Operations Lead

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

  • Advertised from 4th April 2024
  • 35 hours a week flexible with some evening / weekend work (for which time off in lieu is provided). Potential for job share or compressed hours. Fixed until March 2025 in the first instance, subject to final funding confirmation by the Scottish Government.
  • 25 days paid leave plus 10 public holidays. 5% Contributory Pension Scheme.


This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about climate action, good governance and charity management to take a key supporting role in building the community led network and ensuring its success.

This person will be an excellent administrator with a keen eye for detail, supporting the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives through the management of everyday operations.

This will include ensuring compliance with all policy and related expectations of a publicly-funded organisation, managing HR strategies, volunteer agreements and day-to-day finances such as payroll and expenses.

As part of a fast-paced environment and collaborative team, there will be an opportunity for you to grow and develop in your role. You will initially play a key role in the set up and establishment of management processes and systems for the new charity, the development and implementation of the organisations’ fundraising strategy as well as supporting the networks’ activities and events to ensure their success.

Edinburgh Communities Climate Action Network (ECCAN) is a network of over 60 community group members and 100 individual members. ECCAN has recently been approved as a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation by OSCR. We aim to engage and empower individuals and community groups in taking meaningful action to address the climate and nature emergency, working towards a just, thriving and resilient Edinburgh.

This is part of a strategic Scotland-wide network of regional Climate Action Hubs, supported by SCCAN - Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.

You will have a background as a PA, team administrator or a voluntary organisation administrator, with experience supporting staff and teams to excel in essential organisational activities.

Additional Requirements: The post holder will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Location: You will be based in member premises in the heart of the city, working closely with other agencies and colleagues across Edinburgh. Flexible hot desking is possible in various community locations as well as home working.

Responsible to: ECCAN Network Lead.

Application notes

Please submit:

  • CV and covering letter (max 3 pages total) outlining how you meet the job requirements to jobs@eccan.scot by midnight on Wednesday 24th April.

Please name the document: SURNAME – Operations Lead. Use that filename as the Subject Line of the email to help us keep track of applicants.

Please include any access or accessibility requirements as part of your cover letter.

  • Please also complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form with no personal identifier and email it to jobs@eccan.scot This will be separated from application on receipt and filed separately for E&D monitoring purposes.

We are actively seeking to recruit individuals whose background or lived experiences will bring extra depth and / or a diversity of perspectives into the ECCAN team. ECCAN is an equal opportunity organisation which aims to be family friendly. We encourage applications from under-represented sections of society, including but not limited to: people with disabilities, people of colour, trans and non-binary people, other members of the LGBTQI+ community, and women.

Interviews will be held provisionally on the week beginning 29th April 2024 in central Edinburgh

Edinburgh Communities Climate Action Network (ECCAN) is a registered Scottish Charity (SC052989) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

Contact edinburgh@eccan.scot