Enterprise Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,828 – £32,537
  • Working from home initially, flexible thereafter. Travel to SSF’s Glasgow office base will be required.
  • Closing 20th April 2021

  • Advertised from 30th March 2021
  • Full time (35 hrs per week). Contract: Fixed-term contract for a period of one year initially, with possibility of extension.


Scottish Sports Futures use the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Scotland and empower them to be confident, healthy and happy.

We do this using our proven and recognised Sport for Change model and its range of person-centred, youth-led programmes that provide positive experiences, inspiring role models, engaging social education, training, and youth volunteering opportunities. As a result, we seek to encourage a positive change in young people’s attitudes and behaviour that enables them to recognise and fulfil their potential, and to make a valuable contribution to their peers and their community.

We are proud to have a culture which is inclusive and collaborative, where our people are valued and supported to lead and develop ground-breaking initiatives with young people and communities at the heart.

Responding to the immediate challenges of the current pandemic has meant that SSF has had to adapt and adjust how we work. Moving forward, more emphasis will be placed on the areas of marketing, enterprise development, and alignment of these business priorities. This new enterprise development role will be focused on building relationships digitally and face-to-face to grow our customer base.

The role

The Enterprise Development Manager will have responsibility for leading the development and implementation of new trading activities for the organisation. The successful candidate will play a key role in the diversification of funding streams across the organisation, leading and supporting the successful development of trading enterprise for the charity. This is a front facing role and you will be required to develop and nurture strategic partnerships and work closely with partners to generate unrestricted income.

This work will involve close collaboration with the public, private, and third sectors. We are looking for someone with an understanding and experience of working across sectors, establishing relationships, and taking an innovative approach to income generation.

You will work with staff, board members, volunteers, and partners to create a viable, vibrant, and valued enterprise development strategy that serves our purpose.

This role will support and promote SSF’s strategic goals of Developing People, Improving Health and Wellbeing, and Strengthening Communities.

Main duties:

· Increase trading income – taking existing products to new markets and working with the Senior Team to develop new products for existing markets

· Lead on developing relationships, this is a key front facing role

· Identify and follow up key prospects to buy SSF products

· Establish and cultivate potential partnerships: third sector, public, corporate and sponsorship opportunities

· Relationship management utilising CRM system

Application notes

Please provide your application form to demonstrate how you meet the person specification, highlighting the relevance of your skills and experience and suitability for the post. Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Kirsty McNab – kirsty@ssf.org.uk / 07758884691

To apply for this role, please email your completed application form to: recruitment@ssf.org.uk including ‘Enterprise Development Manager’ in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20th April at 9am.

If selected for interview, these are scheduled for 28th April and will take place remotely.