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General Manager

General Manager

£55,000 – £60,000 plus 10% bonus


Our client is a social enterprise providing sustainable employment and development opportunities to disabled people.  They offer the same wages and benefits to their disabled staff as they would to any other staff, championing the value of their work and facilitating integration into the workforce for those often vulnerable to economic exclusion. They operate in Scotland as part of a wider group, a sector leading not-for-profit organisation providing rehabilitation, training and care services for disabled and socially excluded people throughout the UK and Ireland. Our client is excited to be appointing a new General Manager to oversee the successful running of the enterprise based out of their factory facilities in Larbert.

The organisation offers a range of high-quality services and solutions to businesses in the areas of contract packing, quality inspection and re-work, secure storage, printing and mailing. Operations are independently assessed and certified to ensure the highest quality of services and products is provided to its partners. Whether it is making scrubs for frontline workers in the NHS or quality checking whisky, the organisation and its employees provide a true and valued contribution to Scotland’s workforce.

This contribution is underpinned by its continuing commercial viability – importantly, the organisation is a surplus-making enterprise. The new General Manager will be tasked with ensuring that this continues, and that the organisation moves forward with growth and success. Managing relationships with local partners and customers will be vital, as will be the conversion of these relationships into business opportunities and the development of new relationships.

Day-to-day, the General Manager will oversee all operations in the facilities in Larbert, managing a diverse workforce of disabled staff alongside other employees.  Working with a team of operational managers, the GM will ensure successful delivery of all products and services. The role will require significant presence on-site, with additional requirements to visit other site locations when needed. After on-boarding, there will be the opportunity to work hybridly where appropriate.

The ideal candidate will be a highly commercial experienced manager looking to make an impact on society. With strong business development and financial management skills, the candidate will lead a successful and viable enterprise through strong communication and leadership skills. Experience of delivering operational factory services will be essential for this role, as will be a proven track record of change management.

For a confidential discussion contact Debbie Shields or David Currie at our recruitment partners Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter via the apply button below.  We would also be grateful if you could include the following information:

  • Current salary / package
  • Current notice period
  • Details of two referees (please note that referees will not be contacted until offer stage or without prior consent).