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Director of Facilities and Business Development

About the role

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home strive to make sure that every pet has the loving home it deserves. Sometimes caring for dogs and cats in the unconditional way they love us means taking them in. But, sometimes, dog and cat rescue means keeping them exactly where they are. If a pet already has a loving home, we want to keep them there whenever possible. This sometimes means helping out owners whose circumstances have changed through our Pet Food Banks or by raising awareness of pet poverty to support lasting change. So rather than take them in and help them find a new home, we want to keep them where they’re already loved.

We’re a small but dedicated team united by our unconditional love of animals and our dedication towards their care, whatever it takes. We believe there’s goodness inside everyone – four legs or two – and we’re here to help those who need it.

Simply put, we believe in protecting loving homes, finding loving homes if that’s not possible, and running a loving home. Our goal is to support pets and their people in whatever way is best for them at the time. And to keep loving homes whole.

Firstly, as the title suggests, we will want you to be a great Director of Facilities and Business Development and provide the quality of information, advice and leadership that allows all to make excellent decisions for the home for now and in relation to future growth.

As a key leader you will be responsible for the strategic business management functions of the Home, leading on governance, facilities, property and business development functions adding support and reporting to the CEO.

You will be leading on all aspects relating to strategic organisational compliance, reporting business support and business development functions. This includes all aspects of charity compliance, business income generation and strategic facilities management and property development.

We are looking for a positive influential leader who will be responsible for managing the Finance Business Partner and Business and Facilities manager, supporting the organisation in its income growth development plans while providing sound strategic support to the wider leadership team.

The successful individual will be able to represent the Home in all that they do as an enthusiastic and future thinking person with a strong can-do approach. Someone who can demonstrate innovative thinking and working collaboratively will suit the wider culture of the Home.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is proud to be an inclusive employer. They recognise and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to their business, staff and customers. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or nationality, religion, or belief.

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For more information and to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Lindsay Cramond at For an initial confidential discussion, please contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.