The HR Booth is supporting our client The Ferret Media Ltd in recruiting for a Business Manager.
The Ferret Media Ltd is an award-winning multimedia cooperative based in Scotland producing independent, not-for-profit, investigative journalism that holds power to account and empowers its readers. Formed in 2015 to provide a sustainable platform for original investigative journalists, we are looking for a part-time (3 days per week) business manager to partner with our co-editors, ensure the smooth running of the business and to support our ongoing development.
About the role
The business manager role looks after many of the non-editorial duties required to run The Ferret, partnering with the co-editors and the board on elements such as fund development and co-publishing agreements. This includes:
While The Ferret is non-hierarchical, each role in the organisation is supported by an assigned line manager, in this case the chair of the operations committee.
We are a value-driven organisation. We believe in transparency, we treasure accuracy and our journalism is non-partisan. Our new business manager will need to have a clear understanding of our culture, and a shared belief in the importance of what we are trying to do, and the way we are trying to do it.
In return we offer the chance to be part of a dynamic and driven organisation at a critical and exciting time in our development, with the potential to help shape the future of the media in Scotland.
This is a rolling freelance contract, for three days a week at a day rate of £135 per day (£35,100 pro-rata). The successful candidate will work as a contractor, with 18 days paid holidays, travel expenses and sick leave. The Ferret also provides an annual home working allowance.
The position is remote, though there is a community newsroom in Glasgow where team members can work. The team will meet in person in Scotland (usually Glasgow or Edinburgh) quarterly. Reasonable travel expenses for in-person meetings can be reimbursed. Team members must have permission to work in the UK as The Ferret cannot provide sponsorship.
Please apply using the link - Business Manager job - Scotland - The HR Booth (livevacancies.co.uk) please include your CV and a letter noting how you would approach the role and highlighting relevant experience or expertise related to funding, business planning or membership organisations, and working with a voluntary board.
We particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented and marginalised backgrounds including those from the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled people, LGBT people and women.
Please keep in mind these important dates:
Interviewees will not be required to create presentation slides, but will be asked to speak about how they would approach the role and their vision for the organisation.