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Do you share our ambition to make Scotland the best country in the world to live, work and spend time? Are you interested in meeting some of the most influential leaders in Scotland and around the world and helping to shape Scotland's economic and social future? If the answer is yes,  you should think about coming to work with us.

To apply for a vacancy, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are the best candidate, to enquiries@scdi.org.uk.  Remember to quote the job title in the email subject line.

Current Vacancies

Events Executive

Contract: 12-months maternity cover, fixed-term contract
Salary: £25,000 plus benefits
Location: Glasgow, with travel across Scotland

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is an independent, not-for-profit
membership organisation representing the private, public and social economy sectors. SCDI works
to influence and inspire key stakeholders to create sustainable economic growth for everyone in
Scotland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced event professional to lead SCDI’s calendar of
events on a 12 month, fixed-term contract.

This position will lead and co-ordinate the SCDI team through the lifecycle of events in central
Scotland (planning, delivery and follow up), support major Aberdeen and Highlands and Islands
events and improve event processes in the organisation.

Main Responsibilities

• To lead the planning, delivery and follow up of the central events calendar, including budget
management, to ensure member expectations are met and profit is maximised.
• To support the regional directors in the planning and delivery of their flagship events – Annual
Lecture and Highlands and Islands Dinner – and to provide ad-hoc support for their events
calendar when required.
• To manage and develop the relationship with suppliers and venues in Scotland.
• To lead a review of branding associated with the event offerings at SCDI.
• To implement a procurement exercise for AV event support and event marketing and branding.
• To optimise the commercial opportunities provided by events, allowing for more specific targeting
of members and key stakeholders.
• To maintain GDPR compliance across all events.

The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake other
responsibilities in support of the Communications and Events function.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

A strong understanding of the events sector in central Scotland.
• A good network of events contacts in central Scotland.
• Excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills.
• Experience of managing multiple internal and external stakeholders.
• Budget management experience.
• Strong influencing and negotiating skills.

There will be a requirement for the successful candidate to be able to travel across Scotland and work
outside of normal working hours.

CV and covering letter to be sent to catriona.scott@scdi.org.uk (no agencies please) by 12pm
on Friday 12 April 2019.

Programme Manager, Young Engineers & Science Clubs Scotland (YESC)

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum depending on experience plus benefits
Location: Glasgow

Main Purpose of Job
The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation representing the private, public and social economy sectors. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an energetic team to deliver our Young Engineers & Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) project.

Main Responsibilities
• To assist with planning and implementing an annual programme of activities for the YESC project and help to develop and implement new projects for the programme
• To assist with securing project income and identifying commercial opportunities
• To assist with managing partnership programmes as required
• To be a contact and source of advice for clubs with responsibility for particular regions as required and maintain regular contact with clubs by phone, email and an active visit programme
• To work in partnership with other YESC colleagues to run teacher CPD training workshops as required
• To build relationships with local education authorities, companies, stakeholders, STEM Ambassador programme etc., account managing local relationships including key partners
• To undertake presentations as and when required, conduct evaluations of the project and compile reports
• To assist with project managing the Annual Celebration of Engineering event and other events across Scotland
• To contribute to YESC marketing materials, website content, social media and other PR opportunities
• To represent SCDI and YESC at external meetings, stakeholder groups and events Scotland-Wide
• To represent SCDI internally and externally in a professional manner at all times

Skills, Knowledge, Experience
• A background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics desirable
• Knowledge of the Scottish education system, skills and STEM agenda, ideally from a teaching background
• Commercial acumen and experience in writing business proposals and developing marketing materials
• Experience of dealing with multiple internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent time management skills and able to prioritise workloads
• Excellent report writing, communication & presentation skills
• Creativity to develop and implement new project ideas

CV and covering letter to be sent to catriona.scott@scdi.org.uk (no agencies please) by 12pm on Friday 5 April 2019.

Programme Manager, Productivity Clubs

Salary: £35,000 per annum depending on experience plus benefits
Location: Glasgow with travel throughout Scotland

Term: 2 year fixed term with possible extension subject to funding

Main Purpose of Job
The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation representing the private, public and social economy sectors. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an energetic team to deliver a Scottish Government funded pilot of two Productivity Clubs announced in the recent Scottish Government Economic Action Plan.

Main Duties
• Develop and lead the implementation of a programme plan for the Productivity Clubs Conduct evaluations of the project and compile reports for the funder Scottish Government
• Lead the planning and implementation of an annual programme of events, activities and club meetings for the Productivity Clubs
• Engage, recruit and retain both SCDI members and non-members within the clubs and be the main contact and source of advice/figurehead for the clubs
• Maintain regular contact with clubs by phone, email and an active visit programme and identify and build relationships with key stakeholders across SCDI membership, Government, private and public sector to develop support and engagement with the
clubs
• Research, investigate and produce policy focussed papers for Government, members and other policy makers on the Productivity Clubs
• Project manage an annual Productivity Conference and other events across Scotland
• Support the design of marketing materials, website content, social media and other PR opportunities for the Productivity Clubs
• Represent SCDI at external meetings, stakeholder groups and events Scotland-Wide
• Support the work of SCDI through researching, writing, contributing to, and/or delivering speeches at SCDI events and external policy events

Skills, Knowledge, Experience
• Educated to degree level, with excellent programme management, stakeholder engagement/management and communication skills and a good understanding of the economic, civic and political landscape
• Experience of developing and implementing project and programme management plans and developing marketing collateral
• Ability to work constructively with SCDI members, public and private sector businesses, policy makers and influencers, including politicians and stakeholders
• Strong presentational skills and a clear, accurate and engaging writing style
• Excellent planning, organisational and management skills
• Ability to work under pressure and deliver quality outputs
• Creativity to develop and implement new project ideas

CV and covering letter to be sent to catriona.scott@scdi.org.uk (no agencies please) by 12pm on Friday 5 April 2019.