Chief Operating Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Glasgow (hybrid working available)
  • Closing 30th May 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd May 2022
  • Permanent


Established in 2013, Braveheart Industries started as part of an initiative led by the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (SVRU). It was registered as a private company limited by guarantee with charitable status in 2014. Braveheart Industries was developed with the aim of reducing recidivism rates by offering transformational employment and training opportunities for those who had recently offended or were deemed as high risk for committing an offence again.

The charity and social enterprise, Braveheart Industries, have been on an evolving trajectory. The intention has always been to develop an independence of the charity from its origins within the violence reduction unit. In 2019, the Board and the VRU began a process of Business Planning, supported by Community Enterprise in Scotland. Those developments were quickly overshadowed by the Covid pandemic and its impact on the business. The new Chief Operating Officer will lead the vibrant recovery of the charity.

As Braveheart Industries Chief Operating Officer, you will possess the following skills:

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your communicative skills to suit various situations.

• A strategic thinker with the ability to implement new and diversifying processes.

• Knowledge of the voluntary sector and/or commercial enterprises.

• The ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

The main objective for this role will be to develop new and viable business opportunities for the social enterprises. The post also includes responsibility for business planning, staffing, budgetary control, on-time delivery, quality control, health and safety, marketing, liaison with partners and stakeholder and customer satisfaction.

This is an exciting new opportunity for someone to really put their own stamp on the charity and drive it forward to where it can be. If you believe you have what it takes or have the transferable skills to become the new Chief Operating Officer of Braveheart Industries, then we want to hear from you.

Application notes

How To Apply

Please email us at or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 30th May

Interview Date: Tuesday 7th June

This search is being conducted exclusively for Braveheart Industries by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.