General Manager - Argyll and Bute Leisure and Libraries Trust

Cleland Sneddon

Thank you for your interest in the position of General Manager for the Argyll and Bute Leisure and Libraries Trust.

Argyll and Bute is a place like no other in Scotland - it is an area of outstanding beauty, with mountains, sea lochs, 23 inhabited islands, six main towns and more than 3,000 miles of coastline. It is one of the largest and most sparsely populated local authority areas in Scotland and has a population of 88,050 scattered across an area of nearly 2,700 square miles. It stretches from Helensburgh in the East, part of the Glasgow commuter belt, to the remote island of Tiree in the west and from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to the growing town of Oban in the north.  This mix of urban communities, remote rural villages and a significant island population makes Argyll and Bute the most diverse local authority area anywhere in the UK, bringing a wealth of culture as well as challenges to delivering services.

Our Local Outcome Improvement Plan sets out the key objective to build a prosperous economy and a growing population. As part of this, we have a commitment to ensuring that our people live active, healthier and independent lives. Our new Leisure and Libraries Trust will be a key organisation to make this happen for the Communities of Argyll and Bute.

The creation of the Leisure and Libraries Trust is an exciting new development for Argyll and Bute Council and the role of General Manager is critical to driving this new organisation forward. We are looking to recruit an individual with experience, energy and commitment to make this new venture a real success for the future.

Cleland Sneddon
Chief Executive
Argyll and Bute Council