Would you relish the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting, supporting and representing a dynamic and growing network of community-led organisations across Scotland? Our member development trusts utilise assets, enterprise and creativity to drive forward local change.

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop services on a national scale following the retirement of the current incumbent.

You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the forward momentum of network growth and organisational development achieved to date, and consolidate our position around the community ownership, community enterprise and community empowerment agendas in Scotland.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • To encourage the growth of new development trusts and build the DTAS membership.
  • To provide information, advice and support to DTAS members, enabling them to become stronger, more effective, more enterprising and more sustainable organisations.
  • To promote the development trust approach and effectively represent the interests of the development trust movement with a range of senior stakeholders.
  • To run the organisation effectively and efficiently and ensure that DTAS reflects the democratic wishes of its members.

The role is perfect for you if you have:

  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience at strategic level.
  • Experience of engaging with senior stakeholders and leading teams.
  • Strong grasp of financial frameworks, financial management and financial reporting.
  • Record in aspects of fundraising, income generation and procurement.
  • Experience of writing reports, policies, business operational plans at a strategic level.

Please download the Chief Executive recruitment pack from the DTAS website for further information and to apply.


  • Salary package from £47,571 - £50,956 plus pension (currently 11.5% employer contribution).
  • 25 days holiday plus 10 public holidays per year.
  • City centre location in Edinburgh.


If you are keen to be considered for this excellent opportunity, please apply with your CV & covering letter supporting your application by no later than 5pm January 7th 2020 to [email protected].

The interviews will be held on 13th and 14th February 2020 in Edinburgh.

Please download the Chief Executive recruitment pack from the DTAS website for further information and to apply.

This post is funded by the Scottish Government.

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