Head of New Business
Grade: £55,494-£58,515 (Spinal Point: 59-62)
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36 hours per work
Directorate: Business Services
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children's services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs' children's services. We have been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children's services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education's eight 'Partners in Practice', tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
About the role
We are looking for a Head of New Business to join our award-winning team at a time of exciting and positive change.
As Head of New Business for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
- Driving our ambitious growth plans
- Identifying and securing new business opportunities
- Expand our corporate fundraising efforts
To be Head of New Business for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. You will also have the ability to:
- Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Produce exceptional funding bids to tight deadlines
- Build productive working relationships with partners from a variety of sectors
- Bring the best out of colleagues and contribute to a positive working environment
Benefits of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by two local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
The successful candidate will have access to;
- Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
- A competitive and desirable retention package (including a generous local government pension scheme)
- Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
- A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/
How to find out more
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Joel Hartfield, Associate Director for Business Development and Communications, (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal discussion.
How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to submit a CV with covering letter.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy
Closing date: 19th February 2018
Interview date: 2nd March 2018
For more information about the role please click on the role profile below.