• Part time
  • £37,336 pro-rata
  • Various locations in and around Kirriemuir. Sustainable Kirriemuir has a hybrid working policy, allowing staff to work from a hybrid of office and home depending on the needs of each role (Hybrid)
  • Closing 7th June 2024

  • Advertised from 9th May 2024
  • £37,336 (£29,869 pro rata) + 6% contribution to pension scheme. 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE) on a flexible basis, including some evening and weekend work. 24 month contract.


Sustainable Kirriemuir is recruiting for an experienced and highly organised Manager to lead our staff team to deliver our strategy, and support the board of trustees to maintain best practice and develop our long-term plans. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to play a key role in developing our charity as we grow in size and increase our impact.

You will be responsible for leading a diverse team of staff and volunteers, and developing partnerships with key stakeholders. Responsibilities will be varied, including all aspects of managing staff, overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of the charity as well as ensuring delivery of strategic aims in keeping with our charitable purposes. The role will include opportunities to be hands-on with climate action, leading on our key annual events, e.g. Kirriemuir Tattie Day.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential for this role. Candidates should have a solid understanding of financial management and be comfortable with using project management tools. The ability to think strategically, problem-solve, and adapt to changing circumstances is crucial. The successful candidate will be passionate about the power of community to mitigate, adapt and build resilience to the climate and biodiversity crises. They will have a track record in delivering grant-funded community projects in the third sector.

About Us

Formed in 2019, Sustainable Kirriemuir is a Scottish community-led environmental charity which seeks to increase our community’s awareness of the impacts of climate change and the benefits of sustainable practices. We achieved charitable status in August 2023.

Our vision is for Kirriemuir to be a sustainable, net-zero community where people and nature flourish. Our strategic plan (available on our website) was developed following a community information gathering exercise to imagine our future as a thriving community, the outcomes of which have informed our strategic objectives for the next five years.

In practice we are working towards helping our community live more sustainably, making social and environmental change happen, so people and nature can thrive.

We believe powerful change can be simple to make; small steps everyone can take to make their own lives better can help steer us towards a healthier and more sustainable future. We make that change happen project by project. Each one we run focuses on the things that matter to those they support across our core themes of Active & Sustainable Travel, Food & Growing, Action for Nature and Sustainable Living.

The Role

You will be responsible for overseeing all of our operations, staff, projects and deliverables and ensuring all of our activity is delivered on budget and in line with our strategic aims. Undertaking this role you will be the key link between the staff delivering the operational activities of the organisation and the board of Trustees. If you think you have the right skills, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about what this role involves, please refer to the Job Description.

About You

The ideal candidate will have experience in operational management or organisational development, ideally in the third sector. They will be friendly and approachable, with a positive and supportive attitude. For full details, please refer to the Job Description.

Application notes

Email a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter explaining why you fit the bill to:

Closing Date: Friday 7th of June 2024

Interviews will be held: Week beginning 17th of June

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland