The Spark
The Spark

Charity registered in Scotland SC018249

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Top job! Business Development & Commercial Director

  • Full time
  • £38,000 – £46,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th November 2021

The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling, youth counselling and family counselling services in Scotland. We are also the biggest provider of school-based counselling services in the country, supporting thousands of children and young people each year with counselling.

As an SQA approved training centre, The Spark is at the forefront of counselling and mental health training services. Ranging from introductory courses in mental health first aid to advanced diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice, The Spark provides pathways for individuals seeking a new career in counselling from trainee to supervisor levels.

The Business Development and Commercial Director will report directly to the Chief Executive and play a key role in the development and delivery of The Spark’s commercial strategy, ensuring a sustainable pipeline of funding for key services, as well as working with the senior management team to identify and develop opportunities for potential new services.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in securing public sector contracts for third sector organisations, a well-established personal network of relationships and contacts within local and central government, a strong understanding of the policy landscape and in-depth knowledge and understanding of public sector procurement processes.

Reasons to work with us

· Generous annual leave entitlement

· Excellent training & development opportunities

· Flexible working

· Company pension scheme