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Top job! Head of BHF Scotland

  • Full time
  • £61,000 – £64,000
  • Dual - Edinburgh office & home
  • Closing 20th September 2022

  • Advertised from 7th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week
  • + benefits


The opportunity

We have an opportunity for someone to join us as our Head of BHF Scotland and be the BHF’s most senior leader in Scotland, responsible for enhancing the charity’s reputation and inspiring greater support, income, and influence.

The BHF is the largest heart charity in Scotland, supporting more than £50m of lifesaving cardiovascular research and providing information and support to thousands of families affected by heart and circulatory diseases. To raise funds and support this lifesaving work, the BHF has around 70 shops in Scotland, runs countless fundraising events, and is powered by more than 2,000 colleagues and volunteers.

As our Head of BHF Scotland you’ll be responsible for bringing together BHF Scotland to collaborate and ensure the BHF’s activities are aligned to deliver maximum impact in support of its strategy and charitable mission.

You’ll give impactful media interviews and build relationships with partners and external stakeholders crucial to the achievement of BHF’s research, policy, fundraising and retail objectives. You’ll also work in partnership with our philanthropic, corporate and community fundraising teams to identify prospects, build relationships, and inspire greater support and income for the charity’s lifesaving work.

You’ll be an internal champion for BHF Scotland, playing a leading role in strategic BHF projects, ensuring the charity takes a four nations view in everything it does, and maintaining strong connections between BHF’s central teams and BHF Scotland.

Working arrangements

This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and our Edinburgh office.

The use of our office spaces is driven in part by your role and the activities you need to do. This may vary from time to time, so you must be prepared to work in a flexible way to unlock your best work for our cause. Most of our colleagues on blended contracts can expect to spend some time in their office each week, on average.

Excited by the role, but not sure you tick every box? You may need a little more help balancing your work and home life, so please feel free to explore the flexibility you may need with us at the application or interview stage.

About you

An experienced senior leader, potentially with a background in communications or charity fundraising, you’ll have excellent communication and relationship building skills and have the initiative to spot and seize strategic opportunities.

With an awareness of medical research and heart health issues, you’ll have a good understanding of the fundraising environment in Scotland and will be a natural collaborator, able to influence internally and externally in pursuit of achieving BHF Scotland’s objectives.

With a proven track record in leadership and management, you’ll have experience of fostering and leading collaborative cross directorate projects to support fundraising, engagement and / or policy activities and will have previous experience of representing organisations to the media.

A strategic thinker who can implement communications strategies that support the delivery of organisational and marketing strategies, you’ll be able to work with and inspire high performance in Scotland.

About us

Every single one of us is vulnerable to the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases – they are the world’s biggest killers. But the research we fund represents hope. And nothing matters more than finding cures and treatments that give us more time with the people we love.

We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.

What can we offer you?

Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. We have a strong culture of internal progression and will actively support you to develop your career within the wider organisation.

Our generous staff benefits include:

• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays

• Private medical insurance

• Dental health cover

• Contribution towards gym membership

• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%

• Life assurance

Application notes

To find out more and apply visit our website

Closing Date: 20 Sep 2022