Operations Manager

  • Part time
  • £19,500 pro-rata
  • Based in our sorting hub in Shawlands, but we also offer the ability to work from home.
  • Closing 25th September 2020

  • Advertised from 14th September 2020
  • 22.5 hours per week, flexible days. This position is fixed term for 12 months, with an aim to extend.


We are looking for a motivated and highly organised individual for the role of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing day to day activity in our sorting hub in Shawlands, supporting and training staff, maintaining high safety and operational standards and overseeing our partnership and volunteer programmes.

Our sorting hub in Shawlands processes and prepares textile donations which makes up around 75% of the donations we receive. This includes clothing, shoes, bedding, nappies, maternity wear, outerwear, bibs, hats and swimwear to name a few! Each individual item must be checked to Revolve standards, recorded and prepared for distribution to our shop, online shop or through our partnership programme. Our small team processes and prepares thousands of individual items every week.

Our partnership programme, led by our partnership officer, distributes around 70 packs every month to families across Glasgow, using items processed in our sorting hub. Our volunteer programme, led by our volunteer coordinator, supports a team of volunteers working across all areas of the organisation. The Operations manager oversees both of these programmes too. The post holder will be self-motivated, able to drive their own workload, able to work independently with

enthusiasm to succeed. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate

effectively both verbally and in written communications with a wide range of audiences.

The post holder will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload with multiple priorities and feel confident leading and managing a small team. You will have an eye for detail as well as being able to contribute to the development and delivery of the bigger vision and ambitions of the organisation.

A Role Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please ONLY submit applications (CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the necessary criteria) to: recruitment.merrygoround@gmail.com

Closing date: Friday 25th Sep, and interviews on Wednesday 30th September