Business Development Officer
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of people? Do you want to work for an organisation that provides affordable housing across the UK as well as caring for the elderly and supporting those who face homelessness?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer to join the team in winning new business through competitive tendering.
Position: Business Development Officer
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £33,663 - £34,758
Benefits: Opt-in to the auto-enrolment pension scheme or enhanced rate scheme, 25 days’ holiday per year (plus bank holidays), 10% salary increase after 12 months' service, dependent on work performance, family friendly benefits providing enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption, Riverside Rewards scheme and app.
Closing Date: 31 January 2022
Business Development Officers play a critical role in retaining existing Care & Support services and winning new business through competitive tendering, direct negotiations with commissioners and the development of proposals.
You will support the Operations Team regionally and nationally working across multiple service areas including homelessness, care and services for young people and families.
You will project manage the end-to-end bid process from opportunity scoping through to submission and then handover of successful bids. You will lead bid teams and co-ordinate inputs from internal teams and specialists as required adopting a project management approach to ensure the timely production of high-quality bids.
The difference you’ll make
Working for one of the country’s largest providers of support and accommodation for people affected by homelessness reaching over 12,000 people through services every year, you will play a vital role in retaining, developing and growing our service provision, positively impacting individuals, families and communities up and down the country.
You’ll be driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by homelessness and those with other care and support needs. You’ll have a good understanding of the kind of services that are delivered and how they are funded - perhaps through a previous business development or operational role within a relevant sector.
Whatever route you’ve taken to this point, you’ll have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across an organisation to deliver projects and be able to use your skills and experience to develop high quality bids and proposals. You’ll be organised, able to manage multiple work streams at once and, with the right support, capable of meeting deadlines and delivering results.
You’ll have excellent communication skills, in the particular an ability to clearly articulate complex ideas orally and in writing. You’ll enjoy the challenge of persuading commissioners and funders to invest in the organisation whilst understanding how important it is that services deliver good value and provide high quality support.
You will receive investment in your learning and growth as a business development professional whatever stage you’re at in your career and you’ll be the kind of person that takes every opportunity to improve their skills, develop their understanding and try new things.
Enjoy the rewards
The organisation recognises the positive difference people make by delivering great services to customers, and to each other and in return and are committed to investing in people.
The benefits cover everything from core benefits such as agile working, holiday leave and personal development opportunities through to the Cycle to Work scheme supporting the sustainability agenda and pension scheme to help you save for the future. In addition, there is lifestyle benefits which enable you to take time off for volunteering, obtain free eye tests or to get valuable discounts on your shopping, treats and nights out through the partnership with Reward Gateway.
The organisation wants the workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities where it serves customers and is committed to being a truly inclusive employer, a place where people thrive, and your voice is always heard. The three staff diversity networks play a big part in this helping the organisation to be named as a Stonewall Top 100 Employer for the last seven years, be awarded Disability Confident Employer status and developing a BAME Talent Strategy.
Does this sound like a challenge you’d like to take on? Then submit your application and let’s talk about how you can help transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.
You may also have experience in areas such as Corporate Partnerships Manage, Corporate Partnerships Officer, Partnerships Officer, Community Partnerships, Community Partnerships Officer, Engagement and Partnerships Officer, Business Development, Business Development Executive, Account Manager, Business Development Lead, Senior Business Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Development Officer, Development Manager, Sales Executive, Care and Support, Care and Support Services, Tendering, Bids, Bid Writer, Housing, Homelessness, Bids Assistant, Bid Manager, Bid Officer, Bid and Tender, Fundraising, Income Generation, Operations Assistant, Operations Officer.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.