Development Manager - Scottish Fair Trade Forum

Development Manager - Scottish Fair Trade Forum 

Location: Glasgow

Salary:  £28,064 pro annum


About the Organisation 

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum (SFTF) works to make Scotland a nation that is a global leader in challenging global poverty and recognises the dignity and rights of producers through a commitment to fairness in international trading. 
The SFTF exists to maintain Fair Trade Nation status for Scotland and build upon that achievement to embed the values of fairness in all aspects of Scottish society. 


Role Description 

The Development Manager plays a lead role in identifying and progressing new development opportunities to advance the Forum’s longer term aims and objectives.  The Development Manager also ensures the Forum has sound administration processes, meets its compliance and governance responsibilities and manages Forum staff and volunteer network.



  • Identifying and progressing new development opportunities for the Forum
  • Developing new partnerships with relevant external organisations to broaden and strengthen the capacity, resources and profile of the Forum
  • Manage the core functions of the Forum office to support the wider activity and ensure the management of administration and financial resources follows the latest good practice
  • Work closely with the Treasurer and other Board members to ensure that agreed budget management and bookkeeping processes are followed
  • Recruitment and management of the volunteer network which supports the core functions of the Forum
  • Maintain and further develop the Forum’s membership across Scotland
  • Line manage some staff and internships
  • Support the Board and Management Committee to ensure Governance processes are followed


Person specification:

  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Resource investigator – good at identifying key stakeholders, making connections, building networks etc
  • Proven ability to multi-task and react quickly in a fast-paced work environment
  • Computer fluency, especially in using Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Experience of managing people
  • Experience of working with a Board or other governance structure
  • Experience of charity and organisational governance and compliance.
  • Social enterprise experience (desirable)
  • Business experience (desirable)



You will be line managed and supported by the Forum’s Chief Executive, whom you should approach for support, advice and questions regarding your role.

During regular reviews of your post, you will be given the opportunity to identify areas in which you feel further training and support would enable you to better carry out your role and boost your personal and professional development. The Chief Executive may also request you to undertake specific training (funded by the Forum) to help you carry out your role.


How to Apply

Application Deadline: 5 August 2018

Interviews: 14 August 2018

For details on how to apply please visit Scottish Fair Trade Forum website by clicking here




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