Business Development Manager

Role title: Business Development Manager 

Location: Home-based with some travel (across Aberdeenshire and occasionally beyond) 

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer 

Salary basis: £32,046fte 

FTE: 0.6fte (21hrs per week, actual annual salary: £19,228)

Closing date: Thursday 20th June at 12 o'clock (midday)

Further details including the job description and person specification can be found by clicking here.


Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA) hosts Aberdeenshire’s Third Sector Interface and other community-benefit projects, and has community support, development, and empowerment in its DNA. 

Our mission is to facilitate the growth of strong, resilient, and proactive communities by connecting, supporting, and promoting Aberdeenshire’s third sector, and our vision is a vibrant, dynamic, and impact-generating third sector for Aberdeenshire, with a powerful, purposeful, and informed collective voice. 

With a commitment to diversifying income streams and expanding community-benefit activities, AVA is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join its team as a Business Development Manager. 

The Business Development Manager will play a pivotal role in driving AVA’s strategic growth agenda. Primary responsibilities will include advising the CEO and Senior Management Team on devising and implementing growth strategies, cultivating external relationships, managing the business development pipeline; all aiming towards ensure the organisation's long-term sustainability. 

Initially offered on a one-year fixed term basis, the post may be extended beyond this depending on the success of the incumbent. 

To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter to, with the subject line including the words ‘Business Development Manager’. The covering letter should clearly outline any relevant experience you have that would enable you to deliver the points identified in section 2.1 of the main tasks and responsibilities of the role. 

Applications received after 1200hrs on Thursday 20th June will not be considered.