ADS • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Business Development Manager – Scotland

Salary:  Competitive, depending on experience

1–2 days/week at home

9-day fortnight

Core hours 9–5.30

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Job Description

The Role ​

Reporting to the ADS Scotland Director, the Business Development Manager – Scotland will have the lead role in growing and supporting the ADS membership in Scotland.

Ensuring all existing members maximize and value the opportunities afforded by ADS membership.

Working closely with ADS colleagues and stakeholders, the Business Development Manager will help to identify market and business opportunities for members.

Providing an account management function for members and helping to develop the ADS programme of events and member services in Scotland.

The Business Development Manager will deliver against defined objectives to support and grow members in the region.

The Skills & Competencies

  • A proven track record of business development in either a commercial or trade association environment
  • Knowledge or experience in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors is desirable, particularly Aerospace with the largest number of Members in the Country
  • Confident and credible representative of their organization, capable of working well both autonomously and as part of the wider ADS team
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, with first class communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of liaising with employees at all levels in commercial sector from apprentice to CEO and of partnership working with the public sector
  • Proven experience of instigating, developing and delivering projects
  • Customer focused, proactive with a ‘can do’ approach to all Membership activity – understanding and proving Member value.Experience in a Membership or Customer driven environment
  • Good understanding of the economic development landscape and its stakeholders
  • Willing to travel overnight and have a flexible approach to travel to support and deliver required Membership support
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office along with standard Office tools
  • Understanding of web content management and communications
  • Able to prioritise workload and self-motivated to deliver results

The Contract & Benefits

Salary- Competitive salary, depending on experience

Contract; Permanent, fulltime role, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

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Location; Hybrid working- Edinburgh office based with home working flexibility and significant Scotland travel

Benefits; bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, 9-day fortnight, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave

Company benefits

9-day fortnight
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Open to compressed hours
Work from anywhere scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Compassionate leave
Season ticket loan
Travel insurance
Time off in-lieu
28 days annual leave + bank holidays
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Company shutdown periods
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Cycle to work scheme
Salary sacrifice
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Enhanced sick days
Mental health platform access
Fertility benefits
Menstrual leave
Gym membership
Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Women’s health leave
Mental health days
Pregnancy loss leave
Childcare credits
Adoption leave
Cinema discounts
Charity donation scheme
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Life assurance
Interest free loans
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
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Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at ADS

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Farnborough, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Toulouse

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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