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Director of Business Development Memberships and Funding

NFP People
Huddersfield (with some flexibility for home working)
£50000 Per Annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2021
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Director of Business Development

Are you ready to make a difference to the organisation that makes a difference [to the early education of children]?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Business Development. An outstanding leader, you will develop and manage the sales and marketing strategy for Membership, Products and Services for a national charity and membership association. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your leadership skills working as part of a senior management team.

The successful candidate will have the passion to:


  • Serve members and drive success
  • Grow membership and develop the work of the charity
  • Influence government policy and work collaboratively across the sector


Position: Director of Business Development

Location: Huddersfield (with some flexibility for home working)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: Circa 50k

Duration: Permanent

Benefits: Include 32 days paid holiday (rising to 34 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Flexible working patterns

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th March 2021

The Role

The Director of Business Development will direct and lead the membership, sales, marketing and corporate partnerships teams to achieve short, medium and long-term aims and objectives of the charity.

You will provide clear leadership to the team, enabling and empowering them to develop and initiate services which deliver annual income generation and surplus targets.

Role specific responsibilities include:


  • Develop and deliver a sales and marketing strategy for membership, products and services
  • Develop and deliver strategic partnerships with commercial organisations to enhance the member benefits and generate income
  • Ensure effective development and delivery of key account management strategy
  • Support the policy team in gathering sector intelligence across 3 nations to support the policy agenda
  • Lead the development and delivery of services to International members/organisations
  • Identify new opportunities and develop bids and tenders to generate income
  • Deputise for the Chief Executive at events and meetings as appropriate


About You

As Director of Business Development, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent experience. You will demonstrate strong commercial and leadership skills and be able to plan and deliver at a strategic level.

You will have experience of:


  • Working at a senior managerial level, to include strategy formulation and business planning, budget management, team leadership and management in a multi-disciplinary role and managing a demand-led workload
  • Sourcing, developing and submitting bids for funding from a variety of sources


In order to fulfil this role, you will have a driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.

About the Organisation

The organisation is a national charity and membership association predominantly for nurseries. They work in partnership with local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.

The organisation is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society.

You may have experience in areas such as Director, Director of Business Development, Business Development, Membership, Membership Services, Director of Sales, Director of Marketing, Marketing, Corporate Partnerships, Income Generation, Director of Income Generation, Policy, Policy Development, Bid, Operations Director, Operations.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
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