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Director of Commercial Services

About the role

About the post

There aren’t many job opportunities which enable you to set a creative strategic direction and lead the delivery and growth of the Commercial Services of one of Scotland’s most inspiring charities.

This is a unique opportunity to use your excellent strategic leadership skills, proven business planning experience and sharp commercial awareness whilst contributing to our work in tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Over the last 5 years we have strategically invested in diversifying our income sources and driving commercial activity to increase net income to further develop our financial and environmental sustainability.

This role is a critical leadership position with responsibility for leading all aspects of commercial services.  This includes a challenging, varied workload, which encompasses our social enterprises, relationships, communications and fundraising work.

You’ll have the opportunity to lead our existing social enterprises, including Arnotdale House, Fareshare and our farm, and you will be responsible for proactively identifying and innovating new business opportunities.

You’ll also lead our fundraising and communications teams, who lead the way in creating marketing and engagement campaigns which are both impactful and respectful of the people we support and their personal stories.


About you

You will be a dynamic and innovative individual who can consolidate and develop our existing commercial activity and identify new business opportunities through astute data and market analysis, displaying your excellent negotiation skills and financial management experience.

Crucially, you will be able to deliver these through understanding and demonstrating evidence-based and values-led decision-making, and relationship-based engagement and leadership.

Where you have gained these skills and experiences is less important to us than the manner in which you demonstrate them.  You’ll lead by example in all aspects of this role, including making connections between strategic planning and delivery – and valuing the staff and volunteers who make this happen.

You will be a strategic leader, with exceptional communication skills, able to influence and connect effectively with internal and external people and organisations to engage, collaborate, and lead them to our shared goals.


About Cyrenians

For over 50 years, Cyrenians has tackled the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.

We meet people where they are, and support them towards where they want to be.  In the past year, this has involved supporting 11,000+ people through 57 projects across 7 local authorities and 4 national services.

Our website is here, and our strategic plan is here.


About our values

Our way of working is built around our four values, and inform all of our strategic planning, decision making and operational management:

Compassion: We believe that everyone should have the chance to change, no matter how long that might take.

Respect:          We believe in tolerance, acceptance, valuing diversity and treating each other as equals.

Integrity:         We are committed to the highest quality of work, grounded in honesty, generosity, sincerity and professionalism.

Innovation:     We are willing to take risks, challenge convention and be very creative in our search for new ways of working, in particular by taking account of the environmental impact of our decisions.


For further details please download the full candidate brochure.



To apply, please send your CV to Jamie Brown, Director, FWB Park Brown at or call him on 0131 539 7087 for an initial discussion.