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £55,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2023

  • Advertised from 22nd December 2022
  • Permanent


Are you searching for a position with purpose where your time will be transformational? A role to make a radical difference for young people disadvantaged through no fault of their own. This leadership role is challenging but deeply rewarding. It combines growth and development with the need for detail and consistent delivery across multiple locations. One where you lead but where success is entirely down to your frontline team. If you love how that sounds, read on.

We are recruiting a Programme Director/Operations Director for Scotland to lead and support the delivery of the MCR programme in schools across the country. Someone who's worked in a leadership role across multiple disciplines and locations; is both strategic and hands-on. A senior manager who has built exceptional relationships, teams and partnerships but also able to build the platform for your young people to be heard and to realise all their potential.

A dynamic leader who will also help recruit an army of volunteer mentors to support 1000s of young people each week, and the caring relationships that make the difference. Someone who can serve their team and who understands education and its power. A motivated, committed and resilient person who can lead from the front and be the Scottish champion for the MCR cause, young people, schools, mentors, their employers and the communities we serve.

Role summary

Responsibility for leading, delivering and scaling a mentoring programme with proven impact. Leadership of our school based and school facing team. Management of relationships with key education stakeholders, Headteachers, local authorities and corporate parents.

This is a very exciting time for MCR Pathways as we grow our programme into schools across Scotland. As such, we are looking for an inspiring leader; passionate about exceptional quality and impact, and highly motivated by developing others.

The Scotland Programme/Operations Director will form part of the Executive Team, reporting directly into the CEO.

Read the Person Specification

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website and complete the application form attaching your CV, and explain, referring to the job description and person specification in under 500 words why you'd be a great fit for the role.

Please note, the role will be subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position. For further information, visit:

MCR Pathways is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.