Track2Train - vacancy for Operations Manager

Operations Manager– Ref T2T/HO/OM

Salary Scale, £26,000 to £30,000 (35 hours per week)

Track2Train is the latest exciting social enterprise to be operated by Apex Scotland, the leading specialists in ensuring equality of access to employment for the most disengaged and disadvantaged in Scotland. 

Track2Train in Newtongrange will provide a high quality café/bistro, The Sidings, which in turn will provide a training environment for clients. There will also be a suite of training rooms available for hire, providing top quality accommodation with all the associated support.

Manager recruitment

Apex Scotland are now in the position to recruit a self-motivated, self-reliant and talented Operations Manager to oversee the initial phase of The Sidings and Track2Train. At this time they require an individual who will manage the start-up and opening of the Sidings. They anticipate that this phase will last for 4 months. Thereafter there may be the opportunity for the post to become permanent. The post will be based in Newtongrange.

Leading operations

The successful applicant will lead all operations to ensure a smooth and successful opening of the sidings and the Track2Train social enterprise. You will possess excellent communication and negotiation skills, excellent planning and organisation skills as well as an understanding of the role of social enterprises in providing opportunities for training and development of individuals. You will have a proven track record of setting up a hospitality based initiative.

Exciting and fast-moving role

This role will be exciting and fast-moving and requires an individual who can think fast and who has the ability to make good decisions. You will be required to engage with a range of stakeholders therefore your communications skills, both oral and written, will need to be of the highest standard.


Please only apply for this post if you like a challenge and want to be challenged. Only apply if you can bring dynamism and character to the role and if you are looking to achieve great things.

How to apply

  • To apply, please submit an email with a covering letter explaining what you would bring to the post and why you believe you are the person Apex Scotland is looking for, along with a CV, to
  • Closing date midday Friday 27 July 2018
13 Jul 2018