Salary: £42,025 plus 8% pension contribution
Home based (within 2 hours travel time of Sheffield)
In the past two years Tom Watson, our Head of Business Development, has taken us from a standing start of virtually zero to income generation of over £250,000 pa. We now have a clear product to offer to partners and funders, and a foundation of excellent relationships with clients and collaborators. We have an absolute commitment to generating income in ways that directly benefit our members, and it’s a model that is working. The pipeline is starting to flow, and the future is decidedly promising.
But sadly for us, Tom has decided it is time for him to move on – he’s created that platform and now it is time to hand over the baton to someone else to maximise the value of it. And at the same time, we know we need to move up a gear in the way we deliver our income generation work, as our organisation continues to evolve and mature.
So: we are looking for a new Head of Business Development to start working with us in the new year.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with a national body that is small in size but that punches well above its weight.
You’ll be part of a dynamic, agile, fully committed collaborative team, all focused on bringing the best value to our members and making the world a better place for the multitude of small local voluntary sector organisations that are the life blood of local communities. And you’ll take responsibility for the income generation strategy that will ensure our sustainability for years to come.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- An entrepreneurial, outcome focused approach
- Excellent abilities and proven experience in creating and building meaningful relationships with funding bodies, clients, sponsors and delivery partners
- Strong project management and reporting skills
- A highly collaborative, open and engaging mindset
- A firm commitment to using digital tools and human-centred thinking to deliver your best performance
- The ability to ‘squeeze the juice’ out of the resources and opportunities available to you
- An understanding of or sympathy with the work and context of our members in the local, place based voluntary sector
The role will be home based, with regular travel to Sheffield and London, as well as across England. You should be located within 2 hours travel time of Sheffield.
You’ll manage a full time Programmes Manager, plus freelance support as required for specific projects, and you’ll report direct to the Chief Executive as a member of the senior management team.
As well as a salary of £42,025 pa we offer an 8% employer’s contribution to your pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and a three day shut-down at Christmas, and the flexibility to manage your own diary across the working week.
Open to all
Experience, attitude and potential mean more to us than formal qualifications – we are signatories to Children England’s ‘Open to All’ pledge, and do not specify the need for a degree for any of our current roles.
We are also committed to ensuring genuinely equal opportunities by asking for ‘blind’ applications – you’ll find the details at the bottom of this information pack. Please read the details very carefully and make sure you follow the instructions in relation to personal information!
For an informal chat about the role please contact the current post holder Tom Watson on email@example.com
To apply for this role:
· Please download the full role profile and organisation chart
· Then email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining your ability to meet the requirements of the role – drawing on your experience in either previous paid work, voluntary roles or life experience
- a short summary (no more than two sides of A4) of a recent income generating project or programme you have been responsible for from design to delivery, highlighting the project’s purpose, the income generated, the funding model(s) used and the impact achieved
- your CV
Please note: CVs will not be included in the initial shortlisting process – they will only be provided to the shortlisting panel as background information once the initial sift has been completed. So make sure your covering letter and your summary do the work for you!
Personal information: VERY IMPORTANT
To enable us to shortlist applicants solely on ability and talent, please ensure that your covering letter, your samples and your CV do not contain your name, your date of birth, your home address or the dates of your education.
Please ensure that each page of your covering letter, your samples and your CV do include your preferred phone number in the header, footer or saved file name – this will act as your unique identifier through the recruitment process
Please ensure that your name and phone number are included in the body of the email – the recruiting staff will not see this email so don’t include any other information that you feel is essential to your application
Dates for your diary
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 22ndNovember 2019
Shortlisting & telephone interviews: w/c 25th November 2019
Interviews: Monday 9th December 2019 (in Sheffield)
37 hours per week
£24,799pa plus £2,500 bonus based on performance
Connected Voice (formerly Newcastle CVS) is looking for a Business Development Specialist to join its team. The role offers an exciting chance to develop commercial services and increase sales across the organisation as part of our commitment towards achieving greater sustainability.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Commercial Team and be a sales driven person who is proactive in developing commercial relationships with people and organisations across the charity sector. Connected Voice has a range of established services and products and is looking for someone to help grow income from them.
You should have experience of securing sales, developing commercial relationships with existing and potential clients, identifying new business opportunities, exceeding sales targets and growing services and products. A knowledge of the charity sector would be an advantage.
Closing date for applications: 12.00pm, Thursday 28 November 2019
Interview date: Friday 6 December 2019
Voluntary Action Rotherham
37 hours per week / permanent
Following an internal restructure, Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) is now looking to recruit a key member of the senior management team to help drive forward the organisation to deliver the strongest possible impact for the communities and individuals it serves.
The Director of Services (Infrastructure) will be responsible for leading on the Single Infrastructure Grant (SIG) and related areas of work, VAR’s core services and key networks and consortia of Rotherham’s VCS organisations.
The successful candidate will have:
As well as having the ability to lead the team through an inclusive and empowering leadership style, the successful candidate must have the ability to influence at a high level across a range of services, stakeholders, commissioners and organisations.
The role will require regular attendance at meetings outside of normal working hours, therefore, the successful candidate must be willing to work flexible hours when required to meet work demands.
Closing date for applications: 4:30pm, Friday 22 November 2019
Interview date: Monday 9 or Tuesday 10 December 2019
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