Do you have a track record in social enterprise? Perhaps you have a background in the built environment? Maybe you have management experience and are now looking to find a more creative role? Or perhaps you’re none of the above but think you have what it takes to be our new Operations Manager, if so read on.

We are looking to hire an Operations Manager here at PAS to lead our social enterprise activities. As a charity and social enterprise with a network of over 350 volunteers (built environment professionals), the post of Operations Manager is key for the delivery of our services for communities, and our partnerships with local authorities/public bodies across Scotland.

With a raft of changes coming to the planning system, including local place plans which will enable communities to design their own plans, we are looking to recruit a creative individual to develop new workstreams that will help us to better support our communities, partners and service users across Scotland.

We are a diverse, friendly and creative team! If you’d like an informal chat, please contact Jenny Pendreigh, Support Services Manager at Further details below.

We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager who will be responsible for ensuring integration and co-ordination across PAS and developing the organisation’s delivery of services in collaboration with the Chief Executive, and other members of the management team.

This position’s primary responsibility is ensuring operational effectiveness and quality of delivery, contributing to the development and implementation of organisational strategies, political engagement, policies and practices.

The Scottish Government provides funding for PAS to deliver the free advice service which gives communities, individuals and community groups access to information and advice on the Scottish planning system; and supports communities in development and place-based planning.

In addition, we provide skills training and support for community groups, planners, elected members and public bodies, as well as to seldom-heard groups who often cannot readily engage in the planning system. In particular, we support community organisations to develop and deliver their own aspirations for place through local place plans. 

We anticipate filling this as a full-time post (35 hours) but are willing to consider alternative arrangements for the right candidate. PAS provides a generous holiday entitlement (25 days + 10 public holidays + 3 days Christmas office closure), flexi-time and an employer’s pension contribution of 8.5%. The salary will be in the range £35,641 – £40,922.

PAS has an office in Edinburgh city centre (not fully accessible) although all staff are currently working from home. It is anticipated that future working arrangements will be a blend of home and office working.

PAS is an equal opportunities employer. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any additional support needs.

Please send your completed application and monitoring forms to Jenny Pendreigh, Support Services Manager, by 9am on Wednesday 23 June, interviews Tuesday 29 June.