Gaelic Medium Business Development Officer

We are looking for a talented Business Development Officer who is fluent in written and spoken Scottish Gaelic, to help us make an enhanced contribution to the development of Gaelic as a language of enterprise and communities, through facilitating transformational learning in Gaelic.

With an 18 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, and 10 years’ experience of facilitating Gaelic medium learning programmes, for both young people and adults, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 9 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

This new role will now allow us to build strong relationships with partners and clients in Gaelic medium, and will be dedicated to growing this important area of our work.

We are looking for someone up for working with vibrant, entrepreneurial and dedicated people and colleagues and with a good value-fit with our organisation.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills.  We appreciate that the best person might not have all the listed criteria yet, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you. 

Job Purpose

  • To support the Head of Sustainable Business to drive strategic business development, major contracts and direct delivery sales targets for the Social Enterprise Academy in Gaelic medium programmes
  • To support the Academy by identifying and developing new bids, proposals and tenders in the Gaelic sector
  • To manage allocated client relationships and account manage programme delivery

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify Gaelic medium sales opportunities across multiple sectors and lead on the development of bids and proposals for SEA’s Gaelic medium provision
  • Identify opportunities for multi-country programme sales with key strategic funders, from the third sector, government and private sector
  • Write high quality proposals, bids and tenders as necessary, identifying key market trends and developing budgets
  • Build relationships with key organisations working in the Gaelic sector
  • Account manage allocated Gaelic medium programmes, working with the Operations and Partnerships team to ensure their effective delivery
  • Implement a market development strategy, generating leads, delivering sales targets and gaining market entry in the Gaelic sector

To see the full job description and set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.

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