Join the GoFibre team

Who we are

At GoFibre we’re on an exciting journey to revolutionise broadband capabilities for homes and businesses in rural towns and villages across Northern England and Scotland, connecting communities and affording them digital capability equal to their city counterparts, whilst being as environmentally conscious as possible, and creating social value in the areas we serve.

Our story is only just beginning. We’re growing fast and we don’t intend to slow down anytime soon as we play our part in ensuring nationwide future-proof full fibre coverage. 

We’ve recently raised, and committed, a £164 million investment for our infrastructure, service and people through our top-notch partnerships

We’re confident and enthusiastic about what is coming next for the GoFibre family, as we strive to connect hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses by 2025

We have brand new flagship offices in central Edinburgh and Berwick Upon Tweed to support our hybrid working

We're a small business with big ambitions.

As a hugely experienced team with hundreds of years experience in telecommunications and other industries, our values outline who we are: We have a no nonsense approach, simplifying technical jargon for our customers and talking to them plainly; we work as a team – it’s a joint effort where sales people and HR teams sit next to engineers and planners so we’re close to our customers; and we live life without limts, we’re ambitious, and punch above our weight.

Our story

GoFibre is the trading name for Borderlink Broadband, a Scottish independent broadband provider, founded in the Scottish Borders and created out of the need to solve rural and hard to reach areas’ broadband problems.

We’ve grown from a regional wireless broadband provide to a leading fibre network builder and service provider serving Scotland and the North of England. Most recently being chosen in County Durham and Northumberland to provide some of the first Project Gigabit projects funded by the UK government to ensure access to all for ultra-fast broadband.

Building the next generation in broadband connectivity

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How we work

Collaboration, innovation, commitment, continual improvement of our business and ourselves, are the cornerstones of what creates our collective success.

No two days are the same; the landscape is constantly changing, and we think on our feet, move fast and tackle challenges and opportunities head on. We’re always learning and we thrive under pressure, because we support one another and have some laughs along the way. We’re all in this together, as we navigate the road less travelled, pushing the boundaries of what we can deliver and the professionals we can become. We take care of each other and care about worklife balance and wellbeing.

Supporting local communities

We live in the communities we serve, and we want to do the very best for them. At the heart of that is our commitment to creating 250 new local jobs in the next two years.

But we won’t stop there. We want to help local schools and communities embrace a more digital future. We’re doing our bit for the local environment, too. We’ve committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and strive to support local initiatives through sponsorship, support and digital donations.

Supporting your local schools and communities

Creating 250 new, local jobs over the next two years

Helping to level up digital connectivity and bridge the divide

Careers with us

Senior Contracts Manager

This newly created role is accountable for successfully managing large scale infrastructure contracts within the GoFibre business, ensuring GoFibre meets all contractual obligations and has the correct management procedures to manage reporting, subsidy payments and compliance to contractual terms.

The role holder will immediately take on the management of existing public sector contracts and work to build the contract management function within the GoFibre business for future contracts of all sizes.

Working within the finance function the role holder will also be work closely to support and help the operations and delivery teams achieve the contractual terms, ensuring all stakeholders are kept informed and up to date on all relevant activities.

Responsibilities 

  • Ownership and management of public procurement contracts, being the Single point of contact for clients and own end-to-end contract plan
  • Responsible for client reporting/KPI’s, contract change control and governance
  • Managing and securing payments, drawdowns and producing required evidence as required
  • Provide contract subject matter expertise, driving knowledge and compliance through the GoFibre organisation
  • Key interface with clients, representing GoFibre, to provide updates against contractual milestones and progress
  • Measuring contract compliance and early warnings
  • Own escalation management and dispute resolution

Skills & Objectives

  • Ideally a relevant degree or qualifications, however contract management experience as outlined below is significantly more important
    Experience in a senior contract management role reporting at a senior level
  • Experience managing large scale capital project contracts
    Experience managing multi-year infrastructure project contracts (especially utility or telecommunications contracts)
    Experience in, or understanding of gap funded government subsidy programmes
    Understanding of telecommunications infrastructure
    Strong interpersonal skills, a team player with great contract management experience
  • A relationship builder first and foremost, relying on contractual terms as a last resort
  • Resilient and able to navigate complexity
  • Detail focused, numerate and commercially minded
  • Self-starter, ability to work autonomously and manage own workload as well as help define priorities for delivery teams

Senior Commercial Manager - Public Sector

The new Senior Commercial Manager for Public Sector is a key role, helping us manage our largest funding streams while a commercial network is built. Closely managing Scottish Government and UK Government public sector funding schemes and building great relationships with the right stakeholders is key.

This person will own the public funding revenue streams, lead bid teams and identify further opportunities to grow public sector funding, both within existing schemes such as Project Gigabit and the Scottish R100 programme.  As a key leader in the commercial teams and a member of the Senior Management Team, this person will be very commercially focused and able to navigate the complexities of government. This person will help us punch above our weight in the public sector, and contribute to the growing success of our scaling up business.

This newly created role is accountable for managing the public sector relationships and revenue streams that arise from public sector funding.

The role holder will be responsible for achieving revenue and funding targets from public sector programmes, leading on bids for public sector work and tightly managing incoming revenue pipelines through various government subsidy programmes, such as R100 in Scotland and the UK Government’s Project Gigabit.

Successful engagement of key public sector individuals and facilitating strong relationships between key stakeholders in public organisations as well as the relevant GoFibre leadership team member is also important.

Responsibilities 

  • Own all public sector funding/revenue streams – accountable for delivering on target revenue as well as forecasting and realisation
  • Manage all public sector funding schemes internally, ensuring adherence to terms and conditions
  • Identify opportunities or projects to increase public sector funding and help manage those through various delivery functions in the business to realise revenue
  • Lead on bid development for all sizes of public procurement projects, such as the UK’s Project Gigabit scheme, or Gigabit Scotland public procurement
  • Manage the public affairs agenda for GoFibre, working closely with PR and community engagement teams to grow awareness of GoFibre and create strong working relationships with relevant public sector bodies and people 

Skills & Objectives

  • Ideally a relevant degree or qualifications, however public procurement and public sector engagement experience is significantly more important
  • Experience in a senior commercial management role reporting into an executive team
    Experience bidding for (and winning) large scale capital projects, ideally in Scotland
    Leadership experience in managing ongoing public sector funding projects
  • Experience in, or understanding of gap funded government subsidy programmes
    Understanding of Project Gigabit, Gigabit Scotland or R100 Superfast broadband funding schemes
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a team player with public sector commercial experience
  • A relationship builder first and foremost, relying on contractual terms as a last resort.
    Resilient and able to navigate complexity
    Detail focused, numerate and commercially minded
    Self-starter, ability to work autonomously and manage own workload as well as help define priorities for delivery teams

Rigorous contract management needed.

Our Senior Manager for Contract Management is a new role, brought about after winning some new government contracts awarded under Project Gigabit. We need someone who becomes the single point of contact for our government work with BDUK, and understands the commercials, terms and nuances of managing large scale government contracts.

This person will ideally know the ins and outs of UK government gap funded contracts (maybe even worked with BDUK or DCMS before) and is detailed oriented, resilient and able to manage complex and lengthy contracts as well as build strong relationships with contract managers on the other side of the fence.

Who will help us
get there.

The successful candidate will love to roll their sleeves up and get amongst it!

As a small growing business we’re defining things as we go, which is both exciting and can be a bit daunting.

That means someone who loves a dynamic work schedule, strategic thinking, ability to define success for themselves and takes real accountability for achieving things will thrive.

Like our brand, which is playful and approachable, that’s the type of culture we’re creating at GoFibre, we want someone who will help us get there.

Contact us

To find out more about these exciting opportunities please contact Denholm Associates today.

We would love to hear from you.

Liz Parsons

HAIDER BILGRAMI

Finance Coordinator

Haider recently graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance and has gathered experience in the finance industry through internships and previous jobs. He will be using all the skills he has acquired through his previous experiences to assist the finance department with gathering data and providing analysis that will help the business expand.

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

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Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

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Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

ZOE LUMSDEN

Recruitment AdministratoR

Zoe joined Denholm in 2022 as Recruitment Administrator, after working in administration roles for nearly a decade. Most recently within the recruitment industry, she joins us with experience of supporting consultants, clients and candidates at all levels. Zoe has a passion for helping people and applies her positive attitude and approachable manner to support our team and deliver the best possible service to our clients and candidates at all times.

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

ANGELA MCCANN

DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

Having worked in the recruitment industry since 2000, Angela brings a wealth of experience as a Recruitment Professional and a proven track record of delivering a high-quality search and selection service to both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Angela believes in a partnership approach to recruitment, ensuring a detailed understanding of employer/jobseeker requirements and delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism, pragmatism and strong market knowledge.

JAMES BLYTH

HEAD OF MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.

ANDY MACEWAN

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.

SCOTT CAITHNESS

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER

Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this.  A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.

DAVID RANDALL

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING & SALES

David started recruitment at the age of 23 and while it isn’t for everyone, it was for David. What he really enjoys is looking beyond the CV and really getting to know the people sitting across the table, learning all about them and building relationships with new people. And that hasn’t changed to this day. David loves solving the puzzle of balancing the needs and wants clients and candidates to reach a point where everyone is happy. Based in Glasgow, he covers the B2B market for sales and marketing roles across Scotland.

LIZ PARSONS

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING

Liz has over 14 years’ experience in recruitment working across primarily the high-tech, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors. She joined Denholm on December 1st 2021 following a relocation from Ireland to focus on Marketing recruitment. Liz’s experience ranges from high volume recruitment to executive search and she prides herself in her ability to fully understand a brief and her accurate matching skills. Frequently praised as being a clear communicator with a strong customer service ethic, Liz is well suited to the culture here at Denholm, where the client and the candidates’ needs are paramount.

EUAN ARCHIBALD

SENIOR CONSULTANT - Technology, Change & Transformation

Euan has been working in the world of recruitment since 2012, working to deliver bespoke services to both clients and candidates. Prioritising ‘future-fit’ candidates for clients, he works as an extension of his client’s business ensuring great representation in the market. He consults with each client to ensure excellent candidate journeys. Euan works focuses primarily on business analysis, project management and technical support opportunities.

CALLUM BEVERIDGE

SENIOR CONSULTANT - TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Callum has been working in recruitment since 2018 where he has solely focussed on the Technology, Change and Transformation market across the UK and ROI. He works closely with his clients and candidates to build long-lasting relationships across several industries, including Technology, Financial Services, Professional Services, Healthcare, Education, Public Sector and more. He specialises in engineering roles across Software, Infrastructure, Systems, DevOps and Cloud, along with Software Testing.

DREW GILLIES

SENIOR CONSULTANT - AGENCY

Drew arrived at Denholm as an award-winning creative, having headed content strategy teams for marketing/advertising agencies in the UK/USA before a successful career in HR, people and culture. He has years of marketing experience and building teams on both sides of the Atlantic, priding himself on going the extra mile for clients and candidates alike. Drew always works with passion as our specialist in account management, planning and strategy, digital marketing, full-spectrum creative and traffic/studio management.

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