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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £23,915
  • Fort William
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

  • Advertised from 8th October 2021
  • Opportunity to join a generous company pension scheme and 34 days leave per year.


Formed in 2005, Lochaber Hope is a charity based in Fort William, which aims to assist people who are experiencing vulnerable or crisis periods in their lives through the provision of a mentoring service, counselling, employability support and personal development. Furthermore, we offer a number of peer support and activity groups and projects which support individuals and offer opportunities to connect with the community.

Lochaber Hope seeks to employ a full time Operations Manager (35 hours per week) responsible to the Manager, to manage the day to day running of the organisation, a team of staff and volunteers, PR, Marketing and Networking.

A suitable candidate will be innovative, imaginative, creative and passionate about their part in progressing the Lochaber Hope vision to reality. They will be enthusiastic, an excellent listener, resourceful, be able to drive the project, be an excellent networker and have a genuine interest in working with and developing people, they will establish relationships with clients, staff and volunteers and partners throughout Lochaber.

Working within a small team, the successful candidate will be expected to have a flexible, proactive and ‘can-do’ attitude, and to be able to use their own initiative. Adoption of a non-judgemental approach will be essential, confidentiality, and setting and maintaining boundaries are also essential to this post, as is championing and maintaining the positive image of Lochaber Hope.They will also be expected to undertake any other duties appropriate to the post which are required for the efficient functioning of Lochaber Hope.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge, skills and a minimum of 5 years’ experience of:

  • project leadership
  • writing successful grant funding applications
  • working in the charity/third sector
  • record keeping, reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • PR, social media, marketing
  • excellent networking and partnership working
  • working with, training and managing a team of staff and volunteers

In addition, they will:

  • have excellent listening skills and be able to work well in a nurturing environment with a team of staff and volunteers
  • be a non-judgemental and genuine people person
  • have a full driving licence
  • be eligible to work in the UK/EU
  • enhanced PVG disclosure will be required.

Application notes

A CV and covering letter should be emailed to Alyson Smith ( by 5pm on Friday 22nd October 2021 with a 400 word personal statement on what makes you right for this post.

Interviews will take place 1st and 2nd November 2021.