Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust

Charity number 287785

Shaw Trust is a national charity, committed to supporting those with barriers related to disability, health and those in disadvantaged circumstances to find employment, independence and greater inclusion in society.


Current vacancies

Employment Adviser

  • Full time
  • £22,245
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th April 2019

Forth Sector is Shaw Trust Enterprise based in Edinburgh.

We are looking for an innovative, creative person who is able to provide a 5 Stage Supported Employment Service as part of our team delivering the “All in Edinburgh” service.

You will need a commitment to changing the lives of people with Disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Experience of delivering the 5 stage model would be beneficial, but not essential, but we would expect you to know what it is before we meet you. (HINT: We are very likely to ask about it at interview).

The role gives you the opportunity to join a successful, supportive team which makes a massive difference.

So why are we looking for a new team member? Well, one of the team is off to travel the world and have all sorts of adventures, which gives you the opportunity to join us on ours.

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Business Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,300 – £32,300
  • Scotland - Home Based Staff
  • Closing 8th February 2019

Who are we?

Shaw Trust is a progressive charity on an exciting journey to increase our reach and impact to help people across the UK. For over 30 years we have supported people to make positive changes to their lives through training and employment, and our ambitious plans need the right people to help us transform many more lives, in many more ways.

In November 2014 the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) merged with Shaw Trust so that we could scale the practical advice on assistive technology to millions more disabled and older people and their families and carers.

DLF provides impartial advice, information and training on assistive technology for independent living – from toilet seats to telecare. We help people deal with the impact of becoming disabled or getting older, enabling them to maintain choice, independence and control over their lives. The DLF works as one of a range of charitable enterprises within the Shaw Trust.

What we need?

To further optimise our sales approach and take advantage of new markets for licences and training we will enhance our team with the recruitment of a Business Development Officer (BDO) managing relationships in Scotland.

The BDO will instigate and develop partnerships with organisations that will benefit from DLF products and services, such as local authorities, housing and care providers and other charities.

To stand-out you need to champion and embrace change and be willing to learn and collaborate with others.

Are you right for the job?

Are you a confident communicator with experience of business development?

Do you thrive in an environment that encourages you to promote business solutions with a social purpose?

Do you have a strong track record of achieving targets?

Are you used to working at senior level in a range of external organisations?

Are you organised and thorough with a customer service ethos?

Do you motivate people and stay focused under pressure?

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