Job Opportunity - Business Development Manager (part-time)

We are currently recruiting for a new role of Business Development Manager (part-time). The job which will be part of the Next Generation Programmes to support the Saltire Scholar team to increase the effectiveness of our sales pipeline of global host company prospects, thereby increasing the number of candidates who secure an internship through our programme.


Role Details

Title:                                Business Development Manager (part-time)

Department:                    Next Generation Programmes

Role reports to:              Head of Next Generation Programmes


Role Purpose – Overview

Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES) aims to inspire and develop Scotland’s people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world. To unlock this possibility, we have four strategic priorities: to drive entrepreneurial leadership; to unlock value through a peer network; to join up the ecosystem; and to further develop a scaled organisation. We are seeking an efficient, organised and self-motivated individual to identify suitable host company prospects for our internship programme. The individual will have lead responsibility in nurturing key prospects with the end goal of partnering as a host with our Saltire Scholar Internship Programme. Wider support to the Scholars team may be required whilst working within a small but fast-paced and growing organisation.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Amplification of core capacity

  • Establishing and developing new business relationships - conduct research to identify companies who would be interested in hosting a student through the Scholar programme, within Scotland, the UK and overseas.
  • Engage with peers at GlobalScot, SDI and international networks to identify potential hosts. Work with these organisations to provide communication and marketing materials to attract new host companies;
  • Work through our existing prospect pipeline with the goal of companies hosting at least one Saltire Scholar – building on, renewing and extending existing relationships.
  • Arrange meetings/phone calls and follow up with prospective host companies and/or mobilise our international stakeholders (US Board, Asia Advisory Board, international supporters) to meet prospects to discuss hosting opportunities and the programme in general.
  • Undertaking sales presentations to prospective new clients – “Pitch the programme” providing them with information and ensuring that clients understand all aspects of the programme and the potential benefits; and answering any questions they may have.
  • Use Salesforce CRM to keep track of the sales pipeline and accurate forecasting data, including recording the latest communication with a contact/company.


  • High level partnership and relationship management with a wide range of numerous stakeholders;
  • Liaise with the programme manager to discuss sales progress on a weekly basis;
  • Develop and sustain good working relationships with individuals and organisations;
  • Attendance at meetings where relevant and preparing minutes/action points from meetings.

Strategic Customer Service

  • ‘Own’ relationships with key customer groups: understand their drivers, challenges and reasons for partnering with us. Be thinking about how working with ES can deliver more value and impact to each stakeholder.

The above list is not exhaustive and, when appropriate, the individual will be required to carry out any other duties in relation to the business.

Job Essentials:

  • Previous experience in a sales/account management-based role
  • Strong project management, communication and organisation skills
  • Proven experience of engaging multiple senior level relationships
  • Resilience in working under pressure and liaising with external parties
  • Excellent skills in document production in MS Office (word, excel, power point)
  • Team player who is willing to assist in performance of tasks in other areas of the business

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in utilisation of Salesforce CRM system
  • Experience working with internship/graduate programme management


  • A driven, self-starter who has first rate organisational skills
  • Professional and intelligent approach to work
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Superior written skills to be able to communicate with different groups of individuals
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets
  • A problem solver who enjoys tackling challenging situations head on
  • Open and collaborative approaches to working
  • Great all-rounder and an expert multi tasker with a can-do attitude


Job Type:            Part-time contract – 18 hours/2.5 days per week

Location:            Glasgow, City Centre.

Status:                Office and/or home based (dependent on work requirements)

Salary:                £23,000 - £27,000 p.a. pro rata, dependent on experience

Benefits:            Leave allowance and flexible working. Access to our network for personal development and attendance at events, and opportunities for progression within the organisation.

How to Apply:   Please send CV and short covering statement detailing the reasons for your interest to Sara Cook ( by 1pm on Friday 8th February.


Organisation Culture and Values:

Global head, Scottish heart.

We look outwards and consider what Scotland can offer and learn from others round the world. We have fun, we are imaginative and entrepreneurial.


We are Curious.

We ask questions and seek to understand those we engage with. We listen, and we respond.


We unlock potential.

We spot potential and we invest in it. We are not constrained by stereotypes and we embrace diversity of thought and experience.


We connect the dots.


We consider what more we can do to help ideas to become reality. We look for opportunities and are not constrained by borders or the norm. We bring a broader view and embrace the opportunities of a global perspective.


We are Focused.

We deliver on our commitments. We do not compromise on quality and will go the extra mile to turn good into great. We are clear on where we add most value. We are open, pragmatic and always mindful of our vision and priorities.