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Negotiable in Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£63,069 - £64,912 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Service: Commercial Services

Closing Date: Wednesday 27th September 2023

We are looking for a dynamic, confident Senior Manager who will provide leadership, vision and strategic direction to deliver the best possible outcomes for our communities. We are looking for an inspiring, encouraging, supporting and empowering individual who will lead their team to deliver the Council’s priorities and objectives while ensuring continuous improvement across their areas of responsibility.

As an experienced leader, you will demonstrate a commitment to transformative change and an ability to turn vision into results. We’re looking for someone who brings a positive approach, who doesn’t shy away from open and honest conversations in order to secure the best possible outcomes.

The role is diverse and leads one of the largest departments delivering quality facility management (Catering & Cleaning), Commercial Events and Food related activity. This is an award winning team and there is opportunity to innovate and grow with an ambitious and learning Council. As a Senior Manager, you will be part of the Commercial Services Management Team and Senior Officers Group of the Council and interact with Councillors and Executive Leadership Team.

Argyll and Bute Council is Scotland’s second largest local authority by area. The council serves 23 inhabited islands and is home to some of the most breath-taking scenery Scotland has to offer. Our unique demographics mean that every day, our teams are finding creative ways to overcome the challenges associated with delivering services to widely dispersed communities in remote and rural locations.

This post is classed as remote which means that the post holder can do the majority of their activities from any location. The successful candidate will be allocated an administrative base within Argyll and Bute and will have the option of working from the office and/or remotely in line with their personal preference.

Please note that it is likely interviews will take place on 9 October 2023 and psychometric testing will be included as part of the interview process.  The intention is to launch tests on Tuesday 3 October 2023 with a 48 hour turnaround required of candidates, followed up by validation calls on 6 October 2023.  This part of the selection process is being supported by Solace in Business.

Applicants should note that:-


  • Happy to talk about flexible working arrangements.
  • This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with children.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

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Please also note that we do not accept CVs, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy.

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