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Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2023

  • Advertised from 17th January 2023
  • Salary DOE


Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the newly created post of Development Lead, based in Glasgow. Reporting to the Chief Executive Office, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder scope to help VIAS reach a wider target audience, and to grow and develop the organisation’s brand and message.


Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is a Quality Improvement Service, with a growing commercial arm in training, consultancy and evaluation services. We are also incubating two projects; The Assembly, Scotland’s first learning disability parliament, and The Life I Want – a PSP for people with Learning Disabilities to lead in the design of services. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals.

Through our comprehensive portfolio of training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

The Candidate

With a strong background in business development, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to create and implement a three-year business development plan to help grow VIAS and its service capabilities. With previous experience of researching prospective business in targeted markets, the role holder will develop and market a range of products and consultancy packages to attract new business and secure the sustainability of the organisation. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. Ideally with experience of writing and submitting funding applications, candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, an employee benefits scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)

Application notes

The post is funded for one year initially.

VIAS will carry out an PVG check on the successful applicant.

For further information or an informal discussion, please call Norma Curran on 0141 212 3395.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

Please ensure that in your CV you have covered all of the criteria as detailed in the person specification for this post. Applications close on Friday 27th January at 5pm.

Interviews are likely to take place on week commencing 5th February 2023.

Please ensure that in your CV and covering letter you have covered all of the criteria as detailed in the person specification for this post.