The Role - Association Development Manager

The Role - Association Development Manager

The role - Association Development Manager

We’re looking for a dynamic and goal focused Business Development Manager who will be responsible for creating a major step change in our income generation strategy.

Our organisation

We are Bellshill and Mossend YMCA *, a leading edge and award winning community charity committed to working in partnership with our community – especially with young and/or marginalised members of society. We provide support and quality programmes aimed at social, physical and spiritual development. We do this by:

  • Responding to the needs of the most vulnerable children, young people and families
  • Investing in Scotland’s young people to help them to realise their fullest potential
  • Strengthening families at the heart of local communities
  • Working closely with parents and partner organisations
  • Fulfilling the YMCA’s mission by bringing peace, justice and hope to broken lives

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA deliver a range of services in order to support the most marginalized and excluded in our community, with a particular emphasis on early intervention and work with young people.

In order to achieve this we deliver a range of services and opportunities for the community to engage with.

The Youth Work service delivers a range of generic and specialist services aimed at developing participant’s social and emotional competences. The 7 services are as follows:


  • Drop In and Health & Wellbeing
  • Streetwork
  • Health Spot – Young Person’s Sexual Health Service


  • Plusone Mentoring
  • Befriending
  • Video Interaction Guidance
  • Pathways Mentoring

The YMCA Main Street site plays a key role supporting a range of user’s group and community organisations. In addition to this the YMCA hosts a number of partnership and meetings including the Children Services Locality Planning Group and the Early Years Multi Agency Support Team.

Finally the YMCA’s Main Street site provides low cost affordable health and fitness activities.

More about the job:

  • Hours: 35 hours per week (work pattern can be flexible)
  • Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Location: Bellshill
  • Contract Type: Fixed term for 6 months (initially)

We’re looking to recruit a talented and driven individual to join us and help deliver our income generation programme.

The ideal candidate will need to be a skilled communicator who can develop fundraising programmes for charitable trusts and foundations. They will need exceptional strategy, planning, written communication and relationship-building skills.

They will report directly to the Association Chair and will be responsible for developing the income generation strategy, researching funding opportunities, and writing compelling proposals while building a network with local businesses and other private and third party sector organisations.

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA is a forward thinking charity; we have a great culture and invest in our employee’s learning and development as well as provide a range of benefits.

If you can demonstrate the skills, experience and enthusiasm, we’d look forward to receiving your application.

Please submit a letter of application as CVs will not be considered.

Strictly Private and Confidential - Sandra Allardyce

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA -YMCA Central office, 294 Main Street, Bellshill ML4 1AB

Further information can be gained by emailing:

Closing date: 3rd July 2015

*YMCA is an organisation based firmly on Christian values. We are not a church, in fact we include people from many different churches in our membership and also those who do not have a faith. However, we are inspired as a movement by the example of Jesus, particularly where he served the poor and in his unconditional love for people.

In our work we reject relationships built upon power and see young people and others as having real value and of equal status. We wish to include people in the YMCA regardless of their choices in life, to love them unconditionally and to serve the needs of the most vulnerable in society.

Bellshill and Mossend YMCA - Charity Number – SC014426