CEO Michael Cook of Circular Communities Scotland will be taking a sabbatical from his role between January – August 2024. You can read the full details of this important announcement here.

For the duration of Michael’s sabbatical an Interim CEO will take over Circular Communities Scotland.

Please see job details and how to apply below.

Job Title:  Interim CEO

Hours:  4 days per week (28 hours)

Contract: Fixed Term 1 December 2023 – 15 September 2024

Location:  Stirling, Hybrid or Remote Working. 3-4 days per month in office.

Salary:  £52,750 – £58,778 FTE

Benefits: Generous Pension (up to 12% Employer + 6% Employee) & Holiday (full time holiday allowance starting at 28 days plus six bank holidays)

Closing Date:  28th July 2023

Interview Date: Wednesday 9th August in our Stirling Office

Circular Communities Scotland (previously CRNS) is a small but rapidly growing national charity, doubling our staff (now 9) and turnover (c370k) in the last year.

We are a membership network with a vision for a thriving circular economy in Scotland with local communities benefiting from the social, environmental, and economic outcomes.  With a growing membership of over 250 charities, social enterprises and community groups we are always looking for new ways to support the reuse, repair and recycling Third Sector and see our vision become a reality.

As an organisation we are strongly committed to staff wellbeing and our current CEO is taking a career break January – August 2024.  We are looking to recruit an interim CEO to cover this period with a brief overlap at the start and the end.

Circular Communities Scotland is a thriving charity with a strong track record of delivery.  We are looking for an interim CEO who can support the staff team and wider organisational stakeholders during this period.  This is a caretaker role, so a case of evolution rather than revolution.  We are also looking for someone who can get up to speed quickly so some understanding of the organisational context (membership body, circular economy) is required.

We are determined to get the right person to join our strong team which is why we are open to exploring different options regarding place of work (office, hybrid or home-based) within Scotland and able to visit our Stirling Office. At all levels of the organisation, we are strongly committed to staff wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Full details about the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification. To find out more about Circular Communities Scotland check out our website. If you have any questions or just want to set up a confidential no obligation conversation to find out more about the role, then please email

We are asking for applications in the form of a tailored CV plus a 1-2 page covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements for this role. Applications should be uploaded to our recruitment portal before 28th July 2023.