Business Development Manager

Position type: Business Development Manager

Salary: £35,065 per annum (SJC point 36)

Location: CARF HQ (does not offer advice)

Number of Hours: 35

Contract Length: Permanent

Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people. Our organisation continues to grow and expand, and we are now excited to recruit a Business Development Manager to lead the shaping of a sustainable future for CARF as the preferred advice provider in Fife.

Working closely with the CEO, the Business Development Manager will manage all business development activities and act as the driving force behind the generation of new funding agreements whilst maintaining the investment loyalty of existing funders. As a key contributor to the success of CARF’s strategic management, the post holder will take responsibility for negotiation and implementation of service level agreements and contracts in line with the revision and delivery of CARF’s Business Plan. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for internal and external marketing of the organisation, acting as brand champion at all times.

The successful candidate will be a highly credible and experienced manager with exceptional communication and relationship building skills. Agile decision making is key to this post, as is the ability to think quickly and creatively, and act with diplomacy. You will have the skills and knowledge to develop and implement organisation-wide strategy, balanced with an understanding of the financial pressures facing Third Sector agencies. You will also have demonstrable experience of delivering successful funding applications in a similar Third Sector environment, in line with the standards of excellence expected at CARF.

You’ll have excellent presentation, promotional and written skills as well as a strong understanding of organisational financial management. Versatile, resilient and engaging, the successful candidate will demonstrate a transformative approach to business development and a commitment to CARF’s vision and values.

Please download the application pack from our website at or download from below.  For an informal discussion contact Carolyn Hughes

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and applications are welcome from all communities.

The closing date for applications is noon on 12th August 2020 with panel interviews on 27th/28th August 2020.

Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this process.

BDM - Job Description and Person Specification Revised June 2020.pdf

Working for us- Information for Candidates.pdf

An introduction to the CARF STARS Framework.pdf


Application Form - BDM June 2020.docx

Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.pdf

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx

Selection Process - Information for Candidates .pdf