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Business Development Manager (Fundraising)

Michael Page Marketing
£35000 - £42000 per annum
Closing date
15 Jan 2021

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Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising
Social Care & Welfare
Full Time
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Job Details

Samaritans are a leader in the disciplines of emotional support and suicide prevention in the UK. Every year, their volunteers spend over one million hours answering calls for help via their unique 24-hour listening service, email, letter and face to face services.

They work alongside and in partnership with schools, prisons, workplaces and communities to help protect and save lives.


The successful candidate will be working within the Income Team (Business Development, corporate partnerships and donor engagement) and will be responsible for the following;

  • Design and implement a strategic business plan to achieve targets and multi-year growth for Samaritans training and learning proposition
  • Work with the L&D and marketing functions to create and manage the product brand and marketing collateral
  • Roll out and manage a mixed lead generation strategy to ensure balanced pipeline of activity
  • To be a Key point of contact on all mid to large value relationships
  • Identify and develop opportunities for Samaritans service contracts
  • Identify and respond to emerging markets and market shifts
  • Build market insight to support product and service development;
  • Design and implement a marketing strategy to position Samaritans as thought leaders within the wellbeing, emotional support and suicide prevention learning space;
  • Develop content to inspire the sector through case studies, press and social media.
  • To build and promote long lasting customer relationships by partnering with them


Candidate's Profile

  • Thorough understanding and track record of all elements of the sales cycle
  • Able to produce high quality written material (bids, proposal, marketing content);
  • Strong account management skills, with a track record of growing revenue within relationships;
  • Experience of prioritising own workload and working to deadlines with speed and accuracy;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy to achieve goals, working across teams and with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of selling learning and development propositions or previous work within the third sector would be preferable but not essential

Job Offer

The successful candidate will receive a salary of £35,000 - £42,000 depending on experience and will also receive a generous benefits package.


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