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General Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £37,500
  • Isle of Lewis*
  • Closing 6th August 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd July 2021
  • Salary dependent on experience), pension scheme in place.
  • Holidays: 34 days (inclusive of public holidays)


Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (UOG) purchased Galson Estate, comprising 616 crofts in 22 crofting townships, in the north of the Isle of Lewis in January 2007. Reporting to UOG’s Board of Directors, the General Manager will provide effective and dynamic leadership and management for the overall organisation, enabling it to support the community to fulfil its vision of “a thriving and well-connected community with excellent local services and amenities, harnessing its natural assets to create a unique cultural and social environment.” The postholder will work with the board and staff team to maintain a sustainable business and funding model. Overseeing the management team, the postholder will have accountability for driving the strategy of the organisation. The postholder will also hold the role of Company Secretary.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of leading both strategic and operational planning processes
  • A good understanding of governance, with direct experience of working with a voluntary board
  • Strong negotiating skills, with proven ability of influencing key decision makers
  • The ability to combine strategic capability with a hands-on approach that achieves results
  • Experience of managing and contributing to budgets, delivering projects to support a strategy
  • A personal and professional manner and credibility that generates trust and confidence in others.

*The post will be mostly based in the UOG Business Centre, South Galson, Isle of Lewis. The post will be home based until the new office building opens in the Autumn. Flexible working arrangements are in place.

Application notes

If you believe you have the skills and experience required for this exciting opportunity, please get in touch for an application pack.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 6th August 2021

For an application pack please contact the UOG office or 01851 850393.

Tel: 01851 850393 Email: Web:

UOG is an equal opportunities employer and all appointments are based on merit.