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Lead Project Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,603 – £44,738
  • Edinburgh office with options for blended working
  • Closing 7th June 2023

  • Advertised from 24th May 2023
  • Salary commensurate with experience Hours per week: 35 Type of contract: Permanent


The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, which focus on providing support and advice directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial, and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however, they choose to access it.

Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information, they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.

Working with senior colleagues in the National Projects team you will have direct responsibility and accountability for cross project support requirements. You will lead on the identification and allocation of the appropriate resources as well as coordinating management information data and analysis requirements against governance, project controls and reporting needs.

You will also coordinate the execution of work to help individuals deliver their part consistently and effectively, whilst ensuring forward planning is in place along with managing change and risks. All underpinned through a continuous improvement and quality of service cycle of review and assessment.

The role of the Lead Project Support Manager has an element of oversight and co-ordination across all projects, and you will also need to be able to support these from inception through to the successful operation and maintenance of the service and where applicable exit and close out. You will act as the focal point within the National Projects team for those projects with a single centralised reporting requirement.

This is an exciting time to join us where you have the opportunity to make a difference. Our services are even more critical now than ever before in helping those in need and are essential in helping citizens receive the necessary advice and support during these unprecedent times. As a line manager you will be required to identify and manage the resources required, plan the work to realise the expected benefits as well as manage the project teams’ dependencies, workloads, and schedules.

We are flexible about your professional background and open minded about your career to date. You will need to be able to lead a Project Management Office function and engage with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. You will be a compassionate manager with the ability to understand the challenges and opportunities that working within a membership organisation brings. You may well have experience of working in a charity, housing association or the broader public sector, though applicants from all sectors are welcome. You will have to be able to demonstrate the desire to put the people who matter most, our clients, at the heart of every decision.

This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.

Employee benefits

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions. We want our people to have a great work life balance and we have designed our working practices and benefits to support this. Here are some of things our employees benefit from: a 35-hour full time working week, 40 days annual leave, genuine flexibility in working hours with a flexi-time system, and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on employee benefits in the job pack.

Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

CAS provides options for blended working to allow employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be able to work from home each week will be dependent on your job role and can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

Application notes

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of 2 pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

Equality & Diversity Monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)