Head of Operations

Employer Clan Childlaw
Job Type Head of Department
Location Edinburgh and the East
Specific Location Edinburgh (Leith) with regular travel to Glasgow
Salary Circa £37,000 per annum
Closing Date Midday, Monday 5th of July


Since 2008, Clan Childlaw has provided specialist outreach legal representation services for children and young people in Scotland. With a team of skilled and experienced lawyers, Clan has witnessed first-hand situations where broad changes to a law or policy (and its implementation) would help improve outcomes for children and young people.

Clan aim to improve the life chances of the children and young people across Scotland by ensuring they have access to the legal advice they need as well as securing the recognition and enforcement of their rights in Scots Law. They do this through their work in representation, learning and development, and policy.

Clan Childlaw believes children and young people should have the opportunity to express their views freely in all matters concerning them and have the opportunity to be heard and represented in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting them. They also believe children and young people in need of legal advice and legal representation should be able to have a lawyer of their choice as well as knowing their rights with access to information and guidance about their rights, how to exercise them and how the law affects them. Clan are passionate about the law protecting and strengthening the rights of children and young people under the UNCRC.

Following a sustained phase of growth, Clan Childlaw aims to consolidate its position to ensure continuity of service delivery. As an organisation, Clan will work to #KeepThePromise and play their part in driving change identified in the Independent Care Review in Scotland. They will also work to strengthen their foundations to ensure continuing service delivery and this will be underpinned by the implementation of a new fundraising and finance strategy. This new strategic approach will build financial support for their work through a variety of sources including self-generated fundraising income.

Clan’s success means that they need to grow at their core. More services and more people, have required the need for better systems, processes and operational performance. The Head of Operations will meet this need through taking responsibility for the core central functions of HR, Procurement, administration, operational finance, IT, faciliites and recruitment.

Reporting to the CEO and Deputy CEO, they will line manage four staff to provide operational support to the Executive Team, Board and colleagues. With three years experience in operational management (ideally at a non-profit) you’ll be a self-managed all-rounder that “gets things done”.


Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 5th of July

Interview Dates: 12th of July

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