Business Development Manager

Nevis Landscape Partnership

Fort William
£35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental management

Closing date: Wednesday, 13th July 2022  

Business Development Manager

Immerse yourself in the mountains, rivers, and native woodlands of Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis and play a key strategic role in caring for this landscape of massive proportions and breath-taking grandeur.

  • Salary: £35,000
  • Annual Leave: 28 days per year to include all public holidays
  • Pension: 5% Employers Contribution
  • Location: The post is based in Fort William although hybrid working on a 50/50 basis would be considered. NLP do not cover travel to the office or accommodation if required.
  • Term: 2-year fixed term contract which could be extended subject to funding/budget
  • Hours: The Nevis Landscape Partnership offer a progressive, flexible 4-day working week (30 hours / week) with occasional weekend/out of hours working as required by the activities of the organisation.

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th July 2022

1st stage interview: Tuesday 19th July 2022 - by zoom

2nd stage interview: Friday 22nd July 2022 - in Fort William to include a short walk into Glen Nevis with representatives of the Board.

Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, sits within the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic area, with Ben Nevis and large parts of Glen Nevis also being a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The area is a beacon all who seek adventure, exploration, nature, geology, and culture. Whatever your adventure, you will find it living and working in the Outdoor Capital of the UK. See more about our organisation here.

Founded in 2002 to care for the natural and cultural heritage and wild land areas of Ben Nevis and surrounding landscape, the Nevis Landscape Partnership promotes thoughtful access, enjoyment, and appreciation of Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis, by working in partnership and cooperation with the landowners and stakeholders in the area. As we look forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary, we are seeking a dynamic Business Development Manager to lead our organisation to develop business opportunities to increase our resilience and allow us to deliver more for the area.

The Nevis Landscape Partnership offers an attractive salary and progressive and flexible working conditions including a 4-day working week, ensuring a great work / life balance. Reporting to the Board, you will supported by the NLP Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator, together with the Seasonal Ranger Team and Events Liaison Officer.


This is a fast-paced and varied role managing the business of the Nevis Landscape Partnership, with a focus on three key areas of work:

  • Business development with a strong environmental focus
  • Environmental stewardship of the area, contributing to improved climate resilience for the area
  • Partnership and stakeholder relationship building and working


  • Oversee the financial business and charitable aims of the organisation, including submission of statutory returns
  • Prepare and present financial planning and project progress reports to the Partnership Board.
  • Raise the profile of the organisation locally and nationally and encourage membership uptake.
  • Proactively develop and manage a portfolio of sustainable income streams and funding opportunities.
  • Oversee and line manage a small team of core and seasonal staff
  • Review and update procedures and policies as required
  • Oversee all relevant procurement processes
  • Ensure all statutory requirements relating to the delivery of projects are met and that all necessary permissions and consents are in place.
  • Ensure partners and funders are kept informed and are acknowledged.
  • Ensure projects are delivered within time and budgets.
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of grant claims and reports
  • Liaise with accountancy/audit providers and funding bodies as required
  • Liaise with relevant local and national organisations
  • Ensure website and social media channels are kept up to date.
  • Other duties as could be reasonably required by the NLP Board.

For more information and to apply, please download an application form from our website, and email it to [email protected]

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