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Business Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2021

  • Advertised from 13th April 2021
  • £25,000 full time equivalent – 25 hours per week (flexible days). Temporary Contract 6 months


The Eric Liddell Centre is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell. Our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives. The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is undergoing a period of growth and development with a new vision for local community services linked to our strategic business plan.

This post is funded by the Adapt and Thrive Fund, which was established as part of the Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme to support organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The purpose of the role is to scope, develop and begin to implement how the Centre can future proof itself by;

  • Considering, developing and implementing a range of income generation activities such as, adult education classes/recreational/health & wellbeing activities and events, online and Centre based, to generate income for the charity, which can be invested in our charitable purposes and services. A wide range of tutors will be recruited on an hourly rate or sessional basis. Members of the public will pay to attend activities either online or physically in the Centre.
  • Marketing our available office space to charities/not for profits who are searching for office accommodation.
  • Reviewing our existing charity shops with a view to make them more accessible to the public and develop proposals to increase their income levels.
  • Exploring complementary services to our Caring Soles Service.
  • Marketing our services and Community Hub to the wider public.

Application notes

Deadline for applications: Sunday 9th of May

Interviews: 17th of May

We do not accept CVs, completed job applications only.

To apply please complete the application form and return by email to