Business Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,735 – £38,025
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd July 2019

  • Advertised from 7th June 2019
  • 32.5 hours per week. Permanent.


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

We are looking for someone who can help us double our reach across Scotland by developing new business and funding opportunities, securing funding from the submission of bids, tenders and proposals. You will be experienced in managing all stages of the tender development and bidding process with strong project management skills and the ability to articulate ideas verbally and in writing. Enthusiastic and self-motivated, you will have a track record of building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve shared goals. You will have a strong understanding of the Health and Social Care sector and how best to achieve results through collaboration and partnership working.

In addition, there will be the opportunity to monitor market intelligence, help us develop new evaluation and measurement methods and work alongside services colleagues during the development of new services.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.

Application notes

For an application pack, please see our website at: where you will be able to apply online or contact the HR Department via email to or by calling 0131 225 6963.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Interviews: 15 &16 July 2019