Development Manager – Glasgow

We’re looking to recruit an enthusiastic and creative Development Manager to join our Regeneration and Development team, and play an exciting part in our organisations progression.

We are looking to appoint a creative and experienced Development Manager to join our Regeneration and Development team, at an exciting time in the progression of the organisation. The successful candidate will take responsibility for a number of key, strategic development projects, managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver these projects.

Many of these projects are funded by multi-agency partnerships and involve funding agreements and conditions – the successful candidate will manage the projects in conjunction with the Project Managers, and to ensure all funding requirements are met. In addition, there will be requirements and opportunities to secure funding to enhance the projects, and to deliver on new projects.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Providing design input on projects and project scoping through to project completion, working closely with Project Managers
  • Have a forward planning role in terms of securing further funding, dealing with funding partners, and securing and monitoring funding agreements for 3rd party projects
  • Involvement and ownership of fundraising bids, and coordinating and completing fundraising application
  •  Assisting the future strategy and direction of the Estates and Commerce Team and the Commercial Strategy and fundraising plan for Scottish Canals
  • Providing design input in projects right through from feasibility to completion
  • Coordinating charrette activities and stakeholder/community engagement
  • Undertaking project appraisals and project monitoring
  • Partnership working with stakeholders, both internal and external

The following skills are essential:

  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Project management experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Problem solving and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent in an architecture/urban design discipline, however other professional qualifications such as development, surveying or project manager will also be considered as relevant.

The role is offered on a permanent basis. Salary will be discussed at interview stage. Although the role is based in Glasgow, the successful candidate will have regular travel across Scotland therefore a valid UK driving license is essential.

To apply: Please submit your CV as well as a detailed covering letter to

Closing Date: 26th January 2018

Equal opportunities

Scottish Canals are an equal opportunities employer and wish to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. It is our policy to recruit the best person for each vacancy regardless of gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age and we will ensure that there are equal opportunities in all stages of the recruitment process.   We are also happy to talk flexible working and welcome applications on this basis.

Scottish Canals are also a Disability Confident Committed employer, meaning that we encourage applications from disabled people and that if a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.