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Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2023

  • Advertised from 8th November 2023
  • 30 hours per week. Permanent.


The Melting Pot, Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation, is looking for a Business Development Manager. We have a new strategy for the future and are looking for someone who has proven business development experience to help us achieve our objectives.

Flexible terms can be agreed.

Our vision: A society which has a vibrant, creative, resilient, and effective social innovation community.

Our mission: Is to stimulate and support social innovation.

Our values in action: Respectful, practical, inspiring, transformational, connecting.

Our standards of action: User-friendly, welcoming, clean, and tidy, clear, efficient, responsive


The Melting Pot, Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation, is looking for a Business Development Manager. This role is for someone with proven business development experience, with strong interpersonal skills, who has a genuine commitment to and passion for creating positive social impact.

  • Foster growth and sustainability of The Melting Pot
  • Increase our impact within the social innovation landscape in Scotland.
  • Contribute as part of a growing team to achieve The Melting Pot’s business strategy.


  • Develop and nurture partnerships with key stakeholders, potential partners, and businesses to advance our strategic objectives.
  • Identify and apply for funding opportunities.
  • Achieve targets for our sustainable revenue streams (Consultancy, Membership, Good Ideas).
  • Outreach, increase the visibility of The Melting Pot through attendance at events and conferences, attracting new partners and showcasing our work.
  • Work closely with the CEO and The Melting Pot team to align business development strategies with our strategic objectives.


  • A proven track record in business development (preferably in the social innovation or non-profit space).
  • Demonstrated ability in partnership development, fundraising, and revenue generation.
  • Negotiation and relationship building, strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain partnerships with a diverse network of stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for networking, presenting and compiling proposals.

Application notes

Closing Date: Wednesday 29th November

Interview date: Thursday 7th December

To apply, download the full job description and our application form from below or our website and return electronically to: stating the job title in the subject field.

For any enquiries, contact Helen Denny;