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Pavilion 2, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Stepps, G33 6FB
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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The Green Action Trust are seeking an energetic and passionate leader, who enjoys driving transformation and has a successful track record of understanding what it takes to build and support successful organisations, to join us in the role of Operations Director. The primary purpose of the role will be to lead our operational teams, working with other Directors to enhance our performance and continually review and refine our service offering.

By working with a range of private, public and third sector partners, Green Action Trust services deliver positive action across the country to help Scotland achieve its climate change ambitions. We turn ideas into tangible change, to build more sustainable communities and a greener country.

This rare opportunity will assist the Board of the Green Action Trust shape the organisation’s future and help cement its place as the go-to environmental regeneration partner of choice across Scotland. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Operations Director will be a key strategic manager, member of the Trust’s Executive Management Team and will have principal responsibility for managing and developing our broad portfolio of services, projects and programmes.

You will have experience of strategic management, providing oversight and direction of internal operations, in addition to overarching responsibility for budgets, inward investment and relationship management. You will thrive on meeting challenges head on and will have a demonstrable track record of leading business growth and organisational development.

You will be a visible leader with a highly collaborative style to support our operations to be effective, with the ability to drive change, set clear direction and inspire multi-disciplinary teams. You may not come from the charity sector but you will have a passion for the role that civil society organisations play across Scotland. We will be looking to your expertise, honesty and leadership ability as we galvanise our employees and stakeholders to leave a lasting legacy of environmental gain.

Commercial acumen and highly effective communication and interpersonal skills are a must. We need someone who can balance an emotionally intelligent leadership style with integrity and professionalism and the focus to get the job done. Whatever your background you will share our vision for a diverse and inclusive workforce that is supported and equipped to deliver their very best. This is a role rich in both complexity and opportunity.

In return, we offer a comprehensive employment package including hybrid and flexible working arrangements.