Centre Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Glenrothes, Fife
  • Closing 25th June 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd June 2021
  • 9 months fixed-term contract - 35 hours per week The contract may be renewed for a further 3 years, subject to funding. Flexible working hours, evening/weekend work will be required.
  • Annual leave: 24 days per years + public holidays


It is a diverse role requiring a range of skills and qualities to ensure the long-term sustainability of Collydean Community Centre. The Centre is at the heart of the community and delivers many services and activities beyond the hall hires. It has been a very busy crisis centre during the pandemic and continues to deliver essential support services in North Glenrothes and beyond. The Centre has recently been fully refurbished and includes a community kitchen and café.

The main role of the Centre Manager is to maximise the use of the Centre through increasing hall bookings and developing of new activities. Core duties include:

  • To monitor and promote use and activity programmes and recruit other groups to hire the facilities, aiming for high occupancy levels during weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • To plan and deliver new income-generating activities to support the Centre
  • To research, compile and complete applications for local and national funding
  • To meet regularly with customers to discuss their needs and feedback
  • To maintain current partnerships and seek new partnerships with other local organisations
  • To oversee the Centre’s upkeep and maintenance
  • To administer and control the financial activities of the charity

This position requires an enthusiastic, creative individual to support the successful operation of the Centre. You will have the required drive, passion and determination to help the Centre deliver specific outputs, maximising the use of the Centre to achieve a range of outcomes for the local community. You will be able to demonstrate management experience and have a successful track record delivering quality outputs. Relevant experience of the voluntary/community development sectors would be beneficial. Supporting the development of sustainable income streams through creative use of the available space is also a requirement of the post.

Specifically, the role will include:

  • Monitoring and delivering agreed project outcomes/milestones and report regularly to funders/stakeholders, ensuring quality and impact is measured appropriately
  • Initiating activities and programmes which promote the Centre, increase use and generate income
  • Monitoring facility use and activities/services offered to ensure consistency and quality is maintained
  • Consulting regularly with Centre customers and the wider community and react to the diverse and changing needs of our users
  • Initiating a cyclical maintenance programme and establishing an appropriate budget for short, medium and long-term investment
  • Establishing appropriate management systems to ensure smooth operation of the facilities on a day-to-day basis
  • Line management, supervision and support of a diversity of part-time staff and sessional workers.
  • Strengthening and supporting the Centre’s growing volunteer base
  • Reporting on a monthly basis to the Board of Management

The Centre manager will be directed by and work closely with the Centre’s Board of Management, with whom ultimate responsibility for the Centre lies.

Application notes

For an application pack please download below or contact Rona McKay by post at Collydean Community Centre, Torphins Avenue, Glenrothes, KY 7 6UL or by email at ronacollydeancc@gmail.com.

Closing date: 25th June 2021

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund