Job: Operations Support Lead

Hours:  28 hrs/week

Salary:   £37,800 (pro rata)

Location:  home based with option of co-working space

Deadline: 5pm Friday 26 May 2023 

Are you our next Operations Support Lead?  We are looking for someone to join us here at SCCAN as we continue to grow and thrive.  This is a crucial role to help us as we continue along our path.  We are a sociocratic organisation that works through a decentralised structure, giving autonomy and dispersing power to those who take forward the different facets of our work.  

SCCAN is a dynamic network that supports community-led action to address the climate and nature emergency, working for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland. We have a rapidly expanding membership of around 460 organisations, plus individuals. Over the past 18 months, SCCAN has added 20 paid workers to our volunteer-led organisation. We are considering how best to develop our sociocratic structure and practice to ensure balance across our team which is now composed of paid workers and volunteers. This role is currently funded to end March 2024 with the expectation that the funding will be extended. 

We think it’s clear that the interconnected crises facing us at this time require transformational change in our economic, political and social systems. And we believe that transformational change happens as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what is possible. The knowledge and experience held by our members is our key resource and we seek to provide a structure that can nurture networks of relationships between our members across Scotland.

Job description:

Information pack:

For more information about SCCAN, please visit

If you want to discuss the role, or want more information, please contact Susan Lancaster,

Your application should take the form of a single document containing: 

  • a covering letter (maximum ONE page) outlining the reasons you fit the role PLUS a CV (maximum 2 pages) including
    • an indication of your recent employment / activities with reason for leaving plus 
    • the names, email and phone number of two people who have agreed to provide a reference [only contacted after job offer]. 

Please give the document filename: [YOUR SURNAME] – Ops with the same document name used in the Subject line of the email – to help us keep track of applicants. 

Please do not include your date of birth or photo in any of the documents. 

Send completed applications to: by 5pm, Friday 26 May 2023

The panel will shortlist on the basis of evidence provided of meeting the required skills and experience