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Business Development Director


Business Development Director (12 Month Maternity Cover)

Salary £69,666

OneRen is an ambitious culture and leisure charitable trust that delivers a variety of vital services and engaging experiences across Renfrewshire. Our vision is for everyone locally to live lives that are healthy, happy and fulfilled. We are on a mission to improve the health and well-being of local communities through accessible arts, culture, leisure and sporting opportunities. To do this we need to protect and build our income streams.

We are also supporting the economic regeneration and civic renewal of Renfrewshire, by developing a cultural portfolio intended to activate new markets and raise the profile of Paisley and the wider region as an exciting visitor destination.

Do you match this ambition? Are you an exceptional and motivated leader? We are looking for a Business Development Director for a 12-month contract to cover maternity leave. You will be joining the Executive team at a critical time to support the successful delivery of the major cultural venues under refurbishment, including Paisley Town Hall, Paisley Arts Centre and Paisley Learning and Cultural Hub. The role will also involve progressing income generation for the flagship museum project Paisley Museum Reimagined, which forms part of Renfrewshire’s dynamic Future Paisley programme.

You will lead OneRen’s business development function and commercial activities to ensure we achieve our financial objective to increase income surplus to deliver the charitable purposes of the organisation.

The priority focus will be to oversee the delivery of a sensational opening programme of cultural activities and commercial services whilst navigating the landscape of setting optimal pricing to balance profit with customer satisfaction and community benefit. You will direct associated sales opportunities across the organisation, developing a sales focused ethos across the wider workforce.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a dynamic team that includes marketing, commercial events, sales, fundraising, retail, and catering as well as contribute to the overall strategic direction of the organisation.

More information can be found within the documents below:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Kate Kennedy, Consultant at Aspen People on 0141 212 7570 or

To apply, please contact Aspen directly with your CV and covering letter outlining how your experience makes you an ideal candidate.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 8th January 2023

The interviews will take place on the 17th and 18th January 2023