The Circle logo - 16 connected coloured dots in concentric sets of two (red, yellow, lime green, dark purple, blue, green, light red and light purple) in the shape of a 'C' next to the words 'The Circle' in grey lettering

Job opportunity – Centre Manager

Job Title – Centre Manager

Location –  Easterhouse, Glasgow G34 9HJ (Induction and initial training will be based at The Circle, 4 – 6 Staffa Place, Dundee, DD2 3SX)

Hours – 32 hours per week, shift-based including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Responsible to – General Manager

Responsible for – First tier staff members, volunteers, contractors

Salary – Ranging between £26,000 – £30,000

Introduction

The Circle is an award-winning Social Enterprise headquartered in Dundee with ambitious growth plans for 2021. Recognised for our social impact, The Circle is a business and community hub which is home to multiple organisations ranging from small private businesses to national charities. This is an exciting opportunity to join the motivated team of a thriving Social Enterprise in a role which will be critical to shaping the future of the business and directly linked to the success of our growth plans into Easterhouse.

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The Circle team at the Courier Business Awards

Along Came The Circle

CEO of The Circle and ACK, Kirsty Thomson, is to merge the two community interest companies this month as she marks seven years since founding her first organisation.

Kirsty founded Along Came Kirsty in 2012 following a successful career working for charities and universities in Dundee and Newcastle. Along Came Kirsty offered support to small, medium and national charities, social enterprises and small businesses. Along Came Kirsty became ACK in 2017.

In 7 years ACK raised over £3million and worked with over 250 organisations providing advice, consultancy, fundraising and networking opportunities. They supported organisations both in the UK and internationally, including clients in Sweden and Canada. ACK has directly employed a total of nine people as well as supporting funding applications that have created jobs for over 70 people throughout the UK.

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The Circle team at the Courier Business Awards

Celebrating our social impact at the Courier Business Awards

The Circle has won ‘The Courier Social Impact Business of the Year 2018 Award’ less than two years after it was launched by Kirsty Thomson, Founder & CEO.

The Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the Apex City Quay Dundee was a great opportunity for The Circle team to celebrate the judging panel’s recognition and reflect on their achievements. The evening was a wonderful occasion and The Circle were delighted to bring a trophy back to Staffa Place, however, it is the impact we have demonstrated that we are most proud of.

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