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Logo: Knoydart FoundationOperations Manager - Knoydart Foundation


Minimum 30 hours per week, permanent post.

Salary £30,000 - £32,000 pro rata; according to experience.


The Knoydart Foundation wish to recruit an Operations Manager. If you think that you have the skills to lead the operation and sustainability of our community run and owned organisations in this area of outstanding natural beauty we would be delighted to hear from you.


The operations of the Foundation and subsidiaries focus on managing 7,000ha of community land, including operating a 230kWh Hydro-Electric scheme and 11kV distribution network,

a bunkhouse, Ranger services (including bike hire and campsite), a shop, housing, property rental, water, sewerage, deer management and land management. The current operations team comprises of Office Manager, Ranger, Stalker, Hydro Maintenance Manager, part time Ghillies, Bunkhouse Warden, Visitor Liaison/Shop Assistant and various sub-contractors. A Butcher is also being recruited. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with part-time Finance and Development Managers.


We require a confident and experienced manager to manage all assets, businesses and services. We are looking for an effective leader and communicator with excellent management and inter-personal skills who has a strong commitment to the concept of community ownership and to ensuring that the Foundation and assets are safeguarded into the future.


The post is located on the Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highlands of Scotland. Knoydart is a remote peninsula that is, however, regularly connected to the town of Mallaig by a ferry service. Residency on the Peninsula, or within daily commuting distance will be required. The post will particularly suit an applicant who has an open, hands on, participative, problem-solving, capacity building and “can do” management style.


Visit www.knoydart-foundation.com and www.visitknoydart.co.uk for information about the Foundation and Knoydart.


For further information, pack and application form please contact Denise Atherley at recruitment.knoydartfoundation@outlook.com


Closing date for applications – Friday 28th September 2018.          


The Knoydart Foundation is a charity (SC026246) and company limited by guarantee. 



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