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Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,703
  • Located at any of these TouchBases (Glasgow, Hamilton, Ardrossan or Kirkcaldy) with regular Scotland-wide travel
  • Closing 30th June 2022

  • Advertised from 20th June 2022
  • Hours: 37 per week. Contract: 12 months fixed term.


Would you like to be part of Sense Scotland's dynamic and vibrant Arts team? If so, now is the perfect opportunity to join us!

Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund, Sense Scotland has a 12-month opportunity for an experienced Business Development Manager to help expand our Arts programme to new audiences and regions of Scotland. In addition, we are recruiting additional Arts Tutors to ensure capacity for this expansion.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for diversifying and enhancing our Arts offer and income streams, and ensuring long term sustainability of our Arts programmes. The post holder will create new business models and initiatives, develop budgets and measure performance.

The remit involves:

• Raising awareness of Sense Scotland’s Arts programme.

• Building relationships with schools, organisations supporting people with sensory impairments and disabilities, arts organisations and venues.

• Implementing an online booking and payment system.

• Maximising income from our Arts programme.

Key responsibilities

Business development

• Implement an online booking and payment system on our new website to enable people to purchase art sessions.

• Be alert to tender opportunities and prepare submissions.

• Identify gaps in provision and opportunities for new delivery models including summer camps, youth clubs, alternative timetable provision etc.

• Support the sustainability of our charitable Arts programme by identifying new and diverse income streams.

• Set stretching financial targets and monitor income and expenditure.

Awareness raising

• Develop a communication and marketing strategy, in partnership with our Communications team, to increase awareness of Sense Scotland’s Arts programme.

• Create tailored communications and campaigns for audiences to increase new business and engagement.

• Attend sector forums and meetings to network and deliver presentations to highlight the work of our Arts team and secure new business.

• Ensure the arts pages on our new website are kept up-to-date and convey the value and impact of our work through case studies and testimonials.

Measuring impact

• Develop and implement robust evaluation approaches to understand the reach and impact of our Arts programme.

• Identify and prepare case studies to capture the value and impact of our Arts programme.

• Monitor quality and success of business development activities and provide regular written and verbal feedback to the Executive Team.


• Undertake all administration linked to the role.

• Contribute to the wider Arts team and attend team meetings.

• In partnership with the Arts Programme Manager and Registered Manager, help to plan and prepare Tutor timetables.


Contacts include: people with complex and sensory disabilities and their families, representatives from other charities and agencies; arts and cultural organisations; schools and colleges, colleagues within Sense Scotland.


Our organisational values are:

• be open and honest

• recognise individual worth

• build relationships through trust

• act on the basis of individual’s aspirations and needs

• be accountable for our actions

Application notes

To apply visit our website

Closing date 30th June