Scottish Canoe Association - Operations Manager - Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated and organised individual to join our team. The role of Operations Manager is at heart of our organisation, managing our systems, coordinating our activities and overseeing facilities and equipment. You will need to have excellent IT and organisational skills as well as an eye for detail.

Closing date: 0900hrs Tuesday 3rd August

The Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) excels in all of the activities covered by a Sports Governing Body. We pride ourselves on being well run and extremely innovative. We do all this through effective teamwork between our volunteers, staff, board, providers and clubs and through efficient use of technology and systems. In addition we are actively developing strategic partnerships to extend the reach and impact of our work in order to change lives through paddlesport.

As Operations Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that our systems, processes and operations remain effective, accurate, efficient and customer friendly. Strong communications skills, flexibility and attention to detail are key to working with members, volunteers, the public and external providers.

Together with other staff and volunteers you will help us grow the sport and our membership. A key part of this role is supporting the system that we use to manage SCA membership, events and clubs - ‘Go Membership’. The successful candidate will be fluent and extremely capable in IT, particularly in the use of online databases, entry systems and websites. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you can manage your own work schedule and meet deadlines. Excellent influencing and communication skills and a focus on customer service and attention to detail are also essential in this role.

We seek an extremely capable individual to take on this role. You must be an enthusiastic individual who can plan, manage and efficiently deliver many projects and tasks concurrently, with precision. You will need to communicate and negotiate effectively with a wide variety of customers, members, partners and suppliers.

Annual salary for this post is £28-31k depending on experience. This is a full time role and is based in the SCA Grandtully Office with some element of home working possible. All SCA staff work with a degree of flexibility - this includes some evening and weekend work.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Andy Murray, Head of Coaching and Development on 01887 292042 or

Further information and online application.

  • Applications close at 0900hrs Tuesday 3rd August
  • Candidates invited for an interview will be notified by 1700hrs Tuesday 3rd August
  • First interviews (15mins) will be held online on Wednesday 4th August
  • Second Interviews will be held online on Friday 6th August

SCA is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited, and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Applications are especially welcome from individuals within groups currently under-represented within the SCA staff, such as women, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities.