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Business Development Advisor - Graduate Post

The Care and Learning Alliance

Job description and application

Childcare support social enterprise seeking business graduate 

Do you want to help the largest 3rd sector early learning and childcare organisation in Highland and Moray to adapt and develop its childcare services for the future? Apply today for this post with the Care and Learning Alliance, which is supported by HIE's Graduate Support Programme.

Alongside housing, the availability of good childcare can make the difference between a family staying and being able to work in a local area or moving elsewhere.

Inverness based CALA is currently developing a three year business strategy and the team is looking for new thinking to help it identify, research and support the development of business opportunities and innovate new activities and services. 

The role will also look at an environmental audit of the organisation, looking for efficiencies and opportunities, to ensure it is playing its part in a net zero Highlands and Islands.

It's a full time, £24,000 post, initially for a one year fixed term, but with the possibility it may continue in budgets allow. Applications close on the 18th of October. 


This is a really exciting opportunity to join CALA and be part of a growing and dynamic sector that is a key to supporting recovery and growth across Highland.
Jaci Douglas, chief executive, Care and Learning Alliance


Working with CALA

There are a wide range of career opportunities with CALA, and the team is spread throughout the Highlands and Moray. The core team manage the business, finance, learning and quality HR and office services. There are also staff dedicated to managing family services and employment services for the many families and groups across Highland and Moray who rely on CALA's support. 

The CALA staff bank provides flexible access to Relief Childcare Practitioners to Care Inspectorate Registered Childcare Centre in Highland and Moray. 

Deanna Green has recently joined CALA. Having worked in early years settings she felt wanted a change but did not want to leave the childcare industry. CALA has offered the perfect balance between where she wants her career path to lead and the industry that she loves.

Having never worked in an HR department before, she says she has been supported from day one with a thorough induction, site visits and many opportunities for personal development. 




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CALA has the most supportive and mentoring team. Each person in the company will go above and beyond to provide as much support as they can for each other. CALA is the team that I am proud to work for.
Deanna Green, HR Administrator, Care and Learning Alliance

Job description and application

Apply now - closing date 18 October

Work with CALA


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