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Business Development Lead

  • Part time
  • £31,570 pro-rata
  • Flexible, with the expectation of a blended working model.
  • Closing 14th January 2022

  • Advertised from 14th December 2021
  • 21 hours per week


We are looking for a creative, confident and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to promote and drive the work of Families Outside as Business Development Lead.

Families Outside is the only national organisation working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. The organisation exists because the imprisonment of a family member has a negative impact on the social, emotional, financial, and educational development of the remaining family members, leading to disadvantage, exclusion, and the risk of perpetuation of cycles of crime and imprisonment. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

We are now recruiting for a Business Development Lead at a time of growth for our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, working closely with colleagues, and with responsibility for embedding a fundraising strategy to support the charitable aims of Families Outside. The role plays an important part in delivering the aims and objectives of the organisation, ensuring our viability, effectiveness and impact.

With experience in business development or fundraising, income generation, and proven experience of relationship management, you would be able to identify, contact, and develop potential new funding relationships, and manage existing ones. You will be a professional with excellent communication skills and able to set priorities for your own work and for the work of others.

If you are this person, then we want to hear from you.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Friday 14th January 2022

Interviews: TBC (Interviews, if possible, to be held in person at 17 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh EH1 3NX)

Please submit your application in Word format to the email address on the form. Do not convert it to a PDF. Our head office address is also provided on the form if you wish to post your application, but we would strongly advise emailing instead.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Elaine Stalker (Head of Resource & Development) on 07958 794149 or 0131 557 9800. Alternatively, you can email for further discussion about the post.