Business Development Manager
Closing date: 21 May 2018 at 11.30pm
We’re looking for a commercially aware individual with experience of managing key projects to deliver fundamental change and enhanced performance to join us as Business Development Manager and help us further develop our services.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Part of a dynamic services division, our Business Development team maintains and grows Shelter services by securing income, including statutory funded contracts, through competitive tendering. We also develop new, innovative and creative products and services that better meet the needs of our clients. Understanding the markets that Shelter operates in, and researching new markets to create a pipeline of opportunities for services is also part of our remit, as is developing partnerships with organisations that share our values. In short, we do everything we can to help meet the objectives of Shelter’s strategy. And, we need your help.
About the Role
Join us, and you could soon be managing a variety of development projects from conception right through to implementation. We’ll also rely on you to draw on our collective expertise and range of information sources to write propositions and complete tender documents for service delivery opportunities in collaboration with operational managers. Developing relationships with external contacts with the aim of delivering the service development benefits associated with early insight into market development and opportunities for partnerships will be important too. And, when it comes to making sure all opportunities identified for service growth or continuation are aligned with the objectives of our services strategic plan and overall strategy, again we'll count on you to deliver.
As well as a strong understanding of business planning processes, analysis techniques and procurement and commissioning, you’ll need a track record of developing existing services to meet changing needs and priorities. We’ll also be looking for a proven ability to write development and business plans, use project management tools and techniques and apply a range of internal communications methods to support organisational change and improvement. Used to managing and motivating a team and building relationships with existing and prospective external partners and other organisations, you have great negotiating skills too. What’s more, you’re proactive and collaborative in your approach, have lots of creativity and innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
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