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Head of Development and Growth

Not For Profit / Third Sector

  • Fundraising and Development

  • Scotland

  • £ £60,000 - £70,000 DOE

Head of Development and Growth
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 DOE
Flexible/Hybrid Working
Central Belt, with travel across UK
Enable Works believes in providing every individual in Scotland with the opportunity to work in a high-quality, well-paid job. They support over 5500 people annually across 29 Scottish Local Authorities to acquire skills for employment. Their client interactions occur in various settings, including schools, universities, and the community. Enable Works collaborate with numerous employers to foster inclusive cultures and enhance Scotland's workforce diversity. Together, they challenge perceptions of disability and unlock potential.
Why Enable Works is needed
Disabled individuals face significant employment barriers and are underrepresented in Scotland's workforce. The Disability Employment Gap in Scotland stands at 31.2%, the highest in the UK. For those with learning disabilities, the gap widens to 75.1%. Even when employed, disabled individuals encounter disadvantages, earning only 83p for every pound earned by non-disabled peers. Enable Works aims to change this by ensuring everyone capable and desiring to work receives the support and opportunities necessary for thriving and leading fulfilling lives.
The Role
Enable Works is on the search for a strategic and innovative Head of Development and Growth to join their senior leadership team. As a senior leader at Enable Works, you'll be at the forefront of a team dedicated to delivering exceptional employability services for disabled individuals. Enable Works is on a mission to drive organisational impact and expand their reach, and as the Head of Development and Growth, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping their strategic vision and leading the development of services that empower disabled individuals to move into, high quality, well-paid careers.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute strategic plans aligned with organisational goals.
  • Analyse market trends and identify opportunities for growth and expansion.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including employers and government agencies.
  • Negotiate contracts with funders and partners to support our mission.
  • Drive innovation and creativity to address challenges and differentiate the organisation.
  • Lead the development of compelling bids and tenders for contracts and funding opportunities.
Key Accountability Areas
  • Contribute to organisational strategy and growth targets.
  • Manage data and income to accurately track impact.
  • Stay updated on policy developments and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Collaborate with the management team to achieve growth objectives.
  • Maintain compliance with data protection policies and reporting requirements.
  • Foster a positive and flexible work environment, actively engaging in team collaboration.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic development and growth plans.
  • Proficiency in analysing data and policy developments to identify opportunities for increasing reach and impact.
  • Skill in crafting persuasive proposals that effectively showcase Enable Works' capabilities and value proposition.
  • Strong bid and tender writing skills.
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills with a professional demeanour.
  • Confident communicator with effective negotiation abilities.
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate and inspire leaders across the team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Financial acumen with expertise in budget management and financial forecasting.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in a commercial development
Previous experience in a development role within Employability and/or experience of building relationships with grant giving organisations and philanthropists is desirable but not essential.
Enable Works believe in developing all of their staff and provide an extensive learning programme together with career development opportunities and offer flexible working practices that promote a healthy work-life balance, allowing employees to bring their best selves to work.
Values are paramount to Enable Works, outweighing qualifications or experience. If you're passionate about the mission and believe in making a difference, we want to hear from you, regardless of meeting every requirement.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date - Monday 29th April 2024
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.

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