Development Trusts Association Scotland
Development Trusts Association Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC034231

DTA Scotland is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland. Established in 2003, DTA Scotland now has over 250 development trust members – community-led organisations using a combination of enterprise and creativity to improve the quality of life for local people in urban, rural and island communities across Scotland. In 2016, DTA Scotland converted to a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) - No.SC034231.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,397 – £35,233
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2019

This post is based in Edinburgh, and involves the provision of advice and support to DTAS members in receipt of Investing in Communities grant funding (capacity building element).

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £47,571 – £50,956
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2020

DTA Scotland is recruiting a new Chief Executive

Would you relish the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting, supporting and representing a dynamic and growing network of community-led organisations across Scotland? Our member development trusts utilise assets, enterprise and creativity to drive forward local change.

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop services on a national scale following the retirement of the current incumbent.

You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the forward momentum of network growth and organisational development achieved to date, and consolidate our position around the community ownership, community enterprise and community empowerment agendas in Scotland.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • To encourage the growth of new development trusts and build the DTAS membership.
  • To provide information, advice and support to DTAS members, enabling them to become stronger, more effective, more enterprising and more sustainable organisations.
  • To promote the development trust approach and effectively represent the interests of the development trust movement with a range of senior stakeholders.
  • To run the organisation effectively and efficiently and ensure that DTAS reflects the democratic wishes of its members.

The role is perfect for you if you have:

  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience at strategic level.
  • Experience of engaging with senior stakeholders and leading teams.
  • Strong grasp of financial frameworks, financial management and financial reporting.
  • Record in aspects of fundraising, income generation and procurement.
  • Experience of writing reports, policies, business operational plans at a strategic level.

Please download the Chief Executive recruitment pack from the DTAS website for further information and to apply.


  • Salary package from £47,571 - £50,956 plus pension (currently 11.5% employer contribution).
  • 25 days holiday plus 10 public holidays per year.
  • City centre location in Edinburgh.