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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,815 – £33,530
  • Gorebridge, Midlothian
  • Closing 25th July 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd July 2021
  • 37.5 hours. Permanent



We are seeking a dynamic and effective individual with leadership skills, to enable delivery of high quality services, which enable children to thrive through play.

We are looking for the right person to lead our services rather than someone with a specific type of experience. Our services utilise a variety of models of delivery, and although self-directed play is always the core, they overlap with a range of fields including family support, youth work, participation work, befriending, health and social care, outdoor learning and policy work. Each service has its own set of planned outcomes, that link into our overall goals.

Further information on the role is in the application pack available from our website. We are looking for the best applicant and therefore flexibility regarding hours and work arrangements can be negotiated. Please note that appointments are usually made to the first point on the salary scale.

About Play Midlothian

Play Midlothian is a registered charity (no. SC025474) working to support children to thrive through play. We focus on play because we know how much this benefits children’s health, wellbeing and development. It is important for their lives in the here and now as well as for their future life chances.

We strive to remove barriers to play where they exist, to ensure all children have access to play that meets their needs. We provide services for children and families and build the capacity of communities to support play. This includes training and development opportunities for other settings, including schools. We are also a partner in the Midlothian Play Strategy, which takes a strategic approach in planning for and promoting play in Midlothian.

We have an office base in Gorebridge (in an attractive modern building with a great cafe downstairs) but deliver services throughout Midlothian, and if commissioned, beyond.

Application notes

How to apply

The role requires PVG membership. The post is subject to the record accessed prior to the post commencing. Play Midlothian will meet this cost for the successful applicant.

An application pack can be downloaded from our website at

You must complete and return the application form. CVs will not be accepted. If you require further information please contact Susan on 01875 820 889 or at

The application deadline is Midnight Sunday 25 July 2021

Interviews will take place Tuesday 3 August 2021