Club Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £37,000
  • Aberlady, East Lothian (Hybrid)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

  • Advertised from 21st March 2024
  • Permanent (part time considered).


The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, one of Scotland’s leading wildlife bodies and a registered charity, is excited to be seeking to fill its newly created post of Club Manager.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to lead and drive strategic direction for the Club and its members. We are looking for a manager who can lead our team of staff and work with our trustees (“Council”) and committees to share and promote members’ passion and commitment to the study and enjoyment of birds in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for our eight staff and for our headquarters property at Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian. They will support our 15 volunteer-led branches and 3,500 members. They will lead staff involvement with forward and operational planning and development of the Club and ensure the Club meets all legal requirements as a charitable body working to high professional standards.

To deliver all elements of our constitution and our programme of events and activities, the Club Manager will have excellent organisational, team management, communication and project management skills. They will have an understanding of budget planning and management, and be confident with IT.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience relevant to all these functions and competencies.

Best of all, the successful candidate will recognise the tremendous scope offered by the Club to its members to enjoy and learn about birds, to contribute to national monitoring schemes, to deploy and develop their skills and to maintain and develop the SOC’s role in the wider field of ornithology in Scotland. The Club is about both the rewards and benefits of birdwatching and the science and protection of birds.

Application notes

Visit our vacancies page to find out more information and to apply

Please contact us if you are not sure if you meet all the criteria for the role and would like to discuss any aspect of the vacancy in more detail.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1700hrs on Friday 19th April and Interviews are expected to be held in our HQ in Aberlady or online on Tuesday 30th April.

If you have any questions, please email