Business Development Lead (Grampian Women’s Aid)

Flexible and home working options available

Grampian Women’s Aid has delivered domestic abuse services across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for 40 years. We aim to provide an outstanding level of service provision to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing domestic abuse. 

Are you passionate? Do you write with flair? Are you proactive and self-motivated?  Do you thrive on meeting targets?  Does this sound like you? If so, we need you in our team, to play a pivotal role in the next stage of our journey.

In recent years we’ve successfully expanded our staff team and improved our service delivery, providing us with an increasingly professional presence and profile in the city.

We need you to help us to sustain our existing services, while keeping a firm eye on future imminent growth. You will identify opportunities and submit innovative bids to a range of funders.

A proven track record in researching, preparing and winning funding bids is essential. An ability to generate ideas for new and alternative projects to catch the attention of funders is also necessary in this highly competitive arena.

Some knowledge of tendering and procurement would be useful.

The post is fixed term for 1 year, salary is £27,576 pro rata 20 hours.

If you are interested in this demanding but satisfying role, please make your pitch! Tell us, using no more than one side of A4, why the role should be yours. Please also include your CV.

Applications should be emailed to

Closing date: 26th February 2018

Informal queries about the role can be made by contacting Alison Hay, Manager on 01224 961460.

Women only need apply.  This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Strategy and Business Planning

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 from 9.30 to 16.30
£80 (15% Discount for Members)

Eventbrite - Strategy and Business Planning

Every organisation needs a strategy. The external environment is constantly changing; funding sources, competition, government priorities, technology and stakeholder expectations. Through it all your organisation has to steer a course to deliver the greatest value with limited resources. How do achieve that? Well that’s where a good strategy makes all the difference.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with practical guidance on strategy development and implementation.

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Considered a number of tools for developing and implementing organisational strategy
  • Defined or reviewed or the process for strategy development in their organisation
  • Considered how to engage their boards in effective strategy development
  • Explored how to measure and track implementation
  • Identified practical actions
  • Drafted a strategy map for their organisation

Style and Content

The day will be split into three parts. The initial session will consider the need for a clearly formulated strategy in voluntary sector organisations of different sizes. It will define the interaction between vision, mission and strategy, explore what it takes to develop a strategy and who should be involved.

The second part of the day will introduce a number of tools and models for strategy development, giving participants a practical toolkit.

The third part will be a practical session for participants to work together developing strategy maps for their organisations.

Who should attend?

This workshop will have a strongly practical focus. It is perfectly suited to those in leadership positions including the chair, chief executive, trustees and senior staff. It will also be of interest to those preparing to take on such roles in their careers. The concepts explored will be relevant to organisations of any size.

Others who may find this useful include:

  • Those new to management positions
  • New trustees
  • Those seeking to start a new organisation or activity.


The course will be delivered by Del Redvers, Head of Sustainability for BMT Group (a global engineering consultancy). Much of his time is spent working with private sector company boards developing strategy and the leadership skills necessary to drive a successful organisation. He has previously worked as a management consultant but understands through experience the challenges of the voluntary sector. He spent 5 years as the CEO of charity and has served as a trustee and advisor on many charity boards.

Eventbrite - Strategy and Business Planning