Business Development Assistant

Edinburgh, Midlothian
19597 - 20873
13 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main Function

The post holder is deemed to have significant responsibility in a complex and demanding environment providing full project support to the Business Development Advisor and Head of Service. This will require a considerable amount of autonomous working to ensure the efficient response to all social care mission and wider business development workload on a day-to-day basis.

Main Duties

  1. To implement effective planning on multiple projects to support the overall Business Development section meeting necessary deadlines.
  2. To assist in the planning and development of new initiatives.
  3. To liaise and work collaboratively with the Business Development Officers and administrative support to provide cover in their absence.
  4. To liaise and work collaboratively with Supporter Development as identified in the Operating Plan for the Business Development team.
  5. To keep abreast of developments in Social Care and Business Development
  6. Hold responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the Social Care forum website linking with the Advisor to ensure strategic objectives are met.
  7. To establish and efficiently maintain a filing system, ensuring that all filing is kept up-to-date.
  8. To communicate with staff within the Services or in Regional and Head Offices when necessary to seek or pass on information.
  9. To attend internal and external meetings, training courses and seminars as required.
  10. To organise meetings as required taking responsibility for organising diaries, booking venues, making travel arrangements and taking minutes when required.
  11. To provide administrative support to the Business Development Advisor and Head of Service when required.
  12. To draft and type minutes, reports and letters as required.
  13. Any other duties which may reasonably fall within the parameters of the post.
  14. Reflect Christian love from own Christian experience.
  15. Uphold and reflect behaviours consistent with the Christian Faith and the CrossReach values.
  16. Lead daily Christian worship in accordance with CrossReach daily guidelines.
  17. Provide Christian support to service users and staff if requested.
  18. Open staff meetings and changeovers with set prayer and bible reading.
  19. Explain the Christian faith to those who ask.


Essential - Degree in Business and/or Marketing and/or Communications.

Desirable - Evidence of commitment to learning on an ongoing basis.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to support the Business Development Advisor in managing project deadlines.
  • Be familiar with project planning tools.
  • Be able to communicate with staff at all levels of the organisation as well as people from external agencies.
  • To have good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within agreed deadlines.
  • IT Training in Microsoft Packages, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Accurate typing skills.
  • Be customer focused.


  • ECDL or equivalent: advanced Word/Excel training
  • Ability to input to strategic plan.
  • Experience of working in a busy Communications department.

Additional Information

This is a 12 months temporary post and is being recruited as a Graduate Internship.

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