Development Manager Vacancy

We are looking for a full-time Development Manager who can use their experience of leadership in the social care sector to promote and develop the Action Group’s services, specifically focusing on communication and wellbeing.

Do you have a proven track record of managing services, involving service users and working with different departments and organisations? Are you ready for a new challenge?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced manager with a passion for improving communication to contribute to the Action Group’s services, strategies and policies.  We are looking for someone who will promote wellbeing for people who use our services and for our staff, and who will take the lead in embedding positive behaviour support across the organisation.

  • Full time – 39 hours per week
  • £33,279 – £34,821 per annum
  • Based in Edinburgh, with travel across the Lothians
  • Some evenings and weekend work required

In addition to line management responsibilities, the development manager will also develop new and current services, working with internal departments and other organisations to ensure our service users receive the best person-centred support possible.

The right candidate will be committed to the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all, and will have creative ideas for improving support services.  They will have experience of working directly with people who have support needs, as well as experience of managing social care services.  Knowledge of regulatory requirements, recruitment, administration and funding streams is essential, as is an understanding of the socio-political context of the sector.  The successful candidate will be a great communicator, who is knowledgeable about the uses of digital communication systems.  For full details download the job description and person specification.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements that increase with length of service
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable

To apply, please read the job description and person specification and complete the application form.

Completed applications should be sent to by 09:00 on Monday, 25 November 2019.

Interviews will take place in the first week of December 2019.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the HR department on 0131 475 2342 or

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