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Development and Commercial Director

About the role

The Company

Blackwood is a leading housing and care provider whose purpose is to help people live independently, using innovation and technology so that they can have choice and control over how they live. Founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret Blackwood, we are award-winning pioneers in providing highly accessible homes for people with disabilities and more recently for older people.

With over 550 employees, 1500 properties, 3 care homes and over 10,000 hours per week in care at home services across Scotland, Blackwood operates in 28 out of 32 local authorities. We have an ambitious strategy which includes building new homes, expanding our care services, improving customer satisfaction and continuing our thought leadership activities to promote the development of products and services that enable people to live independently as they age and lose mobility.

Blackwood’s annual turnover is around £28 million from housing and care services and in addition it funds adaptations and new builds through capital grants and borrowing, investing in innovation in design and technology to create the best solutions for customers and stakeholders and ensure independent living for the future.


The Role

The Development and Commercial Director is key to delivering growth. They will lead an ambitious team to build the programme of Blackwood Houses across Scotland, create and deliver sustainable models of independent living, and find new and sustainable business opportunities across all tenures in Scotland.

This role will work closely with the Board, CEO, and the Executive Management Team on strategic planning, delivering growth through future development, and by identifying and delivering new routes to generate income while supporting Blackwood’s purpose of supporting more people to live independently.

Supported by a team, the Development and Commercial Director will create new routes to products and services, you will play a key role as a connector both internally and externally to drive new innovative partnerships resulting in commercial growth for the organisation.


The Successful Candidate

Naturally inquisitive and commercially driven, the successful candidate will have both the technical and leadership skills to drive growth through future development of Blackwood’s products and services.

You will have the capability drive progress through ambiguity, developing third party relationships and contacts across both public and private sector resulting in financial benefit.

In return, they will offer the successful candidate an excellent working environment with a supportive Board, and the opportunity to lead a progressive, innovative and reputable housing and care provider through the next phase of its growth story.


To apply, please send your CV to Jaclyn Needham, Director at FWB Park Brown at  For an initial confidential conversation please contact 0131 539 7087.