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Council, HQ. Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA
£57,028.13 - £67,813.28 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

We are looking for a new Head of Operations and Estates for South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.

This is a new and exiting opportunity for someone who has vision and energy to join our Leadership Team. The role will report directly to the Chief Executive and is part of the Leadership Team responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation. 

You will lead operations across the SLLC estate of c1000 staff on a day-to-day basis, including leisure sites, swimming pools, football pitches, cultural venues, halls, libraries, golf, and country parks. You will oversee the delivery of activities throughout the estate, supported by a management team responsible for ensuring the service achieves its strategic and operational objectives.

You will have a demonstrable track record of success in an operational environment, ideally across a range of relevant activities, delivering within a customer facing environment.

Educated to a degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.


Please Apply online - All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Recruitment Checks

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the essential requirements for the position.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information

Politically Restricted: This post has been politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Hybrid working
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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