greenspace scotland is recruiting for two senior roles to lead the organisation.

With the planned retirement of our current Chief Executive, after 21 years with greenspace scotland, we are looking to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead us on the next stage of our journey. The board is taking this opportunity to expand our senior management team and so we are also recruiting for a new post of Operations & Finance Manager.

Chief Executive Officer

Do you have a vision for how greenspace can improve Scotland’s urban places and people’s quality of life? Are you an experienced senior leader who can challenge yourself and others to achieve more?

If the answer is ‘yes’, then you might be our next Chief Executive and we would love to hear from you.

Our new Chief Executive will lead an organisation that is deeply respected throughout Scotland and the UK for its collaborative and open approach, its pioneering and enabling work, and impressive track record of solid achievements.

greenspace scotland provides a national lead for action on parks and greenspaces. We believe greenspaces are at the heart of healthy, happy, thriving and sustainable communities and places. We need our greenspaces more than ever as we navigate our way through these challenging and turbulent times: the climate and nature emergencies, pandemic recovery, cost of living crisis and widening inequalities.

As Chief Executive, working with the Board, you will be responsible for leading the strategic, governance, operational and financial affairs for the charity. You will champion our vision for everyone living and working in urban Scotland to have easy access to quality greenspace. Working with our professional staff team, you will lead the effective and efficient delivery of our programmes, identifying new partnership and business development opportunities, and ensuring the continued financial sustainability of the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference for people and places across Scotland.

Salary: £57,750 - 63,000  |  Location: Flexible – hybrid or home-based

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 November | Interviews on Thursday 7 December

Visit our job page for more detail about the role and how to apply.

Operations & Finance Manager

This is a new and critical role, leading and supporting the operational delivery of greenspace scotland’s strategy and programmes. A key member of the senior management team you will work closely with the Chief Executive and board.

An experienced professional, as Operations & Finance Manager you will be responsible for the management and coordination of the organisation’s key operational programmes and ensuring good financial management and governance of the charity. You will have a proactive and flexible approach, with extensive experience of financial management and leading a professional staff team.

Salary: £41,250 – 45,600  |  Location: Flexible – hybrid or home-based

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 November | Interviews on Monday 4 December

Visit our job page for more detail about the role and how to apply.

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Work/life balance is really important to us. We are open to exploring how these roles could work for you and so will accept applications for these posts as full-time, part-time, job share and/or other flexible working arrangements.

We recognise that the environment sector is under-represented by people from ethnic minorities, LGBT+ and disabled people, and we want to change that. So, we especially welcome candidates from these backgrounds. If you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.