Top job! Services Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,390 – £46,479
  • Home/office based in Stirling with travel
  • Closing 5th March 2021

  • Advertised from 12th February 2021
  • 36 hrs per week


Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting a Services Development Manager and this new position presents an exciting opportunity to play a key role in helping us to deliver our new 3-year strategy and future ambitions.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,800 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit

The successful applicant will contribute to the growth of SCMA services across the whole organisation, planning our business and service development linked to the delivery of our organisational strategy. You will be talented and have a proven track record of securing income, and skilled at building relationships and engaging with local authorities, statutory and third sector partners, as well as grant funding bodies across Scotland. Experience of working in the childcare sector is desirable but not essential.

We require excellent written and oral communication skills, enthusiasm, self-motivation, focus and an ability to get on well with others.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider when current restrictions are lifted (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Application notes

If you would like to be part of our team

please get in touch for an application pack:

Email stating which post you are applying for. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 5 March 2021 at 12pm. Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 March.

Please note that only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered.

SCMA is working towards becoming an equal opportunities employer.